The concept of doing well by doing good has changed organizations and management. Our partners’ record of success at providing “history making help” makes Heritas a go-to choice to assist those looking to tap the power of the social entrepreneurship and innovation movements. Visionaries driving change as well as traditional leaders seeking to understand and leverage the science of social impact rely on our counsel.

Heritas partners are well versed in identifying and claiming the resources necessary for our clients to achieve their missions. We’ve founded and secured $100+ million for groundbreaking and award winning institutes and initiatives for social change. Leveraging our global network, we help clients to access philanthropy, government/public support, and impact investments.

Is there a particular problem in the world that you’d like to ameliorate? We can help take on that challenge with a 360 degree perspective on vision, mission, goals, programs, communications, coalition-building, funding, lean start-up, execution, evaluation, scaling, and sustainability.

Examples of our team members’ credentials in Social Enterprise and Innovation:

  • Together founded and directed two dozen social enterprises, including both not-for-profit and blended return corporations, in the fields of leadership, education, law, community development investment, and preservation.
  • Secured more than $100 million in investments in social change organizations.
  • Counseled 100+ other social change enterprises across sectors on capacity-building, government relations, strategic planning, board development, program evaluation, fundraising, and risk management.
  • Helped guide the growth of Impact Hubs in the U.S., the dynamic model of a co-working space, event venue, and innovation community.
  • Established and led one of the first social impact investment funds, investing human, intellectual, and $60 million in financial capital in small businesses for the benefit of economically underserved communities, creating 5,000+ jobs for lower-income workers at 250 small businesses.
  • Advised one of the world’s largest energy companies on how to adapt Collective Impact and Deliberative Polling techniques to improve community collaboration in Africa.
  • Founded and direct a coalition uniting the energy industry and the preservation community to promote protection of cultural heritage resources during energy exploration.
  • Advising a California municipality in its exploration of securing social finance capital to fund transformative solutions to social challenges like homelessness, recidivism, and drug addiction.
  • Addressing failing schools, health, violence, and joblessness through social enterprises developed for severely economically distressed communities in Virginia.
  • Founding Chair of a premier, thriving social enterprise providing good jobs and financial literacy to at–risk youth.
  • Established a leading university Center for Social Entrepreneurship, which has graduated hundreds of emerging social entrepreneurs from its leadership development programs.
  • Designed and taught the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of social entrepreneurship.

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Greg’s Social Entrepreneurship Course

Udemy Course

Join the 6,000 students who have enrolled in Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship, the world’s first massive open (free!) online course on the topic, taught by Heritas Founding Partner Greg Werkheiser.