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Social/Nonprofit Entrepreneurship Program

Social/Nonprofit Entrepreneurship Program

To learn more about the program, come to Q & A session on October 11 at 8:30 pm EST.

Welcome to our Social/Nonprofit entrepreneurship program! During the year, students learn how to start a nonprofit, how it operates, what is the difference between “for profit” and nonprofit and when it’s better to open one or another. Students improve their writing skills, learn business development, marketing, fundraising, and analytics. Since most of the students spend 2-3 years on the program, the program is not the same from one year to another, to keep the returning students engaged, while helping the new students to get the same level.

During the program, students will:

  • Learn how to listen to, lead, and inspire others
  • Become a valuable team member, learn team dynamics and collaboration
  • Build interpersonal skills and grow capacity for the effective leadership
  • Explore the collective Jewish experience, feel stronger about their identity
  • Create friendship bonds that last for many years to come

In 2023-2024, we'll be learning the difference in Social Entrepreneurship vs. Business Entrepreneurship. What do they have in common? What's very different? how can you incorporated knowledge about one into work toward another? We'll be learning more about various Israeli startups, and also about local small nonprofit organizations. We'll be fundraising for the organization of your choice. And, if some new developments will occur, we will definitely participate in them, creating new collaborative experiences on-the-fly. Students will be earning community hours (up to 40 p/year), and might get some discounts on Summer programs for Teens, In addition, with some extra effort on this program, we'll be happy to write some part of this program as an unpaid internship for you, whether you're in college or in High School.

Social entrepreneurship programs are initiatives or educational offerings designed to support individuals and organizations that aim to create positive social and environmental impact while also sustaining themselves financially. These programs provide resources, guidance, and mentorship to aspiring social entrepreneurs, helping them develop, launch, and scale their ventures. Here are some key aspects of social entrepreneurship programs:

  • Education and Training: The social entrepreneurship program offers training and education in business planning, financial management, impact measurement, and leadership. Our program equips participants with the skills and knowledge to address complex social challenges.
  • Mentorship and Networking: Participants in social entrepreneurship program have access to experienced mentors and advisors who can provide guidance and support.
  • Funding: Our social entrepreneurship program offers access to micro-grants, seed funding, and investment opportunities. It also teaches participants how to secure funding from various sources.
  • Access to Impact Ecosystem: Social entrepreneurship programs can connect participants to a broader ecosystem of organizations, resources, and tools dedicated to social and environmental impact. This ecosystem includes nonprofits, impact-focused granters, government agencies, and more.
  • Field-Specific Focus: Our social entrepreneurship program is tailored to the Jewish sector, education and social justice. The program offers specialized support and expertise relevant to the field.
  • Measurement and Evaluation: Our program understands the importance of measuring and evaluating social impact. This helps social entrepreneurs demonstrate their effectiveness to granters and refine their strategies over time.
  • Sustainability and Scalability: Social entrepreneurship program stresses the importance of creating ventures that are both financially sustainable and scalable, ensuring long-term impact and growth.
  • Community and Peer Support: Building a supportive community of fellow social entrepreneurs can be invaluable. Our program encourages peer-to-peer learning and collaboration.
  • Ethical Considerations: Social entrepreneurship programs may address ethical considerations, emphasizing responsible business practices, transparency, and ethical decision-making.

If you're interested in participating in our social entrepreneurship program, please sign up until October 24. The first session begins on October 25th