Edited by Madeline Graham, Chapter Services Leader
Holly Mosher (chapter chair) took some time out to answer our questions about the SEA Los Angeles Chapter.
When did you become a chapter?
What has been your biggest achievement(s) since becoming a chapter?
In partnership with SEA San Francisco Chapter, we pulled off the very successful [Western] Regional Summit in September 2012. We continue to get great feedback from people about how successful and inspiring that event was and it really helped put SEA on the map locally.
What is the social enterprise community like in your city/region? How does your chapter fit into that community?
The social enterprise community is growing and starting to come together. With LA being so vast, a lot is happening, but is not yet interconnected. We are working on being the cohesive glue to create a vibrant community.
What are you currently working on as a chapter?
We are currently working on creating great programming for 2013. We also are discussing ways we can improve our newsletters, online presence and press opportunities.
What are you most looking forward to for your chapter?
We are most looking forward to continuing to create a great community around social enterprise along with creating educational and inspirational events.
What are your hopes and dreams for the social enterprise field in your city/region and as a whole?
First we are looking to grow the community and recognition among practitioners, after that we are interested in pursuing some advocacy and policy work.
Any other highlights or aspects of your chapter that you think SEA members should know about?
We like that with our mix of educational, site visit and networking events we really reach a mix of senior practitioners, social enterprise curious and those in-between.