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We believe the best strategy to increase SOCIAL IMPACT is to provide SOCIAL SECTOR LEADERS with the tools and knowledge they need to be SUCCESSFUL. We’ve partnered with Social Innovations Authors, Social Entrepreneurs and Sector Leaders to bring you a new webinar series.


LEADERSHIP webinars (descriptions below) that give you the TOOLS and KNOWLEDGE to ACHIEVE YOUR MISSION


Wednesday or a Thursday at 2:00PM EST.

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Webinar Listings & Registration Links:



Topic Title

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Idea to Launch Social Enterprise Blueprint



Idea to Launch Social Enterprise Blueprint



Digital Marketing for Cultural Entities



Digital Marketing for Cultural Entities



The Teen Empowerment Model: Youth Building Peaceful Communities Together



The Teen Empowerment Model: Youth Building Peaceful Communities Together



Urban Expansion, Affordable Housing, Poverty and Holistic Community Development



L3Cs and Public Returns on Investments (PRIs)



L3Cs and Public Returns on Investments (PRIs)



Entrepreneurship - The not so easy E



Building An Inclusive, Equitable Regional Food Economy



Building An Inclusive, Equitable Regional Food Economy



Sharing your story and maximizing impact with Social Media Tools



Sharing your story and maximizing impact with Social Media Tools



Sparking Social Capital in the 21st Century



Sparking Social Capital in the 21st Century



Course Details:

January 10th & 11th - Idea to Launch Social Enterprise Blueprint

I will walk participants through the step-by-step process that anyone can take to go from idea to launch no matter their access to capital or experience in business. It's ideal for the social entrepreneur without a big nonprofit backing.

Amanda Neely, Co-Founder, Overflow Coffee Bar, L3C and

Amanda Neely is co-founder of Overflow Coffee Bar, L3C. Amanda and her husband opened Overflow Coffee Bar in 2011 as a social enterprise focused on achieving a social mission prior to making a profit. Amanda is a knowledgeable entrepreneur with experience in creatively solving the challenges inherent to growing and starting a business. Amanda loves to share her experiential knowledge as a certified life and business coach through

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Jan 17th & 18th Digital Marketing for Cultural Entities

A discussion of social media and slam poetry initiatives that have helped the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Arts Japan 2020 and other cultural entities to grow customer loyalty, boost revenues, and raise awareness about programs and services.

At a time when the glut of online content has become overwhelming, cost-efficient strategies that allow modestly-budgeted organizations to thrive are increasingly essential. Organizations of all sizes can learn from the achievements of small cultural entities that have exploited nuances of the online marketing sphere to outperform their larger competitors in key categories.

Daniel Gallant, Arts Marketing Consultant and Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Daniel Gallant is the Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the author of the short story collection Determined to Prove, and the recipient of a 2016 Eisenhower Fellowship. He is also a poet, playwright, theatrical producer, actor and teacher. His writing has appeared in eight anthologies from Vintage Books, Applause / Hal Leonard and Theater Communications Group. Daniel previously served as the Director of Theater and Talk Programming at the 92nd Street Y’s Makor and Tribeca centers. As an Eisenhower Fellow, he has explored how cultural organizations in Spain and Japan use innovative program and funding models to expand arts engagement. Daniel also advises cultural organizations in the United States about how to use game theory and social media to broaden their impact, and he oversees Arts Japan 2020, an online initiative that celebrates Japan-related cultural programs in the United States. Daniel has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Crain’s New York, the Daily News, New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and Voice of America; and on MTV, NBC, CNN, NY1, CBS, NPR, Univision, the BBC and other networks. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Mr. Gallant has exploited expanding social-media tools to grow the cafe from a small, volunteer-led venue best known for weekly poetry events to a thriving arts center with partnerships across the city."

