• April Monthly MeetUp: Failing Forward - Turning Mistakes into Successes
    Do you remember your first failure? Probably not. Now, recall a failure that turned you around and made you what you are today. Let’s talk about failing forward. Join us for an evening of inspiration through discussing big failures and how to move up and on from them. Our panel of experts will discuss some of their toughest moments and how to turn them into something positive. Featuring: Moderator Dr. Jocelyn Russell M.B.A., M.A.R., Ph.D., Professor, College of Business & Management DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management. Panelists: Patty Tawadros, Chief Executive Officer of Xercel Nick Bayer, founder of Saxby's Donna L. Allie founder/president/CEO of Team Clean Including a networking happy hour provided by Two Roads Brewing Company! A great opportunity to meet with local entrepreneurs. ID required In addition to this MeetUp, please register @ https://failingforwardbiz.eventbrite.com Sponsored by: Bancorp Two Roads Brewing Company

    Parkway Central Library

    1901 Vine St · Philadelphia

  • Social Innovations Lab: Social Enterprise Models & Social Impact Local & Global
    Interested in Starting a Business or Launching Your Idea? Join Us! for the SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MODELS AND SOCIAL IMPACT LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY, where we provide a framework to explore how social innovation and enterprise can lead in providing solutions to society’s most pressing issues such as social justice, poverty, healthcare, education, food and nutrition, and economic development.Social Enterprise takes a participant through the process of developing a mock social enterprise including idea exploration, testing and plan execution. Social Enterprise specifically teaches participants with an interest in working in the social sector how to create and maintain an adaptive and generative orientation to grapple with the complex social reality that challenges our world. Social Enterprise is designed for those who have a deep interest in the development, leadership, and management of the 4th Sector, where the boundaries between the public, government, private, and not-for-profit sectors are blurred as many pioneering organizations and entrepreneurs have been blending social and environmental aims with business approaches.Purchase your ticket here: http://bit.ly/2lMuOGY Scholarships are still available, e-mail [masked]

    Public Health Management Corp.

    Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street · Philadelphia, PA

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  • Learn How to Start Your Online Marketing Business in Two Hours!
    FREE TICKET Stand Out from The Rest & Learn How to Start Your Online Marketing Business in Two Hours! Internet Marketing Workshop NEWYORK-USA MARCH - 14th-15th & 16th Hilton Hotel Newark Airport 12:30pm 06:30pm Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Hilton Hotel Newark Airport 1170 Spring Street Elizabeth, NJ 07201 Radisson Martinique Hotel 12:30pm 06:30pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Radisson Martinique Hotel 49 W 32nd Street New York, NY 10001 Residence Inn Hotel 12:30pm 06:30pm Thursday, March 16, 2017 Residence Inn Hotel 79 Gerhard Road Plainview, NY 11803 Learn Simple, Proven and Exciting Ways to Build a Successful Business Using Online Marketing Strategies. Limited Time Only! REGISTER NOW! https://goo.gl/UShpXI How would you like to learn how to build a business from scratch using the latest online marketing strategies? The formula for creating a business from scratch and using the internet to sell your products, tools and services. We will show you how to license other products if you don't want to create them yourself. How you can get off the ground quickly by tapping into NEW platforms, where all the products & marketing are done for you. How to flood your business with sales every single day from automated traffic that converts leads into sales while you sleep. How to tie everything together, and walk out the room with a bullet-proof plan to hit your online business goals in 2016. DON'T MISS this event. Events like this have the capability of creating a breakthrough for you. We'll tell you all about this when we meet, but just know this event is mindset shifting. And potentially life-changing. BUT only if you attend. Make sure you secure your seat right now and we'll see you there. ** Choose Your SESSION when you reserve your seat ** Limited Time Only! REGISTER NOW! https://goo.gl/UShpXI FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Q: Would it be possible for me to take a long friend(s) or business partner(s)? A: Yes, this is possible. Do make sure that you register the people you will bring with to the Workshop. Q: Do I need any experience in order to understand what is being taught at the Workshop? A: No, we will teach you exactly and step by step how to generate a full-time income in your spare time. Q: Does my age, education background matter? A: No, it doesn't. Our oldest student 72 years "young" and definitely not computer savvy. Q: Is this event really free? A: Yes, it is absolutely free to come and learn at this event. Limited Time Only! REGISTER NOW! https://goo.gl/UShpXI

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  • February Monthly Meeting: Innovative Fundraising
    Monique Giroux, founder and CEO of bonbids.com, will be talking through her business model, providing a demo, and talking about her innovative fundraising platform.

