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University Council of Social Entrepreneurs

Annual Report 2007

This report was written and compiled by Grant Ennis, with editing by Sarah Berg,
Michelle Gabriel, Scott Blankenship, and Laura Marshall. Special thanks to Jerry
Hildebrand for all his help with the Council, and in bringing the mission, and spirit
of Social Entrepreneurship to Pacific.
June 18, 2007

I. Forward By Council President Grant Ennis
II. Council Formation
III. Expeditions
A. Roots of Peace Expedition in San Rafael with Heidi Kuhn
B. Stanford Center For Social Innovation Social Entrepreneurship Conference
C. Idealist.org Conference in Chicago
D. Better World Books Conference in San Francisco
E. Social Entrepreneurship Alliance 8th Annual Conference in Long Beach
F. Northern California World Trade Center Forum
G. Roots of Peace/Afghani Ambassador Reception in San Rafael
IV. Activities/ Speakers
A. Heidi Kuhn
B. Charles Berolzheimer
C. Sakeena Yacoobi
D. Xavier Helegesen
E. International Job Faire
V. The Internet
A. Facebook.com
B. Website
VI. Publications
A. 501(c)(3)
B. Internship
C. Brochure
VII. Incubator Apprenticeship Program
A. Ties to the World
B. Dream Generation
C. Healing Hands
VIII. Specific Council Projects
A. Better World Books Book Drive
B. Sweets for Sakeena (Desert Fundraiser)
C. Sakeena Yacoobi Dinner (Fundraiser)
D. Pennies for Peace Fundraiser
E. Cal Cedar Baseball Promotion Project
IX. Funding
B. Social Justice
C. Better World Books
X. Internship Prospects
XI. Research
XII. Recommendations and Conclusion
XIII. Appendices
A. Council Roster
B. Sample Meeting Agenda
C. Expedition Reports
D. Internet Works and Publications

Anytime you start something new, you are setting a precedent. In starting the University
Council of Social Entrepreneurs at Pacific, we set precedent as we worked. By the end of the
semester we had achieved the unimaginable; we had twenty three members, we had brought
practitioners to campus, attended and sent members to conferences and workshops, held four
fundraisers for social enterprises, and most importantly, we could define Social Entrepreneurship
in our own words.
As we now well know, social entrepreneurial approaches to development are those that
break away from traditional non-profit models. While traditional non-profits have to constantly
ask for money, social entrepreneurs think innovatively to better our world, generating their own
income without strings and mission drift. Social Entrepreneurship aims address society’s ills in
an innovative manner striving for increased sustainability of the target group.
Once defined, step two was getting the Council together, and it was not easy to get all
twenty three members on time to meetings at eight in the morning on Wednesdays. Especially
true when you are competing with sleep, other jobs, and schoolwork. With the enticement of
coffee and breakfast picked up fresh that morning by myself and other members, we managed to
get at least ten people at every meeting, the others volunteered their time on special projects.
Making our work interesting, and keeping everyone involved was at times the most
difficult task, as I was often grasping at straws in my first leadership position. However, by
finding and working on substantive projects, we increased interest so that as the semester
progressed, not only was there more interest in the Council, but at every meeting, we each had
our own work to report. This helped not only in spreading awareness of social entrepreneurship
as it got on the tips of everyone’s tongue, but in aiding our recruitment efforts. We started and
continue to follow a mission to promote all aspects of social entrepreneurship on campus:
research, documentation, coordinating internships, bringing speakers to campus, organizing
forums, beginning joint ventures, and establishing career opportunities for students.
We now have members from six of the nine schools at Pacific, and prospects in the others.
This semester we have become a group of students taking the lead in a new field that
combines the idealism that college students often hold to solve the world’s most pressing social
issues with the sustainability of sound business practices. In doing so, we are conducting
cutting-edge research and documentation, facilitating internships with sustainable non-profit
companies, networking with other schools and social entrepreneurs, and bringing to Pacific some
of the foremost practitioners in social entrepreneurship.
In order to meet with other Social Entrepreneurs, we sent members to Los Angeles,
Chicago, Sacramento, Stanford, San Francisco and San Rafael where they attended conferences
workshops and special events. There we were able to gain experience working independently
and in a professional environment to achieve goals for the Council and learn about social
entrepreneurship and our world.
In founding this Council, I had no idea we would be able to get so much done, involve so
many creative people, nor achieve so much so quickly. While this semester has been a lot of
work getting everything together and getting all of our projects set up and done, it has been more
than worth it. Through the Council, I learned how to lead, organize, and make use of the people
skills I had never before seen as so valuable. I am confident these skills will only continue to
work for me in the coming years, and the experience I gained will not be soon forgotten.
I feel confident that the Council will be a success in the coming years as it fulfills its
purpose of creating a culture of Social Entrepreneurship at Pacific, the community, and,

