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Thanks to the generosity of the Crane Group, all of SocialVentures’ programs and events can offer American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing. If you require this service, please indicate this by checking the box provided on the registration form, or by sending an email to info@socialventurescbus.com.

Videos

SocialVentures: Positioned to Prosper 2018 (3 min.)

On August 7, 2018, more than 200 individuals joined SocialVentures for a celebration of Central Ohio's advancements in the social enterprise arena. At this event, SocialVentures released its fourth annual report, announced SocialVentures' first investment through its Social Ventures Fund in Roosevelt Coffee Roasters, and shared that SocialVentures will co-host the first ever Philanthropitch Columbus event, scheduled for March 2019.

SocialVentures: Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase Highlights 2017 (1 min.)

The Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase took place on October 24, 2017, and featured Austin, Texas-based Dan Graham (Philanthropitch) as the keynote speaker, along with five nonprofit organizations, who presented their social enterprise concepts. The five organizations were participants in SocialVentures' Nonprofit Catalyst Program, an eight-month immersion initiative. The Nonprofit Catalyst 2017 cohort included The Center for Balanced Living, Equality Ohio, Rebuilding Together, US Together and YMCA.

SocialVentures: Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase Highlights 2017

The Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase took place on October 24, 2017, and featured Austin, Texas-based Dan Graham (Philanthropitch) as the keynote speaker, along with five nonprofit organizations, who presented their social enterprise concepts. The five organizations were participants in SocialVentures' Nonprofit Catalyst Program, an eight-month immersion initiative. The Nonprofit Catalyst 2017 cohort included The Center for Balanced Living, Equality Ohio, Rebuilding Together, US Together and YMCA.

SocialVentures and Growlers Dog Bones Featured on WTTE TV28

On August 15, 2017, WTTE TV28 featured SocialVentures President and CEO, Allen J. Proctor, along with Growlers Dog Bones' Founder Amy Noltemeyer, to discuss the rise of social enterprise in Central Ohio.

Center for Social Enterprise Development: Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase Highlights 2016

The Center for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) hosted its first Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase on October 25, 2016. Five nonprofits (Boys & Girls Clubs Columbus, Community Shares of Mid Ohio, Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, Gladden Community House and IMPACT Community Action) completed Columbus’ first eight-month SE Catalyst immersion initiative, and presented their business concepts to leadership from local nonprofits and foundations.

Columbus Business First’s 2012 Corporate Caring Awards

On April 19, 2012, Allen Proctor delivered the keynote at Columbus Business First’s Corporate Caring Awards Luncheon. He introduced the concept of social enterprise, and advocated for increased corporate support through this new model by incorporating capital investment and business planning support for nonprofits seeking ways to earn revenue, in addition to corporations’ traditional volunteering and philanthropy initiatives.

2011 TEDx Claremont Colleges: “A Vision for Successful Nonprofits”

In this presentation, Allen Proctor explores the expectations that society has for the nonprofit sector to be reliable providers of community resources to meet community needs—while (and because) the for-profit sector can’t provide those solutions without losing money. He challenges the audience to consider the different sets of criteria that nonprofits require in order to be successful.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Minnesota Council on Foundations Joint Conference CEO/Trustee Dinner - November 1, 2012

Allen Proctor discusses bridging the differences among donors, foundations and nonprofits. From criticism related to overhead and fundraising expenses to demonstrating impact and return on investment, the pressure is immense. But consistently aligning our resources with the core community needs that inspired nonprofits’ missions must remain at the forefront of our focus to affect positive change in the social sector.

Columbus Foundation 2011: “Nonprofit as Profit Earning Entity”

In this segment, Allen Proctor illustrates through financial and employment statistics during the recent recession that while the needs of the community fluctuate dramatically, nonprofit contributions have remained stagnant since the 1980s. These points underscore his main point, that in order to continue to meet the demands of the community, nonprofits will need to seek other methods of generating revenue.

Ohio Latino and Hispanic Affairs Commission June 2015: “New Approaches to Serving Our Communities: Social Enterprise”

In this introduction to the concept of social enterprise, Allen Proctor provides specific examples of mission-money challenges that nonprofits frequently face, and how social enterprise is on the rise to address these challenges.

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