Skip to main content
Jul 8, 2014

Workshops begin for Center for Social Enterprise Development

I am excited to announce the formal launch of the Center for Social Enterprise Development and the subscription phase of the CINCO Fund, LLC.

The first accomplishment of the Center was the release on May 29 of a survey of the understanding, awareness, and involvement of Central Ohio nonprofits in social enterprise.  Not surprisingly, the survey validated the need for both the Center (for training) and the Fund (for capital): it found that the two greatest needs a nonprofit faces are sufficient staff capabilities to operate a start-up enterprise and the availability of adequate start-up capital.

Here are the next four programs of the Center for Social Enterprise Development.  All are focused on helping nonprofits to evaluate their potential to boost their earned revenues through new revenue-generating initiatives.

August 14: Generating New Revenue for Mission-Related Ventures
8am to noon
Otterbein University, 114 Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081
This half-day workshop is offered to leaders of nonprofit organizations who wish to explore Social Enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation, within the context of their own organization’s assets, ideas, and opportunities.   REGISTER HERE

September 25: Building Mission-Related Ventures to Scale
8am to noon
American Electric Power Conference Center
1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215
This half-day workshop for nonprofit leaders is focused on matching the scale of a venture to community need and market opportunity.

October 7: Enterprise Planning and the Snapshot Business Model
8am to 5pm
L Brands
DC 5 Room CR100, 5 Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
This full-day workshop is focused on the nuts and bolts of enterprise planning for nonprofit leaders, with special emphasis on identifying fundamental business plan components and identifying gaps/areas for further investigation.

October 29: Social Enterprise Practice Pitch Day
5pm to 8pm
John Glenn School of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, Page Hall Room 130, 1810 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210
This special event provides mentoring and feedback for budding Social Enterprise leaders, using the funding pitch/presentation format in a non-competitive educational setting.

To register click this link.  For more information on the Center’s programs or about the CINCO Fund, LLC, please contact