The Social Enterprise Alliance – Twin Cities is made possible by generous support of the Greater Twin Cities United Way.
What is the Social Enterprise Alliance?
The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is the leading membership organization in North America for social enterprises, service providers, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and venture capitalists that is actively building the field of social enterprise through networking opportunities, educational forums, strategic partnerships, and impact legislation. Our members are passionate about changing their communities, and we are passionate about providing them with the tools they need to continue their good work.
How are social enterprises different from other types of businesses?
A social enterprise is an organization or venture that achieves its primary social or environmental mission using business methods. The social needs addressed by social enterprises and the business models they use are as diverse as human ingenuity. Social enterprises build a more just, sustainable world by applying market-based strategies to today’s social problems.
Two distinct characteristics differentiate social enterprises from other types of businesses, nonprofits and government agencies:
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