Thursday, August 12, 2010

Networking Event on the Coast

CSJ Events
September 14th Enp's Social Enterprise Mixer Featuring Mike Rowlands, Octopus Strategies

Our first in a series of four events takes place after-work on Tuesday, September 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm, location TBA.

Uniting Passion & Pragmatism to Brand Your Mission
Mike Rowlands, Octopus Strategies

Social Enterprises. Social Ventures. Mission-based companies. Call them what you will, forward-thinking non-profits and social entrepreneurs are founding enterprises to fill market needs, enhance their mission delivery and fund their programs. Yet many cause-driven organizations and enterprises struggle to find their voice.

How can you engage customers, staff, stakeholders and others in your mission? Mike Rowlands will share examples, insights and experiences, while helping you to identify ways to distinguish your organization in a marketplace that's increasingly conscious and crowded.

About Mike:
Mike works with mission-driven organizations around the world, crafting distinctive strategies and award-winning marketing. Octopus Strategies has earned an international reputation as an innovator in brand strategy, and as a proponent of values-driven leadership. From offices in Vancouver, Canada and London, UK, Octopus serves organizations as diverse as Royal charities, technology startups, and professional services firms. The common thread is their dedication to meaningful missions, and to building sustainable organizations.

Mike is a frequent public speaker, and has lectured for MBA candidates at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. He’s also a member of the faculty of Social Venture Institute. In 2009, in recognition of his expertise in sustainability and brand strategy, he was invited to sit on the Advisory Board to the Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University. He is also a Director of a number of non-profit organizations.

To register, please contact Peter @ or 604.871.5421. Limited spots available. $15 pp includes light appies, your first beverage, and great networking!

October Mixer Details:
Impactful Decision-Making for Social Enterprise, Tuesday, October 5th 5:30-7:30 pm. Location TBA. Save the date!

Heard About the MeetUP Yet?
If you are an 'early-bird gets the worm' kind of person, you're going to want to pay attention.  Even though we're in the middle of enjoying a wonderful summer, we're only 3 MONTHS out from BC's First Ever Social Enterprise MeetUP on November 4th and 5th.  If you REGISTER NOW , you'll receive our early-bird rate of $199 for both events.  Click here for full details.

Social Enterprise MeetUP Agenda Announced
THURSDAY EVENING, November 4th, 6 pm start - Do You Know What You Are A Part Of?

A networking reception featuring light appies, cash bar, multi-media magic, and renowned Social Enterprise expert:

An International View of Social Enterprise by Gerry Higgins of CEiS in Scotland and Social Enterprise World Forum

FRIDAY, November 5th, FULL DAY OF LEARNING:  Collaborating for Success! 8:30am - 4:30 pm

Social Enterprise Impact in BC
Building the Market - Achieving Market & Social Success!
Networking Lunch
Collaborating for Success!
Creating a Supportive Social Enterprise Environment in BC
Multi-Media Finale
Happy Hour & Socializing

We encourage you to circulate this information throughout your networks.  These events are not to be missed!  Everything leads towards our Social Enterprise Camp scheduled for April 2011 on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Yup, you heard right - a camp!
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