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Questions? Contact Naomi Yeoman at Volunteer Kapiti on 04 905 8884 / 06 364 6887 or info@volunteerkapiti.org.nz



Social Enterprise Workshops and Forum

Starting a Social Enterprise:  Free Community Workshops

Tuesday 22 August  9:30 AM – 12:30 Whiteria Kapiti Campus                

OR  Wednesday 6 Sept 9:30 AM – 12: 30 Maoriland Hub, Ōtaki                    

This workshop is for those thinking about starting a social enterprise; purpose-driven organisations that trade to deliver social and/ or environmental impact. It will explore the process, opportunities and challenges of starting a social enterprise.

  • Learn about what a social enterprise is and the importance of purpose
  • Explore how business modelling can help you design a social enterprise that works
  • Find out how to test your idea to check that you are on the right track

Kāpiti Social Enterprise Forum (Free event)

Wednesday 6 Sept 1- 3pm Maoriland Hub, Ōtaki         

Inviting community innovators, change makers, social entrepreneurs, not for profit organisations running social enterprises and others interested in creating a thriving social enterprise environment in Kapiti.

Facilitated by Akina Foundation, the forum is an opportunity to share wisdom, learn from local examples, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable Kapiti through social enterprise.

About the Facilitator

The workshops and forum will be faciltated by the Ākina Foundation. Akina is a national leader in social enterprise development and training. Their mission is to grow the emerging New Zealand social enterprise sector by:

  • Activating talent, raising awareness and building capability for social enterprise
  • Supporting social enterprises to grow and increase their impact, and
  • Developing new market and investment opportunities for social enterprise.

 REGISTER by 15 AUGUST for one of these great opportunities! Spaces limited.

These workshops are being brought to you by the Kāpiti Coast District Council, Volunteer Kāpiti and the Akina Foundation.