Go Local, Grow Local Comes to the Twin Cities!

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“Sure, the Go Local, Grow Local conference will provide you with new insights, ideas and inspiration. But what really sets this event apart is practicality. Every session is designed to offer you specific actions that will yield tangible results for your organization, community or business. Presentations are brief and provide practical guidance while setting the stage for […]

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Social Enterprise Alliance – Twin Cities Summer Social!

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Our annual Social Enteprise Alliance – Twin Cities Summer Social is back, featuring food, drinks, SEA-TC chapter updates,  networking, prizes, and photo gallery. This is a not-to-miss event! It’s a great opportunity to meet and mingle with peers and learn more about the great work going on in our community. Last year’s networking event attracted over […]

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Mission Investors Exchange 2014 National Conference

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Mission Investors Exchange 2014 National Conference Every two years, foundation leaders, asset owners and supporters of the field of mission investing come together at the national conference in order to learn and make connections that result in better and more mission investments. Join your colleagues and peers at this year’s event, May 13-15, in Minneapolis-St. Paul. We will […]

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Hamline University reSOLUTION ’14. Social Impact Investing for Sustainable Community

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reSOLUTION Community Economic Development Symposium Social Impact Investing for Sustainable Community May 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m. Hamline University and Opportunity International have partnered for a one-of-a-kind event that will bring professionals in public service, nonprofit organizations, and corporations together to address issues of poverty. Get inspired to think differently about community economic development. reSolution ‘14 […]

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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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