• Social Enterprise Book Club

    Crossroads Cafe

    Join the San Francisco chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance the last week of every month to discuss books with other social entrepreneurs and #socent supporters. We meet at Delancy Street Foundation's social enterprise Crossroads Cafe. Look for us at the tables to the left of the entrance on the book store side. We're not that strict about finishing the book, so come even if you're just interested in the topic! Our August Book Pick: Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.

  • Social Enterprise Book Club

    Crossroads Cafe

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  • Social Enterprise Book Club

    Crossroads Cafe

    Join the San Francisco chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance the last week of every month to discuss books with other social entrepreneurs and #socent supporters. We meet at Delancy Street Foundation's social enterprise Crossroads Cafe. Look for us at the tables to the left of the entrance on the book store side. We're not that strict about finishing the book, so come even if you're just interested in the topic! For our June meeting we will discuss: Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, by Edgar Villanueva

  • Social Enterprise Book Club

    Crossroads Cafe

    Attention: Our May book club meeting has been cancelled. We'll be postponing the discussion of Decolonizing Wealth for our June meeting on Tuesday, June 25th. See you then! Join the San Francisco chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance the last week of every month to discuss books with other social entrepreneurs and #socent supporters. We meet at Delancy Street Foundation's social enterprise Crossroads Cafe. Look for us at the tables to the left of the entrance on the book store side. We're not that strict about finishing the book, so come even if you're just interested in the topic! Our May Book Pick: Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, by Edgar Villanueva

  • Systems Thinking for Social Change - Social Enterprise Book Club

    Join a community of social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and social enterprise practitioners and enthusiast every last week of the month to discuss books with one another. We meet at Delancy Street Foundation's social enterprise Crossroads Cafe. Look for us at the tables to the left of the entrance on the book store side. We're not that strict about finishing the book, so come even if you're just interested in the topic! Our April Book Pick: Systems Thinking for Social Change, by David Peter Stroh Our May Book Pick: Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, by Edgar Villanueva

  • Social Enterprise Alliance Holiday Mixer

    Terminus Cafe

    The holidays are here, and we want to celebrate with you! Meet and greet professionals and leaders using business and technology for social impact and social justice in the Bay Area. We will gather casually to celebrate the holidays in community and share insights from the year ending and projects for 2019 with one another. Join some of the movers and shakers of social enterprise, impact investing, tech for good, and other movements at the intersection of profit, people and planet. The venue is cozy to allow for proximity and connection, located right outside the Embarcadero BART station so folks from all over the Bay can make it. We have 1 FREE DRINK for the first 5 people who arrive asking for the Social Enterprise Alliance mixer!

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  • Innovations at the Intersection of Education & Workforce Development

    Social Enterprise Alliance in partnership with College Success Network, invites you to join us for a thought-provoking roundtable panel of experts working at the intersection of education and workforce development. Connect and share ideas with a diverse community, and learn about some of the latest developments and innovations, both in process and policy as well as technology. The roundtable panel will be followed by Reciprocity Circles for resource exchange: speakers and audience participants have an opportunity to present a need, or make an ask, and the circle's collective wisdom provides alternatives for solution. Date: Tuesday, September 25 Time: 6:00-9:00pm (light dinner and drinks will be served) Location: Zendesk, 1019 Market Street, San Francisco (near Civic Center BART) Ticket Price: FREE As beer and wine will be served, attendees must be 21 years of age or older. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Social Impact Challenge -- Vote for Your Favorite Team Aug. 9