hopefully, in spreading awareness throughout the world. The following report is a summary of a
wonderful semester, and the events that unfolded, the activities of the Council, and the story of
its creation.

Grant Ennis
Founder and President of the
University Council of Social
Entrepreneurs at Pacific

Official Statement:
The University Council of Social Entrepreneurs is the primary student-based
organization to promote all aspects of Social Entrepreneurship on campus: research,
documentation, internships, speakers, forums, joint ventures, and career opportunities. It
is composed of interested students from all Schools within the University and is
headquartered at the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship in Callison Hall.
(See Appendix A for official membership roster)

In the words of a Council member:

“We’re students on campus that are taking the lead in a new field that combines
the ideal to solve the world’s most pressing social issues with the sustainability of sound
business practices. In doing so, we are conducting cutting-edge research and
documentation, facilitating internships with sustainable non-profit companies,
networking with other schools and social entrepreneurs, and bringing to Pacific some of
the foremost speakers on social entrepreneurship.”
-Scott Blankenship
Recruiting membership to the Council was problematic at first, since we were
introducing a whole new concept on campus. The Council worked to address a problem
that much bigger organizations, such as ASUOP, still struggle with; how to get
membership from as many schools as possible?
The Council worked hard to solve this problem by each member calling all of
their friends and acquaintances. They networked and enticed, and managed to get their
initial weekly meeting attendance of five, to an average of ten by the end of the semester.
They brought coffee and coffeecake, and tried hard to accommodate everyone’s schedule,
however, eight o’clock in the morning was the only time when most people could make
it. Grant Ennis prepared the agenda (See Appendix B) for the weekly meetings and made
wakeup calls, sent wakeup text messages, and even did wakeup knocks on doors. It
Two events were organized in order to increase awareness, membership, and
solidarity. One in the middle of the semester, a dinner at Mike’s Pizza, and one at the
end, an open house at Callison Hall. Twenty five came to the open house where we
talked about the Council, its projects, its future, and the Global Center for Social
For some specific projects, it became necessary to have smaller meetings at nights
to decide on what the role of the Council should be, where it fit in within the larger
University, and what its association was to be with the Center. The mission came out of
these smaller meetings, and how they worked with it through the semester is truly the
fruit of their labor.

Council Structure:
The Council’s president functioned in the role of coordinating the efforts of the
other members on projects, while leaving as much autonomy as possible so as to promote
individual growth and as there was so much going on, he could not do everything
himself. These things would not have been completed without that of the Vice-President
and some very willing and helpful Council members to call on. The secretary kept track
of all meetings and prepared notes and summaries, which were later emailed to the rest of
the members before next week’s meeting. With everything going on, the role of the
secretary was one that ideally serves to keep everyone on track and future Councils
should make sure this position is executed with the most care possible, to document all
events, meetings and projects for future reference. The student coordinator was a work
study paid position which included research on social entrepreneurship, planning of
events and expeditions, and coordination of Council activities.
All Council members shared in the responsibilities, and all were able to work on
their own to complete projects for the Council by delegating these tasks and making all
members independent actors within the Council, the Council became a team but each
member taking on their own roles.

