Expanding a Social Enterprise? Check out this workshop!

If you are a non profit organization in Ottawa considering starting up or expanding a social enterprise…You will not want to miss this workshop!

CISED presents the Build Your Social Enterprise Workshop on September 20th, 2012 at Under One Roof, 261 Bank Street.

This one day workshop will:

  • Introduce the concepts of social enterprise, including a description of the trends and successes across the country
  • Define the types of social enterprise and the models currently available
  • Outline the stages of business development and offer suggestions on how to build a strong business case
  • Offer strategies on how to engage your board in this new endeavor
  • Discuss the restrictions on non profits and charities (“Related Business” Clause)
  • Provide a framework to determine your organizational readiness to take on business operations
  • Provide resources available to support your organization through the process
  • Introduce you to other social entrepreneurs in the city.

The workshop is interactive, with time provide to discuss your organization and your social enterprise idea with the group.

This workshop is designed for Senior staff and board members. Registration is required and there is a fee of $100 per person ($50 for the second person from the same organization). For that fee, you will receive morning coffee and snacks, a full catered lunch, and a hardcopy of the Canadian Social Enterprise Guide, as well as valuable information proven to help non profits develop social enterprises across the country.

CISED plans to offer Mission Multiplier Grants to organizations in the Spring of 2013 to help them build their social enterprise. In order to apply for the grant, you must have a representative attend the Build Your Social Enterprise workshop. There will be another workshop slated for Jan/Feb 2013, but this is a good time to start thinking about how best to proceed before you apply for the grant.

Please share this posting with your colleagues, and your network. If you’ve attended this workshop before or work with non profit clients, please pass this invitation along to someone you believe would be interested.

For more information, visit www.cised.ca and to register, click here.

Jonathan Wade

Social Enterprise Sector Developer

CISED – Collaborative for Innovative Social Enterprise Development

613-725-3494 x114

 The Build Your Social Enterprise Workshop is on Sept 20th. Click here for more info and to register.

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