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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

10:30am to 12:00pm

Measuring the Impact of Social Enterprise

As a field, social enterprise is in the early days of building our collective story of social impact.  This working session will convene a range of Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) members - funders, investors, practitioners, evaluators, researchers and others - with interest and expertise in outcome and impact measurement.  Led by session facilitators and guest speakers, participants will share their experiences measuring impact at the individual and enterprise level and work collectively on defining impact measures at the sector, community and national (field) level. Results from this working session will be distributed to participants to help them choose methods and measures best suited for particular types of businesses, service populations and needs.

Facilitators:  
photo forthcoming Andrea McGrath
photo forthcoming David Weisberger

Social Enterprise Intersection: Pegasus Den: Multi-Disciplinary Inter-Generational Social Enterprise Pitch

Grab a seat and watch the wings unfold. Young entrepreneurs will pitch and tweet their projects to an expert panel that will share input, insights, and resources to help these ventures take off! Come ready to exchange knowledge, connections, and resources that may be valuable to your own social enterprise! Your ability to tweet during the session will come in handy.
Moderator:

 

Antonio Aguilera

Resource Panel:


			
Lauri Alpern, Open Door Advisors

photo forthcoming


			

Casey Fenton, Couchsurfing

Tim Fitzgerald, Law Offices of Marc J. Lane

photo forthcoming

Jason McCoy, REDF

Alex Tran, Zero Divide
   
Social Entrepreneurs Giving Pitches:  
Brittany Martin Graunke, Zealous Good
photo forthcoming Kelly McCabe, The Giving Arbor
Jake Domina and Abby Ross, Co-Founders, Collidescope
photo forthcoming Mandy Lane
photo forthcoming Andrew Horn, Ability List

Strategy Drivers for Growth: Starting a Second Social Enterprise: Strategies and Experiences

The Cara Program in Chicago prepares and assists motivated individuals to break the cycle of poverty through training, job placement and support services. In 2005, Cara started Cleanslate, a neighborhood beautification business that now creates 250 transitional jobs and $2M of revenue for Cara each year. In 2009, Mercy Housing Lakefront proposed a joint venture with Cara to maintain foreclosed homes in Chicago.

Session participants will play the home game with the Mercy case study as well as learn a general approach for venture assessment and selection to generate revenue and advance the mission through new businesses and product lines.

Speakers:  
Joe Powell, Inspire Consulting
Brady Gott, Cleanslate
Eric Weinheimer, The Cara Program

Strategy Drivers for Leadership: Meeting the Governing Challenge: Building High-Impact Board-CEO Partnerships

This session provides executives who work directly with nonprofit boards and board members with detailed, practical, thoroughly tested guidance that they can put to immediate use in their nonprofit organizations to:

  • Take their boards’ leadership to the next level, strengthening their boards’ capacity to make the high-impact governing decisions and judgments that will enable their associations to thrive and grow in a rapidly changing, challenging environment.
     
  • Build rock-solid board-executive partnerships that are close, positive, and productive – and that can withstand the stresses and strains of leading in turbulent times.
Speakers:  
Doug Eadie, Doug Eadie Company & Inc.
Sue Bucholtz, formerly of PARC and currently with Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries

Marketing and Communications: Nuts and Bolts of Marketing Your Social Enterprise and How to be Your Best Sales Person


This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in learning more of the do’s and don’ts of marketing for the social enterprise field. We’ll start with tips from marketing insiders. Then we’ll break into groups of five, so that everyone can practice marketing their organization, while getting real time feedback in a supportive and constructive environment. The facilitators will go from group to group offering advice. You have to be your own best sales person and this session will help you do just that. A full 30 minutes will be given to workshop time.

Moderator:  
Holly Mosher of Filmmaker for Change
Speakers:  
photo forthcoming Heather Aldrich, SERVE Marketing
photo forthcoming Neha Gupta, Belly Fire Branding and REDF Farber Fellow
Josh LaBau, Rebuild Resources

Optimizing Resources: Entrepreneurial Thinking: It's an Organizational Culture Thing

Building an organizational culture of entrepreneurial thinking is unfamiliar ground for many nonprofits.  Often it is a sole leader who is ‘hot’ to launch or advance social enterprise.  However - without true support and buy-in from the board and staff at all levels - any social enterprise initiative can be sabotaged before it’s launched.

