Changing nonprofit business model is Aug. 25 UB Merrick Speakers topic

On August 25, Marc Lane, a nationally-recognized business and tax attorney, will speak about legal and business challenges facing social enterprises in today’s economy. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center Auditorium at the University of Baltimore.

Today’s economy has forced many charities to cut back on their services. Charitable giving is also down and federal and state governments are pulling back on their support of the social sector. This trend has drastically changed the business model for many nonprofit organizations, requiring them to become innovative and entrepreneurial in order to survive.

Lane, an expert on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance and an influential advocate of best corporate governance practices, teaches social enterprise at Northwestern University School of Law. He is the pioneer behind the Advocacy Investing approach to socially responsible and mission-related investing. His book, Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs, explains how social enterprise is an effective tool to drive positive social change.

This event is free and open to the public. The co-sponsor of this event is the Social Enterprise Alliance.


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