COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs

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The COVID-19 pandemic forms a crisis of unprecedented scale and impact. As we learn about useful resources for social entrepreneurs or for field actors, we will be posting such content here. We welcome any suggestions you may have.

Useful Resources for Social Entrepreneurs

COVID RESOURCES & RESILIENCE TOOL IIX
Alliance member IIX provides a range of resources and COVID assessment tools for social entrepreneurs.

COVIDCAP
Global relief database, run by Alliance member, the Fuqua Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University.

COVID LISTINGS PIONEERS POST
Listings of available resources and databases for social entrepreneurs.

COVID LISTINGS PIONEERS POST
Listings of available resources and databases for social entrepreneurs.

CRISIS MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
The Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship provides a library of relevant crisis managent tools and resources.

NEXT BILLION CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
Resource page to keep our readers informed about emerging opportunities, trends, and other developments that can help impact-focused businesses and initiatives weather the crisis.

ANDE COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RESOURCES
Page with resources relevant to the SGB sector, gathered by Alliance member, the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).

SKOLL COMMUNITY PUBLIC COVID RESOURCES
Resource page ranging from small-business support to financial assistance, curated by Alliance member, the Skoll Foundation.

RSF SOCIAL FINANCE COVID RESOURCES
Resource listing for US-based organizations, providing resources for borrowers and ways to donate.

More resources are being added regularly.

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Useful Resources for Field Actors

Our COVID Social Enterprise Action Agenda provides concrete recommendations for taking action to all actors, as well as case studies and insights in support of the Agenda. It includes numerous references to leading social enterprise and small- and growing business (SGB) resources, including those conducted by Alliance members the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), ANDE, and the Collaborative for Frontier Finance:

ANDE RESEARCH BRIEF: THE SGB SECTOR & COVID-19
Research briefing with emerging evidence on key risks and needs related to the crisis.

FRONTIER FINANCE: RESOURCE PAGE
Research among SGBs on their needs, priorities, capital and support received by Alliance partner, the Collaborative for Frontier Finance

GIIN COVID RESEARCH BRIEF & R3 ALLIANCE
Research briefing and collaborative aimed at streamlining impact investing efforts that will address the large-scale social and economic consequences of COVID-19.

Other noteworthy resources include:

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM COVID ACTION PLATFORM
Intelligence and collaborative platform focussed on fighting the COVID-19 crisis.

WORLDBANK MAP OF SME-SUPPORTED RESPONSE
Dashboard of measures taken by countries in support of (M)SMEs in response to the pandemic.

GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY RESOURCES HUB ON COVID-19
Database by WINGS of global philanthropy in response to COVID including emergency funds, rebuilding, calls to action, surveys, and more.