STRUGGLING TO GROW A BUSINESS THAT
MAKES A DOLLAR AND A DIFFERENCE?

Our Impact Business Bootcamp will get you the mentorship, network, and tactics you need to be a rockstar social entrepreneur.

Learn more below...

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What is this?

It's a virtual membership program that'll help get you from where you are to where you want to be in social entrepreneurship. We combine video courses, mentoring from veteran impact entrepreneurs, group coaching and a private Facebook group to help you walk step by step through the challenges you face in impact business.

We only open this to new students every few months. This is because we want you to go through the program together with other impact entrepreneurs just like you. Having said that, we've designed The Bootcamp so you can access all it has to offer at the times that are convenient for you.

Most students take 3-5 months to complete the foundational program in The Bootcamp. Beyond that, The Bootcamp is tailor made to continue offering the mentorship, coaching, and accountability you'll need as you face new challenges in social entrepreneurship.

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And who is it for?

If you are...

-Still searching for your impact business idea

-Struggling with the balancing act between making a dollar AND a difference

-Dreading your current work because it lacks margin AND meaning

-Or just needing a blueprint to bring your impact business idea to life

Then the Impact Business Bootcamp was made for you...

MEET THE MENTORS THAT'LL BE HELPING YOU...

By joining the Impact Business Bootcamp, you'll get access to our network of mentors who bring a wealth of industry specific knowledge to the table. They'll each host a video with us and then they'll answer YOUR questions LIVE in our private Facebook group.

Here are the folks who'll be helping you out:

Kyle

Founder of Indosole

Kyle's company strikes a beautiful balance between a killer brand and epic sustainability. Indosole transforms mountains of junk tires into beautiful sandals AND employ Indonesian craftsmen & crasftswomen with fair wages.

Kyle's been a friend of ours for 3 years now and he's ready to help you with:

-Sustainability
-Impact Investments
-Supply chains
Adam Connatser

Social Entrepreneur's Legal

Adam and his partner Bob are THE legal team for you as you navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of impact business. Adam's been serving social entrepreneurs all over the world for over 14 years.

We've known Adam since 2014 and he'll teach us:

-Impactful legal structures like B-Corps
-Non-profit/For-profit basics
-The legal questions you need to ask
Sheryl

Founder of Artisella.ca

Sheryl was our first student in 2014 and she's since grown into an amazing mentor around here. She started as our student with a small pop up shop and is now rocking it as a retailer in Toronto. She's also becoming a renowned leader in socially conscious fashion.

Sheryl knows what it's like to start from scratch... she'll show you:

-How to not be afraid to LAUNCH
-How to start on a shoestring budget
-Why your WHY is the heart of your biz
Hamilton

Hamilton Perkins Collection

Hamilton's the founder of his self titled e-commerce retailer that specializes in designer travel bags made from repurposed billboard vinyl. They look wicked cool and are disrupting this industry in a much needed way.

Hamilton's a veteran entrepreneur who can help you with:

-Environmental sustainability
-Creative repurposing
-E-Commerce
Emily

Co-Founder Sword & Plough

Emily is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sword & Plough. Emily is also a former U.S. Army officer. Emily channeled her passion for social entrepreneurship, civil-military relations, veteran empowerment, and sustainable design to embody the core values of Sword & Plough.

Emily will show you:

-Product development
-Team building
-Sustainable supply
Jonny

President of Kiva US

Jonny's a close friend and is President of Kiva US, where he leads the charge on micro funding for small/medium ventures in the states. He's a Cambridge grad who also happens to be one of the nicest guys we know :)

Jonny's been the president of Kiva US since 2009. He'll teach:

-Crowd sourced loans
-Fundamentals of sound business
-Microfinance
Bob Wright

Social Entrepreneur's Legal

Bob is a super interesting guy who also happens to have been practicing social entrepreneurship law for over 16 years. He chairs social innovations funds, teaches at a university, and is a jazz pianist in his spare time.

We've known Bob since 2014 and he'll teach us:

-Impactful legal structures like B-Corps
-Non-profit/For-profit basics
-How to 'jazz' up your business :)
Olivier

Founder of Ideal Impact

Olivier's been a pal of Social Change Nation's ever since he ran a successful crowdfunding campaign for his company Ideal Impact. Ideal Impact helps you find volunteer opportunities based on the news stories you read. He also ran a successful crowdfund for Ideal Impact's launch.

