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What Is Social Enterprise?

January 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
What Is Social Enterprise?

SocialVentures, AEP, The Columbus Foundation, IGS Energy, Safelite AutoGlass, and United Way of Central Ohio invite you to three, free information sessions to determine to determine if social enterprise will be your nonprofit organization’s next endeavor to assist in financially supporting your mission.

This first session examines innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of a nonprofit organization: What is Social Enterprise? Can innovation help address the challenges of furthering the organization’s mission? Participants will discuss ways to manage the tension between serving the mission and resourcing the work, and will work through a tool to identify the best ideas and opportunities.

This series of three information sessions introduces participants to social enterprise and SocialVentures’ Nonprofit Catalyst Program, which includes a nine-month immersion initiative in partnership with CauseImpact to develop a launch-ready social enterprise. These sessions will also help nonprofit organizations determine if Nonprofit Catalyst is the right fit to advance the organization’s mission work in a sustainable way.

All three sessions, generously hosted by The Columbus Foundation, take place in Davis Hall. The Columbus Foundation is located at 1234 E. Broad St. The session begins at 10:00 am and ends at noon on Thursday, January 18, 2018. While all three sessions are free, seating is limited and advance registration for each session is required.

Applications to participate in Nonprofit Catalyst will open to all nonprofit organizations throughout Central Ohio on January 8, 2018. Scholarships are available. Applications for the program and for scholarship assistance will be available online.


January 18, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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SocialVentures (formerly the Center for Social Enterprise Development)


The Columbus Foundation
Davis Hall 1234 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205
Columbus, OH 43205 US
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