Social Enterprise for Nonprofits

Are you seeking new ways to increase funding for your nonprofit?  Have you considered social enterprise or earned income?

Adding unrestricted renewable income to your nonprofit’s resource development plan could make the difference between sustainability or the need for drastic cutbacks.  This fast-paced hands-on workshop will explore and explain the seven vital steps required to launch a successful social venture based on your agency’s assets. In the business world, there is no guarantee that a business venture will succeed, but careful and thorough research and feasibility studies will certainly improve the potential for success! The same is true for your nonprofit – and you can’t afford to put your resources and assets at risk. Remember: More Money = More Mission!

You will have an opportunity to hear what local nonprofit leaders have to say about their social enterprise ventures.  Jim Douglas, ARCA Organics; Eileen Cook, Casa Esperanza; Jim Copeland, Alta Mira; and Samantha Blauwkamp, Meals on Wheels will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions.

Learning Objectives
- Understanding what social enterprise is and what it isn't
- Debunking common myths about social enterprise
- Understand how an egg salad sandwich business can make or break your agency
- Know the seven vital steps in launching a social enterprise


Executive Directors, Board Members, Development Staff and anyone considering an earned income stream for a nonprofit organization.

Jean Block has more than 45 years experience in nonprofit management. She is a nationally recognized consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, fundraising, board development and social enterprise.  She has more than 10 years experience in teaching social enterprise, beginning with a three-year contract with the National Center for Social Entrepreneurs  that led 26 Albuquerque nonprofits in the social enterprise process. In 2006, she developed a new program and incorporated Social Enterprise Ventures, LLC as a division of her consulting company, Jean Block Consulting, Inc.  Social Enterprise ventures is a national training and consulting company with nine senior consultants who focus exclusively on social enterprise.  Jean is the author of “Fast Fundraising Facts for Fame & Fortune” and “The ABCs of Building Better Boards” as well as the Expedition™ and Road Trip™ training manuals on social enterprise. Four more nonprofit resource books will be published in 2013.

April 23rd, 2013 8:00 AM   through   11:30 AM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
Phone: 505-247-3671
Registration Fee $ 25.00

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