Welcome to the Social Enterprise Alliance - Los Angeles.  We hope you'll join us both at our local events, and by joining the national organization.

The Social Enterprise Alliance is the only member organization in North America to bring together the diverse field of social enterprise, whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just dipping your toe in the water. 

We're here as a local chapter to support, educate and connect with you.  Take a minute to learn about us, our building blocksresourcesmembers, FAQs and more.  Stay on top of what we're doing by signing up for our newsletter (on the right)

We hope you join our vibrant and growing community of social enterprises today! 

  • Friday, February 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Join SEA During the 20% Off Membership Campaign

    SEA is offering 20% off any new membership sign-ups, upgrades and renewals using the discount code “NEWYEAR16” now through February 12th.

    SEA provides its members with the resources, connections and recognition they need to succeed. Through its knowledge center and newsletter, SEA spreads information, news and tools to help social enterprises do their work better. SEA’s member directorychapter support networks and annual convening bring the field together and provide members with valuable connections. The job boardevents portal and online marketplace allow members to promote their work on a national scale.




  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM
    Impact HUB Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA

    SEA-LA Board & Membership Retreat & Networking

    Join us as we look ahead to our 2016 calendar.

    Visioning Meeting will be from 12noon - 3pm

    @ Impact HUB Los Angeles

    Networking & Mingle will be from 3pm - 5pm

    @ Arts District Brewing Co.

    on the Ground Floor of Impact HUB LA

    We are excited to share a day of visioning & networking with all of our members. 

    If you can't make all day feel free to come for part.

  • Monday, February 29, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Antioch University Los Angeles in Culver City, CA

    Reinventing the News: Entrepreneurs Creating Public Service News Businesses

    Meet the journalists who are reinventing the news business as social enterprise. As cultural, economic and tech trends roil traditional news media, some of Southern California's best journalists are launching or moving into nonprofit and social venture startups to find new ways of providing investigative and public service reporting for their communities.


    Myron Levin, Editor,
    Jason Alcorn, Associate Director,
    Norberto Santana Jr., Publisher, Voice of Orange County (
    Janine Werner, Founder,
    Larry Gordon, education reporter,
    Moderator: Sue Cross, Institute for Nonprofit News and SEA-LA board member



    Sponsored by the masters program in nonprofit management, Antioch University





    Parking: Parking is available in the structure for 400 Corporate Pointe, on levels 6 or 7. The entrance to the campus is from the 4th floor of the parking garage, across the courtyard and through the glass doors. Discounted parking is available for purchase from our campus services center, for $7, payable by cash or check (no credit cards). Our campus services center is on the first floor, down the hall to the left of your room, and then an immediate right.

    Metered parking is available on Hannum and Buckingham, but please pay attention to posted signs for time limits.

    Room location:  A1000-1002 is located on the first floor. When you enter the building, make a right before the elevator and follow the hallway down you'll see A1000-1002 on your right.

    Consider carpooling:  Here's an app to get started:

  • Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 05:00 PM
    Skirball Cultural Center

    SVP Fast Pitch 16


    Be inspired by the next generation of social innovators. Social Venture Partners coaches high-potential nonprofits to tell their story in a powerful 3-minute pitch. The spark that the Social Innovation Fast Pitch creates can change the trajectory for these leaders, their organizations, and our communities. Witness the energy first hand. Join us for the Social Innovation Fast Pitch Event and Showcase on Tuesday, March 8th (5 PM doors and reception, 6:30 PM program begins). Tickets on sale now!


    About the Event

    Tuesday, March 8th

    Skirball Cultural Center | 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

    Doors & Reception | 5:00pm

    Program | 6:30pm


    • Early Bird Tickets:  $65 until 2/5
    • General Admission Tickets:  $70 from 2/6 to 2/29
    • Last-Minute and Walk-Up Tickets:  $80 from 3/1 to 3/8
  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Grantsmanship Center

    Investing in Social Enterprises: A Tale of Two Perspectives

    Curious about how to best invest in and support social enterprises? Wondering what funders are looking for in a social enterprise? This is the event for you!
    Come join SEA-LA and REDF for an educational and inspiring session on investment in social enterprises. We will share REDF’s unique model and discuss the unique aspects of investing in social enterprises. The evening will cover two perspectives—the funder’s and the social enterprise’s-- and examine how to think about investing in social enterprises, what to look for, and how to best position a social enterprise for funding.  
    REDF is a California-based intermediary that focuses on supporting social enterprises that are creating jobs and employment opportunities for people who face the greatest barriers to work. Since 1998, REDF has assessed hundreds of non-profit social enterprises, and funded and worked with many. As part of our work, we are endeavoring to build out the social enterprise ecosystem in southern California, through partnerships, education, and investment in social enterprise.


  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 06:00 PM

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