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Jan 31st & Feb 1st: The Teen Empowerment Model: Youth Building Peaceful Communities Together

The Teen Empowerment Model is based on the belief that with the proper support, training, and resources, young people, including those of highest risk, have the ability to think deeply about difficult social problems and take constructive action to address the challenges they face. Furthermore, we believe that their voices, energies, and ideas are an essential element of any effort that hopes to successfully intervene in destructive adolescent behavior patterns, establish and maintain healthy urban communities, and build the capacity to create effective youth policies and practices. The webinar will provide instruction in how and why the model works to improve relationships between youth, police, and community, lower crime and violence among youth, and while giving young people a chance to have meaningful input into the policies and practices that directly impact their day to day lives.

Stanley Pollack, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc.

In his over twenty-eight year career as a youth worker, program developer, administrator, and consultant, Stanley Pollack has dedicated his life’s work to empowering urban teens to work for positive community change. In the early 1970’s, Mr. Pollack concentrated his efforts on juvenile offenders in Trenton, NJ and moved subsequently to the City of Somerville’s Youth Services Department, becoming the director of the department in 1978. During this time, Mr. Pollack developed unique and innovative methods for engaging youth in a process of changing their communities for the better—the basis for the current Teen Empowerment Model.

From 1982 to 1991, Mr. Pollack provided consultation in the Teen Empowerment Model® to over 35 youth serving organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1992, Mr. Pollack established the Center for Teen Empowerment as a nonprofit organization in Boston’s South End/Lower Roxbury—an area plagued by the serious problems of youth violence, gangs, and drugs. For some 13 years, Mr. Pollack has provided leadership to the organization, which has grown to include four sites in Boston, one in Somerville, and one in Rochester, NY and has engaged over 25,000 youth in community-based, school-based, and citywide social change initiatives. Mr. Pollack continues to devise effective applications of Teen Empowerment methods, most recently in the areas of school restructuring and education reform.

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Feb 7th: Urban Expansion, Affordable Housing, Poverty and Holistic Community Development

Rapid global urban expansión, climate change, poverty and a need for more social, economic and environmentally resilient cities demand collective thinking and planning, collective action and collective impact.

Juan Carlos Franco Villegas, Civil Engineer, MBA & Community Developer

Juan Carlos Franco Villegas is former advisor to Alejandro Santo Domingo, Board of Directors member of a diverse group nonprofit and for profit organizations, and main partner at Lupien, Rosenberg et Associés. Civil Engineer from Los Andes University and MBA from INALDE, has dedicated 23 years to transform, lead and manage social and environmentally focused organizations and initiatives. Has conceptualized, designed and implemented projects on affordable housing, Comprehensive and Sustainable Community Development (DINCS), social impact bonds, microfinance, natural disasters relief, early childhood, environmental conservation, water funds and clean production through collective impact vehicles.

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Feb 21 & 22: L3Cs and Public Returns on Investments (PRIs)

The capital formation, governance and branding advantages of the Low-profit Limited Liability Company (L3C).

How the only for-profit business form in the U.S. that irrevocably places mission above all other objectives can galvanize diverse stakeholders around a shared social goal while attracting funding from both impact investors and financial-first investors.


Marc Lane, President, The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C.

Marc J. Lane, a nationally recognized business and tax attorney and financial adviser, practices law at The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C. in Chicago ( He is an expert on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance, and an influential advocate of best corporate governance practices. Twice a recipient of the Illinois State Bar Association's Lincoln Award, Marc, a “Leading Illinois Attorney” and “Illinois Super Lawyer,” has consistently earned an "AV® Preeminent™" rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, the highest ranking awarded. Martindale-Hubbell also includes him in its Bar Registry of Preeminent Attorneys. By appointment of then Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, he chaired the state’s Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise; and by appointment of Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, now serves as Vice Chairperson of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation.

