Charities and other not-for-profit businesses which operate as a social enterprise could be eligible to present a business pitch at an upcoming gala for a chance at $50,000 in cash and technical support to boost success.
To help social enterprises prepare, the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free event to help build strengths in non-profits on Tuesday (March 3), 4-5:30 p.m., at the Shaw Auditorium in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Experts in the field will talk about the world of social enterprise, how it works and what the business model looks like.
A social enterprise is defined as a business whose mission, conduct and revenue stream address a cultural, social and/or environmental need as its principal goal. Profits from the sale of goods and services are targeted to specific causes.
Catalyst is hosting a gala event May 20 at the Port Theatre where local social enterprises will have the opportunity to pitch their proposals. For more information on the program, please visit www.secatalyst.ca.
To register for the chamber event, please call 250-756-1191 or e-mail email@example.com.