• Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Webinar - Social Enterprise Messaging Guidelines: Communicating a Unified Message

    Leeann Alameda, REDF’s Director of Communications, and Emily McNab, Associate Director in APCO Worldwide’s San Francisco office, will be presenting results and take aways from the extensive social enterprise messaging study they conducted last year. This webinar will guide you in crafting a message that accurately reflects your organization and its mission. You won't want to miss the study highlights and insights into effective communication!

    Social Enterprise Alliance, along with REFD and APCO Worldwide and pleased to offer a fresh new webinar on social enterprise messaging: Social Enterprise Messaging Guidelines: Communicating a Unified Message, on Tuesday, November 25th at 1PM CDT. The Social Enterprise Messaging Guidelines provides overarching messaging for social enterprises and more specifically those focused on employment, as well as tailored guidance for communicating to specific audiences. In this webinar, Leeann Alameda and Emily McNab will share the study’s methodology, findings, and the recommended messaging

    To register go to this link:

    Be sure to register in advance, as space is limited and registration closes two hours before the start.

    If you are not yet a member of SEA, consider signing up now for an individual or organizational membership and receive this webiner free!  Log on to to check out the membership benefits and start the process of becoming a member of SEA.

  • Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 06:00 PM through November 29, 2014
    Exhibit and Convention Center Expo Bancomer Santa Fe, Mexico City

    6th Global Social Business Summit in Mexico City

    About Global Social Business Summit

    Over the past years, Professor Muhammad Yunus has taken the experience and expertise gained from the success of Grameen Bank, to introduce a new business model – Social Business. A social business is a non-dividend company created to solve a social problem. Like an NGO, it has a social mission and like a firm it generates its own revenues to cover costs. Investors may recoup their investment. All profits are reinvested for growth and innovation, or to seed new social business ventures. The Global Social Business Summit is the worldwide leading forum for social business to spread awareness of social business and to foster discussions and collaborations for new social business ventures.

    Virgilio Barco

    Latin America Director

    Norwell Coquillard

    President and CEO
    ENACTUS China

    Dominique Dauster

    Managing Director
    perfect day

    Javier de la Calle

    Nacional Monte de Piedad

    Francisco Camacho

    Executive VP
    Danone Waters

    Fernando Gonzalez


    David Gorodyansky

    Founder and CEO

    Prof. Andreas Heinecke

    Founder and CEO
    Dialogue Social Enterprise

    Ujal Ibrahim

    Supervisor New Business
    Yunus Centre

    Maoz Inon

    Fauzi Azar Inn

    Enrique Jacob Rocha


    Karin Jestin

    Secretary General
    Fondation Lombard Odier

    Alicia Lebrija

    Executive President
    Fundación Televisa

    Anita Nowak

    Director of Operations
    McGill's Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC

    Scot Rank

    Walmart Mexico and Central America

    Hans Reitz

    Grameen Creative Lab

    Jaime Reyes

    Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology
    State of Jalisco

    Dr. Nathalie von Siemens

    Managing Director
    Siemens Stiftung

    Cheryl Yeoh


    Prof. Muhammad Yunus

    Nobel Peace Laureate



  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Webinar - A discussion on the Privilege Economy and Invisible Capital

    Chris Rabb Social Impact Fellow at Fox School of Business and Kevin Lynch, CEO of SEA will be discussing the idea of a privilege economy and the role of invisible capital in creating it. They'll address tough questions about gender, race and everything in between raised in Chris Rabb's book- Invisible Capital and Lynch's piece on HuffPost - Social Enterprise and the Privilege Economy. You'll develop a stronger approach to social enterprise impact by understanding the hidden forces it helps overcome.

    Look for an email soon with registration details!

    If you are not yet a member of SEA, consider signing up now for an individual or organizational membership and receive this webiner free!  Log on to to check out the membership benefits and start the process of becoming a member of SEA.