    Parkway Central Library

    1901 Vine St · Philadelphia

  • Inauguration Day Civic Engagement Fair
    Hey Everyone, For this month, we are doing something a bit different. The Free Library of Philadelphia is hosting a viewing party/civic engagement fair for the Presidential Inauguration. We've decided to promote this event as our January MeetUp. Future monthly MeetUps will occur the second Wednesday of the month at 6pm at the Free Library of Philadelphia (Parkway Central Library Address). Be on the lookout for the events in the coming months! Event Description: Wondering how you can get involved in your community to effect change? Looking for help finding social services? Want to start meaningful conversations with your neighbors to make Philadelphia even better? The lobby will be flooded with local and national groups that, like the Free Library, welcome and celebrate individuals of all backgrounds. Join us as we celebrate inclusivity and civic engagement on Inauguration Day. All ages welcome. Additional link to the event on the Free Library website: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/59690 Hope to see you there! Your Socent Philly MeetUp Organizers, Nate, Tori, Jeremy, and Brandon

    Parkway Central Library

    1901 Vine St · Philadelphia

  • Jason Haber: A Conversation with a Serial Social Entrepreneur
    Jason Haber is a serial and social entrepreneur. His extensive career has intercepted the worlds of business, politics, academia and technology. In 2010 he co-founded Rubicon Property, a social entrepreneurial real estate firm based in Manhattan. Warburg Realty acquired Rubicon in 2013. He has vast experience in government and public policy. Haber has worked as an adviser for several elected officials and candidates in New York City and in Washington, D.C. Haber was an adjunct professor at John Jay College where he taught a public policy course. He is a board member of Rivet Media, a virtual reality startup. Haber is a frequent commentator on CNBC and Fox Business News and has been covered in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from The George Washington University and a master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Haber currently lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

    Public Health Management Corp.

    Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street · Philadelphia, PA

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  • The Social and Public Innovations: How the Public Sector Uses Data to Innovate
    In addition to RSVP'ing through MeetUp. Pleas also register using Eventbrite using the following link: >>REGISTER HERE THROUGH EVENTBRITE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-public-innovations-a-look-at-how-the-public-sector-uses-data-to-innovate-make-decisions-tickets-28659618691?aff=eac2)<< The Social and Public Innovations: A Look at the Public Sector Uses Data to Innovate and Influence Policy edition and launch event, with the help of regional, state and national experts, will shed a light on how the Greater Philadelphia region is innovating through the use of data. Specifically this edition and launch will focus on: Specific government data-driven and evidence-based public sector-driven social innovations;Research that drives social innovation and policy to advance society’s ongoing social challenges;Leadership Strategies that overcome the stumbling blocks and barriers—whether cultural, political or bureaucratic—that are holding back the progress that social innovation promises. For this 29th Edition and Launch event on public sector innovations, the SIJ and edition sponsor Scattergood Foundation has joined forces with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, City of Philadelphia, Department of Human Services[CR1] (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-public-innovations-a-look-at-how-the-public-sector-uses-data-to-innovate-make-decisions-tickets-28659618691?aff=eac2#_msocom_1) , Department of Community Behavioral Health, and the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government, to look at how the public sector innovates through the use of data. At the edition launch event, businesses, government, nonprofit experts, academics and leading social innovation practitioners will come together to share innovations in local and regional government. When reading this edition and attending the launch, participants will learn “the secret sauce” of how public data is and can be used to innovate within the public sector and what it takes to innovate and partner in and with government. Event Highlights (2:00 - 4:30 Conference 4:30 - 6:00 Reception) Keynote: Ted Dallas, PA Secretary of Department of Human Services Speakers: Nelson Lim, Executive Director of Fels Institute of Government at UPENN Eva Gladstein, Deputy Managing Director of Health/Human Services, City of Philadelphia Andrew Therriault, Chief Data Officer, City of Boston PROGRAM AGENDA: WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2016 2-4:30 PM (Reception 4:30-6:00 PM) WHERE: Public Health Management Corporation 1500 Market Street, Lower Mezz., Philadelphia, PA RSVP: Please register by clicking here PROGRAM: 2-2:15 PM Registration and Networking 2:15-2:30 PM Welcome Nick Torres and Tine Hansen-Turton, SIJ Co-founders Joe Pyle, Scattergood Foundation 2:30-3:30 PM Keynote Speakers Secretary Ted Dallas, PA Department of Human Services Nelson Lim, Executive Director of Fels Institute of Government at UPENN Eva Gladstein, Deputy Managing Director of Health/Human Services, City of Philadelphia Andrew Therriault, Chief Data Officer, City of Boston 3:30-4:30 PM Panelist Discussion How Data is being Used or Planned to be used to Improve Service Quality and Client Outcomes? How Research and Data is being used or planned to be used to Inform Strategy and Influence Policy? Joe Pyle, Scattergood Foundation (Moderator) Cynthia Figueroa, Department of Human Services Joan Erney, Community Behavioral Health Anne Grinnell, Pre-K Counts Michael Evans, Geisinger Health Nancy Lawton, Geisinger Health Francine Axler, Public Health Management Corporation Community Health Database Darcy Walker Krause, Grieving Children Andrew Therriault, Chief Data Officer, City of Boston 4:30-6 PM Closing & Reception

