Calling all Social Enterprise keeners!  Please check out (and participate) in the following survey from Ottawa’s premier Social Enterprise support organization CSED:

Greetings CSED Ambassadors!

I hope you all had a fantastic long weekend!

You may have already noticed the “Spotlight” survey invitation that CSED sent out last week, but I wanted to personally reach out to you to ask you to share with your networks. The Spotlight survey is being conducted to develop an economic and social profile of Ottawa’s social enterprise (SE) sector as a way to build community awareness, understanding and support. We’re hoping that the majority of local SEs will take part and your promotional support is critical.

Here are the details:

Who this survey is for
The survey is open to Ottawa area social enterprises operated by charities, nonprofits, co-ops and for-profits (with a clearly defined social mission). Aspiring social entrepreneurs who are in the process of starting a social enterprise are also invited to complete the survey.

Why this survey is important
Your participation will help create a collective and common understanding of Ottawa’s social enterprise sector and its impact, and help shine a spotlight on the products and services that are available.

How the information will be used

An aggregate profile will be shared with social enterprises, governments, funders and others to enhance understanding of the sector and inform future support and investment activities. As a way of complimenting their own promotional activities, SEs that complete the survey can also choose to include their products and services in a new business directory that will be launched on CSED’s website.

What you will need
The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. You should be familiar with your social enterprise’s mission, market, structure and finances.

Privacy and Confidentiality
CSED values your privacy and confidentiality. Individual responses (i.e. the raw data) will only be accessible by the CSED team and will not be shared with anyone. The profile released to the public will include only aggregate, non-identifying information. Individual SEs that opt in can also have their products, services and contact information promoted in CSED’s business directory.

Complete the survey for your chance to win!
All surveys completed by Friday, September 18th will be entered to win one of three free passes to Unleashed 2020,  CSED’s annual social enterprise conference being held on November 19, 2020. The winning names will be drawn randomly and announced in the September issue of SE Connections.

If you have any questions about the survey or need help, please contact:

You can click HERE to begin the survey!

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