Center for Nonprofit Management

Center for Nonprofit Management

Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship

Friday, May 2, 8:15 AM
Kevin Jones

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In Minnesota and across the globe, entrepreneurial nonprofits and for-profit social good businesses are  mixing nonprofit and commercial elements, thinking by “design,” and developing fresh sources of support to increase their organization’s impact and resilience. Some are start-ups testing ideas; some are long standing organizations making big bets on new ways of “doing good.”

The Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship from the Center for Nonprofit Management in the Opus College of Business provides a dynamic, crowd-based applied innovation learning platform for you to actively engage with expert innovation and entrepreneurship leaders who have challenged the status quo of social change. You will hear relevant trends, new sources for financing and practical but leading edge methods for you to create value and resiliency in your work.

The symposium is designed for nonprofit directors and managers, social good entrepreneurs, philanthropists and investors, business leaders, policy makers, social change students and all innovation and entrepreneurship enthusiasts.

Announcing Keynote Speaker Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones is founder and CEO of the SoCAP conference, the marquee conference in the impact economy today. Jones believes that markets emerge in conversation as people try to explain and understand value. He has extensive private investment experience as both a limited partner and as an angel in a range of technology and social enterprises.

Along with SoCAP, Jones founded Good Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in social ventures. As founding principal of Good Capital, he leads market formation activities and portfolio company engagement. Jones is also part of the team launching the first U.S. node of the Hub, a network of more than a dozen work spaces for social entrepreneurs in cities across the world, from Cairo to London.

Jones has been a columnist for Forbes and Business 2.0 magazines. He has served on the boards of Social Enterprise Alliance and Social Venture Partners International and led a malaria project in Swaziland and Mozambique, working with Jeff Sachs of The Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Watch for registration in March 2014.

For more information on sponsorships and registration, contact Ann Johnson, director of the Center for Nonprofit Management, at or (651) 962-4300.

Event Details:
Friday, May 2, 8:15 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
46 11th Street South
Schulze Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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