Confirmed Speakers – the Excitement is Building…

As our upcoming Enterprising Spirit: Creating Value and Social Good conference takes shape, we are gathering a unique group of thinkers in the social enterprise space. Planning, practicing and fine tuning social enterprise are the themes of the conference.  Our speakers, session leaders and panel participants bring a rich knowledge and professional expertise to the social enterprise movement. Over the next several weeks our blog will highlight individuals participating in our one day conference. The first two individuals we would like to tell you more about are David LePage and Derek Gent. During the Enterprising Spirit Conference, David is leading “The What and Why of Social Enterprise” session.  Derek is participating in two sessions, which are titled “Business Solutions for Social Enterprise” and “Profits and Purpose: Demonstrating Value.” David LePage David LePage has been working within the non-profit sector for over 30 years, including inner city economic development, housing, community media and social enterprise. He is currently Program Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits, enp, a unique collaboration of funders who provide support for social enterprise development; including development grants, marketing opportunities, access to capital, and public policy advocacy.  David is a member of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, the Policy Council for Canadian Community Economic Development (CCEDNet), the BC Social Economy Roundtable, and co-chairs a Social Economy Research Committee in the provinces of BC and Alberta.  David is the former CEO of Fast Track to Employment (FTE), a key developer of the Social Purchasing Portal, which is a relationship framework that creates social value from the purchasing power of the private sector. David served as Vice-President of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters in the US from...

Enter to Win Free Registration to Our Enterprising Spirit Conference!

The Trico Charitable Foundation’s Enterprising Spirit Conference focuses on three themes. Do you know what they are? If so, you could attend the Conference for free on November 17, 2011! To celebrate our inaugural Enterprising Spirit Conference, we’re giving away free registration to one lucky winner. To be entered in the draw, all you need to do is: 1.Determine the three themes for this year’s Enterprising Spirit Conference (hint: you can find the answer on our website or our blog) 2. Follow us on Twitter or become our fan on Facebook (or both!) 3. Send an email to info@tricofoundation.ca that includes the three themes Be sure to enter before September 9, 2011, when we’ll be randomly selecting the winner! Good luck! Fine print: One winner will receive free registration to the Enterprising Spirit Conference on November 17, 2011. In order to be eligible for the prize, the winning entrant must be following/a fan of the Trico Charitable Foundation on Facebook and/or Twitter on the date of the draw. Entries that do not contain the conference’s three themes and/or a valid email address will be ineligible for the draw. The winner will be drawn at 4 pm MST on September 9, 2011. Any travel/accommodation costs that may be associated with attending the conference are solely the winner’s responsibility. Please contact us at info@tricofoundation.ca if you have any questions about the...

Enterprising Spirit: Creating Value and Social Good

We are pleased to inform you about our upcoming conference, enterprising spirit: creating value and social good. The event will be taking place on November 17, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta.  Early bird registration begins June 16. Social enterprise – where money and meaning meet. Help to grow a community of social entrepreneurs who aim to deepen the connection between economic and social progress.  Join us for a day of interactive workshops, experimental problem solving, and open exchange among people working on or interested in social enterprise and the non-profit sector. Whether you are an experienced social entrepreneur, or just beginning to think about an earned income strategy, this one day conference will help you refine and develop your strategy.  What are the questions to ask in starting a social enterprise? What are the lessons learned, best practices and greatest mistakes? As a mature social enterprise, what are the next set of issues, and who do you ask for unique solutions relating to the work you are doing? What is the best way to articulate the impact of your work? All of these aspects will be covered in the one day conference with session leaders who are experts in what they do. For more information, please visit our website, email socialenterprize@tricofoundation.ca, or phone (403) 228-6756. Thank you for your interest and assistance in spreading the word. We look forward to seeing you in Calgary on November 17,...