* 200+ nonprofit, philanthropy, business, and government professionals
* Leaders of REDF Portfolio and Early Stage Academy organizations
* SoCal social enterprise entrepreneurs, funders, public figures, and curious onlookers
* Reception-style social enterprise expo featuring the REDF Portfolio
* Booth visit tracking to be entered to win great prizes (Nexus 7 giveaway every 30 min!)
* Brief stage program introducing REDF and and inspirational social enterprise story
* Awards to REDF Early Stage Academy social enterprise finalists presented by Citi
* Learn about social enterprise
* Win fabulous prizes
* Enjoy amazing food and drink
* Connect with social entrepreneurs
By now, most of us have noticed the flurry of new organizations promoting “crowd funding” or crowd sourcing. According to a recent report, almost 1.5 billion was raised on crowd funding platforms last year. Who does it work for? How does one choose a platform and manage a campaign? This program will offer a tour the crowd funding landscape, give participants a chance to hear from social entrepreneurs who have funded their ventures and discuss emerging trends.
Chance Barnett, CrowdFunder
Stephanie Cullen, Beit T'Shuvah
Brent Freeman, Roozt
Woody Moore, ThrdPlace
Holly Mosher, Filmmaker for Change
The event will take place Monday, April 29, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Los Angeles
Admission is $10 unless you are a national member of Social Enterprise Alliance.
Seating is Limited. Pre-registration is a must:
ASE is a proud member of the Social Enterprise Alliance and serves on the chapter Board. SEA/LA Chapter meetings take place monthly. Stay tuned for details on the events planned for upcoming months.
Join us for the OneOC Social Enterprise Workshops, taught by ASE's Founder and President Betsy Densmore, July 23rd & August 6th
ASE's Founder and President Betsy Densmore will be teaching two OneOC workshop sessions on July 23rd & August 6th. Details are as follows:
Session 1: Pathway to Sustainability- July 23
Getting Ready for Social Enterprise
This presentation will explain what social enterprise is, why it is gaining such momentum, and what it takes to succeed as a social entrepreneur.
The focus will be on describing the many types of nonprofit social enterprise, and the constraints and challenges that are keys to deciding what kind of social enterprise will succeed in your organization. A "readiness" assessment and steps in the development process will also be provided.
Session 2: Pathway to Profitable Partnerships- August 6
Finding Strategic Partners in the Business World
This workshop will explore what is sometimes called "passive social enterprise"--strategic partnerships with businesses that enable tax-exempt organizations to earn fees from the sale of those business's products.
Internet marketing and creative couponing is causing an explosion of such opportunities. The focus will be on what can be created with local businesses, rather than large scale corporate programs.
Participants will learn how to assess the costs and benefits and develop their own action plan for creating such relationships.
Academies for Social Entrepreneurship creates an eco-system of support that nurtures entrepreneurship and innovation in nonprofit organizations. Our "ASE In-the-News" section shares our on-going work and upcoming events.