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Workshop: Social Enterprise in Progressive Organizations

December 15, 2010 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop: Social Enterprise in Progressive Organizations

Social enterprises work to solve community and environmental problems using business approaches. Around the world, entrepreneurs are experimenting with public-private, for-profit and non-profit hybrid models for fueling human service activity and job creation, economic and community development, environmental quality, and other public benefit activities. While more attention may have been paid to international social enterprises and those supporting direct human services, innovative activity is happening here in the United States in progressive organizations seeking systemic change.

This 4-hour SALSA and ChangeMatters seminar is designed for Executive Directors, senior staff, and board members in progressive, social change, and activist organizations interested in exploring whether to initiate social enterprises or to add earned revenue ventures into their organizations. We will

  • Consider the basic risks and benefits of social enterprise and earned revenue
  • Demystify the existing and new options for legal structures
  • Review working examples of social ventures and hybrid enterprise models
  • Generate possibilities for your organization
  • And perhaps, discuss what we believe this means—positively or negatively—for innovation, scaling, capital, and impact, and community change.

Register now for the $110 early bird fee, before December 3rd. $125 after. A workbook is included.

Amy Kincaid, Founder and Principal of ChangeMatters, brings 20 years experience with mission-based organizations in the United States and internationally. Having advised and worked in social enterprises as publisher/executive director, senior staff, board chair, and trainer, she understands the real-life pressures of directing medium-sized and small social purpose organizations undergoing startup, turnaround, and major growth. Born and raised in Kansas City, she is an exhibiting collage artist, curator, and advocate for the arts.


December 15, 2010
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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IPS Conference Room
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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