Program Components

Created to support nonprofits in understanding, developing and capitalizing social ventures, the Social Enterprise Cohort offers a comprehensive capacity building program within a peer learning network. The program includes curriculum designed for Colorado nonprofits, current media/resources, panels of subject matter experts and site visits with existing social enterprise/advisors to create a truly comprehensive learning and development experience.

Thanks to the generous support of collaborators and funders of The Exchange, the program cost to area nonprofits is significantly reduced. Fees cover full participation in the 2018 cohort experience as well as the second year of business launch and implementation support services.

What You’ll GetWhat This Means for Your Nonprofit
7 monthly deep-dive sessions with knowledge, tools and hands-on experience developing a social enterprise from the ground up.Your nonprofit will see dramatically increased capacity to create, analyze and design new earned income and social enterprise strategies.
Engagement in a peer learning setting with other nonprofit social innovators, funders, guest speakers, advisors and business mentors.You’ll develop a strong and lasting network of support; a true community of colleagues, trusted advisors and potential customers for your new venture.
A well-conceived, fully researched, strategically developed business concept and plan.You can hit the ground running: funding the business, building your customer base and business launch.
Access to funders, impact investors and donors.You’ll have a pipeline to the funding/financing you need to launch and capitalize your venture.
A second year of technical assistance and mentoring as you launch and run your business.You aren’t alone; you’ll have access to the people and support you need to help your business succeed and thrive.
A social enterprise that leverages your assets in support of your social mission.With a successful model and social venture, your nonprofit will realize a source of unrestricted revenue and a business that creates jobs for your clients or community.

Additional Training

In addition to the Cohort, CRC also offers introductory and advanced social enterprise trainings. The Exchange training series offers something for everyone, from program and fundraising staff to administrators, executives and board members. From our flagship training programs to sessions customized for your staff, board, geographic or subject area, we make it our business to provide the most relevant, practical and fun workshops that help you learn, develop skills and build a network of other nonprofit professionals seeking new and innovative ways of meeting their missions.

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Gorrell, Director of Education & Leadership Development 303.623.1540 X100 or email hidden; JavaScript is required