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The Social Enterprise Academies

Our core program...

...the Social Enterprise Academy, empowers participants to develop and launch a social enterprise: a for-profit business that helps to solve a social or environmental problem.  The program, which consists of a series of workshops, mentoring and a venture capital competition, has been especially effective with leaders of nonprofit organizations who want to diversify their revenue sources.

To read graduate testimonials and an evaluation study of three separate Academy programs, CLICK HERE. The progress reports clearly demonstrated our model is fulfilling its 3 core objectives:

  • building overall organizational capacity enabling not-for-profit organizations to increase their ability to serve clients and address pressing social problems;

  • enabling not-for-profit organizations to develop the skill sets and resources that will allow them to attract growth capital and increase revenue from earned, rather than donated income;

  • creating community-based change in the broader marketplace by promoting convergence between the best practices of business and philanthropy.

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