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! 

  • Monday, November 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM through June 13, 2016
    Deadline for UCLA Social Enterprise Academy- A Free Incubator for Nonprofit Startups

    UCLA Social Enterprise Academy


    Social Enterprise Academy Offers Coaching and Cash Prizes for “Third Sector” Organizations - Applications Due Now

    The Academies for Social Entrepreneurship and UCLA’s Department of Economics in the Division of Social Sciences are pleased to announce a new Social Enterprise Academy, featuring the talents of UCLA’s students, faculty and alumni.   The Academy supports not-for- profit organizations in developing business ventures that expand their impact and income.  

    Ten organizations will be selected. An eight-session workshop series will help participants select the best enterprise idea, conduct market research AND create a business plan. Students (who will be getting academic credit for the work they perform) will be paired with each organization to assist in the venture development process.

    Each organization will also be matched with experienced private sector entrepreneurs who will coach them in preparing for the business plan competition. This “Showcase” event will take place in late May and early June with cash and pro bono prizes of over $30,000. 

    If your organization would like to participate, please submit a completed application by Monday, November 16th, using the downloadable pdf file on this website.  Selected participants will be notified by December 11th.  The program starts in mid-January and completes in early June. 

    More info:

  • Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at 11:30 AM · 14 rsvps
    The California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA

    MakeChange Awards

    Make LA The Best Place To Work! Registration NOW Open!



    Early registration closes on November 25 (11:59 PM PST) / Regular registration closes on December 3rd (12:00 PM PST)

     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. 


    Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Chito Cajayon is the Vice Chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District's Economic & Workforce Development.  He brings close to 20 years of workforce and economic development experience to the district, which he applies on a daily basis to develop local, regional, and statewide initiatives.  

    Speaker Presenter: Sustainable Business Council 




    Categories for the awards include the following (in alphabetical order): 

    • Conscious Leadership Of The Year
    • [HAPPY] Place To Work For Of The Year
    • Impact Of The Year
    • Innovation Of The Year
    • People's Choice Of The Year*
    • Social Enterprise Of The Year 

    *Public voting period is now closed


    Congratulations to our nominees!



    Thanks to our sponsors on this event!






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


    Thanks to our partners on this event!

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

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