Social Enterprise Alliance / Los Angeles





April 12-16     Summit in Nashville

May 19           Educational Program

June 30          Site Visit

July 28           Educational Program

Aug 25           NO MEETING

Sept 29          Site Visit

Oct 27            Educational Program

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]



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

Do social enterprises have a need (and finances!) for communications / business strategy advisors?

Started by Brittany Ann McClafferty in General Discussion Jun 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm wondering what sort of demand there is for communications / business strategy consultants in social enterprise here in Southern California. My background: My professional background is in agency public relations but, for the past…Continue

Tags: advisor, consultant, strategy, business, public

Blog Posts

Can Consumers Take the Lead in Disaster Recovery?

Posted by Christopher J Girdwood on August 29, 2013 at 3:05pm 0 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…


Book Review of “Billions of Entrepreneurs” by Tarun Khanna

Posted by Heidi Dunham on August 16, 2013 at 10:49am 0 Comments

As demonstrated by author Tarun Khanna, Chinese state ideology is clearly one of centralized control and repression of resistance. This is because it is a…


Recycling Project Funding Inquiry

Posted by Albert KUNIHIRA on June 4, 2013 at 3:56am 0 Comments



Altepeter, Joe (Board)
Bergman, Beth
Benoist, Gray
Brodwin, Howard
Buehler, Kai
Butler, LaMecia
Caimano, Vincent
Castaneda, Keri
Chern, Karen
Chin, Emily
Collins, Vanda
Cruz, Johana
De La Loza Rivera, Nicole
Densmore, Betsy (Board)
Donaldson, Darla
Dooling, Catherine
Edelstein, Norah (Board)
Ersoylu, Leah
Espinoza, Sarah
Friendly, Rebecca
Foster, Michele
Gail, Max (Board)
Garrett, Cory
Gilbreath, Aimee
Girdwood, Christopher
Hawthorne, Latoya
Hoffman, Jennifer
Holton, Archie
Jackson-Zapata, Cecily (Board)
Jacobson, Pamela (Board)
Kale, Trevor
Kerr, Janet
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
Northrop, Gayle
Palacios, Lorena
Ramos, David
Santizo, Iczel
Sawa, Ken
Shah, Ravi
Stone, Amy
Tompkins, Brian
Truatwein, Mary Beth
Wai, Vanessa
Watson, Lisa
Weber, Margaret
Welch, Zoe
Williams,  Kim
Wilson, Elizabeth (Board)
Winski, Debra
Younkin, Dena

Cervantes, Ellen (expired)
Chen, Way-Ting (expired)
Doi, Kerry (expired)
Dorsey, Alex (expired)
Fitzpatrick-Wilks, Janet (expired)
Helfrich, Tiffany (expired)
Huang, Suzanne (expired)
Hudson, Paul (expired)
Jackley, Jessica (expired)
Johnson, Shannon (expired)
Kietzma, David (expired)
Kramer, Janet (expired)
Lewis, James (expired)
Mauriello, Dana (expired)
Munoz, Deborah (expired)
Paez, Paul (expired)
Sall, David (expired)
Solis, Catalina (expired)
Sullivan, John (Board) (expired)
Tischler, Ryan (expired)
Tompkins, Brian (expired)
Waller, Raleigh (expired)
Weston, Whitney (expired)
Xue, Hanyu (Yolanda) (expired)
Yancor, Suelen (expired)

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