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.
Still accepting applications for SE Catalyst
Four social enterprises complete Six Sigma with OSU Fisher College of Business
The Center is completing its second semester of collaboration with the OSU Fisher College of Business in using social impact as one of the improvement objectives for the Six Sigma continuous improvement methodology. Led by Professor Cheryl Dickerson, each semester several teams of OSU undergraduates studying Six Sigma methods work with Central Ohio social enterprises to reduce time or improve accuracy of a component of the enterprise’s operations while incorporating a measure of social impact as one of the measurements of success of the improvements. So far the program has benefited four local social enterprises: CleanTurn, HireLevel Auto, Hot Chicken Takeover, and Habitat for Humanity ReStores. The goal of the program is two-fold. The first is to work with a social enterprise over three to four semesters to continuously improve their operations. The second is to demonstrate that social impact can be effectively incorporated into the goals of continuous operational improvement. The program will add up to three more local social enterprises for the Spring 2017 term. Contact us to learn more about this program.
Now Available: The 2016 Report of the State of Social Enterprise in Central Ohio
15 Organizations Selected to Participate in Second Social Enterprise Accelerator in Central Ohio
Center for Social Enterprise Development launches new SE Catalyst™ initiative
Five Central Ohio nonprofit organizations selected to participate in first cohort
The Social Enterprise Development Series for 2015-2016
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