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Institute Executive Director Jerr Boschee has been an advisor to social entrepreneurs in the United States and elsewhere for more than 40 years.  He has delivered keynote speeches or conducted master classes in 43 states and 21 countries.
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The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs provides information, education and training resources to help launch and expand social enterprises in the United States and around the world.


The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs is a for-profit consulting company founded in 1999 by Jerr Boschee, who served for the previous eight years as President and CEO of The National Center for Social Entrepreneurs. Among the National Center’s major accomplishments during Boschee’s tenure were creation of The National Gathering for Social Entrepreneurs (now known as the Social Enterprise Alliance) and The Affirmative Business Alliance of North America (now known as the Americas Group of Workability International), the first two membership organizations for entrepreneurs in the field of social enterprise. Under his leadership, the National Center also mounted demonstration projects in nine cities that helped more than 60 nonprofits change their organizational cultures and begin adopting entrepreneurial strategies.

You can also watch the first minutes of DGDB video to listen to how the Institute for Social Entrepreneurs evolved.