The Council undertook many activities this semester. They went on Social
Entrepreneurship Expeditions in order to see first hand what the rest of the field was
working on. They brought speakers to campus to get a firsthand understanding of the
practitioners’ roles, and to spread awareness to the local community, and throughout the
Pacific campus. They also worked on publishing documents and gaining visibility
online. All of this was done simultaneously with looking for funding, establishing the
Council on campus, member recruitment, and doing their best to find and set up
internships and apprenticeships for Pacific Students with national and international non-
profit organizations, such as with the Incubator Apprenticeship Program. This was an
impressive semester, and it is hoped that much insight can be gained from it in creating
councils at other universities, as well as strengthening the Pacific Council in the future.

Activity Focus: To take the Council on the road to gain greater insight into what
practitioners and other universities are doing in the field of social entrepreneurship.
(See Appendix C for Reports)

First Social Entrepreneurship Expedition to the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD)
in San Francisco
In order to have further contact with development non-profits and gain further
understanding on how other organizations were finding internships for their students
Grant Ennis and Jerry Hildebrand met with FSD in San Francisco. Grant did the advance
research on FSD and prepared bios on FSD’s executive staff Eric Younger and Robin
Waldroup. During the meeting with FSD they discussed potential opportunities for
Pacific students through participate in FSD’s network for interns, and to establish an
ongoing relationship that would be most beneficial to both parties.

Expedition to Roots of Peace in San Rafael

On January 19th Grant Ennis, Nancy Huynh and Suhaila Aziz drove to San Rafael
and met with Heidi Kuhn and her son Tucker. There they discussed what Social
Entrepreneurship was, and how it could apply to her organization Roots of Peace. They
also discussed the possibility of internships in Vietnam and Afghanistan and did
preliminary work on setting up an internship for Nancy over the summer. At the end of
this meeting they discussed connections between Pacific and Roots of Peace, possible
internship opportunities, and future meetings.

Stanford Center for Social Innovation Social Entrepreneurship: Make a Difference Forum
Laura Marshall, Nancy Huynh, Scott Blankenship, Grant Ennis, and Sarah Berg
drove in two cars to the Stanford Center for Social Innovation and Social
Entrepreneurship’s “Make a Difference Forum” at Stanford University Campus Center
for Social Innovation on Sunday February 25th 2007. They arrived to an extremely
crowded forum, with speakers getting ready and people filing into the upstairs and
downstairs areas. Small kiosks representing social enterprises were spread around the
There they listened to the speakers from an upstairs balcony area, where they
discovered that many of the questions they had been asking about social
entrepreneurship, the audience, and the speakers themselves were also asking. This was a
very encouraging discovery. They realized that although they were listening to
practitioners; those practitioners did not necessarily understand the impact of what they
were doing, although they were doing good work. It was a good experience for the
Council because here they learned that although they often felt they were alone trying to
understand this field, this feeling was shared by those at the Stanford Center.

Idealist Conference, Chicago (23-24 March)
The Idealist.org Conference in Chicago is an annual conference in Chicago where
thousands of idealists can get together and share and work on ideas. Grant Ennis
attended, representing the Council and met the founder of Better World Books who he
established contact with and brought back to Pacific as a speaker.
One of the key insights gained from this conference, was the enormous need for
the Center and its Council at Pacific. While this conference was great for generating
ideas, it lacked practicability, or any planning and actual implementation. There was no
concept of sustainability discussed in the communities of those peoples being helped.
While this was unfortunate, it was great to know the Global Center for Social
Entrepreneurship and the Council were working on this problem.

Expedition to Better World Books in San Francisco

Upon coming back from the Idealist.org conference in Chicago, Grant Ennis met
with Xavier Helegesen in order to plan for him to come to Pacific to give a presentation.
Grant met with him at his office in San Francisco. The meeting was successful and Grant
arranged for Xavier to come to Pacific to give a presentation the following week.

Social Enterprise Alliance’s 8th annual gathering in Long Beach, California

Laura Marshall attended this conference in Southern California. There she met
with practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship and established many contacts for the
Center. She also networked with fundraising contacts for the Center.

