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Nelson Social Enterprise Forum – 13 April

Nelson Social Enterprise Forum will kick off for 2017 with two meeting to be held in April and May. These meetings will have guest speakers from the Gap Filler trust in April and Alex Hannat CEO from Akina in May. Any organisation, business or individual interested in the possibilities and potential of social enterprise are welcome to attend.

Kia Ora,

It’s been suggested that getting together with those who are either thinking about or are active in Social Enterprise in Nelson would be a good thing.

By taking an opportunity to discuss what is happening and what could happen it is hoped that there would be  a renewed purpose to forward social enterprise and its expressions across the city.

As we already know social enterprise is a broad description for a number of activities that produce resource as well as social good and outcomes . Our first forum will be with Ryan Reynolds Co-founder and director of the Gap Filler Trust ( Ryan will provide us with his own unique viewpoint of delivering Social Enterprise and share with us his learning’s form a community / grass roots perspective. More details about his workshop can be found below.

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Our second in May will be with Alex Hannant CEO of Akina foundation where we will profile some local examples of social enterprise and look at what could happen to encourage more opportunities and innovation across social Enterprise in Nelson.  More details on this later.

Below are the details for our April Forum.

Nelson Social Enterprise Forum

When: April 13th 10am – 12pm

Where: Trafalgar Centre Pavilion.

You are invited to attend a forum to discuss social enterprise that will take place on April 13th at Trafalgar Centre Pavilion from 10.00 – 12pm. This forum will provide an opportunity to network around social enterprise ideas and innovation and to hear from interesting speakers, and great local examples of social enterprise.

At this first forum for 2017 Ryan Reynolds co-founder and director of the Gap Filler Trust will speak about his experience in social enterprise from a start up and a transitionary resource perspective. He will cover the following areas:

  • Why social enterprise? Unpacking some of the myths
  • What it means to deliver social impact through a marketable good or service
  • Difficulties in transitioning from grants/philanthropy to SE model
  • Structuring your organization for Social enterprise success.

This is a free event, and forms a series of Forums that will take place over 2017.

Please share across your networks as you see fit.

Please for catering purposes RSVP to [email protected]

For any questions or other information please contract [email protected]

Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: April 13, 2017
Start time: 10:00 AM
End Date: April 13, 2017
End Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Trafalgar Pavillion

Cost: Free

Contact Name: Matt Walters
Contact Phone: 03 539 5555
Contact Email: [email protected]

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