Organizational Management for Social Entrepreneurs

Learn to
Start, Manage, and Grow
a Nonprofit

2-Hour per Week, 12-Week Program

Our Mission

The Institute for Social Enterprises serves as an educational program and a brain trust for social entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations that are committed to a social justice mission by enhancing their business sustainability and increasing their impact. 

We are Inspired by You

Individuals like you are inspired to serve your community. Starting and growing a nonprofit are not easy tasks. We admire your commitment and we are here for you. The Institute for Social Enterprises (ISE) is an educational program to teach social entrepreneurship through bridging practical, team and community building classroom exercises, combined with community experts as guest lecturers, to demonstrate how to create and grow a sustainable non-profit organization.

Who is the ISE Student?

Watch for Updates on 2023 Classes

WEDNESDAYS     –     7:00PM – 9:00PM      –      12 WEEKS
(Subject to change)

Scholarships Available. Apply Today

Only 2 Hours Per Week – 12 Week Program

The Institute for Social Enterprises now offers an online educational program designed for busy adults. The 12-week course “Organizational Management for Social Entrepreneurs” is tailored to the needs of participating nonprofits with a social justice mission. Using our innovative approach of combining interactive, and model-based learning, it empowers our students to execute a plan within their organizations to sustain well-managed social enterprises.

Congratulations to the Spring Class of 2022

Special Note: ISE follows the guidelines set by the State for social distancing and safety
concerns. Masks removed for this picture only so we could show you our
graduation class.

Meet Our Previous Guest Lecturers

Each semester ISE creates partnerships with real-world experts that will guide our students to new heights. Our guest lecturers include experienced community leaders from government, business, religion, healthcare and education.


Will Your Nonprofit be Our Next ISE BluePrint Project?

Many institutions teach courses and others team building management skills. The Institute for Social Enterprises combines both.

Each Semester ISE will choose one student’s non-profit organization to operate as the BluePrint Project, a model for their fellow students. The class will solve challenges via real-world experiences and scenarios from our experienced guest lecturers. In 12 weeks they will develop a custom “BluePrint Plan” for their organization that can be put into immediate action. The Awardee will also receive a $1000 grant for their organization.

ISE BluePrint Project Benefits Award Benefits

  • $1000 Grant for Non-profit Operations
  • Spotlight Position on ISE Website
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Questions? We Are Here To Help

Get Involved and Create Impact


Nonprofits are concerned
about lost revenue


Nonprofits Employ
10% of Ohio’s Workforce

Why Social Entreprenuers and Nonprofits are Important.

Nonprofits embody the best in our culture. They support millions of individuals, families, and communities daily. They serve and educate our bodies, minds, and spirit and build our communities. Giving movement to our most noble of causes, they address pressing unjust conditions to enhance equity and well-being.

Often nonprofits and social entrepreneurs are tasked with taking on an increase share of the most difficult challenges in our society, burdened with little public support, all while being held to the highest standards of accountability. These unrelenting factors make the task of organization and management paramount.

Thank You to Our Partners

Thank You To Our Partners