Member Benefits

Entrepreneurs, business people and not-for-profit executives in Washington State are creating a new, positive economic force for our future:  sustainable businesses that create jobs and serve the common good via socially responsible operations.

Social Enterprise Alliance – Washington (SEA-WA) is your local source for information, contacts and expertise!

Local Chapter Benefits

Professional Skills: Speakers and members include professionals with expertise in financing, marketing, operations, and more. Some have worked in both the for-profit and not-for-profit SE environments, so you get the benefits of economic cross training.

Experienced Contacts: Meetings with current SE owners, employees and investors share knowledge and experience with people just starting this journey, as well as those who have current challenges and questions.

Seattle-area tours: Facility tours of current SE’s, with time for networking before and questions after, help people see new ways to address common challenges. For students and entrepreneurs, this often is one of the first opportunities to see the SE concepts in practice!

Effective, inexpensive Networking: Low-cost networking events designed around a focused topic, so our members can hear multiple points of views on a specific area. Creating and operating a SE is a journey, and gaining a network of support can be a big advantage.

National Chapter Benefits

Marketing and Exposure: Listing your SE in a nation-wide directory.

Operational Cost Savings: Discounts on professional services.

Continuing Education: Webinars from skilled SE professionals and current SE managers and staff.

National Networking Forum: Access to the nation-wide online SE community to share and discuss ideas.

Grant Information & Skills:  GrantStation Insider eNewsletter, offering tips on grant selection, grant writing, and stewardship of grantor relationships.