    WeWork Embarcadero Center

    CHECK OUT THE FINALISTS AND VIPS AT THIS LINK! https://blog.kintone.com/meet-kintone-social-impact-challenge-finalists-and-vips- GET TICKETS TO ATTEND ON 8/9/18: http://bit.ly/2I28gts Social Enterprise Alliance is excited to bring you Kintone’s Impact Challenge, a crowdfunding event for startups, non-profits and entrepreneurs using tech for social and environmental impact in the Bay Area. Each attendee ticket counts as a one vote and goes to the finalist of their choice. Attendees can also choose to give additional direct donations to finalists. Kintone will award $5,000 to the first place, followed by $2,500 and $1,000 for second and third places. Prizes for the 3 finalists and 7 VIP runner-ups include a year-long membership to Social Enterprise Alliance ($350 value), Impact Group Coaching from Innov8social (a $3,500 value) and Kintone licenses to manage impact-driven data and workflows. This competition is open to teams of at least 3 people using tech to solve joblessness, homelessness, food deserts, healthcare, environmental problems and other issues within the San Francisco Bay Area. We also require that all finalists attend the event on Aug. 9, 2018 at the Embarcadero WeWork Center in San Francisco in order to qualify for crowdfunded prizes. GET TICKETS TO ATTEND ON 8/9/18: http://bit.ly/2I28gts Kintone provides a cloud-based, collaborative app building workspace to accelerate innovation and problem solving at organizations. As technology continues to shape the way we work, there are more opportunities for teams small and large to drive meaningful impact in their organizations and communities. Kintone’s Social Impact Challenge celebrates these change champions. SEA/SF is a nonprofit alliance of leaders using business and technology for social justice. We are organizational leaders, investors and entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area who believe that business and technology can have a positive impact in every person in society. We facilitate participatory activities for collective impact across sectors, with the vision of a San Francisco Bay Area where everyone has the opportunity to invest, start, partner, work, and purchase from businesses and technologies that create direct benefits to the community. We convene, leaders from all sectors, ages, and stages to benefit social enterprises, the communities they impact, and the social enterprise movement at large.

  • Educators & EdTech Mixer: Exploring Social Enterprise in Education

    Social Enterprise Alliance and Young Education Professionals are teaming up on a summer happy hour to bring together educators, edtech professionals, and education social entrepreneurs to share ideas and discuss opportunities for collaboration. There will be open networking at the beginning, followed by facilitated reciprocity rings where you will have a chance to both get as well as give help on each other’s education-related ideas and projects. Drinks and event tickets are free, so be sure to sign up soon! Note: Thanks for the tremendous interest in this event! RSVPs are now closed, but you can still sign up for a waitlist ticket on our Eventbrite site: http://bit.ly/2zFTmdz. Depending on space availability, we will start accepting waitlist tickets at 6:45pm. Event Schedule: 6:00-7:00pm: Sign-in and networking 7:00-7:20pm: Host intros 7:20-7:30pm: Overview of reciprocity rings 7:30-8:10pm: Reciprocity ring 1 8:10-8:50pm: Reciprocity ring 2 8:50-9:00pm: Wrap-up and brief shout-outs SEA/SF is an official chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance, the largest network of social enterprises in North America, with a 20‐year history of field leadership, a national network of over 1,000 members in 40 states, and a local footprint of 16 chapters. Members include top practitioners, leading thinkers, investors, public policy leaders and a wide range of service providers. YEP-Bay Area is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Young Education Professionals. Founded in late summer 2012, we are a volunteer-run organization that offers peer networking, professional development, and volunteer opportunities to education professionals throughout the Bay Area. Kintone provides a cloud-based, collaborative app building workspace to accelerate innovation and problem solving at organizations. As technology continues to shape the way we work, there are more opportunities for teams small and large to drive meaningful impact in their organizations and communities. Kintone celebrates these change champions across all industries with custom apps they can build themselves to manage data, view real-time reports, collaborate on tasks and much more.

  • Hike for Social Impact in San Francisco

    California Museum of the Legion of Honor

    Social Enterprise Alliance /SF in partnership with Bobby Fishkin & David Hodgson would like for you to join us on a Hike for Social Impact. This Sunday June 24nd, from 2 to 7 pm for hike + no-host (pay your own) dinner at Pagan Burmese/Thai restaurant after. Meet at 2:00 pm at the Legion of Honor steps and wear comfortable shoes. Hiking can help bring the social enterprise community together with impact investors, CSR professionals, and others who participate in systemic change. Hiking is good at creating rhythms of thought, pace of mind, and a social cadence for collaborative creativity and improvisational thought. Its also essential to ensure your thinking is cumulative with other disciplines and patterns of understanding. More than 60 people have RSVP'd yes or maybe for Sunday's impact hike. Social Enterprise Alliance, Impact Hub, SF Tech For Good, Impact investing for Systemic Change, Hiking to the Next Level Up, Toniic, and Visionaries and Revolutionaries, Internet Archive have shared the hike with their communities. Feel free to include impact community members who you think would enjoy the inter-disciplinary catharsis of hiking together this Sunday. Weather forecasts look promising for Sunday (65 degrees and sunny). Looking forward to it. May all our social innovations have such a weather forecast ahead of them.

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