An Introduction to Social Enterprise, City Heights Weingart Library, Wednesday, 13. November 2019

The Nonprofit Institute and The City of San Diego are proud to present The City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy Fall Workshop Series. This series will provide an opportunity to explore topics in social enterprise, legal compliance and considering starting a nonprofit.

An Introduction to Social Enterprise:
How Nonprofit Leaders Can Assess and Leverage this model to Develop New, Sustainable Revenue Streams

Workshop Description:
Social enterprise represents powerful new opportunities for diversified funding sources, scalability and increased social impact in the nonprofit sector. By creating sustainable revenue streams, hybrid social enterprises are changing their reliance on donations and grants for growth. In today’s workshop, we will explore different models of social enterprise and evaluate both best practices and challenges with respect to their impact on nonprofit management, growth and opportunities.

In the first half of this workshop, we will look at several case studies to understand how social, financial and management objectives need to align for social enterprise success. In the second half of the workshop, attendees will then apply some of these key elements of social enterprise design and assess where there might be relevant opportunities for their own organizations. Participants will leave with new insights about the power, benefits and challenges of this emerging nonprofit model. 

City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy Fall Workshops
The Nonprofit Institute and The City of San Diego are proud to present The Nonprofit Academy Fall Workshop Series in a neighborhood near you! This series will provide an opportunity to explore topics in social enterprise, legal compliance, and starting a nonprofit. These workshops are free and open to any nonprofit serving the City of San Diego. If you have any questions regarding the workshop series, please e-mail Colton Strawser, Doctoral Research Assistant at The Nonprofit Institute, at

2019 Fall Sessions:
Nonprofit Legal Compliance
An Introduction to Social Enterprise
Considering Starting a Nonprofit?
So You Started a Nonprofit, Now What?

Speaker Bio

Karen Henken, Professor of Practice and Institutional Relations, Kroc School, University of San Diego
Ms. Henken’s work focuses on fostering social impact and system change through social innovation and entrepreneurship. She teaches core courses in the Master of Arts in Social Innovation. She works with regional and global social enterprises, NGOs and corporations to help them advance their success through sustainable business models and serves on several boards. Ms. Henken served as the founder and principal of Henken & Associates, helping businesses and nonprofits develop market opportunities, partnerships, growth strategies and sustainable revenue models to expand their impact. She spent 20 years in Silicon Valley as an executive in high technology management. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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