SVI alum and Social Enterprise leader, Kevin Lynch featured in Axiom News

Opportunity to Create Social Economy is Now: Kevin Lynch
Social Enterprise Alliance CEO says social entrepreneurs are the secret weapon to change the world

March 8, 2012 was proclaimed Social Enterprise Day by the City of Vancouver. Speaking at an event honoring that proclamation, SVI alum Kevin Lynch emphasized the importance of social entrepreneurs and their passion in shaping the economy.

Vertality2: A Celebration of Renewed Vitality

January 26 – 27, 2012
Club 560, Vancouver, BC

Vertality2, an eco-chic celebration of renewed vitality, is a place to connect with Vancouver's community of change-makers, innovators and sustainability entrepreneurs.

What: performance art | fine tunes  | local organic eats | new connections 

Who: change-makers | innovators | sustainability entrepreneurs | new friends

Nonprofit Leadership Skills for Social Change with Andy Robinson

October 12 – 16, 2011
Hollyhock, Canada's Lifelong Learning Center, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC

In October, Andy Robinson will be leading a five-day intensive at Hollyhock: Nonprofit Leadership Skills for Social Change. He will cover everything you need to run a successful, visionary nonprofit: strong mission, board leadership, fundraising, messaging and marketing, succession planing, avoiding burnout, and more.

Renewal2 Investment Company, Alter Eco, in New York Times

On June 23rd, Alter Eco, a Renewal2 portfolio company, was featured in the printed Edition of The New York Times.  The article presented Alter Eco as a successful social venture that is able to attract “talented people” and specifically names Alter Eco's VP of Sales Kate Tierney as a prime example.  Writer Susan Moran explains how “tough times may be increasing interest in social ventures” and uses an Alter Eco as an example of a firm that supports “companies that are doing the right thing right from the start”.

Mike Hannigan

Mike Hannigan, President and co-Founder of Give Something Back - Office Supplies.

Mike was born in Pensacola, Florida. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy from U.C. San Diego and his M.A. in Criminology from U.C. Berkeley. He began work for the Xerox Corporation and built his career in management for business products companies for the next decade until starting GSB.

Social Enterprise Dragons Call for Letters of Intent (LOI)

The Social Enterprise Dragons event is a special business case contest where three social enterprises pitch their key business opportunity or challenge to an expert panel. Prizes include the opportunity to work with JDQ Systems Inc. (leading business performance improvement consultants) to solve their enterprise challenge, a technical assistance grant of $2,500 from enp, and a $15,000 funding award from Vancity Community Foundation to implement solutions.

Social Enterprise Dragons

April 27 – 28, 2011
Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, BC

Through a popular Letters of Intent (LOI) process, the Social Enterprise Dragons event selects case study presentations from three local social enterprises each year. The groups then share their story with an expert panel and an audience of their peers in an evening that begins with a cocktail reception and market place before moving onto the presentations. Each group receives feedback from the panel, with the goal of creating learning through tangible experiences, for both the audience and the presenters.

The event delivers three awards;

An Introduction to Social Enterprise

March 2, 2010
YWCA Hotel, Vancouver, BC
The development of revenue-generating enterprises is challenging. Non-profit organizations need to have significant organizational capacity and an understanding of the realities and risks before embarking on an enterprise initiative.

Social Enterprise Day of Learning

February 26, 2009
Heritage Hall, Vancouver, BC

Social Enterprise Day of Learning takes place in Vancouver on Thursday, February 26.  The day includes the “When the Dragon’s Away” case competition event featuring two local social enterprises, a complimentary lunch, a short update on the BC Social Enterprise Summit, and an rrchitecture of the social economy in Quebec presentation.

Social Enterprise Business Case Competition

Ever wonder what might happen if the dragons left their den and entered the realm of social enterprise? Here is an invitation to a special business case contest where two social enterprises will pitch their key challenges to a judge and jury of their peers.
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