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There are lots of organizations working in the social enterprise space. Whether you are a individual who wants to make a difference with a good idea to a committed employee in a large corporation, there’s something there for you: from casual Meetups to member-based organizations, continuing education opportunities and starter launch weekends. Here’s a bit of the ecosystem where SPCs can learn to grow with purpose.
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Part of the international Greendrinks network, Seattle Greendrinks is a volunteer-driven non-profit created to connect and grow Seattle’s environmental community. Founded in 2003, Seattle Greendrinks’ main event remains an monthly informal social networking gathering. [/one_fourth][one_fourth]
Bloom! is Seattle’s showcase evening of innovative speakers working in sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. [/one_fourth][one_fourth]
Whether you’re looking for a community to brainstorm ideas for your organization with, or you seek inspiration and that next Big Idea in corporate social responsibility, Net Impact Seattle Professional Chapter is your go-to source in the Puget Sound.[/one_fourth][one_fourth]
We are the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability. NBIS members and leadership board are dedicated to helping companies make the transition from old take-make-waste models to new paradigms of resource efficiency and social and environmental responsibility. The path forward requires leadership, collaboration and innovative thinking.
Sustainable Seattle is focused on the long-term health and sustainability of Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound region.
SVP cultivates effective philanthropists, strengthens nonprofits, and invests in collaborative solutions – building powerful relationships to tackle our community’s social challenges. SVP’s events and education sessions are a great way to dig into a new topic, get to know SVP, or meet others who share your interests. [/one_fourth][one_fourth]
Impact Hub Seattle is a coworking and events space for inspiring people. With a focus on supporting entrepreneurs bent on changing the world for good, the ImpactHub is both network and nexus—equal parts office, clubhouse, and café combined in a comfortable community for making connections while progressing toward individual goals. [/one_fourth][one_fourth]
BGI’s MBA and Certificate programs are specifically designed to integrate sustainability—environmentally and socially responsible practices—with traditional business education so that you can harness the power of business for good in the world.
This Meetup group is for people interested in networking with other like-minded businesses to share knowledge and inspiration. We’re terrible about keeping up with it, so if you’re interested in taking the lead, let us know.[/one_fourth][one_fourth]
Social Enterprise Alliance is the membership organization for the diverse and rapidly growing social enterprise sector in North America. An SEA Seattle Provisional Chapter has just started in May 2013 and plans are ahead for SEA meetups.[/one_fourth][one_fourth]
Fledge (a B-Corp Certified company) is a “conscious company” incubator, addressing an enormous opportunity, the large and growing number of consumers are increasingly: environmentally conscious, energy conscious, health conscious, conscious of sustainability, of community, and even conscious of consumption itself.
A non-profit network of residents and local independent businesses that share a vision for a resilient, vibrant local economy – one that’s rooted in local ownership, a healthy environment, and strong community. Seattle Good Business Network is about jobs, sustainability, and keeping Seattle Seattle.
Since 1985, the Northwest Entrepreneurial Network (NWEN) has been the hive of the Pacific Northwest entrepreneurial community. The organization is fueled by the energy and passion of almost 800 members, who come together to connect, learn and share via an annual roster of more than 60 events. By offering a community to rely on and educational offerings geared towards the specialized needs of the entrepreneur, NWEN helps its members find the funding and resources they need to make their business goals a reality.
WNSF believes that integrating responsible, sustainable practices throughout organizations is key to building sustainable enterprises – and a sustainable future. That’s why WNSF welcomes participation from women in all parts of business including marketing, communications, legal affairs, human resources, finance, strategy, philanthropy, corporate citizenship and environment, health and safety.
BALLE is the fastest growing business alliance of values aligned entrepreneurs, business networks, and local economy funders in North America. Together we are building local economies, city by city, town by town, business by business.