The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation will present a three-part workshop series titled "Social Entrepreneurship in the Non-Profit Sector", presented by Andrew Seligsohn, Director of Civic Engagement Learning, Pace Center, Princeton University on Tuesday, June 16, Tuesday, September 22, and Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

The Leadership Forum will focus on the application of entrepreneurial approaches to the independent sector, especially to existing non-profit organizations. This three-part workshop will consider the definition and practical use of social entrepreneurship. Then, in an interactive exploration, the practicum will examine the success of organizations that have mobilized change to maximize their ability to achieve organizational goals in order to improve lives, communities and environments.

Registration takes place at 8:00 – 8:30 am and the Program from 8:30 – 10:30 am. The cost to attend includes all three dates: $60 for non-profit leaders including staff and Board; $80 for other Princeton Regional Chamber Members and $100 for non-Members and walk-ins. All three workshops take place at D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton. For directions visit www.drgreenway.org/directions.htm. Reservations can be made by calling 609-924-1776 or at www.princetonchamber.org. Additional information can be found at www.princetonchamberfoundation.org

Non-profit organizations that complete all three parts of the 2009 Leadership Forum will be eligible to participate in the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2010 Partnership Program. The Partnership Program will be a pilot experience that will connect the skills and resources of the business leaders in the Princeton Region with the Board and developmental needs of the non-profit organizations which serve that same community.

Andrew Seligsohn is a graduate of Williams College and holds a PhD in political science from the University of Minnesota. Before coming to Princeton, Seligsohn taught at Hartwick College, St. Olaf College, and Macalester College; at Princeton he has been a lecturer in the Center for African American Studies. Seligsohn’s long-standing focus on citizen-sector social and political action led to his interest in social entrepreneurship. He has played a leading role in the development of the Pace Center’s social entrepreneurship program, teaching both credit-bearing and not-for-credit seminars on social entrepreneurship for Princeton students.

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