This session will showcase one SE’s journey in “entrepreneurializing” their team and accelerating their growth. Participants will learn tools and ideas they can use immediately – including strategies for building (or rebuilding) your team, fostering the environment you value, leveraging successes, tackling obstacles, and strategies that help bring staff and Board members along on the social enterprise journey. This session is designed for small-medium size organizations (under $3 mm) with start-up or emerging enterprises.  

Speakers:
Wendy BaumannWisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
Julann JatczakWisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
   

Social Enterprise Ecosystem - Policy and Education: All Politics Is Local: The Opportunity for Social Enterprise

Tip O’Neil said it, but the Tea Party has proved it.  Effective Washington strategies now begin and end with one element – local voices and consequences.  The story behind one of the most powerful and effective federal advocacy efforts of this decade is a local story.  The success of Bono and the ONE campaign is a story of connecting policymakers to powerful on-the-ground solutions and building personal relationships -- one relationship at a time.  It is more of an art than a science.  In the current economic environment, the social enterprise community has a powerful opportunity to demonstrate double bottom-line impact to policymakers – particularly the impact in their own community.  Your organizations create jobs and solve community problems.  Government should partner with you and deploy financial and political capital to scale what works.  Social enterprise like private enterprise fuels the economy but gets little in government support by comparison.  That can change. How can social enterprise leaders effectively engage their elected officials?  What are the key components of an effective site visit?  What kind of follow up is required?  Learn about the most effective advocacy efforts of the last 20 years and the role that community-based leaders can play in translating real results and local momentum into an effective federal advocacy campaign.

Moderator:  
Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects
Speaker:  
Tom Sheridan, The Sheridan Group

Social Enterprise Ecosystem - Social Capital and Partner Resources: The Power of Corporate Partnerships

What are the best practices and lessons learned by social enterprises and corporations when collaborating and going to market together?  How does a corporate partner build your brand?  Can that partner be effective in cultivating investors?  Join Boeing and their partners to consider what's right for you, whether emerging or scaling, as a social entrepreneur when you design strategies for growth.  How does the measurement of impact facilitate the corporate executive's ability to invest further in your enterprise and what are both partners looking for in today's financial climate?

Moderator:  
photo forthcoming Susan Ross, author of Fostering Effective Non Profit and Corporation Partnerships
Speakers:  
photo forthcoming Nancy Box, St. Patricks Center
photo forthcoming Margaret Haywood, Inspiration Corporation
Megan Karch, Farestart
photo forthcoming Angel Ysaguirre, Director of Global Community Investing of Boeing Corporation
Mike Curtin, DC Central Kitchens

Social Enterprise Ecosystem - Social Enterprise Accreditation

 

Marc Lane, Chair of SEA's new affiliate, The Center for Social Enterprise Accreditation (C-SEA), will be joined by Jerr Boschee, C-SEA's Vice Chair, and Anne Wunderli to explain what it takes to become an "accredited social enterprise."  The Summit will present your first opportunity to become "accredited," a singular distinction consumers, funders, policy makers, and other stakeholders will soon recognize, respect, and value.

Speakers:
Jerr Boschee, SEA and CSEA Board
Marc Lane, SEA and CSEA Board
Anne Wunderli, SEA and CSEA Board
   

Break Out from the Break Outs --  Improvising Social Enterprise: Creating the Conceptual and Structural Framework for a New Social Enterprise in 90 Minutes

Attorney Rob Wexler will take suggestions from the attendees for a new social enterprise concept.  Attendees will then vote to select one of the ideas, and Rob will lead the group in a fast-paced exercise to develop a practical outline for a business plan, mission statement, budget, and legal structure and framework during the balance of the session.  

Presented by:
Robert A. Wexler, Adler & Colvin

Pay-for-Success Financing and Social Impact Bonds - A Potential New Source of Capital That Can Help Drive Social Impact?

The concept of Pay–for–Success (PFS) financings and Social Impact Bonds (SIB) has generated a considerable amount of “buzz” in the U.S. social sector and globally over the past few years. With a live pilot launched in the U.K., and pilots imminent in Australia and the U.S., there is growing expectation that PFS and SIB have potential to bring a new, supplemental source of capital to the social sector at a time when traditional sources of capital are under significant and growing pressure. This session will present an overview of the PFS and SIB concept and transaction structure, identify the potential value added they can bring to capital access for the social sector and discuss some of the hurdles we are likely to face in bringing PFS and SIB to the U.S. A significant portion of this session will be devoted to an open question and answer session that will allow participants to engage panelists on the full range of issues associated with PFS and SIB.

