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“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.”


Bill Drayton



Social enterprise is not just a new industry. It is a movement. Be a part of the movement. Connect with local businesses that have a mission in which you believe. Discover developments on a national and local level. Establish a relationship with a mentor. Have your questions answer in our community forum.



Come join the conversation! Attend one of our events and engage in a fun, social environment. Meet connections – nonprofits, for profits and everyone in between – who are interested in the social enterprise space. Share ideas, resources, information, and project opportunities.



Find local social enterprises and be seen on the social enterprise member page of our website. As we support each other, the whole community grows! Select members are highlighted in our blog, on social media, and in topic-specific panels.


Are you looking for a new career path? Check out our job boards. Need top talent for your social enterprise? Create a job posting! Members also have exclusive access to our resource center where they can find information on all stages of building and growing a social enterprise.

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Overflow Coffee Bar

1eleven is creating jobs for impoverished individuals who previously had no hope for employment. Our modern Spa Collection of luxurious soaps and soothing & refreshing bath products – are all handmade by participants in our paid transitional job program. We provide paid training and caring mentors that will lead to meaningful employment, independence and growth in an underserved community.

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