Meet to move each member in the direction they hoped to move by joining.

  • February 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Now that Hatch has been so generous to offer us meeting space; so, now there is no excuse to avoid working on our social enterprise goals and projects. 


Since Hatch will have speakers and workshops for members and the PDX area has so many events to attend; we should use our Meetup as a time to take what we have learned and build our ideas and interests into careers and organizations that solve social problems.

Many of our members have written a short bit in their profile about what they are interested in achieving or doing. Everyone is in some stage of the pipeline between: "This is a cool topic" to "I am running a Social Enterprise and I want it to grow."  Each is equally important as without interested people, there can be no major achievement accomplished.

This said, I encourage anyone and everyone who has joined this Meetup to attend our Meetup and tell us where you are in the pipeline?  I realize you may have fingers in several stages, but we need to group all of our members into the right stage and figure out how best support each member so they move closer to what they want to achieve from participating.

Where are you in the pipeline?

a. I am interested in the topic and want to get involved.

b. I want to network and build a career in a Social Enterprise.

c. I want to support  a currently developing Social Enterprise.

d. I have an idea for a project or organization that I need support for.

e. I have a working prototype of a new Social Enterprise that I need to launch.

f. I am actively working for or running a Social Enterprise and I need support to help us grow.

I would like everyone who comes to have a positive outcome. Maybe just a new contact they can work with or an action item to go home and work on.

Each member will have up to five minutes to tell us about themselves.

The limit to start with will be 15 people so we can actually get to know each other, so reserve your spot and if something changes please remove your reservation so others can take your slot.

I will need a co-host for future Meetups as I travel a lot without much notice and could use a helping hand.

I am looking forward to meeting you.

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  • Don N.

    Thank you to all who showed up! As I said, the first and hurdle in doing anything new is "showing up." I still have to process all that we shared and learned about each other. Remember the whole point of this Meetup is to move forward in achieving some objective (big or small). More to follow....

    February 22, 2014

  • Kim B.

    What a great meetup! It was fantastic to meet more of you, and see some of you again, and to all be moving in the same kinds of direction toward a more socially positive business world!

    I won't able to be at the next meetup, as I'll be flying to Florida...but my spirit will be there, and in body I'll be there next time

    2 · February 20, 2014

    • Don N.

      Hi Kim, your businesses are very interesting and I hope your new manager gets on-board soon. See you soon.

      February 22, 2014

  • Stephanie F.

    Great job organizing us, Don. Thank you! Great to meet everyone and stoked about the great ideas and launches. See you next time!

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • Don N.

      Thanks Stephanie! Yes, I really didn't know what to expect and after a few people spoke I was honestly overwhelmed. Thanks for sharing your story, we can all learn a lot from your experiences and I do honestly believe anyone who engages with this group and does their homework (which I am still going to send out), will come to find the people and resources they need to achieve what they are hoping for.

      February 22, 2014

  • Kim B.

    Great turnout! Excellent time learning about each other! Looking forward to more.

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Don N.

    Jess, OK on the bad cold, I just got over one myself. April, OK. We may have alternate Meetups, maybe every other week on different days to allow those with conflicts to join. Based on the number of requests I turned down, I think we will be busy with eager folks wanting to move forward with their dreams of working for, supporting, or starting a Social Enterprise.

    See everyone in a few hours!

    February 20, 2014

  • Jess H.

    Hello everyone, I was really looking forward to attending this event and meeting you all, but I am unfortunately coming down with a bad cold and think I should stay in tonight. I look forward to attending another meetup.

    February 20, 2014

  • April M.

    Love to come but Thursday evenings are terrible for me.

    February 18, 2014

  • Jason

    I can't decide if I should attend this event or the other entrepreneurial event that takes place on the same day. Ah! Where I decide to go will direct me to towards very different paths in my life!

    February 17, 2014

    • Don N.

      No worries Jason. We will be plugging along for a long time. I attended PDX Tech Meetup tonight. A couple of interesting speakers, some were a waste of time. Hatch is a rare resource for Social Entrepreneurs, but it's a different world compared to the playground of venture capitalists.

      February 18, 2014

  • Jeffrey G.

    I will probably be able to come but I will not be sure for another week or so. I'm looking forward to talking more extensively with Don, Kim and Jason!

    1 · February 6, 2014

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