Taking the Non Out of Nonprofit

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

A day-long seminar in Columbia, SC for nonprofit executives, development directors and board members because it’s time you started operating more like a business and less like a charity, and it's time we showcased the power of the nonprofit sector to private investors.

Equipped with the knowledge that retiring baby boomers, changing approaches to funding and philanthropy, and a more crowded than ever nonprofit sector is creating a need for strategic thinking and bigger and bolder visions; Venture Carolina is partnering with 1000 Feathers and VentureSouth to help bridge the divide between nonprofts and entrepreneurship. During the event, nonprofit executives, development directors and board members will engage in dynamic conversation with industry leaders who will help our social service community think less like a charity and more like a business in an effort to expand resources and better meet the needs of the communities they serve.

Innovation Challenge. A select group of nonprofits will have the opportunity to present their profitable ideas to a panel of investors and funders, modeled after the popular show Shark Tank®. The application process will remain open until Aug. 16; investors and representatives from VentureSouth, one of the nation's largest early stage investment firms, will narrow the pool down to three candidates using their thorough due diligence process. The finalists will then present their ideas during the conference on Wednesday, Sep. 13. The winning proposal will receive $5,000 to fund the development and expansion of their effort. APPLY TODAY.

Event Cost/Fee: 
My Carolina Alumni Center
900 Senate St
Columbia, SC 29201
United States
Sponsor, co-sponsor(s), partner(s): 

Venture Carolina, 1000 Feathers, VentureSouth

Event Contact: 
Venture Carolina
(803) 414-6702