An innovator in helping corporations, social enterprises, foundations, investors, lenders and philanthropists leverage capital to maximize financial results while driving positive social change, Marc has taught both Entrepreneurial Finance and Social Enterprise at Northwestern University School of Law. He is the author of 35 books including Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs (American Bar Association) and The Mission-Driven Venture: Business Solutions to the World's Most Vexing Social Problems (John Wiley and Sons).

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Feb 28th: Entrepreneurship - The not so easy E

I aim to deliver cost effective marketing techniques for those who may not be able to afford to meet with me one on one. This class was originally geared towards non profits.

Rashaad Lambert, CEO of Sporty Marketing Group

Rashaad Lambert is an award winning marketing strategist, educator and philanthropisthailing from West Philadelphia.  Rashaad is the founder of Sporty Marketing Group, a digital marketing agency, where he has worked with multi-billion dollar companies such as Uber, JetSmarter, Adidas, Forbes, the NBA, and the NFL as well as multi-million dollar companies Villa, Club Corp, & Pink Label Beauty. For his business acumen Rashaad was given the ‘2015 Entrepreneurial Excellence’ award by the Pennsylvania House Of Representatives.

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Mar 7th & 8th: Building An Inclusive, Equitable Regional Food Economy

CommonWealth Kitchen takes a unique, systems-based approach to food business incubation as a means to promote inclusive entrepreneurship, create jobs and strengthen the infrastructure needed to build an equitable regional food economy. Learn from CWK the lessons and challenges of starting and scaling a food business incubator and urban food manufacturing operation, and CWK's unique strategy for building an equitable, resilient regional food network.

Jen Faigel, Executive Director, CommonWealth Kitchen

Jen Faigel has led CommonWealth Kitchen, Greater Boston's only mission-focused food business incubator and food manufacturing social enterprise since 2014, and has led the organization through nearly 500% growth in 3+ years. Previously, Jen spent 20+ years as a real estate and community economic development professional in the non-profit sector, having developed over 700 affordable homes and more than 200,000 SF of commercial real estate. Jen was named one of Boston's 50 on Fire by BostInno in 2016.


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Mar 21st & 22nd: Sharing your story and maximizing impact with Social Media Tools

Social media is an essential piece of your marketing strategy, but how do you maximize your time on these tools? Discover the latest tools and strategies to reach your stakeholders and engage your audience.

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Julie Hancher, Co-Founder, Green Philly

Julie Hancher is Co-Founder and Publisher of Green Philly, a media company with a goal to help individuals make sustainable lifestyle choices. Founded to make sustainability accessible and affordable for all Philadelphians, Julie created Green Philly as a way to educate and empower the surrounding community about local green initiatives, individuals, and companies.

Julie has worked in digital marketing over 10 years, specializing in social media and strategy. Her clients include the Nature Conservancy, URBN, Fairmount Park Conservancy and more. She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and expert. Julie has been quoted in CNN, Travel & Leisure, Philly Weekly, Philly Mag and more.

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Mar 28th & 29th: Sparking Social Capital in the 21st Century

Social capital is in decline. Community trust, networks of resources, and authentic communication systems are critical to the fabric of healthy and sustainable communities, as well as a bedrock source of individual opportunities. In low-income communities, this decline of social capital has particularly devastating effects. So how can we spark social capital in today's transient and digital world? Join us to learn about the methods and model of Union Capital Boston - a rewards program for community and civic engagement that creates physical and digital spaces for building trust and pathways of opportunity.

In this webinar we will:

Eric Leslie, Founder/Lead Organizer of Union Capital Boston

Eric Leslie began his career as a community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation in Baltimore and New York City. Eric joined Teach For America in 2004 and taught middle school in North Philadelphia, later serving as principal of KIPP Philadelphia Charter School from 2008-2012. Eric returned home to the Boston area to attend the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2013 with his wife, and now has two daughters, ages 5 and 2. In 2014 Eric founded Union Capital Boston (UCB), UCB is a new organizing approach to increase civic engagement as a means of addressing inequity for families and communities.

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