Change is inevitable. The level of change experienced over the last two years due to the pandemic could not have been predicted. The challenges faced by our nonprofit industry as well as our business sector led to both innovative opportunities and solutions, as well as economic stress that led to difficult business decisions regardless of which bottom line you seek to impact - social or enterprise. The true bottom line is that it will be the responsibility of socially conscious individuals, businesses, and the investment communities to drive positive social change.
To help bridge community understanding around the role of social enterprise in our community resilience and to kick off our second year of capacity-building, CFT is partnering with Suzanne Smith, Founder - Social Impact Architects to launch the GROWTH: Resiliency through Social Entrepreneurship series. This capacity-building opportunity supports nonprofits, businesses, and funders who are interested in accelerating the rate of social change in North Texas.
Learn more about Suzanne here
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Social entrepreneurship is the process of recognizing and resourcefully pursuing opportunities to create social value. Social entrepreneurs are innovative, resourceful, and results oriented. They draw upon the best thinking in both the business and nonprofit worlds to develop strategies that maximize their social impact. These entrepreneurial leaders operate in all kinds of organizations: large and small; new and old; religious and secular; nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid. These organizations comprise the “social sector.”
Social entrepreneurship started three decades ago with a simple question: are we making enough of a difference? That question has led to the start of a whole new way of doing good. Like learning a new language, social entrepreneurship requires a shift in mindset as well as new ways of working.
Join us as we explore social entrepreneurship as a means to more impactful societal change. This series is for anyone in the social sector or with a desire to make a difference in their community to have a greater social impact.
a nonprofit, government, or corporate leader
a leader of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and/or social impact initiatives
an individual passionate about making a difference in the world
This certificate course will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to think like a social entrepreneur and pursue ideas and innovative solutions created with community at the center.
Nonprofits strengthen our community, and having a great community doesn’t just happen. Communities Foundation of Texas is committed to helping you thrive.