Northern California World Trade Center Developing an International Business Plan and
Marketing Strategy forum in Sacramento
Scott Blankenship went to this forum with the goal of learning how to fuse sound
business concepts with non-profit ideals. This forum concentrated on how to then take
this fusion, and make it global. Scott learned at this conference how to integrate business
models with ideals and non-profit goals. In addition, he established contact for the
Council with Jennifer Younathan, a School of International alumnus of the class of 2004.
She was the program manager of the forum and was very interested in continuing contact
with the school and possible internships for students, as she was an intern during her time
at Pacific.

Roots of Peace and the Afghani Ambassador Reception in San Rafael

Suhaila Aziz and Nancy Huynh drove to a dinner in San Rafael hosted by Roots
of Peace founder Heidi Kuhn. There they met and spent the evening talking with the
Mayor of San Rafael, Al Boro, the Afghani Ambassador and his wife Said Jawad and
Shamim Jawad, Egyptian Consul General to San Francisco, Adderahman Salaheldin,
along with many others. There they worked to establish contacts with the Council and
gained experience networking and an understanding of how traditional non-profit s

Activity Focus: To introduce students first hand to the leading proponents of Social
Entrepreneurship in the field.

Throughout this last semester, four speakers were brought to the University of the
Pacific to speak through the University Council of Social Entrepreneurs. These speakers
helped bring the Council together in a lot of ways, as members all played different roles
in spreading awareness, or assisting in the preparation for the talks and meetings
With speakers Heidi Kuhn and Charles Berolzheimer, the Council played a key
role in promotion and campus-wide involvement. TheFaceBook.com was utilized by the
Council to assist in bringing over seventy people to see Heidi Kuhn, and another thirty to
see Charles Berolzheimer. These speakers later met with the Council after their
presentations where they discussed with the Council a combination of efforts in order to
create special social entrepreneurship projects.
Sakeena Yacoobi was brought to the University of the Pacific with the assistance
of Suhaila Aziz who organized the dinner and reception. At this dinner a check was
presented to her for the money raised in the Sweets for Sakeena fundraiser to support her
work with the Afghan Learning Institute.
Xavier Helegesen met Grant Ennis at the Idealist.org conference in Chicago
where Grant was representing the Council. After meeting with Grant in Chicago, and in
San Francisco, Xavier later came to give a presentation in George Wilson Hall.
Besides Practitioner Speakers, the Council also helped in putting together an
international job faire with three multi-national corporations. Representatives from these
corporations came and spoke at George Wilson Hall at Pacific and discussed careers
internationally. They later met with students and did mock interviews.

Activity Focus: To give the Council visibility and positioning on the internet.

TheFaceBook.com was a valuable asset to the Council of Social Entrepreneurs. It

allowed them to bring in an audience for speakers and events at a moments notice, and
spread awareness of the existence and activities of the Council. Through
TheFaceBook.com, Council members were able to coordinate their projects with their
already existing networks of friends to advertise events, and promote their growing
student group. Besides utilizing TheFaceBook.com, a website (See Appendix D) is in the
early stages of development and has been entirely created through the work of Hareem
Cheema from the Eberhardt School of Business, and Grant Ennis.

Activity Focus: To respond to a felt need on the part of the Council to fill a gap in the
literature of Social Entrepreneurship.

This semester the Council starting working on two key projects for publication.
One is to be a comprehensive, “Get an Internship while in the U.S. or Abroad Manual”
and the other a manual on creating a non-profit 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.
Besides these two main projects, they also created a brochure which discusses the focus
of Social Entrepreneurship, the operations of the Center, and the involvement of the
The first draft of the Non-profit Handbook has been completed. The following
semester should see its publication, and hopefully, its sale and distribution throughout the
The Internship manual has been started, and will be completed with the work of
next semester’s Council. With their work added on to what was completed this last year,
it will be a vital tool to future students at Pacific looking for internships.
Scott Blankenship from the School of International Studies and Michelle Gabriel
from the Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences created the brochure (See
Appendix D). Its completion was done in one night, and printing it took longer than any
design work. After its completion, Grant and Scott requested two hundred dollars from
the Peace and Justice Coalition’s budget, in order to print out two hundred copies. These
funds were granted and the printing was done towards the end of the semester. It has
become the official publication of the Center.