Olivier's been a social entrepreneur since 2012 and he can teach you:

-All about crowdfunding for social good
-Social media
-Impact business funding
Ben

Founder of GozAround

Ben's another one of our students who went on to do amazing things in social entrepreneurship. His company, GozAround is THE social network for social good. It's pairing volunteers with the organizations that need them in a fun way.

Ben's been in the impact biz for 4 years now and he'll guide you on:

-Tech for social good
-Sharing your "why"
-The art of the pivot
Betsy

Co-Founder Sword & Plough

Betsy is the COO and Co-Founder at Sword & Plough. As a business professional and strategist with years of experience in sales and education based marketing, Betsy brings is a rockstar at helping social entrepreneurs figure out the operations side of things.

Betsy can teach you:

-Triple bottom line planning
-Sales planning
-Educational programming
Jared

Brand Architect

Jared is lifelong Philanthropist and Brand Architect. He’s the founder of Ubuntu Revolution creative collective, Host of Inipi Radio podcast, partner at Slapshot Studio creative agency and co-author of Wisdom Meets Passion.

We've been close friends with Jared since 2010 and he's ready to help you with:

-Brand Alchemy
-Captivating Storytelling
-Relationship Marketing
Brittain

Founder of Hostel KC

Hostel KC is the midwest's first purpose driven Hostel. It's the place where 'Sleep has a Purpose' because for every 300 beds booked they'll build homes for families in need in the Caribbean. HKC has hosted guests from all over the world.

We've been close with Brittain for years now and she's ready to help you with:

-Purposeful partnerships
-Growing with little to no cash
-Building a community of customers
David

Founder of Modavanti

David is a true movement leader in the social entrepreneurship space. His company, Modavanti, has been leading the charge for socially conscious fashion since 2011. So, when it comes to revolutionizing an entire industry, you'll find no better teacher than David.

He's been a close personal friend since our early days and he teaches:

-Sustainable supply chains
-'For Good' fashion
-Benevolent branding
Joe

Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Yellow Leaf employs artisanal communities with excellent wages as they weave some of the world's best hammocks. Joe and Yellow Leaf are rockstars at helping the story of their people shine forth. Yellow Leaf shows what bold branding is all about.

Joe's been an impact entrepreneur for 5+ years he teaches:

-Building your beautiful brand story
-Empowering your employees
-Injecting some YOU into your biz
Mark

Founder of MovingWorlds.org

Moving Worlds is a global platform that helps professionals volunteer their expertise around the world. Mark is known as the founder of the 'experteering movement' - the trend of professionals volunteering their skills in non-profits. He's been featured in Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation, to name a few...

Mark's a thought leader who will teach us:

-Thought leadership positioning
-Purposeful partnerships
-Growth
Hayley

Founder of MADI Apparel

MADI sells sustainable intimates and for each product sold donates a pair of women's underwear to a domestic violence shelter. Hayley is a wizard at creating amazingly impactful partnerships that'll help you grow your social good.

We've known Hayley since our early days and she's ready to help you with:

-Non-profit partners
-Creative causes
-Sustainable sourcing
Zac

Founder of Mission Belt

Mission Belt went on the hit TV show "Shark Tank", pitched, and got funded by Damond John. If they can talk those sharks into funding them - you know they can teach you a thing or two about getting cash for your social venture.

Zac's been our bud for 3 years and he'll teach us:

-How "Impact" venture capital is growing
-How to access cause driven funding
-What you need BEFORE pitching investors
Grant

Founder of Cause Artist

Grant's a master of web dev - he's built many a website for social entrepreneurs AND his company is THE online hub for socially conscious consumers. There's no better or bigger platform out there highlighting the brands, products, and services leading the way FOR GOOD.

Grant is a long time personal friend and he's THE EXPERT on:

-Trends in impact entrepreneurship
-Web development for social good
-Graphic design (he did our site:)
Liza

Founder of GlobeIn

GlobeIn's "Artisan Box Club" is the Fair Trade version of Birchbox: every month they send out a curated monthly box of home decor and kitchen products to their community that celebrates sustainable craft and beautiful artisanal work.

Liza's spent her career in poverty alleviation. She'll show you:

-Digital marketing
-Artisanal sourcing
-Customer acquisition strategies
Benjamin

Founder Five North Chocolate

Benjamin's our former student turned teacher. He started his company in a college kitchen and has since grown it to shipping their healthy and fair trade chocolates nationwide. Benjamin's a master at launching on a shoestring.