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    MADE by DWC

    SEA/LA Holiday Party 2014


    Join us at our annual SEA/LA Holiday event
    Thursday, December 11th from 6:00-9:30pm
    Hosted by
    MADE by DWC
    Learn about Downtown Women’s Center innovative business
    model to break the cycles of chronic unemployment and homelessness
    by empowering women to discover talents and develop skills
    through vocational opportunities and generate economic
    and social capital to support programs at DWC.
    Find the perfect holiday gift from our handMADE
    product line of unique gifts created by the women of DWC.
    All this while meeting other members of our local
    Social Enterprise Alliance Los Angeles chapter.



    325 S. Los Angeles Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
    Click here for directions to our Resale Boutique!





    Continue the mingling and merriment afterwards on the LA ART WALK!


    Any questions email Joe

  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 09:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    St. Vincent Meals On Wheels in Los Angeles, CA

    LA Kitchen Site Visit and Volunteer Day

    We are excited to have another Site Visit to LA Kitchen on January 10th, 2015.

    We thought volunteering as a group would be a great way to give back, learn more about this great social enterprise and build our community.

    Please make sure you sign up directly at the LA Kitchen Volunteer Website for January 10th.  Space is limited.



    L.A. Kitchen’s mission is to reclaim healthy, local food that would otherwise go to waste, and use it to empower, nourish, and engage the community.


    L.A. Kitchen believes that:

      1. Neither food nor people should ever go to waste. We recognize the potential of the community’s existing resources and are dedicated to revealing their power to nourish and uplift.
      2. All people have potential, and every person has a role in strengthening the community. We will engage all volunteers, staff, and students in meaningful, impactful work.
      3. Hunger isn’t about food. We will work to address the root causes of poverty, employing a variety of dynamic approaches to nourish the community.
      4. Programs should empower individuals and inspire independence. We will only partner with organizations that share these values, providing them with nutritious meals to help achieve their mission, strengthen their clients, and uplift the community.
      5. Our impact will not be measured in pounds moved or meals served. We will employ nuanced metrics to provoke deeper dialogue about food, hunger and poverty.
      6. Wealth derived from the community should be reinvested locally. We use our resources to strengthen the local economy and invest in the future of our employees.
      7. We will not apply shallow overhead practices. We will challenge status quo, providing all employees a living wage and opportunities to invest in their future retirement.
      8. Investments should be made in both the present and the future. We will promote intergenerational programming that empowers all individuals, young and old alike.
      9. Action should be paired with advocacy. We will use our resources to educate and promote policy ideas that elevate issues and mitigate future need.
      10. Transparency is an essential part of improving programs. We will operate and make decisions in full view of the community we serve.
      11. Smart solutions should be shared. We will be open-source, sharing our model and welcoming all visitors.



  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 09:00 AM through September 19, 2015

    SEA Summit 15 - Denver


    Summit 15 goes to Denver!

    The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) has announced that its 2015 annual Summit will be held in Denver next September 16-18.

    Denver brings a lot to the table for the Social Enterprise Alliance,” said Kevin Lynch, President & CEO of SEA.  “The combination of several universities with strong social enterprise programs, the city’s popularity with Millennials, and the fact that Denver is itself home to many strong social enterprises makes Denver the perfect location for the national conference.”

    SEA’s Denver Chapter will serve as Host for Summit15.  The Host Committe is led by Tamra Ryan, CEO of The Women’s Bean Project , Janine Vanderburg, President and CEO of JVA Consulting, and Catherine Henry, Executive Director of Work Options for Women.  All three women run successful social enterprises.
    Other important social enterprises calling Colorado home include AspenPointe, VSA Access Gallery, Blue Star Recyclers, SAME (So All May Eat) Café, ARC Thrift Stores and Hope Tank, among many others.

    Lynch said Denver is the perfect city for Summit15, as the very things that attract Millennials to Denver — a vibrant downtown, a transportation infrastructure that makes it easy to get around without a car, and many socially conscious businesses–also make it attractive to Summit attendees including SEA members and others interested in developing or expanding social enterprises.
    “We’re very excited about coming to Denver,” Lynch said. “I know that working with this vibrant SEA Chapter market, we will develop our most compelling Summit yet. Combine that with the natural draw of Denver and the Rocky Mountains and we expect record attendance.”

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