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August 2019

The Social Enterprise Toolkit Series: Funding

August 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1400 S. Michigan – Retail C – The Sanctuary, Chicago, IL 60605, 1400 S. Michigan - Retail C - The Sanctuary
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join us for a fireside chat with leading experts regarding funding for social enterprises. Location Host: 1400 S. Michigan - Retail C - The Sanctuary, Chicago, IL 60605 Date & Time: August 8, 2019 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM Members FREE (Promo code will be sent via email) | Non-Members $10 Moderator: Mike Hyzy, Caremerge Featured Speakers: Wendell Harris, Vice President Lending Operations, Chicago Community Loan Fund Will Towns, Executive Director, Benefit Chicago Matt Strauss, CEO & Founder, SOLVE Chicago…

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September 2019

SEA Summit ’19

September 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am - September 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Radisson Blu, 221 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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SEA Summit 19 Chicago Illinois

Social enterprise’s premier, national convening: Summit ’19 in Chicago, IL Social Enterprise Alliance empowers social enterprises with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and works to foster a social enterprise ecosystem in which they can thrive. Since our founding, we have convened the robust social enterprise field – practitioners, enthusiasts, experts, funders and more – at the Summit. This year we’ll gather in the heart of downtown Chicago for three days of networking, exploring best practices and enjoying…

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Supplier Diversity: A Path to Align Money and Mission

September 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
227 West Monroe Street, 59th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606, 227 West Monroe Street, 59th Floor
Chicago, 60606 United States
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Back Office Cooperative and Bernstein Program Nonprofit organizations and foundations are major purchasers of goods and services across the country. How can we use this purchasing power to further support the communities served by our organizations, while maintaining and possibly improving upon quality and cost metrics? Please join Back Office Cooperative and Bernstein for a discussion with experts on lessons learned, measurable impact achieved, and steps we can take in our organizations to use our buying power to align money…

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Understanding Social Enterprise: Models, Funding and Legal Structures | Presented by ACN

September 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
20 N. Clark St., 6th Floor Conference Room, 20 N. Clark St., 6th Floor Conference Room
Chicago, 60602 United States
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$25 – $50

September 19, 9:00 - 11:30 am 20 N. Clark St., 6th Floor Conference Room Chicago, IL 60602 Presented by The Association of Consultants to Nonprofits -What exactly is social enterprise? -How are social enterprises structured? -Are you trying to determine if social enterprise would be right for you? -Is it feasible for our organization to become a social enterprise? -What infrastructure do we need to have in place to start? -Where do I find available funding for social enterprise? Engage with ACN's…

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October 2019

Strategic Lunch & Learn

October 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Social Enterprise Alliance Chicago shares our members' events! Please see below for more information. Open Door Advisors is delighted to offer a Strategic Lunch & Learn, where lunch is on us and learning is on tap! We are partnering with our colleagues at Cascade to share with you the latest thinking in strategic planning -- how to transform your strategic plan from a static document that collects dust into a dynamic digital process and…why this is so important in terms…

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