Center for Social Enterprise Development

The Center for Social Enterprise Development offers resources, programs, bootcamps on social enterprise and acts as a primary network for social enterprise activity in Central Ohio.

October 25 Event | Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase

This celebration will open with a welcome from Columbus City Council Member Shannon Hardin followed by a keynote from Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi of Interfaith Dental Clinic, a social entrepreneur and a past SE Catalyst™ participant from Nashville, Tennessee. Catalyst supporter Randy Randolph of Safelite Autoglass will introduce presentations by the 2016 SE Catalyst participants, including Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus, Community Shares Mid Ohio, Educational Service Center Central Ohio (ESCCO), Gladden Community House and IMPACT Community Action, who will share their social enterprise concepts with the community. This event will take place at Franklin University’s Ross Auditorium in Alumni Hall. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, and the program will begin promptly at 6:00 pm and end by 8:00 pm.
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November 2 Info Session | SE Catalyst 2017

You’re invited to attend the Center for Social Enterprise Development’s (CSED) information session on SE Catalyst,™ Columbus’ first social enterprise development initiative.  The session will be introduced by Dale Heydlauff of American Electric Power and is hosted by The Columbus Foundation. The session will take place on November 2, from 10:00 am to noon in Davis Hall. This session is free to attend, but registration is required.

Now Available: The 2016 Report of the State of Social Enterprise in Central Ohio

It takes a community for social innovation to thrive. As we celebrate the Center for Social Enterprise Development’s (CSED) inaugural year, we would like to provide a snapshot of our community’s progress in fostering social innovation and social enterprise throughout Columbus.

15 Organizations Selected to Participate in Second Social Enterprise Accelerator in Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2 May 2016—The Center for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) and SEA Change have selected 15 Central Ohio organizations to participate in SEA Change’s three-month intensive social enterprise accelerator program. SEA Change is a blended learning program that combines a 12-week online curriculum on enterprise development with weekly hands-on technical assistance from entrepreneurial support leaders and experts from Northeast and Central Ohio.

Center for Social Enterprise Development launches new SE Catalyst™ initiative

Five Central Ohio nonprofit organizations selected to participate in first cohort

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 15 February 2016—The Center for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) has launched SE Catalyst,™ an intensive eight-month immersion initiative for Central Ohio nonprofits who wish to develop sustainable, social enterprise ventures. Five nonprofit organizations in Central Ohio will participate in CSED’s first SE Catalyst cohort: Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus, Community Shares of Mid OhioEducational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO), Gladden Community House and IMPACT Community Action.
The participants were selected through a competitive application process which evaluated their readiness, willingness, and capacity to devote significant staff time and resources to development of a new venture through group participation. SE Catalyst™ is a program of CauseImpact LLC that has demonstrated success in Nashville in producing a pipeline of investment-ready social enterprises. The program integrates a group cohort model approach with customized support for each individual participating organization. The program combines classroom instruction with coaching, technical assistance, and the real-world application of tools, approaches and principles to develop social enterprise ventures.

The Social Enterprise Development Series for 2015-2016

This Fall workshop series is offered to leaders, Board members and senior managers at nonprofit organizations who wish to develop new ventures or expand existing earned-revenue operations. Through this series of hands-on workshops, you will learn how to develop ideas to help your organization generate unrestricted revenue and amplify your mission results. You’ll work on your own ideas and unique experiences, elbow to elbow with your peers. Our instructors have decades of experience helping organizations like yours transition to more sustainable models through innovation and entrepreneurship.





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