    Public Health Management Corp.

    Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street · Philadelphia, PA

  • 2016 Net Impact Conference
    The 2016 Net Impact Conference is taking place this November 3rd through 5th in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. You could be one of 2,500 of the nation’s best and brightest young leaders who will converge to hear from speakers ranging from the co-founder of Black Lives Matter to the CEO of Walmart. You will meet representatives from over 100 companies and get the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other sustainability-minded young people. Register now and receive a special 15% off discount that is no longer available to the public. You can register for the conference here (https://www.netimpact.org/conference/register) and entering the discount code C16_DISC_NET15. For more information visit: https://www.netimpact.org/conference/ni16/about or email [masked] or call (415)[masked]

    Pennsylvania Convention Center

    1 Convention Ave · Philadelphia

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  • Getting to Know the New Community Managers | Shaping the Vision for the MeetUp
    Meeting Agenda: • 6:00-6:10pm - Arrival and Light Refreshments • 6:10-6:30pm - About Us: Panel Introductions & Opportunity to Ask Questions of the Community Organizers • 6:30-7:00pm - About You: Getting to Know the MeetUp Community • 7:00-7:30pm - Tour of the BRIC and Free Library Resources Hey everyone, We'd like to thank Sam for his efforts in keeping this group active. And for passing down the torch to us. We'd love to hear from everyone who joined this MeetUp to learn what you're looking for. And specifically how we can help! Please fill out the following survey to provide us with a little more about your objectives: https://goo.gl/forms/fFsPi6UDtHgre4NJ3 We can't ask you to tell us about you before telling you about ourselves. So below is a description about each of the three organizations coming together to channel the passion we all share for social impact in Philly :) The Free Library: The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning. In 2016, FLP launched the Business Resource and Innovation Center as an entrepreneurial hub that offers a unique environment where you can incubate new business ideas and bring them to fruition. Through the BRIC and the Regional Foundation Center, FLP is excited to host Socent meet-ups and share our resources with the community. Social Innovations Partners/Journal: The Social Innovations Partners and their publication the Social Innovations Journal, have been training and telling the story of innovative people since 2008. Their mutual missions of solving societies toughest problems through the collaboration of the for-profit, non-profit and governmental sectors has help the Journal and Partners remain tenants of the Philadelphia Social Entrepreneurship community. Now, with a new expanded community of partners, the Journal and Partners are both going national, bringing new opportunity to tell the stories of social entrepreneurs and offer new intensive training and support to those turning ideas into action: http://www.socialinnovationsjournal.org/teline-v-videos/51-videos/2128-social-innovations-journal-video Philadelphia Area Metropolitan Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance: Social Enterprise Alliance defines social enterprise as “A social enterprise is an organization or initiative that marries the social mission of a non-profit with the market-driven approach of a business. It improves the quality of life and provides greater opportunity for people worldwide.” Our chapter’s mission is to cultivate the next generation of social impact leaders in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Region through mentoring and education. We hope to accomplish this by connecting the current and future generation of social impact leaders through a professional trade association. The Philadelphia Metropolitan SEA Chapter is founded by two current college students and a recent graduate. As an organization we are focusing on catalyzing the relationship between students at Philadelphia’s Universities and social enterprise professionals that are equally passionate about designing a more equitable ecosystem that results in a better and more democratic future Philadelphia. Looking forward to meeting and hearing from everyone! Sincerely, The New Community Managers of SocentPhilly

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  • Deadline for Halcyon Incubator Applications
    Apply to be a Halcyon Fall 2016 Fellow! The Halcyon Incubator is seeking early-stage social entrepreneurs to participate in an 18-month fellowship in Washington, DC that includes a five-month residency, 12+ months of free workspace, a $10K stipend, a mentor, complimentary strategic, accounting, legal and communications support, and so much more! Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. ET on May 3, 2016. Find out more and apply at halcyonincubator.org.

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