Denton CVB sponsors Social Enterprise Seminar


It’s no secret that many nonprofit organizations are finding the current economic climate a challenge. Unfortunately, many traditional funding sources are not able to continue with a high level of support, creating an additional burden on the nonprofit sector. Many savvy organizations are learning how to become more self-sustaining through social enterprise, or earned income. They are learning how to leverage their current assets into unrestricted renewable income that supports and sustains their mission.

On November 1, 2011, the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau will host Jean Block, professional non-profit consultant with Social Enterprise Ventures, a national training and consulting company based in Albuquerque. The full-day workshop will give Denton non-profit professionals the opportunity to participate in the introductory “Road Trip™” training. Participants will gain hands-on experience in the seven key skills required to launch a successful social enterprise venture: organizational focus, asset inventory and brainstorming, market research and feasibility into the customer and competition, costing, sales planning and business planning. 

The Road Trip training is typically offered at a cost of $199.00 per person. However, the Denton CVB is underwriting this seminar to reduce the per-person cost to only $65 to involve as many of our local non-profit organizations as possible in this paradigm-revolutionizing day.

 “I’ve seen Jean and know first-hand just how empowering the seven skills are,” says CVB Vice President Kim Phillips. “Our goal is to make a positive difference in the health of Denton’s non-profit sector.” 

The seminar will be November 1, 2011 at the Homewood Suites Denton hotel from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Space is limited to the first 40 reservations. Call 940-382-7895 to reserve your place today!