The EC's New SERVE: Social Impact Program, Launched October 2021!
The EC is pleased to launch a new program to support on-campus and community entrepreneurs, specifically in the social impact space! A recent donation to the EC will enable the center to offer even more support services to entrepreneurs whose mission and activities are designed to do business for good and benefit communities and individuals who need it most.
Free coaching sessions to support social enterprise business owners with two EIRs!
Millie specializes in determining for-profit vs. nonprofit business formation; starting or scaling a social enterprise; and sustainability for social impact businesses.
Millie Chu bio
Leslie specializes in grant writing.
Leslie Sobel bio
Watch our two recorded
Demystifying Grants and Crowdfunding with Leslie Sobel, Environmental Artist
So you've got a great creative idea for a business or a project and you need to figure out how to fund it. This presentation will give an overview of the world of grants and crowdfunding. These options are not the answer for every need but they can be great tools to expand a creative business, fund a specific project or access training or a residency. Artist/grant writer Leslie Sobel will share the wealth of options out there to fund projects for creative entrepreneurs. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of what the options are and how to assess which ones might fit their needs.
4 Vital Areas for Creating a Thriving Social Impact Business with Millie Chu, Global Entrepreneurship Business Lab
Whether you want to help your community, country, or make the world a better place,
creating a social impact business is rewarding, yet challenging. For the good of people,
pets, or the planet, this introductory webinar will reveal 4 areas to improve your
chances of success with solutions, information, systems, and leveraging resources
to have a better understanding so your social impact business can launch and thrive.
Present your social impact business idea at a business pitch competition to win cash prizes
Learn more in our Start Your Own Nonprofit or Social Enterprise Resource Guide
"WCC launches new program to serve social impact businesses," Concentrate Ann Arbor, December 1, 2021, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/servesocialimpact0618.aspx
Thank you to a private donor for the opportunity to offer this exciting program.
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