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North Texas Social Enterprise U. - Comprehensive Forum on Building a Social...

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Government support and philanthropic dollars are growing tighter for most ventures which make it more important than ever for nonprofits to develop alternative sources of revenue and gain a better understanding of how to increase their sustainability.

Social Enterprise University is a comprehensive forum that will teach participants the fundamentals of how to build a business venture to support the organization’s mission and build sustainability through social enterprise. Participants will leave with potential business ideas and the fundamental tools and tactics an organization can use to effectively implement a sustainable process to get their social enterprise ideas off the ground.

Stand-alone classes, each one builds on the one before to integrate a plan of action to effectively attain sustainability.

Co-sponsored by Score & SVP

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Investment: $185. for the entire course curriculum; $50. per individual class.

Class One: Starting Your Social Enterprise Business… A social enterprise is a business created to further a social purpose in a financially sustainable way.

A hands-on primer on what it takes to establish a social enterprise. This session defines the various types of social enterprises and the success steps to starting and funding one. It identifies the questions that must be addressed prior to embarking on a social enterprise so there are no surprises! Participants will learn the tools to improve revenue diversity and increase program sustainability through unrestricted renewable revenue by leveraging their business assets. Instructor: Niki McCuistion, CSP Foundation for Responsible Television, and managing partner McCuistion and Associates.

Class Two: How to Develop a Business Plan

To be successful, a social enterprise should be managed and operated like a business, even when positioned as a nonprofit. So, based on entrepreneurship and business principles, this session will help you start your first Business Plan. Instructor: Vin Hoey, Managing Director of Strategic4Insight, Inc..

  1. To set goals, a blueprint to achieve them, and plan start-up and growth.
  2. Provide a platform to gain resources.
  3. Communicate among those involved in the venture.

Class Three: Strategies for Sales and Marketing

Marketing and salesis part of the social venture process. Identifying who your target market is, who’s your competition, what are the current trends that will impact your ideas, and doing your market research is a critical step to the successful achievement of your mission. You will learn the essential steps to building a comprehensive and strategic marketing and sales plan that will help you meet your social enterprise goals. Instructor: Ann Ranson, president of Bottom Line 3 Marketing.

Class Four: Basic Business Financials

Profit does not equal cash. This session focuses on what any business must do to do stay in business and make a profit! You’ll leave more financial savvy, with a better understanding of what gross, net, profits, cash flow, working capital, P&L and all that means to more effectively manage your revenue. Instructor: Larry Nelson, Certfied Mentor: SCORE.

Class Five: The Legal Side of a Social Enterprise Business Venture

This session explores why social enterprise is a viable alternative, which structure may be best for your organization’s needs, the professional partnerships that may be needed, explains unrelated business income tax, and how to apply the social enterprise litmus test. Instructor: Erin McClarty, principal of Erin McClarty, PLLC.

Class Six: Telling Your Business’ Unique Story

Your story needs to be part of your business plan. Stories bring information to life. Are you telling your story in a way that intrigues potential investors and customers and moves them to do business with you? In this session you’ll learn how to share your story to connect, inspire and compel people to action. Instructor: TBD.

Class Schedule

Thurs Oct 18 from 1:30 - 4:30 - Niki

Thurs Nov 1 from 1:30 - 4:30 - Vin

Thurs Nov 8 from 1:30 - 4:30 - Ann

Thurs Nov 15 from 1:30 - 4:30 - Larry

Thurs Nov 29 from 1:30 - 4:30 - Erin

Thurs Dec 6 frmom 1:30 - 4:30 - tbd


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