Upcoming Social Enterprise Workshops & Grantmaking

Upcoming Social Enterprise Workshops & Grantmaking

Enp-AB is pleased to partner with Innoweave  to offer two exciting events to assist you on your social enterprise journey. We hope that these opportunities will offer organizations at different stages in the social enterprise  development path an opportunity to learn more and provide them with the resources they need to continue on their social enterprise journey.

Workshops

October 7, 2014 Enterprising Non-Profits Alberta: Intro to Social Enterprise Workshop (Calgary)
This workshop is intended for organizations that are interested in social enterprise, but would like to learn more about how starting a social enterprise will affect their organization.

This session will introduce social enterprise and is designed for organizations considering this path in the future. It will explore what social enterprise is, the many forms it can take, and why an organization would consider social enterprise. We will also discuss some of the potential community impacts and review the development path of social enterprise planning. This session will highlight local social enterprises and explore their journey to provide tangible examples of how social enterprise can help your organization further its mission and increase the chances of sustainability in the future.

Workshop details:

  • When: Tuesday, October 7th, from 8:30 am – 11:30 am MST
  • Where: Trico Charitable Foundation, 1003 11 Ave SW, Calgary
  • Cost: $50 for the first team member and $30 for additional attendees

Organizations that participate in this workshop will be eligible to apply for a social enterprise technical assistance/ planning grant for organizational readiness or opportunity identification from Trico Charitable Foundation.

If you are a youth-driven or youth-assisting organization, you may qualify for reduced or free workshop attendance through the Capital One Youth Entrepreneurship Fund.


October 16, 2014 Enterprising Non-Profits Alberta: Social Enterprise Feasibility Workshop (Calgary)

This workshop is intended for organizations that are thinking seriously about creating a social enterprise, and have the readiness to do so. The session will provide information on how to go about creating a social enterprise, but more importantly, it will provide the space and support for leadership teams to think through their next steps in launching a business.

This workshop is intended for leadership teams of organizations – organizations should send 3-4 people to this workshop in order to make the best use of group activity time.

Workshop details:

  • When: Thursday, October 16th, from 8:30am – 4:00pm MST
  • Where: Trico Charitable Foundation, 1003 11 Ave SW, Calgary
  • Cost: $200 per team of 3-4 (or $75 if your organization has attended a past enp “Building your Social Enterprise” workshop)
  • Registration: Space is limited in this session. Please submit an expression of interest by September 29th to info@tricofoundation.ca detailing:

1. Your organization

2. Your social enterprise idea and why you believe it will be successful

3. Names & positions of proposed attendees

Registration decisions will be made by October 3, 2014

Organizations that participate in this workshop will be eligible to apply for a social enterprise planning grant for a feasibility study or business plan.

If you are a youth-driven or youth-assisting organization, you may qualify for reduced or free workshop attendance through the Capital One Youth Entrepreneurship Fund.


Upcoming Grant Round

The deadline for the upcoming grant round is November 20, 2014.

Please note: If your organization is a past attendee of a “Building your Social Enterprise” workshop you are eligible to apply for an enp-AB social enterprise planning grant this fall. Contact us for more information.

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