9/13/12 – 9/15/12 Finger Lakes Social Eship Institute
The Center for Transformative Action is hosting the first annual “Finger Lakes Social Entrepreneurship Institute” to be held at Cornell University and downtown Ithaca from Thursday, September 13 to Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Social entrepreneurs are creating thriving social ventures by redefining what for-profit and non-profit means. They are bridging social and ideological differences because they know that listening for shared values, common objectives, and opportunities for mutual benefit helps create local economies that are just, sustainable, and work for everyone.
Dozens of workshops and panels are being offered–led by experienced social entrepreneurs, inspiring change makers, and leading experts in the field. Workshops will include: how to blend for-profit and non-profit purposes; the power of storytelling; developing networks for local investing; taking a holistic approach to grant development; transforming habits of being within privileged and marginalized groups; identifying mentors and key partners; achieving financial sustainability and promoting ecological sustainability; and co-creating inclusive community leadership, all while learning how to use equity as the driver for growth.