Presented by:  
photo forthcoming Bill Pinakiewicz, Nonprofit Finance Fund
photo forthcoming Steve Goldberg, Social Finance, Inc.

3:15pm to 4:45pm

From Silicon Valley to Nairobi:  Samasource and the Invention Of Microwork

Hear the amazing story of microwork – a new way to fight poverty by enabling capable, marginalized people to complete digital tasks in some of the world's poorest places. Our 2011 Next Generation Award Winner tells the story of how Samasource provides direct income to thousands of people at a fraction of the cost of traditional aid programs and equips them with skills to succeed in the new economy.

Presenter:  
Leila Janah, Samasource

Strategy Drivers for Growth:  Strategies for Growth: What’s Worked, What Hasn’t and Why

As social enterprises mature, leaders have many options to achieve their ambitious social impact goals and financial goals.  Three seasoned leaders who have successfully grown social enterprises will share various growth strategies and engage the audience in a candid conversation about what has worked, what hasn’t and why.  They will discuss the conditions under which each scenario was successful, so that participants understand which strategies would be most applicable to their own situations.  Participants will leave with new ideas and frameworks to take back to their organizations.  

Speakers:  
Charlotte Keany, Center for Nonprofit Management
Diana Peacock, Community Wealth Ventures
Reid Strobel, Catholic Charities
Anne Wunderli, Pine Street Inn
   

Strategy Drivers for Leadership: Conversation on Leadership

An intimate conversation with Bill Drayton, Founder of Ashoka. Attendance at this very exclusive, up close and personal session with a true giant in the field is limited to the first 60 Summit goers who tell their stories at www.socialenterprisestories.org.

Speaker:  
Bill Drayton, Ashoka

Strategy Drivers:  Building the Right Funding Model for Your Organization

Nonprofit funding strategy and financial sustainability are central to creating a vibrant and effective sector. Yet, our understanding about these issues remains far less sophisticated than our understanding of programs.  Conventional wisdom, such as “diversification is good,” substitutes for thoughtful planning.  Building upon years of primary research and consulting experience with dozens of nonprofit clients, Bridgespan has developed an approach for how an organization can identify and develop a funding model that will allow it to achieve its programmatic aspirations. This interactive session will provide practical guidance on the steps required and review the types of decisions and tradeoffs that nonprofit leaders need to make along the way. This session is designed for leaders of established social enterprises (annual operating budget between $3M and $15M). 

Speakers:  
Gihani Fernando, Bridgespan
Samantha Levine, Bridgespan
   

Marketing and Communications: Innovative Ways Technology Empowers Your Social Enterprise and Enables Your Story, Message, and Reach

 

Come hear some cutting edge uses of technology for marketing, communication, function and expansion within the realm of social enterprise.  You'll be surprised how people are already using new technologies to empower their social enterprise around the globe.  From Japan to the inner city of Chicago, we are pursuing innovative ways to use technology that pushes through and creates new frontiers to contribute to the world we want to live in.  Coming together we will bridge uses and even create some new frontiers, as we learn from each other.

 

Moderator:  
Holly Mosher, Filmmaker for Change
Speakers:  
photo forthcoming Ashir Ahmed, Gramweb.net
photo forthcoming Kyle Klatt, Groupon
Bill Schuerer, Karma Korn
Bill Strathmann, Network for Good
 

Optimizing Resources: Human Capital Mind-Shift: Maximizing Social Enterprise Return on Investment with Talent Based Strategies

 

Talent-driven organizations are generally the highest performers in their field.  Increased revenue, decreased expense, and accelerated growth are all correlated with recruiting the best talent, managing people effectively, and retaining high performers. 

In this interactive session delivered by Commongood Careers, one of the nation’s leading retained search firms for social entrepreneurs and enterprises, Founder & CEO James Weinberg will share proven and innovative strategies for developing talent-driven organizations. He will also share new results from a national series of leader gatherings that produced key insights on how cutting edge organizations are investing in human capital and assessing the impact of those investments. 

