What we're about

Meet the PDX Changemakers and experience interactive speed networking!

NOW ON ZOOM

About Us

The first thing new folks asks is: What is a Social Entrepreneur?

A Social Entrepreneur is someone who is driven by a passion to make life better for others by starting a business venture (for-profit of or nonprofit). They measure their success both by traditional financial metrics and the social impact the business actually causes.

The purpose of this Meetup is to support anyone with the goal to create, grow or work for a social enterprise or small business in the Portland area. We do this by holding fun, interactive events where we break into small groups and follow a fast-paced and effective process which allows everyone to really get to know each other. Now we are moving to Zoom until Covid is no longer a threat to the elderly population.

Everyone gets to meet and share what they can do for others and ask what they need from others to move forward with their ideas, projects, and businesses. The point is to keep your message brief and to let the others give you feedback and suggestions. The goal is to arm you with a lot of new insights, resources, and connections.

If you have been wanting to come, now is the time as we are moving to Zoom. So no more excuses about traffic, weather, parking, or transportation in general. I hope to see you at the next Meetup!

RSVP on Meetup or via EventBrite. We do ask that you join our Meetup group so we can have a central place for communications.

EventBrite Link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-entrepreneurs-pdx-speed-networking-meetup-tickets-85052066019)

NOTE: If we reach 21 participants, we can't allow more into the event so come early. We may add more dates as we learn how to function using Zoom during COVID.

Below you will find instructions on setting up Zoom as well as very important information on how to join the breakout rooms each round of the event. Please read this carefully and be ready in advance.

STEPS TO FOLLOW

- FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE ZOOM INSTALLED ON THEIR PC OR PHONE. If you do have Zoom installed skip to number 6.

Please DO NOT start this process at 6pm and expect to join the event. First time Zoom users need to give themselves 20 minutes to setup.

You can use Zoom on your phone or PC. The phone is a bit of a hassle as you need to hold it or have it on a tripod or stand of some kind. However, it is nothing to get it setup.

1. If you prefer to use your smart phone, simply install the Zoom App and follow the instructions.

2. Then you only need to click the Meeting link in the email notice to join the meeting.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4212264042

OR

Open the Zoom App and enter the Meeting ID: 4212264042

Please make sure you provide your name. I won’t accept unidentified people into the event.

3. If you wish to use your PC and don’t have Zoom installed on your PC; you can install Zoom on your PC two ways. I show the easier method below. The other way is to click the Meeting Link and follow the commands.

- Download the installation file from here: https://zoom.us/download and open the downloaded file to install the program.

4. Click on ZoomInstaller.exe on the bottom right of Chrome or from the down facing arrow on the top right side of Firefox.

5. I suggest you sign up for a free Zoom account here: https://us02web.zoom.us/signup

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ZOOM INSTALLED

6. If you do have Zoom installed, please make sure it is the latest updated version.

To Join the Meeting, simply use the provided Zoom Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4212264042

Or hit Join Meeting, enter the Meeting ID 4212264042 and your name.

MEETING PROCESS – MUST READ

We all start in the main room together.

There are no introductions between participants.

The host will introduce the event and assign each participant a number.

When he says go, it is your job to join the Room Letter that your Participant Number shows you to join on the chart provided. The chart will be on the screen in the main room during the event. You can ask the host if you get confused.

Find your participant number and then find the room to join each round.

The rooms will automatically close in 15 minutes and a 30 second notice will pop up that you will be moved back to the main room.

The host will then restart the breakout rooms and you will need to select the correct room to enter for round two from the chart provided. We typically do four to six rounds.

Have fun!

Don Nasca
Organizer of the Social Entrepreneurs Meetup

Twitter: @socialentpdx

Facebook: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SocialEntrepreneursPortland)

Join me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/donaldnasca/ (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/public-profile-settings?trk=prof-edit-edit-public_profile)

Upcoming events (4+)

ZOOM - Social Changemakers PDX: Fun - Interactive - Networking 2.0

Thursday for Social Entrepreneurs: Now on Zoom

If you are a social entrepreneur or just someone interested in the subject and wanting to meet others with like minds, we always have a vibrant and diverse set of folks come to our Meetups. Some are in business, some are working to start one, some are in nonprofit or government, and some are students or recently moving into the area.

Thousands have met and have made long-term relationships through this meetup.

You may add yourself or your organization to our new directory. This will help everyone reach people who have common interests or needs.

https://socialentrepreneurs-pdx.com/login-or-registration/

WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE FOR: PLEASE READ!

Everyone has something they need and something to offer. So instead of doing a sales pitch, come with what you want to ask from the world and what you can offer others.

Keep it brief and enjoy an engaging conversation about what you need and what you can offer.

If we have nine or more attendees, we will use Breakout Rooms, so everyone needs to understand how this works.
Each round there will be three people in each room, each participant gets five minutes to chat within a group of three. In fifteen minutes, we change rooms so everyone meets two more new people each round. We generally do four to six rounds.

****The limit is 21 people. Come early.

If you don't get in by 6:05, you may not be able to join if we have nine or more people at 6:05pm.

Each participant sitting online at 6:05pm will be assigned a participant number.

Each breakout room will have a letter; A, B, C, D, E....

Each participant will need to refer to the table that will show you what room you need to move to each 15 minutes round. The table will be on the screen at the start of the event and you will see it between each round.

The breakout rooms will close every 15 minutes. You will get a 30 second warning to wrap up. It is your duty to move to the right room. Do not stay behind or move in the wrong order as it will completely block the other participants trying to move where you should not be.

Please verify that you are in the right room at the start of each round so everyone gets the most out of the event. You can also ask the host for help at any time.

Please do not RSVP if you are not coming as we limit the seats.

You will receive the Zoom link after you RSVP.

You use simply use the provided link to join the meeting. Your browser can connect to Zoom without downloading the App to your PC or phone.

To join without downloading and installing the App; just click on the Link we provide and your browser will ask you to download the App. You don't have to it.

You will see a link on the page that says "Join from your browser." There you will be asked for your name and the meeting ID which is the long number at the end of the link we provided.

Please make sure you provide your full name and have your camera on. We won’t accept unidentified people into the event.

We will ask for your email and LinkedIn address so we can record your attendance and notify you of future events.

You can RSVP here on Meetup or get your ticket on Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speed-networking-for-social-entrepreneurs-20-tickets-160903557873

Looking forward to meeting you!

ZOOM - Social Changemakers PDX: Fun - Interactive - Networking 2.0

Thursday for Social Entrepreneurs: Now on Zoom

If you are a social entrepreneur or just someone interested in the subject and wanting to meet others with like minds, we always have a vibrant and diverse set of folks come to our Meetups. Some are in business, some are working to start one, some are in nonprofit or government, and some are students or recently moving into the area.

Thousands have met and have made long-term relationships through this meetup.

You may add yourself or your organization to our new directory. This will help everyone reach people who have common interests or needs.

https://socialentrepreneurs-pdx.com/login-or-registration/

WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE FOR: PLEASE READ!

Everyone has something they need and something to offer. So instead of doing a sales pitch, come with what you want to ask from the world and what you can offer others.

Keep it brief and enjoy an engaging conversation about what you need and what you can offer.

If we have nine or more attendees, we will use Breakout Rooms, so everyone needs to understand how this works.
Each round there will be three people in each room, each participant gets five minutes to chat within a group of three. In fifteen minutes, we change rooms so everyone meets two more new people each round. We generally do four to six rounds.

****The limit is 21 people. Come early.

If you don't get in by 6:05, you may not be able to join if we have nine or more people at 6:05pm.

Each participant sitting online at 6:05pm will be assigned a participant number.

Each breakout room will have a letter; A, B, C, D, E....

Each participant will need to refer to the table that will show you what room you need to move to each 15 minutes round. The table will be on the screen at the start of the event and you will see it between each round.

The breakout rooms will close every 15 minutes. You will get a 30 second warning to wrap up. It is your duty to move to the right room. Do not stay behind or move in the wrong order as it will completely block the other participants trying to move where you should not be.

Please verify that you are in the right room at the start of each round so everyone gets the most out of the event. You can also ask the host for help at any time.

Please do not RSVP if you are not coming as we limit the seats.

You will receive the Zoom link after you RSVP.

You use simply use the provided link to join the meeting. Your browser can connect to Zoom without downloading the App to your PC or phone.

To join without downloading and installing the App; just click on the Link we provide and your browser will ask you to download the App. You don't have to it.

You will see a link on the page that says "Join from your browser." There you will be asked for your name and the meeting ID which is the long number at the end of the link we provided.

Please make sure you provide your full name and have your camera on. We won’t accept unidentified people into the event.

We will ask for your email and LinkedIn address so we can record your attendance and notify you of future events.

You can RSVP here on Meetup or get your ticket on Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speed-networking-for-social-entrepreneurs-20-tickets-160903557873

Looking forward to meeting you!

ZOOM - Social Changemakers PDX: Fun - Interactive - Networking 2.0

Thursday for Social Entrepreneurs: Now on Zoom

If you are a social entrepreneur or just someone interested in the subject and wanting to meet others with like minds, we always have a vibrant and diverse set of folks come to our Meetups. Some are in business, some are working to start one, some are in nonprofit or government, and some are students or recently moving into the area.

Thousands have met and have made long-term relationships through this meetup.

You may add yourself or your organization to our new directory. This will help everyone reach people who have common interests or needs.

https://socialentrepreneurs-pdx.com/login-or-registration/

WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE FOR: PLEASE READ!

Everyone has something they need and something to offer. So instead of doing a sales pitch, come with what you want to ask from the world and what you can offer others.

Keep it brief and enjoy an engaging conversation about what you need and what you can offer.

If we have nine or more attendees, we will use Breakout Rooms, so everyone needs to understand how this works.
Each round there will be three people in each room, each participant gets five minutes to chat within a group of three. In fifteen minutes, we change rooms so everyone meets two more new people each round. We generally do four to six rounds.

****The limit is 21 people. Come early.

If you don't get in by 6:05, you may not be able to join if we have nine or more people at 6:05pm.

Each participant sitting online at 6:05pm will be assigned a participant number.

Each breakout room will have a letter; A, B, C, D, E....

Each participant will need to refer to the table that will show you what room you need to move to each 15 minutes round. The table will be on the screen at the start of the event and you will see it between each round.

The breakout rooms will close every 15 minutes. You will get a 30 second warning to wrap up. It is your duty to move to the right room. Do not stay behind or move in the wrong order as it will completely block the other participants trying to move where you should not be.

Please verify that you are in the right room at the start of each round so everyone gets the most out of the event. You can also ask the host for help at any time.

Please do not RSVP if you are not coming as we limit the seats.

You will receive the Zoom link after you RSVP.

You use simply use the provided link to join the meeting. Your browser can connect to Zoom without downloading the App to your PC or phone.

To join without downloading and installing the App; just click on the Link we provide and your browser will ask you to download the App. You don't have to it.

You will see a link on the page that says "Join from your browser." There you will be asked for your name and the meeting ID which is the long number at the end of the link we provided.

Please make sure you provide your full name and have your camera on. We won’t accept unidentified people into the event.

We will ask for your email and LinkedIn address so we can record your attendance and notify you of future events.

You can RSVP here on Meetup or get your ticket on Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speed-networking-for-social-entrepreneurs-20-tickets-160903557873

Looking forward to meeting you!

ZOOM - Social Changemakers PDX: Fun - Interactive - Networking 2.0

Thursday for Social Entrepreneurs: Now on Zoom

If you are a social entrepreneur or just someone interested in the subject and wanting to meet others with like minds, we always have a vibrant and diverse set of folks come to our Meetups. Some are in business, some are working to start one, some are in nonprofit or government, and some are students or recently moving into the area.

Thousands have met and have made long-term relationships through this meetup.

You may add yourself or your organization to our new directory. This will help everyone reach people who have common interests or needs.

https://socialentrepreneurs-pdx.com/login-or-registration/

WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE FOR: PLEASE READ!

Everyone has something they need and something to offer. So instead of doing a sales pitch, come with what you want to ask from the world and what you can offer others.

Keep it brief and enjoy an engaging conversation about what you need and what you can offer.

If we have nine or more attendees, we will use Breakout Rooms, so everyone needs to understand how this works.
Each round there will be three people in each room, each participant gets five minutes to chat within a group of three. In fifteen minutes, we change rooms so everyone meets two more new people each round. We generally do four to six rounds.

****The limit is 21 people. Come early.

If you don't get in by 6:05, you may not be able to join if we have nine or more people at 6:05pm.

Each participant sitting online at 6:05pm will be assigned a participant number.

Each breakout room will have a letter; A, B, C, D, E....

Each participant will need to refer to the table that will show you what room you need to move to each 15 minutes round. The table will be on the screen at the start of the event and you will see it between each round.

The breakout rooms will close every 15 minutes. You will get a 30 second warning to wrap up. It is your duty to move to the right room. Do not stay behind or move in the wrong order as it will completely block the other participants trying to move where you should not be.

Please verify that you are in the right room at the start of each round so everyone gets the most out of the event. You can also ask the host for help at any time.

Please do not RSVP if you are not coming as we limit the seats.

You will receive the Zoom link after you RSVP.

You use simply use the provided link to join the meeting. Your browser can connect to Zoom without downloading the App to your PC or phone.

To join without downloading and installing the App; just click on the Link we provide and your browser will ask you to download the App. You don't have to it.

You will see a link on the page that says "Join from your browser." There you will be asked for your name and the meeting ID which is the long number at the end of the link we provided.

Please make sure you provide your full name and have your camera on. We won’t accept unidentified people into the event.

We will ask for your email and LinkedIn address so we can record your attendance and notify you of future events.

You can RSVP here on Meetup or get your ticket on Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speed-networking-for-social-entrepreneurs-20-tickets-160903557873

Looking forward to meeting you!

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