Betsy Densmore is Founder/Director of the Academies for Social Entrepreneurship (ASE), an educational organization which provides training, mentoring and seed capital funding guidance for social entrepreneurs. She has worked with over two hundred not-for-profit organizations, catalyzing over ten million dollars in new revenue for innovative charitable ventures. Annually, one “Academy” is conducted as an Economics course at UCLA. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University’s School of Education and Psychology, where she teaches in their Social Entrepreneurship and Change Masters Program.
Densmore is an entrepreneur herself, having founded three hospitality businesses, an insurance agency and three nonprofit organizations. Prior to launching ASE, she managed an office and lead programs for a global training and development organization. Her experience all so includes a decade as the Executive Director of a community foundation, running an energy services social enterprise and serving as the Manager of Community & Consumer Affairs for a Fortune 500 retailer.