Tentative dates for 2015 SEA-LA events (last Monday of the month with some exceptions)

May 26, June 22, *July 27, *October 26, December 3  *Denotes Board Meetings

"It's the best party in town on a Monday night!" - Norah Edelstein

  • 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.”




  • Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 01:00 PM
    230 W. Avenue 26

    Tea & Empathy





    Sunday, September 20, 2015
    ​1:00-3:00 PM
    ​230 West Avenue 26
    Los Angeles, CA  90031


    This summer L.A. Kitchen opened a brand new 20,000 sq foot commercial kitchen near Downtown, and you are invited to their first tea party!

    L.A. Kitchen believes that neither food nor people should ever go to waste.

    ​​It is a teaching kitchen that uses reclaimed food to feed low-income senior citizens.​  By ​salvaging healthy, local food that would otherwise be discarded, training men and women who are unemployed for jobs, and providing healthy meals to fellow citizens, L.A. Kitchen empowers, nourishes, and engages the community.

    This tea will be hands on: we will break down produce and help prepare healthy meals for seniors, hear from ​L.A. Kitchen's visionary ​founder​,​ Robert Egger, and enjoy tea and company in their new ​facility.

    Children (12 and up) are welcome to this tea, or feel free to bring a guest who might be interested in L.A. Kitchen’s mission.  If you can attend, please bring a small plate of treats (sweet or savory) for the tea, and a small donation ($25 per person is suggested) for the cause. 

    For more information, or to make a donation:
    For a recent L.A. Times piece about L.A. Kitchen:
    For more about Tea & Empathy:

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 01:00 PM · $10.00 USD
    Impact HUB LA in Los Angeles, CA

    Crowd-funding- Use it Before It Gets Away??


    Crowd-funding, the process of financing a project, charity or business from a large number of small investors or donors has delivered $16 billion into the hands of entrepreneurs. Some say that by 2016, it will provide more funding than that provided by traditional venture capital funds. But signs of "corporatizing” loom on the horizon…unless we reclaim its paradigm-shifting power.

    Want to know…

    • The facts versus the hype about crowd-funding?
    • How to choose the right crowdfunding platform?
    • What makes a great crowdfunding campaign….and the most common mistakes?
    • Why crowdfunding in Great Britain is better serving grassroots entrepreneurs and community groups?

     Join us for a visit with two experts in this evolving field-

    •  Barry E. James, Co-founder of UK’s Crowdfunding All-Party Parliamentary Group, Founder, TheCrowdfunding Centre, serial entrepreneur and writer.
    •  Kathleen Minogue, Founder, Crowdfund Better



    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1:00-3:00 PM   AT


    830 Traction Ave, #3A  (Arts District)

    Los Angeles, CA 90013




  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM through October 01, 2015

    2015 #MakeChange Award Nomination Deadline!

    Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2015 at 11:59pm (PST) 


    Register your enterprise in Los Angeles today and be included on our invitation list for the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, December 8th!  

    Categories for the nominations include the following:

    People's Choice Of The Year 

    *All nominations will automatically be entered into the People's Choice Of The Year category
    Q1: What is the People's Choice Of The Year Award?

    A1: After nominations close, the public will be given an opportunity to VOTE for their favorite nominee via a Twitter hashtag.  The voting period will run until December 8th (11:59 PM PST).  Once the Voting Period closes, no more votes will be accepted and the results will be revealed during the Awards and the nominee with the most votes will be awarded the "People's Choice Of The Year".  Tweets submitted after the Voting Period closes will not be counted.

    Q2: How do I vote for the "People's Choice Of The Year" category for the 2015 #MakeChange Awards? 

    A2: There is one (1) voting method to participate in this People's Choice Of The Year Award: Twitter account holders may participate by posting, from their Twitter account ("Twitter ID"), a Twitter message ("Tweet") with the assigned nominee hashtag corresponding to ONE of the nominees that is their favorite.  Retweets will be counted as a valid vote as long as you do not add a comment and misspellings will not be counted.  Hashtags will be promoted after nominations closes on September 30th.  

    Q3: Who can vote for the "People's Choice Of The Year" category for the 2015 #MakeChange Awards?

    A3: Voting is open to all individuals with a valid Twitter account (visit to register for an account).  For your vote to be counted, your Twitter account setting must be set to public.  

    Q4: How many times can I vote for the "People's Choice Of The Year" category for the 2015 #MakeChange Awards?

    A4: There is a limit of one (1) vote per Twitter ID.  Any Twitter message posts made after your first vote for a nominee will NOT be counted.  
  • Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at 11:30 AM · 11 rsvps
    The California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA

    2015 #MakeChange Awards

    Nominations Are Now Open!


    The 2015 MakeChange Awards in Los Angeles recognizes companies and organizations creating the most impact for a better Los Angeles!

    The awards will recognize both non-profit and for-profit sectors based in Los Angeles that create the most positive impact.  The nominated enterprises will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 1) Sustainable Growth & Financial Performance, 2) Innovation & Creativity, 3) Impacts & Improvements, 4) Customer & Community Engagement, 5) Leadership Management, 6) Ethical Business Management, and 7) Workplace Well-Being. 

    Register your enterprise in Los Angeles today and be included on our invitation list for the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, December 8th!  

    Categories for the nominations include the following: 

    Registration for all nominees will close on Wednesday, September 30th (11:59 PM).  

    *This category will compile all the nominations for an online vote 

     Thanks to our partners on this event!

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    To download the Sponsorship Opportunities .pdf, click here >> 


  • Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 06:00 PM

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