Trico Foundation & Social Entrepreneurship: 2020 in Review

Trico Foundation & Social Entrepreneurship: 2020 in Review

Happy New Year! The start of 2021 gives us the opportunity to reflect and learn from 2020. Although 2020 came with its many challenges, the past twelve months were busy, historic, and made great progress in advancing both social entrepreneurship and Calgary’s role as a hub for social entrepreneurship.

Being In Touch With Its Market Gives Social Enterprise Competitive Advantage

Being In Touch With Its Market Gives Social Enterprise Competitive Advantage

discovering hands is a household name at the Trico Charitable Foundation as one of our favourite examples of a social enterprise that demonstrates a synergistic blend. Based in Germany, this non-profit trains visually impaired women in standardized diagnostic breast exam techniques and then places them in jobs in physicians’ offices or clinics.

COVID-19 Relief & Resources

COVID-19 Relief & Resources

On behalf of the Trico Charitable Foundation, we hope everyone is staying home, safe, and healthy. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to everyone doing their part as we navigate through the unknown. In response to COVID-19, the Trico Charitable Foundation has taken our $250,000 annual A.S.E.S.S. budget for local social enterprises and re-allocated it to charitable organizations that are working on the front lines to address COVID-19’s impact on those experiencing poverty. 

You: Key Mindsets & Key Mindset Techniques

You: Key Mindsets & Key Mindset Techniques

On this page: You (Mindset) Workbook Key Mindsets Videos Key Mindset Techniques Videos *Referenced video clips listed under associated video* Please note that the below videos have been created from a previous live presentation. Since being recorded, our thinking has evolved on some of the concepts and we have updated the tools/ resources to reflect these changes– however, we are working to update the videos. Because of that, if anything seems unclear/ different from what you are seeing in the tools and resources or you have questions please feel free to reach out. Don’t forget about the fill-able ‘Cheat Sheet’ that can help you work through a problem or opportunity you are working on. This resource will help guide you through the A.S.E.S.S. tools based on the type of challenge you are experiencing. Whenever you decide on a next step the ‘Moving Forward’ process (embrace affordable loss, shortening feedback loops, using the Trico experimentation technique, and reviewing with someone you have camaraderie with or a Friendly Wise Skeptic) will help you proceed in a way that is as safe and effective as possible. Mentioned Resources & Tools: Please see the You (Mindset) Workbook which summarizes the concepts from the below videos and can be used as a tool moving forward Video Clips: 16:42 This is 40: Simon and Garfunkle Scene (watch until 1:05 in clip — please excuse the language) 20:51 Brad Stevens Interview Part 1 (watch until 2:47 in clip)       Video Clips: 1:27 Going the Wrong Way (watch until 1:32 in clip)   Please note that the You (Mindset) Workbook  includes an expanded section on stakeholders...
Your Actions

Your Actions

On this page: Part 1: Zoom Out/ Zoom In & Spare Your Ingenuity Videos Part 2: Key Steps & Costs Videos Part 3: Testing Videos *Tools & Resources listed under associated video* Don’t forget about the fill-able ‘Cheat Sheet’ that can help you work through a problem or opportunity you are working on. This resource will help guide you through the A.S.E.S.S. tools based on the type of challenge you are experiencing. Whenever you decide on a next step the ‘Moving Forward’ process (embrace affordable loss, shortening feedback loops, using the Trico experimentation technique, and reviewing with someone you have camaraderie with or a Friendly Wise Skeptic) will help you proceed in a way that is as safe and effective as possible   Part One: Zoom Out/ Zoom In & Spare Your Ingenuity Mentioned Tools & Resources: Zoom Out/ Zoom In Tool (download to complete) Spare Your Ingenuity Tool (download to complete) Part Two: Key Steps & Costs   Mentioned Tools & Resources: Key Steps & Costs Guide Part Three: Testing Please note that the below videos have been created from a previous live presentation. Since being recorded, our thinking has evolved on some of the concepts and we have updated the tools/ resources to reflect these changes– however, we are working to update the videos. Because of that, if anything seems unclear/ different from what you are seeing in the tools and resources or you have questions please feel free to reach out. Mentioned Tools & Resources: Testing Process (download to complete) Example used in video: Owlet Questions? Feel free to reach out to info@tricofoundation.ca with any questions...