The Magazine of Social Enterprise & Social Impact
To inspire and inform social entrepreneurs, purpose-driven practitioners, and anyone who wants to see change in our world
For social enterprise to become an accepted standard for business practice
How it began
SEE Change Magazine was founded in 2009 by Elisa Birnbaum and Nicole Zummach. Much like other entrepreneurial endeavors, it was created in response to a need – the need to spread the word about an important movement that has the capacity to change the way we live and engage with our communities.
Through our work as journalists and researchers covering the social impact sector, we were inspired by the social enterprise models we saw emerging. Armed with a mutual passion for storytelling and the desire to see change in the way people do business, we embarked on our journey. The result is SEE Change. Its inaugural issue was published in February 2010.
Listen to Elisa’s 2017 interview with Tony Loyd on his Social Entrepreneur podcast to hear about the journey of SEE Change and her passion for storytelling in this space
How it evolved
SEE Change today is a global digital publication about social entrepreneurship – and beyond. After ten years producing content in this space, SEE Change has witnessed its readership grow across North America, the UK and beyond.
We’ve also broadened our mission in response to an evolving demand for coverage that goes deeper. Though still primarily focused on social entrepreneurship, some of our content today embraces a wider lens, including stories of social innovation and social impact more broadly.
We also produce related projects, such as the Canadian History of Social Change. The digital storytelling project, produced with the generous support of the Government of Canada, documents social movements and changemakers who’ve transformed the way we live our lives.
We’re constantly searching for new collaborations and projects. Please reach out if you have an idea worth exploring together.
The birth of the podcast
In 2017, SEE Change launched the podcast, In the Business of Change, hosted by SEE Change publisher & editor, Elisa Birnbaum. On each episode she interviews experts and practitioners in social entrepreneurship from around the world, exploring ventures, impact, challenges and lessons learned. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast from your favorite platform.