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Coming from Commercial to Social Enterprise

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Many people in social enterprises are well aware of the challenges of moving from social services into the business of social enterprise. But what are the challenges for commercial people coming into social enterprise?

Come and listen to amusing and inspiring stories of lessons and f*@k ups, all from those who have made the shift to the social side.

If you’re thinking of moving from commercial to social, or if you’re looking to recruit commercial talent for your social enterprise team, this session is for you. You’ll learn what’s it like for new staff and advisers. You’ll also hear what you need to remember when working with them.

Four great panellists will share their stories.

  • Martin Wylie – Elevator
  • Russel Just – Community Power
  • Ben Fouche – Windsor Park Hub
  • Philip Harper – Airedale Property Trust

We hope you’ll join other local business professionals and social entrepreneurs for this relaxed evening of connection and learning. See you there!

All our speakers are volunteers and any proceeds will go towards developing services for Social Enterprise Auckland members.