You Are Invited To The
SEA Virtual Summit

A National Scope with a Local Focus

Date: November 9th - 11th, 2022
Location: Virtual (with a few potential local in-person events - TBD)

We look forward to seeing you there!

This Summit will be about Business As Unusual

Social enterprises offer unique opportunities for our national and global economy to affect real change and to support those farthest from the labor market or most easily overlooked. At its heart, the social enterprise business model dedicates itself to doing good, creating impact for people and the planet, supporting those most in need, serving the community and giving back.

Attend our Summit of Summits and hear from national and global leaders in the social enterprise sector, local movement builders from our local Chapters and inspiring stories from our network partners about how their unusual business model enabled their stakeholders to survive and thrive during the pandemic. Together we can learn from this innovative business model to advance towards the achievement of a more inclusive, resilient, prosperous, and sustainable world.

The Summit of Summits will offer - a place to convene, talk, learn, advocate, share ideas and new developments in the sector and above all celebrate and highlight the amazing work that is going on.

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BECOME A SUMMIT SPONSOR

The Summit is made possible by our generous sponsors.
Sponsorship support provides additional visibility and benefits.

Showcase at the Summit Marketplace

Vendors - don't miss this opportunity to showcase your products or services in front of hundreds of social enterprise leaders and enthusiasts! Purchase your virtual booth at the Summit's online Marketplace now!

See here for different types of virtual booths available and their pricing. Note that SEA members get 25% off!

Interested? Please fill out this Google Form to tell us a bit about your products and services, so we can make sure the Summit Marketplace showcases mission-aligned vendors. Once we have reviewed your submission, we will reach out to you on next steps to complete the purchase of your booth.

Questions?
Email: info@socialenterprise.us

Join The Summit

Registration is now open to the public - corporations, foundations, social entrepre-neurs, government agencies, academics, non profits and anyone interested in learn-ing more about what kind of impact social enterprises are making.

In 2022, we’re bringing our network together—both in-person and virtually—to celebrate social enterprises and strengthen our commitment to the work ahead.

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Agenda

There will be 4 concurrent sessions each day so that you can choose from a wide range of topics that you find interesting. Session formats will consist of a variety of panel discussions, workshops, interactive discussions, keynotes and virtual tours. There will also be ample time alloted for networking.

Session Topic Tracks

Human Wellness
Advocacy & Policy
Access to Markets
Innovative & Adaptive Practices

Day 1

Wed. November 9:
10:00am - 4:30pm CT
  • 10:00am
    • Welcome and Overview of Summit Agenda + Day 1 Agenda
  • 10:15am - Break
  • 10:30am
    • [Human Wellness]
      Stewarding Employee Wellness
    • [Advocacy & Policy]
      How to Effectively Advocate for Policy Change: Tips & Tactics
    • [Access to Markets]
      Building a Brand in a Consumer Conscious Word: How to Grow your Social Enterprise's Value Proposition
    • [Innovative and Adaptive Practices]
      Hybrid and For-Profit Social Enterprise Models: Where High Profit Meets High Purpose
  • 11:15am - Break
  • 11:30am
    • [Human Wellness]
    • [Advocacy and Policy]
      How to Turn Inclusion from a Checkbox to a Strategic Advantage
    • [SEA]
      SE Tour - 14-minute video tours of three social enterprises
    • [Innovative Practices]
      Growth Strategies and Measuring Economic Value for Social Enterprises
  • 12:15pm - Break
  • 12:15pm
    • [Opening Keynote]
      Rodney Foxworth
  • 1:00pm - Break
  • 1:30pm
    • [SEA]
      SE Tour - 14-minute video tours of 3 SEs
    • [Advocacy and Policy - Workshop]
      How to Turn Your Message Into a Movement
    • [Access to Markets - Workshop]
      Five Sales Channels for Social Enterprises to Employ
    • [Innovative Practices]
      How to Structure a Social Enterprise So That Every Voice is Heard
  • 2:15pm - Break
  • 2:30pm
    • [Human Wellness - Fireside Chat]
      Supporting Employee Financial Wellness
    • [Advocacy and Policy - Fireside Chat]
      Next Frontiers of Social Enterprise Workforce Development
    • [Access to Markets - Fireside Chat]
      How a nonprofit social enterprise issued an IPO and raised millions
    • [Innovative and Adaptive Practices]
      Lessons Learned from the Creation and Closure of a Nonprofit Social Enterprise
  • 3:15pm - Break
  • 3:30pm
    • Closing Remarks + Recap of Day 1 + Preview of Day 2 Agenda
  • 4:30pm
    • Additional Networking

