CEO, Irish Social Enterprise Network


Chris MM Gordon is the CEO and Founder of the Irish Social Enterprise Network. The Irish Social Enterprise Network is the largest open and inclusive network for social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Ireland. We aim to help social enterprises get access to the support and services they require to get their idea started or to take their social enterprise to the next level. Our pillars are Network, Advocacy and Education. 

As a network we have a vision of an Ireland where the potential of social enterprises to contribute to economic development and strong communities has been fully realised. 

The network runs events, an active online community, supports and publishes information and opportunities on 

Organisations we work with

Social Enterprise Toolkit

Chris is the author of the Social Enterprise Toolkit. The Toolkit was designed with pre-startup social enterprises in mind. From the beginning of exploring the process of social enterprise, the toolkit gives tools and techniques designed to get the most out of your ideas.

The Toolkit can be found free to download at

Former Director, Social Enterprise NI


Chris MM Gordon was the previous interim Director of Social Enterprise NI. The organisation’s mission was in representing the voice of Social Enterprise across Northern Ireland, connecting, supporting, developing and sustaining vibrant businesses to create social change.


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