President of SEA National, Jim Schorr, visits North Texas chapter October 1

Jim Schorr, the Social Enterprise Alliance’s, “new” National President, visited the North Texas Chapter October 1st. We welcomed him Texas style with a reception at KERA. The evening was especially festive thanks to My Possibilities, one of our own members and social enterprises.
The spread they laid out for us was inviting and delicious. The evening was catered by their new catering team and two of their clients. We can’t say enough good things about them and invite you to visit their site and use their services. They recently hosted the BigBang Dallas, 2015, luncheon, a great coup for them.

Thanks to the My Possibilities team:

My Possibilities team image

Diana Zamora, Culinary Creations Manager
Dirk Ruthrauff, Culinary Arts Instructor
Adam Dwyer, HIPster
Ian Rawn, HIPster


Jim talked about the new look, the many innovative changes to Social Enterprise Alliance, and the move to Nashville, a hub of social enterprises and entrepreneurs. For an up close and intimate look at the many changes, visit, the event highlights post on the national site.

On a national level, a new membership structure will now benefit the local chapters and help each grow their membership. A robust and innovative web site that is forming the nucleus of a go – to forum for information, white papers, research and up to date information on social enterprise and enterprises is well under way (
In addition a marketplace that features member organizations’ offerings is an exciting place to go visit.

A few key points:

The Social Enterprise Alliance is the national membership organization and key catalyst for the rapidly growing social enterprise movement in the United States. They provide social enterprises with the resources they need to succeed support and grow the field on a national scale and serve as a voice for more sustainable social impact.

Our membership community is a robust mix of social enterprises, businesses, non-profits and individuals supporting the growth of the field. From seasoned entrepreneurs to organizations just starting out, we welcome those who are passionate about effective social change through social enterprise.

SEA has 16 chapters in 14 states, providing vital local channels for members to advance the social enterprise movement. Organic and grassroots, chapters are close-knit communities of social enterprisers who learn from and support each other through regular networking, events and capacity-building projects.

Through SEA’s partnership with SE Toolbelt, the Knowledge Center brings together over 1,500 insightful articles, toolkits and studies about the social enterprise sector. In addition, we are hard at work preparing to launch a brand new, updated Knowledge Center in 2016 complete with posting capabilities.

Look forward to more conversation about the many changes and their impact on our chapter.

Warm regards,

Niki McCuistion