Day 2

Thurs. November 10:
10:00am - 4:30pm CT
  • 10:00am
    • Welcome and Overview of Day 2 Agenda
  • 10:15am - Break
  • 10:30am
    • [Human Wellness]
      Avoiding Performative Allyship: How to Best Show up for BIPOC Staff
    • [Advocacy and Policy]
      Putting the E and the S in ESG
    • [Access to Markets]
      Building profitable and integrated corporate partnerships
    • [Innovative Practices]
      Access to Markets for Minority Founders
  • 11:15am - Break
  • 11:30am
    • [SEA]
      SE Tour - 14-minute video tours of 3 SEs
    • [Fireside Chat]
      Dear White Women - pending speaker info from writers
    • [Access to Markets]
      Workshop: Social Procurement 101 for Sellers - Support Systems for SE's looking to get into Social Procurement
    • [Innovative Practices]
      Show Me the Money! How to Find Relevant Grant and Loan Funding for your Social Enterprise
  • 12:15pm - Break
  • 12:15pm
    • Social Enterprise Awards Ceremony
  • 1:00pm - Break
  • 1:30pm
    • [Human Wellness]
      Energy Takeback Project: How to Guard your Energy and Draw Boundaries
    • [Advocacy & Policy]
      Supply Chain as Social Impact
    • [Access to Markets]
      Social Procurement 101: Meet the Buyers - Lessons from Private & Public Sector on Bringing Social Enterprises into your Supply Chains
    • [Innovative Practices]
      Impact Investing: What it is & Is It Right for You?
  • 2:15pm - Break
  • 2:30pm
    • [Human Wellness - Fireside Chat]
      Workforce Wellbeing: Fostering Joy at Work
    • [Advocacy and Policy]
      Lessons Learned in Building a Social Entrepreneur Community and Program
    • [Access to Markets]
      Pathways to Sucess: Personal Stories from First Generation Entrepreneurs & Social Impact Leaders
    • [Innovative Practices Fireside Chat]
      The Future of Board Development: Pivot. Shift. Grow.
  • 3:15pm - Break
  • 3:30pm
    • Updates on SEA (Accomplishments, Vision, Mission, Strategic Priorities, Chapters/Local Groups/Affinity Groups, Membership, SE Definition, 2-Year Outlook, etc.). Plus: Recap of Day 2 + Reminder of Tonight's Celebrations Event + Preview of Day 3 Agenda
  • 4:30pm
    • Additional Networking

Day 3

Fri. November 11:
10:00am - 2:30pm CT
  • 10:00am
    • Welcome and Overview of Day 3 Agenda
  • 10:15am - Break
  • 10:30am
    • [Human Wellness]
      The Confidence Lab - How to Navigate Your Career in Uncertain Times
    • [Advocacy and Policy]
      The Real Triple-Bottom Line: Aligning Your Money with Your Values
    • [Access to Markets]
      Legal Lessons: What your Social Enterprise Attorney Wants you to Know
    • [Innovative and Adaptive Practices]
      Human-Centered Impact Reporting
  • 11:15am - Break
  • 11:30am
    • [Human Wellness]
      Building Back Better - Social Enterprise Lessons Learned During COVID19
    • [Advocacy and Policy]
    • [Access to Markets]
      Lessons learned from long serving SEA chapters
    • [Innovative Practices]
      Demystifying Donor Advised Funds - Speakers from RSF Social Finance and Impact Assets (pending submission)
  • 12:15pm - Break
  • 12:15pm
    • [Closing Keynote]
      Wendy Gonzalez
  • 1:00pm
    • Geographic Salons + Affinity Groups
  • 1:30pm
    • Private SEA member session

For questions, email us at info@socialenterprise.us