Social Enterprise Alliance / Los Angeles





April 12-16     Summit in Nashville

May 19           Educational Program

June 30          Site Visit

July 21           Educational Program

August           NO MEETING

Sept 29          Site Visit

Nov 3            Educational

Dec 11           Holiday Party

 ALL MEETINGS WILL BE $15 for non-members, $10 for students and FREE for SEA National Members (see list on right to see if you are current)

Q. What is a social enterprise?

A. A social enterprise is an organization or venture that achieves its primary social or environmental mission using business methods. The social needs addressed by social enterprises and the business models they use are as diverse as human ingenuity. Social enterprises build a more just, sustainable world by applying market-based strategies to today's social problems.

Q. Are all social enterprises nonprofits?

A. The social enterprise movement includes both nonprofits that use business models to pursue their mission and for-profits whose primary purposes are social. Social mission is primary and fundamental; the organizational form depends on what will best advance the social mission.

Q. Where do "social entrepreneurs" fit in?

A. Social entrepreneurs are individuals who pursue opportunities to create pattern-breaking change in inequitable systems, whether through social enterprises or other means.

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Support for the SEEED Commission Act HR 2043


David Cicilline [D-RI1]

CO-SPONSORS so far...
Connolly, Gerald [D-VA11]
Enyart, William [D-IL12]
Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI1]
Langevin, James “Jim” [D-RI2]
McCollum, Betty [D-MN4]
Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY10]
Welch, Peter [D-VT0]
Wilson, Frederica [D-FL24]
Pocan, Mark [D-WI2]
Lee, Barbara [D-CA13]
Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD8]
Schiff, Adam [D-CA28]
Costa, Jim [D-CA16]

Waxman, Henry [D-CA33]



Congressional Rep Meeting

Started by Benjamin Bledsoe in General Discussion Aug 7. 0 Replies

Upon receiving the e-mail from the SEA regarding the congressional recess, I thought it would be great if the SEA/LA chapter could have joint meetings. Rather than have representatives try to cram hundreds of meetings into their brief recess, why…Continue

Tags: Congress, Act, SEEED

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in California

Started by James Gilmer in General Discussion Feb 18. 0 Replies

If you're looking to start your own California nonprofit organization, there are numerous steps to register with certain state and federal agencies.Beginning with the question, "Is a new nonprofit really necessary?,"…Continue

Tags: start nonprofit, California, nonprofit, incorporate, register

D-Prize Offers Funding & Mentoring to New Social Enterprises

Started by SEA Los Angeles in General Discussion Oct 16, 2013. 0 Replies

D-Prize is an organization that funds new social enterprises. They believe the world has already discovered effective technologies to eradicate poverty, but those solutions have yet to…Continue

Tags: international, funding, enterprise, social

Flipping B2C to C2B. Can Consumer Take the Lead in Disaster Recovery?

Started by Christopher J Girdwood in General Discussion Aug 26, 2013. 0 Replies

According to the Insurance Information Institute, up to 40 percent of businesses affected by a natural or man-made disaster never reopen. What’s more, the entrepreneurial spirit around the globe continues to rise to new heights, but I just sit here…Continue

Tags: preparedness, consumerism, disaster, pledge, crowd-funding

Blog Posts

Engaging Community through Social Enterprise

Posted by Dena Younkin on June 23, 2014 at 9:30am 3 Comments

   As a Social Entrepreneur living and working in Los Angeles, I’m often faced with some serious questions regarding the development of our communities, specifically as it relates to poverty.  How can brick and mortar structures address social…


Introduction to Sweet Deeds - a bakery on a mission to find a cure for childhood cancers

Posted by Eran Conforty on May 19, 2014 at 3:44pm 0 Comments


My name is Eran Conforty and I am the founder of Sweet

Sweet Deeds is a bakery on a mission to bake a difference in the lives of thousands of children with cancer.

We are a for - profit  that…


Can Consumers Take the Lead in Disaster Recovery?

Posted by Christopher J Girdwood on August 29, 2013 at 3:05pm 2 Comments

According to the Insurance Information Institute, up to 40 percent of businesses affected by a natural or man-made disaster never reopen. What’s more, the entrepreneurial spirit around the globe continues to rise to new heights, but I just sit…


Impact of Faith and Profit in MED - Case Study

Posted by Heidi Dunham on August 16, 2013 at 10:51am 0 Comments

Christian vs Secular

Both Christian and secular MFIs should operate in similar manners or…



Altepeter, Joe (Board)
Bergman, Beth
Benoist, Gray
Blackwood, LaWanda
Brodwin, Howard
Buehler, Kai
Butler, LaMecia
Caimano, Vincent
Castaneda, Keri
Chern, Karen
Chin, Emily
Clay, Pamela
Cruz, Johana
De La Loza Rivera, Nicole
Densmore, Betsy (Board)
Donaldson, Darla
Dooling, Catherine
Edelstein, Norah (Board)
Ersoylu, Leah
Espinoza, Sarah
Friendly, Rebecca
Gail, Max (Board)
Garrett, Cory
Gilbreath, Aimee
Girdwood, Christopher
Hawthorne, Latoya
Hoffman, Jennifer
Holton, Archie
Howard-Mariscal, Ami
Jackson-Zapata, Cecily
Jacobson, Pamela (Board)
Kale, Trevor
Kim, Mika
Kietzma, David
Kiritz, Cathleen
Larson, Molly
Lensing, Scott
Lee, Vivienne (Board)
Lindler, Nicole
Loranger, Mark
Lykins, Brooke
Martin, Lauree
Morehead, Claudia
Mosher, Holly (Board)
North, Angela
Ramos, David
Resnik, Laurenne
Sawa, Ken
Shah, Ravi
Stenson, Hollie
Stevens, David
Stone, Amy
Tompkins, Brian
Truatwein, Mary Beth
Wagner, Carolyn
Wai, Vanessa
Watson, Lisa
Welch, Zoe
Williams,  Kim
Wilson, Elizabeth (Board)
Winski, Debra
Younkin, Dena


Cervantes, Ellen (expired)
Chen, Way-Ting (expired)
Collins, Vanda (expired)
Doi, Kerry (expired)
Dorsey, Alex (expired)
Fitzpatrick-Wilks, Janet (expired)
Foster, Michele (expired)
Helfrich, Tiffany (expired)
Huang, Suzanne (expired)
Hudson, Paul (expired)
Jackley, Jessica (expired)
Johnson, Shannon (expired)
Kerr, Janet (expired)
Kramer, Janet (expired)
Lewis, James (expired)
Mauriello, Dana (expired)
Munoz, Deborah (expired)
Northrop, Gayle (expired)
Paez, Paul (expired)
Palacios, Lorena (expired)
Sall, David (expired)
Santizo, Iczel (expired)
Solis, Catalina (expired)
Sullivan, John (Board) (expired)
Tischler, Ryan (expired)
Tompkins, Brian (expired)
Waller, Raleigh (expired)
Weber, Margaret (expired)
Weston, Whitney (expired)
Xue, Hanyu (Yolanda) (expired)
Yancor, Suelen (expired)

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