The Ashoka Support Network (ASN) is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, the Ashoka Support Network is a global community of successful leaders in their own fields - men and women with a passion for creative and entrepreneurial change - who share Ashoka’s understanding that entrepreneurs are the primary engine for economic and social development. The Ashoka Support Network envisions a world where there will be no more walls between the citizen sector and any other sector. A world where leaders from all fields and social entrepreneurs work together to solve society’s most pressing social problems.
Ashoka Support Network members are introduced to the world’s leading social entrepreneurs - Ashoka Fellows - and have the opportunity to share ideas, time and resources all towards changing the world. Hear from the members themselves about their unique experiences:
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Ashoka offers ASN members an exclusive portfolio of exciting engagement opportunities. Members participate in these opportunities based on their unique interests, capacity and skill-sets.
ASN members gather with Ashoka Fellows from across the globe to debate, innovate and imagine how their combined forces can create even more transformative impact.
Ashoka Support Network members are deeply committed to making change happen through their efforts. They recognize, as with any major undertaking, that social change doesn’t happen over night. As such, ASN members commit to a minimum of three years when joining the Network.
ASN members deeply value the role Ashoka plays in sourcing, selecting and supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, and therefore, commit to an annual standard financial contribution in order to help sustain Ashoka’s efforts. This annual contribution is dependent upon the country in which an ASN member resides, and will be discussed in your first conversation with an Ashoka Representative.
We encourage you to reach out to us to explore whether this is the network for you. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect to hear from us within the week.