 

Speakers:  
photo forthcoming Kevin Flynn, Commongood Careers
James Weinberg, Commongood Careers
   

Social Enterprise Ecocsystem -- Policy and Education: Next Gen -- What's My Best Strategy as a Rising Social Entrepreneur

Graduates from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business, and Liautaud School of Business at the University of Illinois - Chicago, share next steps in developing social entrepreneurship careers including launches of their own enterprises.  Hear their recommendations for research and cases going forward as next gen leaders transition environments from the academic realm to real world learning.

Moderator:  
photo forthcoming Matt Smith, Booth/Harris School for Public Policy
Speakers:  
photo forthcoming Alex Simon, YSEN/COMPASS
photo forthcoming Ebony Scott, Public Allies
Melanie Hoekstra, The Plant
photo forthcoming
JD Sykes
  Speakers from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business, and Liautaud School of Business at the University of Illinois - Chicago

Social Enterprise Ecosystem -- Social Capital and Partner Resources: Financing Across the Social Venture Continuum

As traditional philanthropic funding sources continue to contract and the need for socially beneficial services grows, organizations are looking to market-driven approaches as sources of revenue to support their social mission.  Historically, such organizations have been not-for-profits who are utilizing market demand to generate revenue; however, increasingly, socially-focused businesses are incorporating as for-profit organizations.  New organizational forms such as Benefit Corporations and Low-profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C) have emerged in an attempt to create legal forms to support this transition.  With an ever increasing continuum of social ventures, the number of funding opportunities available for social ventures has also continued to expand.  This panel will explore the continuum of social ventures that currently exist and attempt to help practitioners understand what types of funding they might be able to access given their legal form, stage of growth and specific organizational needs.

Moderators:

Linda Darragh, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Jamie Jones, Social Enterprise Program at the Kellogg Institute (SEEK) at Northwestern University

Speakers:  
photo forthcoming Dennis Barsema, angel investor
photo forthcoming David Miller, Working Farms Capital
photo forthcoming Seth Miller, DBL Investors
photo forthcoming Peter Provenzano, Community Collaboration Inc. (CCI)

Social Enterprise Ecosystem -- Legal: New Legal Structures and Strategies That Drive Positive Social Change

Nationally recognized corporate and tax attorney and financial advisor Marc Lane explores the newest techniques social enterprises, impact investors, lenders, and philanthropists are employing as they leverage capital to maximize financial results while tackling society's most urgent problems.  Marc will offer practical strategies built around the L3C, the benefit corporation, the benefit LLC, and the Social Impact Bond.

Speaker:
Marc Lane, Law Offices of Marc J. Lane

Food Service Social Enterprises:
A) Managing Growth and Development
B) Solid Enterprise First, Then Training (Don't Open a Restaurant Right Away)

(Part 1 of 2 Adjacent Food Service Sessions)

SEA Partner Catalyst Kitchens presents the first of two adjacent sessions on Food Service Social Enterprises.

Catalyst Kitchens is a collaborative network of organizations with a shared vision to empower lives through job training, self-generate revenue through social enterprise, and nourish bodies and minds through quality foodservice. Model Members of Catalyst Kitchens are recognized leaders of the field, embodying the vision of the network and all three components of the program model. At the Catalyst Kitchens ‘Foodservice Track’ of the SEA Summit, hear our Model Members speak on salient topics for anyone interested in doing more with their kitchen!

During our time focused on Managing Growth and Development, four organizations representing start-up, developing, and mature foodservice job training programs will discuss a specific aspect of fundraising and recruitment for training and business: from start-up, to capital campaign, to new business development.

We will then switch to a conversation on the importance of developing a solid enterprise and then undertaking training. Three organizations will describe a specific production line within their foodservice operations -- contract meals, catering, and restaurant/café – including the enterprise and training value of each and basic costs and revenue margins ultimately reinforcing that consistent business makes for the best training environment and is key to a strong program

Managing Growth and Development:  

David Carleton, Catalyst Kitchens

photo forthcoming

Start-up phase:

Janet Davas, Liberty's Kitchen

photo forthcoming

Developing phase:

Margaret Haywood, Inspiration Kitchens

Mature phase:

Mike Curtin, DC Central Kichen

Mature phase:

Megan Karch, FareStart

Strong Social Enterprise First, Then Training:  
photo forthcoming Dan Escobar, Catalyst Kitchens

