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Classes

Upcoming Classes
Sep
20
Thu

Talking Triple Bottom Line

Bookkeeping is an important part of any business, and we will cover all of the basics of doing that well in this course - but we will go beyond the profit, talking about the double and even triple bottom line of people and the planet.

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Sep
25
Tue

Introduction to Social Impact

Ready to get involved with the 4th Sector Social Impact movement? Our Introduction course is the perfect place to start fresh or brush up.

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Sep
27
Thu

Making Meaning with Metrics

So you're thinking about combining social impact with a business model - now what? This class will help you discover the outcomes that YOU want to measure which ultimately leads to how you tell your story!

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Oct
4
Thu

Measuring Your Impact

So you've decided to measure your impact, but now what? This Level 2 class will help you understand what you need in place to ask great questions and get great data in return.

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Oct
11
Thu

Beginning Your Social Impact Business Plan

Every business needs a business plan, and Social Impact Businesses are no different. It doesn't have to be rocket science, but it does have to exist.

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Oct
18
Thu

Social Impact and Startups

Starting up is difficult, but starting up with social impact requires a delicate balancing act. Join us for a conversation about why this type of startup can be somewhat challenging but so rewarding!

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Oct
25
Thu

Disruptive Innovation

Social Impact Businesses are creating disruptive innovation within the for profit, nonprofit and investing communities. Learn more about how this innovative strategy can be applied to your existing or new business model.

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Oct
25
Thu

4th Sector Series

Join us for the fourth event in our CI4SI Signature Series of 2018! The evening will include a lively panel discussion around Social Businesses

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Oct
30
Tue

Introduction to Social Impact

Ready to get involved with the 4th Sector Social Impact movement? Our Introduction course is the perfect place to start fresh or brush up.

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Nov
1
Thu

Telling Your Social Impact Story

Take marketing to the next level as we discuss in detail how to make your Social Impact stand out in your messaging!

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Nov
8
Thu

Funding Your Social Impact Business

With everything from Recoverable grants to Program Related investments to Impact Investing, there are many ways to grow your Social Impact Business.

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Nov
15
Thu

Building Relationships to Enhance Your Social Impact Business

Good relationships are key to any business model, but having people that become brand ambassadors might be even more important for your Social Impact Business. Develop how to communicate your Social Impact strategy to strangers and convert them to supporters!

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Nov
27
Tue

Introduction to Social Impact

Ready to get involved with the 4th Sector Social Impact movement? Our Introduction course is the perfect place to start fresh or brush up.

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Nov
29
Thu

The Ethics of Impact

So many great things come from making a Social Impact, and even more things come with good intentions. But what happens when those intentions don’t turn out as expected?

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Dec
6
Thu

Ready, Set, Impact

All too often when we set a company initiative or strategic goal, those best laid plans end up on a shelf somewhere. But company culture cannot be shelved, and a company culture built around Social Impact is a powerful model when built with intention and ongoing support.

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CI4SI has partnered with many of our community's experts to bring you the most up to date and complete information for starting, growing, or converting your Social Impact business. Check out our class list for descriptions and our calendars for dates!

LEVEL 1

Introduction to Social Impact

Curious about the Social Impact Sector? Wanting to start a social impact business but don't know where to begin? Seeking to spend your money in more impactful ways? Our Orientstion Course is the perfect place to start fresh or brush up your Social Impact Sector knowledge. This course covers a foundational background on the Sector, where it is currently, as well as where we at CI4SI see it going in the future!

SI Legal Entity

Starting an organization is never easy, but starting one that isn't defined with a legal status just yet can be just a little tricky. In this course we will cover several types of legal entities that are available in Colorado with time for discussion and questions about how to determine the status that's right for you. We will cover: formation documents, ownership agreements, intellectual property, employee agreements and much more!

Bookkeeping with Social Impact

Bookkeeping is an important part of any business, and we will cover all the basics of doing that well in this course. But we will go beyond the profit, talking about the double and even triple bottom line of people and planet. There is a constant attention required to balance all of these and our Social Entrepreneur Instructors will talk you through all of it!

Making Meaning with Metrics

So you’re thinking about combining social impact with a business model…now what? This class will help you discover the outcomes that YOU want to measure which ultimately leads to how you tell your story! We will walk through a process that asks questions like…What is your passion? What makes an outcome measurable? How will you know when you are successful?

Every great organization has numbers to back up their impact, what will yours be?

Creating Your Impact Statement

Every business needs a business plan and Social Impact Businesses are no different. It doesn't have to be rocket science but it does need to exist. We will share great starter examples and talk about the key elements that will get you ready for financing and marketing strategies.

LEVEL 2

Measuring your Impact

So you've decided to measure your impact but now what? This Level 2 class will help you understand what you need in place to ask great questions and get great data in return. We will reinforce the importance of letting your "reason for being" drive your metrics, as discussed in the first class. We will also take a look at the design of getting good data and how to best fit that into your model.

Telling your Social Impact Story

Take marketing to the next level as we discuss in detail how to make your Social Impact stand out in your messaging! There is a fine balance between selling your product or service and selling your mission. We will cover, in this Level 2 course, the intricacies of focusing on your business to stay competitive and letting the dedication to your purpose come through in your quality!

Financing your Social Impact Business

With everything from Recoverable grants to Program Related investments to Impact Investing, there are many ways to grow your Social Impact Business. In this Level 2 course, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of each of these strategies and keeping the group small, exchange ideas about how to do what's best for your model!

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