New Social Enterprise Movement Gains Momentum in North Texas

Social Enterprise Alliance Puts North Texas at Epicenter of EmergingTrend: Making Profits to Benefit Society

Dallas, TX –  Government funding for public service organizations continues to shrink and the need for vital community  services continues to rise.  In this new economic and social environment, North Texas is becoming a hub of an emerging trend – “social enterprise” – where organizations use a business approach to doing good for others.

The recently-formed Social Enterprise Alliance North Texas Chapter is leading the way in helping North Texas non-profit and for-profit organizations to meet a “triple bottom line” of helping people, sustaining the planet, and achieving profits that result in high-value job-creation and community economic growth.  The Chapter was formed to make North Texas a national leader in building sustainable social enterprises.  It supports businesses, non-profits, investors, academia and entrepreneurs by providing access to information and resources, practical business tools, professional development, networking events and educational forums to help improve the profitability and impact of social purpose ventures.   A major element of the organization’s mission is to help social enterprise become a widely practiced method for creating a more just and sustainable world.

The Chapter was launched at it’s first public event where representatives from area businesses, corporations, investors, non-profits, universities, government sponsored agencies and social enterprise experts gathered to learn and share best practices for social enterprise.  The event featured representatives from pioneering organizations including the Institute for Social Entrepreneurs, OneStar Foundation: The Center for Social Impact, University of North Texas Murphy Center for Entrepreneurism, Center for Nonprofit Management and PepsiCo.

Sunshine Avenue was pleased to join the Center for Nonprofit Management and bigBANG! in sponsoring the sold-out event.




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