Benjamin's been in the business for 2 years. He'll show you:

-Fair trade
-Ethical suppliers
-Marketing your impact

AND THEN, CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS YOU GET...

Every week, we'll release a new video module for you. Plus, every month we'll send you a bonus video interview with one of our mentors. These videos will teach you the tactics you need to grow a business that makes a dollar AND a difference.  

You'll be able to watch these videos ON DEMAND and then workshop them with fellow entrepreneurs via the private Facebook group. Here's a sampling of the video modules (click on them for an expanded description):

Module 1

The basics...

Learn the basics of what it means to be a social entrepreneur + learn about the many different models of social entrepreneurship.
Learn how to zero in on the cause that will be the focus of your business and mission.
Learn how to lay a simple foundation for your legal structure, funding model, and branding.
Grant tells us all about the world of social good and gives us some awesome tactics around branding, web tactics, and social media.
Module 2

Telling your story (branding)

People don't care about what you have to offer until they understand WHY you do what you do. This is even more important as an impact entrepreneur, so we'll help you get to the heart of your why and then weave it into your brand.
We'll show you some awesome tactics and some super tools to help you build things like your logo, landing pages, taglines, and websites much more quickly (and affordably) than you ever thought possible.
Kyle of Indosole will join us on this lesson to show us how he built a brand around the stories of people who are repurposing junk tires into beautiful sandals.
Jared's been a lifelong social entrepreneur and he's worked with brands like the Unreasonable Institute, USAID, Freedom House, and several African governments - just to name a few. I know of no one else who would be better to talk branding than Jared, so we'll sit down with him for a tell all chat.
Module 3

Legal structures and funding

Should you be a for profit or non-profit? A B-Corps or 3LC? What if you're outside the U.S.??? No matter where you are, legal options are an alphabet soup that can be hard to navigate. So in this lesson, we'll sit down with the social entrepreneur's legal team and get to the bottom of it all.
We'll chat with Zac of Mission Belt on this one. His company pitched and got funded on the hit TV show Shark Tank so he'll help us understand the impact capital landscape.
Brittain of Hostel KC and Olivier of Ideal Impact both used crowdfunding to raise thousands for their businesses. We'll chat with them to figure out their secret sauce :)
Tune in as we sit down with Jonny Price of Kiva US. He'll tell us all about how microfunding could be the key to launching your impact business.
Module 4

Building a community of customers (marketing)

Learn the proven tactics that’ll get you customers right away so you can start making a dollar AND a difference in your area of impact.
Learn the tactics used by the greatest social entrepreneurs to leverage the awesome power of social media to grow your movement.
One of the largest challenges faced by any entrepreneur is how to grow an audience for your service or product. In this class, you’ll learn a set of proven tactics for building a community of customers that love what you do.
Benjamin started making his healthy and fair trade chocolate in a free kitchen at his university. He then grew into pop up shops around up state New York and then into an e-commerce store shipping nationwide.
He did this all over the period of jut 6 months...Join us as we sit with him to figure out his secrets for building a community of customers super fast.

Okay, cool, so sum it all up for me?

Here's a recap of everything you'll get in the Impact Business Bootcamp...

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Mentorship

You simply WILL NOT find a better or more qualified group of impact entrepreneurs than our network of mentors. No matter the industry you're in or unique problem you face, we've got someone who's been there and done that. We're ready to help you overcome whatever it is that's holding you back.

 

 

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A private Facebook group just for you and your fellow students

  • Ongoing access to social entrepreneurs from around the world who will help you through your struggles, celebrate your successes, and get you what you need to make a dollar AND a difference.

  • Immediate advice and assistance as you grow your cause based startup.

  • Past students regard this as one of the most valuable aspects of the class. You'll be amazed at the connections you make working with other startup social entrepreneurs just like you.

  • You'll have access to this Facebook group for as long as you're part of the bootcamp.

 

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Video Modules + Bonus Interviews

We'll send you new videos every two weeks and you can watch them ON DEMAND. These videos are proven to get you the foundational tactics you need and our bonus interviews will address unique problems that we see new impact entrepreneurs face all the time.

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Group Coaching

This is one of the most popular features of the bootcamp! Once you've gotten through your foundational video modules, you'll be eligible to participate in monthly group coaching calls. These are calls with our founder and a small group of fellow students. On these calls, you'll have the opportunity to get ONE-ON-ONE coaching from Josh (our founder) around unique challenges you're facing in your business.

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On-demand access to everything The Bootcamp has to offer.

Worried about not being able to fit this into your schedule? Don't be. You can tune into the videos, schedule group coaching, and get help from the private Facebook group when it works for you.

WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING?

Benjamin ConardFounder of Five North Chocolates
Social Change Nation has helped me go from business plan to in business. Thank you Josh & Social Change Nation for giving me the tools, resources, network, and motivation I needed to make a dollar AND a difference!
Kathy WongFounder of Moeloco
As a student, expect invaluable resources and connections to a great community of colleagues, together with unbelievable support from the founder, Joshua Schukman.
David DietzFounder of Modavanti
The great thing about Social Change Nation is the network of top caliber entrepreneurs that Joshua is able to engage with.
Sheryl LuzFounder of Artisella.ca
Social Change Nation provided remarkable content and practical guidance through group coaching. Their approach of incorporating real life situations of social entrepreneurs is very effective and encouraging.
Ben BlockFounder of GozAround
I have been working with Josh since the early days of my venture...His knowledge and passion for social entrepreneurship is unmatched, and he never hesitates to make himself available to share ideas, an outside perspective, and even his network.
Caroline DePalatis Founder of CultureWeave
It means a lot to those of us just starting out on a social entrepreneurial adventure to be able to talk with a real person and get some solid feedback. The time was inspiring and full of value.

I'M IN! HOW DO I SIGN UP?

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We're currently not accepting new students for 2017, but you can join the 2018 waiting list below!

We want to be sure that you get into the program with a group of students who are ready to walk on this journey with you. So, our enrollment window is only open for 10 days a few times each year. We won't be taking sign ups again until we start gearing up for our 2018 class.

Sign up below to join the waiting list and we'll let you know just as soon as we start taking sign ups for our next class!

FAQs (and how to contact us)

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With all the free resources out there, why pay to join The School?

Good point. In fact, with our podcast, blog, and video content, Social Change Nation is one of the largest hubs featuring free content for startup social entrepreneurs. This will always be part of our mission as the toolbox for those working to make a dollar AND a difference.

But we always knew there was a group at Social Change Nation that wanted more. That's why we took it to the next level by offering The Impact Business Bootcamp. There is simply nowhere else that you'll find such a high caliber group of startup social entrepreneurs working together to spark change. By joining The Bootcamp, you'll be dramatically shortening your journey from where you are to where you want to be.  You'll grow with a small group of fellow students who are equally as devoted to profit AND purpose.  You'll get access to world class mentorship. And you'll take the very important step of investing in yourself and your business.

And, we've noticed something else... the students that invest the time, resources, and energy into a focused program are the ones who succeed. So, whether you choose to join our bootcamp or another program you will inevitably need to choose to sacrifice in order to win.

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What if I don't yet have an idea for the business I want to start?

That's okay!  The Bootcamp will help you with that too. As long as you know you want to start a venture that makes a dollar AND a difference we'll be able to walk you through the idea crafting stage!

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How much interaction do I get with the mentors?

Quite a bit!  We have great relationships with our mentors - all of whom are veteran social entrepreneurs.  As you have industry specific questions, we'll be able to take them to our mentors on your behalf.  The mentors often appear in our private Facebook group too.  Lastly, you'll get direct instruction from many of them via our course videos.

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How long before I'll start seeing results from The Bootcamp?

We focus on getting you the basic tools for making a dollar AND a difference within 3 months.  As long as you're watching the videos, doing your homework, interacting on the Facebook group and taking advantage of group coaching calls, you will see significant traction in that amount of time.

Beyond your initial 3 months, The Bootcamp will be greatly helpful as you workshop new challenges and need new connections while growing your venture.

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Where will my fellow classmates be from and what kinds of businesses are they starting?

We have students from all over the world working in industries ranging from socially conscious fashion to tech for good.  No matter the industry though, you'll find that all social entrepreneurs have a great deal in common.

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Why don't you offer a free trial?

Because we want to make sure that you truly believe that The Bootcamp will offer you far more value than what we're charging.  Our heart is to get the best students in the program who are truly ready to make a massive impact and to invest in their success. If you don't feel sure on that, we'd be happy to answer any questions and walk you through that decision BEFORE you sign up.

Also, we offer a promise (via our guarantee) that we'll refund you every penny if you don't feel you get significant return, so you can rest easy there.

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Have more questions?

No problem at all!  Just fire off an email to ashley@socialchangenation.com and she'll be happy to help out :)

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