Becoming a Social Enterprise: Changing Culture, Attitudes, and Actions

Partner event from our friends at Mission Edge San Diego, a social enterprise – 501(c)(3) – dedicated to helping nonprofits and social entrepreneurs accomplish their mission and do more good.

As part of the San Diego Accelerator + Impact Lab (SAIL), Mission Edge is hosting a five-part speaker series on Social Enterprise with dynamic industry experts. Join us for the launch of the speaker series!

Date:         September 18, 2017

Location:         DeskHub Little Italy
                          2159 India St.
                          San Diego, CA 92101

Time:           5:30-7:30 pm 

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"Becoming a Social Enterprise: Changing Culture, Attitude and Actions"

Social enterprises create value by enhancing economic sustainability, diversifying funding, and employing capital to foster innovation and scale. Join us to learn about becoming a social enterprise as Torrie Dunlap, CEO of KIT (Kids Included Together), shares the story of KIT's journey from a traditional non-profit organization to social enterprise, and what that entails for shifting an organizations' culture, attitudes, and actions.  


In 1998, Torrie Dunlap found her life's purpose when she taught a theater class for children that included a boy with down syndrome. This is also how she came to know the work of Kids Included Together (KIT), a nonprofit where she started as a volunteer and today is the Chief Executive Officer. Kids Included Together  works all around the globe to teach people and organizations how to include children with disabilities. Torrie has delivered keynotes and trainings on inclusion and participated in panel discussions around the United States and in Canada and Europe, including addressing the United Nations on World Down Syndrome Day in 2016. In addition to her speaking engagements, she has been published in textbooks, professional journals, and trade magazines.  Her TEDx Talk "Isn't it a Pity? The Real Problem with Special Needs" has over a quarter of a million views on YouTube. Torrie is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance and in 2013 was selected as a Social Innovation Fellow at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.  Follow her on Twitter @torriedunlap. 

About SAIL

SAIL, the San Diego Accelerator + Impact Lab is a 10 week experience designed to empower nonprofit organizations and social businesses to develop sustainable revenue-based business models. SAIL is a program of Mission Edge, in collaboration with Impact Without Borders, and sponsored by the San Diego Foundation, Union Bank, and Qualcomm.

September 18, 2017 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
DeskHub (Little Italy)
Mission Edge San Diego

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