Social enterprise is a thriving, resourced sector in Colorado complementing and enhancing the nonprofit, for-profit and government sectors’ work to create a healthy, fair and just society.



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.



  • Provide access for nonprofits and philanthropists to quality training and resources to understand, build and capitalize social enterprise efforts
  • Expand the market opportunities for nonprofits with social enterprises
  • Educate the general public on the importance of, need for and value of nonprofits utilizing social enterprise to increase mission impact and generate revenue
  • Increase capital available to start up social enterprises



“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.”

Lynne Telford, President and CEO
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado