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Calling all Social Entrepreneurs - Plan to be inspired.

  • Aug 21, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Our membership is a mixture of Social Entrepreneurs trying to launch or grow their businesses and the people interested in supporting their work.

We are asked every day, what is a Social Entrepreneur?  Well, these folks are society’s change agents, creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform our world. A Social Entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to create social change.  A Social Entrepreneur is working towards making some measurable social impact in a financially sustainable manner. We welcome anyone to the Meetup interested in supporting or being a part of the social change process.

The major problem with all Meetups is how to make them engaging and fun for everyone who attends. We are fortunate to now have a solution that solves this problem.  Amy Pearl and team have developed a powerful tool to help people move along their journey from an interest in making a difference with a great idea to a perpetually sustainable social impact business.  The name of this tool is The Purpose Wheel. It is designed as a “map” for getting to where you want to be as a social entrepreneur, as well as a framework for support people to plug into. The Purpose Wheel really engages all participants including the entrepreneurs, their staff, supporters, funders or investors. It is quite revolutionary.

 Meetup members who learn the tool and participate in these activities are invited to be team leaders at a larger monthly Roundtable event that Hatch will begin to host. They are calling these events Radical Purpose Roundtables, and they will focus on personal development around purpose. This serves ANYONE—supporter, expert or entrepreneur. The networking opportunities at the larger event will be incredible.

Refreshments will be served. 

A suggested $5.00 donation jar will be on the table. (Or, bring a six-pack or a bag of pretzels or cookies!)


Start 6:15 sharp.  So please sign-in, get a name tag, some food and drink and be in your seat so we can start.  We also ask you please officially join this Meetup online; it’s free and you just register like on any other website. 

To better serve our members, we would like to understand where you are in the following pipeline:

1. Just Networking

2. Interested in Social Entrepreneurism

3. Want to volunteer or promote your business to support
currently growing Social Enterprises

4. Have an idea for a business or nonprofit

5. Have a working prototype business ready to

6. Have an up and running Social Enterprise needing
to grow or improve in some way.

Somebody at the sign-in table should ask you where you fit from one to six and ask you to note it on the sign-in sheet.

General Meetup Business – 5 minutes

Introduction to small group activity – 15 to 20 minutes

Small groups work together on the activity –45 minutes

Regroup for group report outs – 10 minutes

Open Networking Time – hang around, visit, debrief… 


Blue Skies,



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  • Jeffrey G.

    Great meetup, great networking. Sorry I had to go a little early. Looking forward to the next meetups, including the next forge one! The "map people" thing definitely seemed to help to get people to engage with one another.

    August 22, 2014

  • Don N.

    We had a fun meeting and a lot of networking. Amy got us all working in small groups. We were supposed to map people we know but somehow the people I sat with decided to map each other. This actually turned out to be one of the most powerful ways to quickly get to know five people sitting at a table.

    August 22, 2014

  • Peter H.

    Like the purpose wheel model, looking forward to seeing it online...

    August 21, 2014

  • Glaucia M.

    Hi all, I was sorry to miss last meet up . But I was catching up with romantic love with my husband since children were away for the week. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · July 21, 2014

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