It is being increasingly felt that the economic melt down has opened up new opportunities for civil society organisations to look into the possibilities of converting their projects into Social Enterprises. This is the need of the hour since private funding is drying up substantially and good civil society projects face an acute financial crunch. There is a growing realization that non profits need to realize that they are in business, not just causes.
Social Entrepreneurs have a critical role to play helping to overcome the effects of the financial crisis. At the World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford recently speakers highlighted the fact that Social Entrepreneurs had the capacity to lead the world out of the prevailing financial crisis. There was strong expectation that the crisis would propel social entrepreneurship into the main stream as the most compelling model of social change.
The Social Entrepreneurship Workshop is an attempt to help smart NGOs acquire knowledge and tools to convert themselves into social entrepreneurs. This will ensure the long term survival of their socially relevant programmes and project while at the same them helping them to earn revenues to fiancé their activities.
We invite you to participate in this workshop, possibly the first of its kind in the northern part of the country.
The Event:An Introductory Workshop For Entrepreneurial Non Profits
Venue: Accountability House, A-5, Sector 26, Noida
Dates: June 5-6,2009
Organised by: Centre for Training and Research in Responsible Business & Social Entrepreneurship
Knowledge Partner: Centre for Social Initiatives & Management, Hyderabad