Two weeks ago, Thrive Calgary and Servants Anonymous partnered with enp-AB to bring together forty of Calgary’s “thinkers and practioners” in social enterprise. The Afterhours set out to hear directly from the community “what is next needed?” to keep the social enterprise movement rolling in Calgary.
The group brought diverse perspectives together. Bankers, government employees, non-profit professionals, academics, artists, community organizers, marketers, web builders, facilitators, and volunteers (whew!) all came together to share. To start off, we asked each person two questions: what do you have to offer to this community & what do you need from this community. Our volunteers matched these needs, and the group was asked to find their “dates” and continue the conversation & matching after the event.