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.
Highlights from the 2015 Cohort Graduation/Pitch Day - September 2, 2015
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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 Exchange Cohort offers a comprehensive program designed to take you from business idea to business launch!
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.
“The Gathering Place has wanted to pursue a large scale social enterprise but felt the investment of time and money was too daunting. Having access to three national experts at an affordable price, along with going through the journey with 7 peer nonprofits makes this an incredible opportunity.”
Julie, Caryn, and Rick are passionate experts who provide a rich and valuable learning experience. Well worth the investment of time and resources.
Our experience being part of the cohort gave us exposure to all the elements required to have a successful social enterprise. We learned so much and are able to move forward with confidence.
The Exchange was an invaluable way for our non-profit to think outside the box, look at the world from another perspective, and figure out ways a social enterprise could enhance our core mission.
Being part of the group is what made the experience so valuable: you don’t just learn about your own business venture: you learn and grow from the successes and challenges of seven other social enterprises.
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