Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Time: Event 4-5:30PM; Social 5:30-7PM
Location: Engine for Social Innovation (91 South 10th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403)
Parking: Plenty of metered street parking
Each social enterprise has its own distinct partnership opportunities that successfully drive value for both the social enterprise and a corporate partner. Often social enterprise partnerships involve on-going sales to a corporation, but there are other innovative concepts that many social enterprises have developed.
Learn from leaders of both a social enterprise and a corporation about building partnerships to drive double or triple bottom-line results that advance both organizations’ missions. This session will share various types of partnerships, processes to assess potential opportunities, and examples of how to create alliances that are also integrated solutions.
Presenters include Jim Delaney, Principle with Engine for Social Innovation and Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Manager with The Mosaic Company Foundation.
Engine for Social Innovation engages talented, young professionals on small teams to address the strategic challenges and unrealized opportunities of nonprofits. Engine develops high-potential talent for corporations through the Dynamic Leaders Program that combines knowledge and action while also supporting the needs of important nonprofits that serve the community.
The mission of The Mosaic Company and its Foundation is to help the world grow the food it needs. As the world’s leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash, Mosaic has operations in nine countries globally. Mosaic partners with social enterprises globally, strengthening global food security and protecting critical water resources.
FREE for members. Guests – $10.