Social Enterprise Community of Practice Workshop - CANCELED

This one-day interactive workshop is for people who are currently involved with a social enterprise or in the process of starting one.  You will meet a group of practitioners who will share keys to success as well as the lessons they have learned from their mistakes. There will be representatives from four kinds of business models that we will showcase:
  1. Domestic sales/retail/wholesale (Carabello Coffee, Gobena Coffee)
  2. Overseas production/domestic sales (GOEX Haiti, Freeset)
  3. Overseas businesses (Lifesong Farms, SSE Nigeria)
  4. Marketplace ministries connected with a local church in the US (SSE/ORCA Center).
We will start the day together as a community and then workshop participants will get to choose one that you would like to go deeper with and you will spend time with the leaders in a small group and visit the local offices where possible so you can see a social enterprise in action.
We will spend the final part of the day conducting targeted consultations to help you in the areas of developing a robust financial/business model, finding the right partners, hiring the right people, and building and training the organization.  Join us for an invaluable day of learning with others who have gone before you – it could save you years of time and tons of money from trying to do it on your own.  You will become part of a community of practitioners who are learning together and supporting one another.

Intensive Information

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2020

Time:
Check In: 8:40am – 9:00am  
Intensive: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: ORCA Coworking (408 4TH AVE. MASON, OH 45040) – Please note this is a different venue from the CAFO2021 Summit. 

Following this event, your CAFO2021 Summit experience will continue at Vineyard Cincinnati Church.

Cost: 

  • $99 – non-member
  • $69 – member

For 2 people from the same community*

  • $89/person – non-member
  • $59/person – member

For 3 or more people from the same community*

  • $74/person – non-member
  • $44/person – member

*same community is defined as same city, county or metro area.

  • Global-serving organizations & ministries

Facilitated by: Vivienne Bechtold, CAFO Sustainable Social Enterprise Director Joined by: Joe Knittig, GOEX; Andy Lehman, Lifesong & Gobena Coffee; Justin & Emily Carabello, Carabello Coffee; Jeff Greer, Self Sustaining Enterprises (SSE) & ORCA Center; Pete West, Self Sustaining Enterprises; and Kevin Schwieger, Grace Chapel