LOOKING BACK: A RECAP OF SUMMIT ’19

There are hardly words to describe the depth of impact and connection that was Summit ‘19. For three days, there was a buzz of positive energy, healthy inquiry and debate and relationship-building between attendees that never let up.

From opening plenary to closing, Summit ‘19 covered the real, candid topics about leading a social enterprise that we rarely have the space to discuss. Read our full recap hereand scroll below to look back on our time together!
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WE SAW THE CITY

Summit ‘19 attendees didn’t just hear about the social enterprise movement in Chicago, they saw it for themselves with our social enterprise tours in the North, West and South Sides of Chicago.
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WE LEARNED A LOT

With over 60 speakers sharing their seasoned insights, there was so much actionable information to glean from each session. 
• Digital marketing leaders Briteweb and Shopify each led in-depth workshops on building captivating brand personalities and marketing your social enterprise.
• Attendees were taught best practices for using capital and approaching debt from leading funders like RSF Social Finance, REDF, Stand Together Foundation and Bank of America. 
• Deloitte leadership taught us about capturing Gen Zers as customers and what it takes to recruit and retain them as talent, and more.
Read our recap for more insights from Summit ’19.
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WE CELEBRATED

It was a pleasure to officially introduce toasting good, our conscious lifestyle publication and gift guide platform, to our community.

In honor of the brand’s launch, we hosted the toasting good marketplace, enjoying drinks, desserts, booths from a dozen social enterprises, a photobooth and deejay. Engage with toasting good through our blog, Instagram and newsletter!