Please join CauseImpact for an awesome event in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, October 25th.  The Center for Social Enterprise Development presents the Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase.

This celebration will open with a welcome from Columbus City Council Member Shannon Hardin followed by a  keynote from Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi of Interfaith Dental Clinic, a social entrepreneur and a past SE Catalyst™ participant from Nashville, Tennessee.  Catalyst supporter Randy Randolph of Safelite Autoglass will introduce presentations by the 2016 SE Catalyst participants, including Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus, Community Shares Mid Ohio, Educational Service Center Central Ohio (ESCCO), Gladden Community House and IMPACT Community Action, who will share their social enterprise concepts with the community.

After the presentations, Emily Savors of The Columbus Foundation will open the Nonprofit Showcase for nonprofit social entrepreneurs to share with you how their ventures have translated into meaningful mission impact. The Showcase will provide refreshments while you network with each other and with Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi, the five SE Catalyst participants, and several of Central Ohio’s most successful established nonprofit social enterprises, including Equitas Health, Habitat for Humanity, Godman Guild, and the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio.

SE Catalyst™ is a social enterprise initiative presented by the Center for Social Enterprise Development and developed by Cause Impact LLC, a Columbus-based consultancy that, since 1999, has helped organizations “Do good. Better.” SE Catalyst is best suited for nonprofit organizations positioned to develop sustainable, social enterprise ventures. This initiative has demonstrated success in Nashville, Columbus, and other cities, producing a pipeline of investment-ready social enterprises. SE Catalyst integrates a group cohort model approach with customized support for each individual participating organization. It combines classroom instruction with coaching, technical assistance, and the real-world application of tools, approaches, and principles to develop social enterprise ventures.

Interested organizations can also register to attend a free information session about the 2017 SE Catalyst program will be on November 2 at 10:00 am at The Columbus Foundation. While this event is free to attend, space is limited and registration is required.