Mike Curtin, DC Central Kitchen

Megan Karch, FareStart

photo forthcoming

Julie Price, ARC Broward

The AbilityOne Program: Where Money & Mission Meet

The AbilityOne Program epitomizes the values and contributions of social enterprise. A public private partnership between the Federal government and over 500 local community-based nonprofit organizations, the program leverages the Federal procurement system and today, is the largest employer of people with disabilities in the country. NISH’s role is to facilitate the purchase of goods and services sought by the Federal government from local nonprofit agencies that provide employment for people with significant disabilities. The program’s success can be linked to many factors, some of which include:

  • The program’s ability to provide high quality jobs for people with significant disabilities providing them choice, options, good wages & benefits, as well as the ability to be more self- sufficient, independent and tax paying contributors to society.
  • The multitude and diverse lines of businesses (goods & services) provided by the program.
  • The program’s funding structure that minimizes federal funding support and maximizes financial self-sufficiency.
  • The array of business relationships (prime contracts, subcontracts, referral sources, etc.) on local, regional and national levels that help support the requirements of the Federal government and create employment for people with significant disabilities.

Come hear from a panel of experts how you might leverage some of the benefits and successes of the AbilityOne Program.       

Moderator:  
Robert Chamberlin, President/CEO. NISH, Vienna, VA
Speakers:  
Rick Sebastian, President/CEO, Human Technologies Corporation, Utica, NY
Paul Sexton, Senior Vice President & COO, AspenPointe Employment, Colorado Springs, CO
photo forthcoming Nancy Yoder, Director of Business Development, North Central Region, NISH, Des Plaines, IL

4:45 to 5:30pm

Food Service Social Enterprises:
Trainee Impact: Who Succeeds In Foodservice Job Training

(Part 2 of 2 adjacent Food Service Sessions)

SEA Partner Catalyst Kitchens presents the second of two adjacent sessions on Food Service Social Enterprises.

Three organizations will describe why foodservice is the secret sauce for so many different students. What are their success rates? Retention rates? Employment experiences? Why and how is foodservice training successful, specifically with youth, ex-offenders, homeless, and others?

Moderator:  
photo forthcoming Luanda Arai, Catalyst Kitchens
Speakers:  
photo forthcoming Kurt Alderman, Life’s Kitchen
photo forthcoming Nancy Box, St. Patrick Center
photo forthcoming Kate Thoene, St. Mary’s Food Bank 
Amy Ellingson, Catalyst Kitchens

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 

11:00am to 12:30pm

Social Enterprise Intersection: CEO Roundtable

A diverse panel of CEOs will bare their souls and tell you what wakes them up in the morning and keeps them awake at night.

Moderator:
photo forthcoming Jim Fruchterman, Benetech
Speakers:  
photo forthcoming Henry Posko, Humanim Corporation
photo forthcoming Tamra Ryan, Women's Bean Project
Rick Sebastian, Human Technologies Corporation
Marc Spencer, Juma Ventures
photo forthcoming Brenda Palms Barber, Sweet Beginnings LLC, North Lawndale Employment Network

Strategy Drivers for Growth: Scaling Social Impact: Exploring Strategies Beyond Replication and Growth 

Understanding how to scale is arguably the most important topic in the field of social enterprise.  However, we often fail to consider all of our scaling options systematically, focusing solely on the scale of the organization rather than the scale of impact.  As a result, we may miss potentially powerful avenues for extending our impact - or we may move prematurely down less promising paths, squandering scarce resources in the process.  Join us for a lively discussion with a diverse group of panelists on how social entrepreneurs can magnify and accelerate the scale of their impact by looking beyond simply growing their organizations or replicating their service models.

Moderator:
Matt Nash, Duke University Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Speakers:  
Shawn Bohen, Year Up
Margaret Hall, Green Light Fund
David Haskell, Dreams inDeed International
Beth Trask, Environmental Defense Fund

Strategy Drivers for Leadership: Seven Strategic Blunders: Why Social Enterprises Fail and Entrepreneurial Nonprofits Stumble


It’s back! Due to popular demand, one of the most widely acclaimed and sought after sessions from the 2010 Summit is coming back in 2011. Jerr Boschee will review seven strategic mistakes commonly committed by startup social enterprises and by entrepreneurial nonprofits (and describe techniques to avoid them): the wrong management team; the wrong strategic framework (driving forces, vision, mission, core values, long-term goals); the wrong target markets; the wrong marketing mix; the wrong stakeholder relationships; the wrong financial assumptions; and the wrong organizational culture.  

