Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange

Welcome to the Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange (often referred to as “The Exchange”); a place where people like you (innovators, creatives, social entrepreneurs and visionaries) come to learn about, share, enhance, develop, finance, and launch sustainable revenue projects and businesses for your nonprofit organizations.

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2015 Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange

Highlights from the 2015 Cohort Graduation/Pitch Day - September 2, 2015


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2016 Social Enterprise Financing Survey for Colorado – Fall 2016

December 20, 2016 10:47 am


2016 Social Enterprise Financing Survey for Colorado – Fall 2016 Over the last several years, social enterprise development in Colorado has been on the rise. In part, this...

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Thinking about developing a social enterprise at your nonprofit?

November 1, 2016 3:58 pm


Wondering about social enterprise training and/or networking? Ready for the next Social Enterprise Cohort? Click here to tell us more!

Finding Middle Ground on Money and Mission

April 21, 2015 10:06 am


As we reached the halfway point of our monthly cohort sessions in April, some of the nine nonprofits participating in the 2015 Social Enterprise Cohort were very clear...

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Collaborative Conversations

March 5, 2015 11:10 am


Guest Blog: Allison O’Brien, Listening Impact I meet people every day, everywhere I go. Within the first few minutes of any conversation the same question comes up: “What...

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Neither Rain, Nor Snow Can Keep a Social Entrepreneur Away

February 8, 2015 5:45 pm


A bit of chaos marked the beginning of the 2015 Social Enterprise Cohort’s second session as Mother Nature showed up with what could have been a huge obstacle...

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Q: What do you get when you cross a Nonprofit Professional with an Entrepreneur?

January 13, 2015 2:57 pm


A: A 2015 Social Enterprise Cohort participant! January 7th marked the beginning of a two year journey for nine nonprofit organizations with a commitment to meeting the growing...

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Our Mission

The Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange provides training, technical assistance, education, mentoring and networking opportunities to develop a fully scaled and resourced ecosystem of social enterprise for nonprofits, venture philanthropists and foundations.

The Program

The Program

The Exchange Cohort offers a comprehensive program designed to take you from business idea to business launch!

Inaugural Cohort

Inspire your own team by learning more about the organizations in our inaugural cohort!


We'll answer the commonly asked questions about the program to get you ready.


Read up on some resources that we hope will help you in your social enterprise journey.


Our Goals



Provide access for nonprofits and philanthropists to quality training and resources to understand, build and capitalize social enterprise efforts


Educate the general public on the importance of, need for and value of nonprofits utilizing social enterprise to increase mission impact and generate revenue


Expand the market opportunities for nonprofits with social enterprises and increase capital available to start up social enterprises

2015 Social Enterprise Exchange Graduate
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Shares Their Experience

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Vectra Bank President Bruce Alexander Highlights the Inaugural
Social Enterprise Exchange Cohort at Vectra's 2014 Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast