CO.STARTERS for CAUSES – Starting 1st August – $100 discount for August start. Flexible program.
August 1 @ 6:00 pm - October 10 @ 9:00 pm| $880
Social Entrepreneur James Bartle, Founder of Outland Denim at the CO.STARTERS for Causes breakfast on May 2nd 2019 in Brisbane, our BAM group in October 2019, and one of our wonderful guest speakers, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Kilimanjaro Krafts Pemba Amuri.
Enrol now for CO.STARTERS for CAUSES. Please read everything so we can help you!
This program is flexible to meet your busy schedule. Choose to attend all 9 workshops, or do the program by a combination or face to face or online mentoring sessions plus attend some masterclasses or events. Participants normally work through the program within 9-12 weeks.
You will receive comprehensive printed materials in a quality binder which you are able to complete and use after the program as well.
August 1st start. $100 discount to help you get started. Price only $880.
Membership of the alumni is free and you will be supported by this large international CO.STARTERS group after your program ends.
How to register your interest/enrolment
Please complete the online enrolment form and we will contact you to talk through your idea for your social enterprise, not for profit or BAM impact venture. The form provides opportunity for you to describe your concept in some detail. Please take the time to complete the whole form as this helps our mentors work closely with you early. Starting a cause venture is really special and we want to give you the best mentoring and help to be successful!!
About the program
The CO.STARTERS for Causes program is designed for any person or team with an idea for bettering the community or environment. You will determine the viability of their concept and the work on the critical next steps for getting your for profit or not for profit underway. Participants may have a new idea for a project, nonprofit, or socially minded business – or may be an existing organisation looking to become more sustainable or launch a new program.
CASE STUDIES: The case studies in the program represent two different kinds of models. One is a socially-minded business that operates just like other for-profit models. The second is a more traditional nonprofit idea looking for sustainable funding streams.
PROBLEM: In CO.STARTERS for Causes, an entire week is spent on the first three boxes of the Canvas – customer, problem, and alternatives. Many causes are started because the founder sees a need and not much time is spent looking into whether or not the need truly exists, who else is already meeting that need, and what the customer truly wants. By spending a whole week on this topic, participants are challenged to dive deeper into understanding the context.
IMPACT: Causes are causes because they are attempting to accomplish some change in the world. The program helps participants articulate what change they expect, how they will know they are accomplishing their goals, and how to measure impact.
SUSTAINABILITY: Over the past several decades, traditional funding streams for causes have undergone significant changes. In order to survive in today’s world, causes need to think differently about creating sustainable revenue streams. The program introduces participants to a variety of ways to make their causes sustainable, including building in business models.
Topic 1: Knowing Yourself Introduction, Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles
Topic 2: Understanding the Problem Customer, Problem, Alternatives & Idea Testing
Topic 3: Finding the Right Solution Solution, Benefit, Advantage, Starting Small & Typical Offering
Topic 4: Crafting Your Story Marketing, Message & Getting Customers
Topic 5: Determining What You Need Distribution, People, Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Budgets
Topic 6: Getting What You Need Revenue, Sustainability, Pricing, Breaking Even, Sales Projections, Funding Sources
Topic 7: Strengthening the Structure Legal Structures, Cash Flow, Accounting & Evaluation Systems
Topic 8: Planning for the Future Growth Plan, Replication & Sharing, Goal Setting, Project Proposal
Topic 9: Celebration /Pitch Night
How to register your interest/enrolment
Please complete the online form and we will contact you to talk through your idea for your social enterprise, not for profit or BAM impact venture. The form provides opportunity for you to describe your concept in some detail. Please take the time to complete the whole form as this helps our mentors work closely with you early. Starting a cause venture is really special and we want to give you the best mentoring and help to be successful!!
August start $100 discount to help you get started. Price only $880.
Yes there is a cost. Your resource are high quality and the qualified mentors and advisors are paid. It normally works out to $100 plus GST per week. Total $990. So what have others done?
- Paid all themselves
- Paid by payment plan by themselves
- Have a part payment and a benefactor has part paid (this is the most common)
- Asked us to source a company or other benefactor who might part pay for them or we subsidise from our special causes fund (This is also common and one reason why we need you to complete the whole online form. )
- Asked us about who can provide a Micro-Loan (Ask us about this as we are working closely with Micro-Lenders for social enterprises right now!)
What happens next
When you complete the online form, we contact you and talk for 30 minutes about your idea.
To secure your place we ask you to pay a $50 plus GST deposit ($55) via EFT/Paypal or card on our payment page.
The mentoring begins and continues throughout the program and you become a part of the CO.STARTERS alumni afterwards.
The venue for the 9 workshops is Alphacrucis College in Woolloongabba. Free parking at the campus. In the flexible one on one mentoring option, your lead mentor and you arrange dates and times to suit you.
Down the track you may like help with grant applications, suggestions and recommendations for your advisory board, help with crowd funding. These are just some ways we have helped others just like you!
Pemba Amuri from social enterprise Kilimanjaro Krafts speaks about CO.STARTERS for Causes at our recent CO.STARTERS breakfast