Speaker:  
Jerr Boschee, a founding father of the social enterprise movement and SEA and head of The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs

Strategy Drivers: Collaborations & Mergers: Adapting for Enhanced Mission Delivery

Organizations considering a collaboration or merger may be motivated by the need to strengthen the business model in response to tough economic times – or as a proactive strategic option for preserving, improving, or expanding mission delivery – or perhaps, both. But how do you know if collaboration is right for you? How do you find the right partner? How can you build support from your Board and funders? And what makes a successful collaboration? These questions and others will be addressed in this interactive discussion led by the Nonprofit Finance Fund and SeaChange Capital Partners – two leading supporters of collaborations regionally and nationally. They will be joined by a panel of practitioners and experts who will highlight specific examples – from strategy to implementation to lessons learned. 

Moderators:  
photo forthcoming John MacIntosh, SeaChange Capital Partners
photo forthcoming Bill Pinakiewicz, Nonprofit Finance Fund Catalyst Fund 
Panelists:  
Jean Butzen, Mission Plus Strategy
photo forthcoming Art Mollenbach, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Anne Wunderli, Pine Street Inn

Marketing and Communications: Why and How Design Is An Important Part of Your Social Enterprise

Steve Jobs has said, “Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.” Hear from designers how design and “design thinking” are especially important for your social enterprise to thrive. As we look to create a new business or if you are wondering how you can expand your impact - design may be an important element that you need to incorporate.

Moderator:  
Holly Mosher, Filmmaker for Change 
Panelists:  
Jennifer Comiskey, IDEO
Matthew Manos, A Very Nice Design Studio
Yuri Malina, Design for America

Optimizing Resources: Budgeting and Finance for New Social Enterprises

Adding earned income to your mix of revenue sources introduces changes to financial management, decision making and even organizational culture. From social enterprise practitioners and financial management specialists, learn the most important rules and tools for budgeting with multiple income streams at different stages of growth and the options for financing the different stages of a new start-up (including grants, loans, fees, PRIs and others). The session also offers a funder’s view of enterprise readiness and qualification for different types of financing.

Moderator: To be Announced
Speakers:  
photo forthcoming Jim Haptonstahl, Seguin Services
Ted Levinson, RSF Social Finance
photo forthcoming Andrea Mills, FMA

Social Enterprise Ecosystem -- Policy and Education: Fast Pitch Session: Catalytic Policy Efforts Across North America

In order for social enterprises to thrive in the 21st century, it is important to create a catalytic environment that supports their start-up, launch, and growth. This session will profile experiences from across North America across a range of “policy” endeavors – from homegrown solutions and top-down government support to capital experiments and business planning accelerators.

Learn about experiences across North America as well as across a range of policy endeavors.

Moderator:  
Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects
Speakers:  
Richard Eidlin, American Sustainable Business Council
David LePage, Enterprising Nonprofits
photo forthcoming Andy McCreanor, Flywheel
Paul Sexton, Aspen Pointe
photo forthcoming Kelly Ramirez, Buy With Heart

Social Enterprise Ecosystem -- Social Capital and Partner Resources: Micro Enterprise in the United States

Financial self sufficiency remains illusive for most micro enterprises in the United States. Hear current practitioners discuss credit options and technical assistance available along with the murmuring about the "dark side of micro finance". Howe do micro enterprises scale successfully to effect multiple lives? does our desire to support the launch and growth of these smaller enterprises ultimately hinder our attention to the connection to community most people seek? What are the successful mode;s of micro enterprise in the US today and how are we measuring their extraordinary success and impact?

Speakers:  
 Jonathon Brereton, AccionChicago
Tammy Helavy, AEOWorks
  Howard Finkelstein, Attorney

Social Enterprise Ecosystem -- Legal: Legal Traps the Social Entrepreneur Needs to Avoid and How to Avoid Them

Social enterprise attorney and financial advisor Marc Lane, the author of Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs (American Bar Association, 2011), will tackle the most vexing legal issues the social enterprise faces. Marc will offer innovative and actionable solutions to the sometimes daunting tax, compensation, fiduciary, and other challenges the successful mission-driven entrepreneur needs to understand and address.

Speaker:  
photo forthcoming  Marc Lane, Law Offices of Marc J. Lane
 

 

 

 

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