Local Chapter Benefits
Access to Seasoned Professionals, Diverse Community: Speakers and members include professionals with expertise in financing, marketing, operations, and more. Some have worked in both the for-profit and not-for-profit SE environments, so you get the benefits of economic cross training.
Los Angeles-area SE tours: Facility tours of current SE’s, with time for networking before and questions after, help people see new ways to address common challenges. For students and entrepreneurs, this often is one of the first opportunities to see the SE concepts in practice!
Effective, Inexpensive Networking: Low-cost networking events designed around a focused topic, so our members can hear multiple points of views on a specific area. Creating and operating a SE is a journey, and gaining a network of support can be a big advantage.
Advocacy on Key Policy Areas: Highlights measures that may impact social enterprises and promote social enterprises working in four key areas: Homelessness & Housing, Reentry & Criminal Justice, Procurement, and Sustainability.
LA Public Sector Opportunities: Education on opportunities with the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles and assistance navigating initiatives such as The County of Los Angeles Social Enterprise Certification and Procurement Preference program and LA City employment initiatives utilizing social enterprises as the mechanism for transitional employment and job readiness.