Social Enterprise is on the Rise!

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Social Enterprise Alliance-Twin Cities board members Jeff Ochs and Brad Brown recently partnered up to write a provocative white paper on the emergence of social business and impact investing in Minnesota.  Their work has already been sparking conversations in the state’s political, legal, entrepreneurial, investor, and foundation communities.  Check out their work and help spread the word. […]

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Minnesota should enact public benefit corporations (via Star Tribune)

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“The state should adopt this business hybrid that enables profits, common good. In his November Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis challenged business leaders to use the power of capitalism to deliberately address social issues, not just to accumulate personal wealth. Other prominent figures like Bill Gates have been making similar appeals for several years. As last […]

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Debt is not a four-letter word! The Use of Debt for Social Enterprise. Event on March 27, 3:30-6:30pm

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Debt is not a four-letter word! The Use of Debt for Social Enterprise Hosted by the Social Enterprise Alliance-Twin Cities and Nonprofits Assistance Fund Kate Barr, Executive Director of Nonprofits Assistance Fund, talks about the productive use of debt for social enterprises, how lenders evaluate your social enterprise, and where to go to raise debt capital. Kate will also discuss […]

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SEA-TC Endorses Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act

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Later this month, Minnesota legislators from both parties will introduce the Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act.  If passed, this bill will enable the state’s entrepreneurs to create a new type of for-profit entity that also requires a social purpose.  Under this Act, Minnesota companies that choose a public benefit corporation form (commonly called “social businesses”) […]

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