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HAVE IT ALL- The Master Plan Course is Back

📷MAY 20, JUNE 17 AND JULY 15 4-7 pm in Fullerton

How do busy social entrepreneurs "have it all"? They are graduates of the AMS Master Plan course, brought to you by ASE and Odyssey Seminars. This course develops new skills and habits that eliminate overwhelm and support you in being a vital, healthy, high powered professional. Three sessions, on May 20, June 17 and July 15 from 4 to 7 pm will be face-to-face sessions at Monkey Business Cafe in Fullerton. The rest of the weeks, there will be a 30 minute check in call. Course Fee: $399 per person or "Bring A Buddy" - two for $599. 
MORE INFO AND REGISTER HERE

"The Master Plan supports making our dreams happen faster, while taking care of ourselves.  It put things together that I had been working on for years." -Kristen Parrinello

COMING SOON, THE UCLA SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SHOWCASE & SYMPOSIUM

📷FRIDAY, JUNE 6 3:30-6pm

SE enthusiasts have another opportunity to learn about viable new business models at the 3rd annual ULCA Social Enterprise Showcase and Symposium on Friday, June 6th from 3:30-6:00. Three finalists, competing for over $25,000 will present their full business plans and seven semi-finalists will compete for an Audience Favorite prize with 2 minute "elevator pitches". 

Attendees will also be treated to a keynote address from Robert Egger, a nonprofit leader, author, speaker and activist. Last year, the AARP Foundation pledged $1 million over three years to help Egger start the L.A. Kitchen, which will be based on his first venture in Washington, DC. The DC Central Kitchen is a nationally recognized "community kitchen" that collects leftover food from hospitality businesses and farms, and uses it to fuel a culinary arts job training program and provide meals to local service agencies. Egger also founded the Campus Kitchens Project, and CForward, an advocacy organization that champions the economic role nonprofits play in our economy and promotes candidates committed to strengthening nonprofits. 

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE ...

...who is winding down their career, but not quite ready to leave the workforce? Someone who would like to use their skills and expertise to better our world? As a member of the Encore Fellowship Network, Social Venture Partners will match seasoned professionals transitioning out of corporate positions with structured assignments (typically 12 months, half-time) at nonprofit organizations, where they help nonprofits build capacity, grow strategically and, ultimately, have a broader impact on their communities. Benefits to Fellows include a $25,000 stipend. Learn more at LA Encore Fellows Program.

APPLY BY MAY 9th FOR BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION FEATURING CROWD FUNDING AND CASH PRIZES 

📷Do you want more people to know about your amazing social enterprise business or business plan? Would you like to test out your ideas on an audience made up of your peers and funders? Could your social enterprise use a financial boost? SEA-LA WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR BRILLIANT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BUSINESS VENTURES. Take advantage of this opportunity to win a loan or cash prize to help you on your way. Go to SEA LA's website for application information. The event itself is  MONDAY, MAY 19 6-8pm at Pepperdine LAX Campus

PRIZES 1) 3 $5000 ZERO interest loans from Kiva Zip. 2) One $250 cash prize for the Judge's Pick 3) One $250 cash prize for the Audience's Pick

FOR APPLICATION INFORMATION HERE SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE EVENT HERE

SPARK CHANGE FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 13-15, 2014

📷This is a unique opportunity for Los Angeles cause-driven nonprofits to tell their stories. Nonprofits will be paired with filmmakers who will write, produce, shoot, and edit a short film in just 48 hours. The next Spark Change Film Festival will take place June 13-15 2014.  If you would like to participate as a non-profit organization, filmmaker, or sponsor - email laurie@publicinterestpics.org right away!

CHECK OUT HUB LA! FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS WORK IN ISOLATION!

📷The Hub LA is a professional association for changemakers. Members represent a broad array of industries, skill sets and backgrounds- all committed to changing the LA area for good. Hub LA's physical location, which is also a collaborative workspace is a loft in the Arts district, very close to Union Station. Betsy Densmore, ASE's Director, was a founding member of HUB LA and values the many virtual benefits of membership since she is an Orange County resident. One such benefit is being part of a global network of Hubs and their thousands of members who are engaged in all sorts of exciting ventures. Learn more about membership here: Interest Survey

HUB LA has just launched a membership drive with tiered rates to match any pocketbook and interest level. For more information, read the April Newsletter,  stop in for a visit or  attend the May 29th Open House for Social Entreprepreneurs: May 29 Mixer

OC SHOWCASE DRAWS HUNDREDS OF SE ENTHUSIASTS

$10,000 GRAND PRIZE  TO HART COMMUNITY HOMES 

OC Academy Venture Competition finalists Hart Community Homes, Boys and Girls Clubs of Garden Grove and the Coalition of OC Health Clinics presented unique, mission-related plans for social enterprises that will increase their impact and income. All received prizes but Hart Community Homes won the grand prize of $10,000 and was also chosen as the Audience Favorite. Thanks to prize sponsors Bank of America, Sunwest Bank, OC Community Foundation, Color Me Mine, First Foundation Advisors, Esse Law Group, and Digital Eye Media.

Attendees were also treated to exhibits by twenty local social enterprises and a lively discussion among local leaders who have built thriving social enterprises. Randy Barth, CEO of THINK Together, Sharon Ellis, CEO of OC Habitat for Humanity, Tom Leahy, President of OneHope and Vivienne Lee, Regional Director of REDF shared about the challenges faced by social entrepreneurs in a panel lead by Jack Shaw, Former Dean of the Drucker School.   

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