About Social Enterprise Alliance Chicago

SEA/Chicago advances the practice of social enterprise throughout the State of Illinois and in the surrounding states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and Michigan.

Our membership is comprised of entrepreneurs and leaders of social-purpose businesses, professionals from academia, business consulting, the legal field, social capital investors, philanthropists, public policy wonks and others who support the use of market-based strategies to advance social change.

SEA/Chicago is the Midwest regional chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA). SEA is the leading membership organization in North America for social enterprises, service providers, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and venture capitalists that is actively building the field of social enterprise through networking opportunities, educational forums, strategic partnerships, and impact legislation. Our members are passionate about changing their communities, and we are passionate about providing them with the tools they need to continue their good work.

What Drives Us

We envision social enterprise as a widely practiced method for creating a more just & sustainable world. The Social Enterprise Alliance is the advocate for this movement, a hub of information & education, and the builder of a vibrant and growing community of social enterprises. We are passionate about social enterprise, and we are driven by serving the people and organizations who continue to work in this rapidly growing sector.

What We Do

SEA/Chicago connects the vibrant community of social enterprise by hosting learning and networking opportunities among social enterprises, foundations, lenders, educators, corporations, and service providers in the Midwestern United States. SEA/Chicago is actively connecting members with potential clients, sources of capital, marketing opportunities, helpful informational resources, and leaders in the field to build your business and strengthen your social impact.