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Social Enterprise Connect Website Relaunch - Your Gateway to Success!

| Sabele Ntoyanto | SEC Blog

We are delighted to announce the relaunch of the Social Enterprise Connect website. This brand-new platform has been designed with your feedback in mind, prioritising easy of use, accessibility, and the tools you need to succeed. Here's what you can expect:
  • Simplicity: We've streamlined the user experience for easy navigation.
  • Funding Opportunities: Discover the latest funding opportunities to support your initiatives.
  • Discussion Forum: Connect with fellow social entrepreneurs, ask questions, and share knowledge.
  • Online Marketplace: Promote your products and services to the public - launching soon!
  • Resources: Access a wealth of information and tools to grow your social enterprise.
Best of all, registration is FREE! Join our community today and access the resources you need to make a real impact. 
Visit Social Enterprise Connect

Free Webinar: Pitch Training - Meet Zizipho Dyubeni!

πŸ“… Date: 26 September 2023
πŸ•’ Time: 9am - 11am
🌐 Location: Online | Register:

We invite you to a FREE webinar on Pitch Training, featuring the talented Zizipho Dyubeni. Zizipho is a digital marketing expert, business development strategist, project management pro, and digital content creator. She is the founder of IQhayiya Digital and a dynamic social media workshop facilitator.

In this webinar, you'll learn how to craft a compelling impact story and position yourself for success in the social entrepreneurship landscape. Mark your calendar and register now!

Build Your Social Enterprise - Online Capacity Building Programme

Are you ready to take your social enterprise to the next level? Our Build Your Social Enterprise Programme is here to help. This 6-month online program is designed for social enterprises with at least one year of operation, with in-person events in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, and Gqebertha.

What you'll gain from this program:

- Clearly define your social enterprise and its impact.
- Strengthen your leadership skills.
- Master financial planning tools.
- Validate your ideas through market research.
- Bonus: Elevate your fundraising skills with Pitch Training workshops sponsored by SAB Foundation!

Don't miss this opportunity to build a stronger, more impactful social enterprise. If you are a social enterprise that has been in operation for at least one year, and you are able to attend in-person events in either Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, or Gqebertha, click the button below to apply.
Apply now

Recap of Our Recent Roadshows and Upcoming Workshops

We recently wrapped up a successful series of roadshows across several provinces, where we had the pleasure of learning, networking, and collaborating with our community of social entrepreneurs. A heartfelt thank you to our guest speakers and participants from around the country.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! We have more roadshows lined up, this time with a focus on SEC & Pitching Training Workshops. Save these dates:
  • Eastern Cape – 17 October 2023

  • Kwa-Zulu Natal – 19 October 2023

  • Gauteng – 24 October 2023

  • Cape Town – 26 October 2023

Keep a close eye on our social media channels and website for updates on event details, timing, venues, and guest speakers. These workshops promise to be enriching experiences you won't want to miss.

We're excited about what's ahead for the Social Enterprise Connect Community and look forward to your active participation. Together, we can continue to drive positive change in our communities.

Stay connected, stay inspired, and stay impactful!

Warm regards,

The Social Enterprise Academy South Africa Team

What is a Social Enterprise?

| Hilary Alexander | SEC Blog

A Journey to Sustainability for NPOs

| Ruen Govinder | SEC Blog

🌟 First Gqeberha, next Durban!

| Sabele Ntoyanto | SEC Blog

What an incredible journey it has been!

| Sabele Ntoyanto | SEC Blog