Training Opportunities

SEA-LI’s 20-hour Training/Consultation Program will be offered in the Fall and Spring of each year, and  introduces participants to social enterprise models and earned revenue strategies and commonly-accepted business practices. Participants are assisted to consider, plan, and develop social enterprise projects and learn about financing mechanisms and grant opportunities to support social enterprise, resources to assist in their implementation, and various legal structures. Program content is covered through lectures by national and regional experts in the social entrepreneurship field., case studies, videos, and selected readings of relevant articles. Participants completing the training component receive monthly group consultation services provided by the program facilitators, business consultants, and social enterprise practitioners on a pro-bono basis over a ten-month period.

  • Session #1: The Case for Social Enterprise
  • Session #2: Effective Business Practices for Nonprofits
  • Session #3: Strategic Planning for Organizational Sustainability
  • Session #4: The Venture Start-up Planning Process
  • Session #5: Social Enterprise Legal Structures and Financing
  • Session #6: Student Social Enterprise Presentations to Review Panel and Course Summary

Congratulations to the Spring 2012 program graduates:  

Shannon Boyle, New Ground
Derrick Dingle, Freeport PRIDE
Reine Emeish, The Multicultural Arts Center
Vivian Hart, PRONTO
Frank Lombardi, Independent Group Homes for Living (IGHL)
Janice Miles, Concerned Citizens for Roslyn Youth
Lynne O’Leary, Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI)
Diana O’Neill, Long Island Volunteer Center (LIVC)
Katie Roche, Rainbow Chimes International Child Development Center

Click here for complete details on the Training Program.