Otago Community Innovators Workshop

  • 25-Sep-17
  • Announcements

The Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 (27-29 September) offered three days of mesmerising content, 50+ sessions, workshops and overall was a frenetic and mesmerising affair of information, insights and debate that really packed a punch.

The Otago Community Trust was delighted to have provided funding assistance to 15 Otago not for profit organisations currently involved with or thinking about establishing a social enterprise venture to attend the 2017 Forum.

Following on from this we are pleased to be working with Community Builders and The Valley Project to provide a one day workshop for community people to explore community innovation, assets, enterprise and capacity building through relationship.

Keynote Speaker: Lani Evans
Manager: Vodafone Foundation

Date: Friday 24th November 2017
Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Venue: Edgar Centre

To register for the Otago Community Innovators workshop go to: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScIImuTDpeUMGKAKL…/viewform

Learn more at: www.dunedincommunitybuilders.org

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  • Media Release

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  • Announcements

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  • Funding Stories

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  • Funding Stories

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  • Funding Stories

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