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The Philippine Social Entrepreneurship Club initiated by the Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Government and the Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship will stand as a learning and support group of social entrepreneurship practitioners, advocates, and supporters in the Philippines. It will be a venue for members of the club to learn from each other about the evolving principles and concepts behind social entrepreneurship, share practical ideas from the ground, discover new insights about a wide array of topics from experts in various fields that will help them develop and improve ideas for social entrepreneurship, and render different forms of support especially for the ones initiating or are currently running their social enterprises.
The club is open to any Filipino who is interested in learning more about social entrepreneurship. It also encourages those who have started or are currently running social enterprises in the Philippines to join.
For those who will register and complete payment on or before August 31,2010, the membership will only be P 1,000.00. Those who register after August 31, will already be charged an annual membership fee of P 1,800.00. Former and current Ateneo School of Government (ASOG) SE Class for Professionals students are excused from paying the membership fee for this year. Activities will include quarterly talks and forums on interesting topics such as the role of media in promoting social entrepreneurship, new trends in social marketing and fundraising, understanding the triple bottom line approach, best practices of successful social enterprises in the Philippines, engaging local government units to achieve sustainable development and the evolution of Philippine corporate social responsibility. Aside from this, the club will also organize field visits to successful social enterprises in the country. A website focused on social enterprises in the Philippines as well as the activities of the club will also be launched before the end of this year. Finally, the club will also provide support, linkages and assistance to fledging member social entrepreneurs and social enterprises in the country.
For more information about the Philippine Social Entrepreneurship Club, please contact Cristyl Senajon at (02) 434-1458 or you can also send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .