Become Our Partner

Ashoka is constantly building collaborative partnerships with leading global organizations to provide its partners an opportunity to engage with the citizen sector. Below are common partnership pathways:

  • Executive-In Residence program that builds strategic collaborations between corporate executives, corporations and Ashoka Fellows around the world. Read more here*. Please see Western Union case study below for more information.
  • Sourcing and supporting leading social entrepreneurs - Ashoka Fellows - in a company’s priority area
  • Uncovering the map of social innovations in a specific field/area and advising on how to identify new social-business market opportunities within that context
  • Sourcing, analyzing, growing and tracking cutting edge innovations and shifts in order to drive transformative and measurable social change, via Ashoka Changemakers’ online competitions, changeshops, campaigns, and open growth advisory
  • Setting youth on a pathway of changemaking through Ashoka’s Youth Venture program, which provides young people, ages 12-20, the support needed to launch and lead sustainable social ventures
  • Transforming internal employee engagement through skill-based volunteer programs


Partner Case Studies

Catalyze a Movement - Google

Ashoka has collaborated with one of the most innovative corporations of our time, Google, to build a movement around the idea of information for all. This collaboration initiated an Ashoka’s Changemakers global competition to source innovations that develop media channels.  With Google’s support, Ashoka selects 4 new Ashoka Fellows who have surfaced through the Changemakers competition engine. While the Ashoka Fellow selection is not limited to Changemakers entrants, Google uses the competition as a way to strengthen Ashoka’s Fellow overall selection process. This partnership overall accelerates how technology supports social entrepreneurship across the globe.
Read more about the results of the competition here.


Infuse innovation in a sector and your company - Boehringer Ingelheim 

Making More Health is a global, multi-year, multi-million initiative with Boehringer Ingelheim to promote healthy individuals, families and communities by identifying and supporting the most promising solutions to challenging health  problems. This partnership will initiate the election of 50 new Fellows working with health issues, host 2 Ashoka Changemaker competitions, and promote 300 youth entrepreneurs to tackle health problems through Ashoka's Youth Venture program.  It engages BI employees by inviting them to Ashoka's online network, empowering them to launch  their own initiatives, allowing them to mentor Youth Venturers, and utilize Ashoka's Executive-In-Residence program.  Furthermore, Ashoka is working with BI's Strategy and Emerging Markets teams to identify trends, patterns and opportunities in the health field that could have long-term impact on BI’s core business.
Learn more about Making More Health at


Develop your leaders - Western Union

Ashoka’s Executive in Residence Program connects executives to inspiring on-site volunteer opportunities with Ashoka Fellows around the world. In collaboration with Western Union, Ashoka modeled an Executive leadership program that offers a two-week, on-site volunteer placement with Ashoka Fellows, who are the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. The purpose of  this collaboration was to 1) create, implement and sustain a skills-based volunteer and leadership development program that drives Western Union corporate social responsibility values and helps promote business  excellence, personal accountability and global stewardship; and 2) to bring the knowledge, expertise, and business skills of  Western Union executives to bear on solving social problems. Western Union and Ashoka are entering their third year of partnership and have placed 17 of Western Union’s senior leaders.   
Learn more about this collaboration in the video below:

 Click on some of our partners' logos below to see just a few of the ways we have collaborated.