Activity Focus: To provide hands-on experience for Council members in assisting start-up
non-profits with the tools to become viable, sustainable organizations.

The Incubator Apprenticeship Program is an initiative of the student-based

University Council of Social Entrepreneurs at the University of the Pacific. Council
members have been assigned as resource liaisons with fledgling social entrepreneurship
organizations to provide assistance in sourcing information related to basic start-up needs
such as accounting systems, business planning, web page design, fundraising, marketing,
and internet research.
Angie Carrillo is working with Ties to the World in Guatemala. She is providing
technical assistance to the founder in web page and logo/brochure design, internet search
for funding contacts, orientation for volunteers, and connecting Pacific to Ties to the
World’s projects onsite. Ties to the World works with orphanages, providing a means of
sustainability, and promoting youth leadership development and exchange programs
between youth in Guatemala and the U.S.
Suhaila Aziz founded Dream Generation, a non-profit working to create career
opportunities for Afghani youth. She has already completed their website and brought
the organization into 501(c)(3) status.
Jesse Hammond is assisting Healing Hands in organizing as a 501(c)(3), as well
as researching means of fundraising and the grant application processes in the United

States. Healing Hands is an organization that works in Nepal helping blind youth to
generate their own income through therapeutic massage services.


Activity Focus: To spread awareness on campus of the activities of various Social
Entrepreneurship organizations, as well as organize fundraising activities to support their

In partnering with affiliated Social Entrepreneurship organizations, the Council

has participated in several fundraising projects. The Pennies for Peace project was done
for Roots of Peace and raised nearly $200 to help de-mining efforts in post conflict areas
and replace them with vineyards.
The Better World Books Book Drive was conducted by Grant. Over 225 books
were collected and will be sold with the profits turned over to Room to Read. Room to
Read runs literacy programs throughout Southeast Asia, and is a Skoll Foundation award
recipient with its founder John Wood. This project will also create an expected $110
revenue for the Council, as they will receive 50 cents for every book collected.
The Sweets for Sakeena project raised over $224 through the baking efforts of
Council members for the Afghani Institute of Learning. This was presented as a gift
when Sakeena Yacoobi came to speak in May.
The Cal Cedar Baseball Project, while in the end canceled due to unforeseen
circumstances at Cal Cedar, was spearheaded by Scott Blankenship through his
negotiations on behalf of the Council, and Charles Berolozheimer the CEO of Cal Cedar.

The Council is a registered student organization within ASUOP and has applied
for $2000 to fund its activities next semester. The Council is also part of the Social
Justice Coalition, from whom $200 was received in order to fund the printing of
informational materials about the Council, the Center, and the promotion of Social
Entrepreneurship. The Council has raised its won operating funds through its association
with Better World Books and Room to Read and will soon be receiving its check for the
two hundred and twenty five books which it collected and sent to Better World Books.

Establishing relationships with other Centers of Social Entrepreneurship, student
Councils, and practitioners themselves is a principal goal of the Council of Social
Entrepreneurs. At the Stanford conference, a relationship was established between the
Council and an organization doing great work in Argentina, Help Argentina. They work
as an umbrella organization to place potential interns in contact with non-profits inside of
Argentina. They have also expressed willingness to send a speaker to U.O.P who is
currently working as their representative in Palo Alto. They are interested in establishing
a stronger relationship with the Center and Pacific, in order for Pacific students to have
an edge on internships while they study abroad in Argentina.
The contact established by Scott Blankenship when he attended the conference in
Sacramento is also of significant note. Jennifer Younathan is a School of International

Study alumnus, and is very willing to place interns with her organization in Sacramento,
the Northern California World Trade Center. The Council will be working with her on
further events in the future at Pacific and in Sacramento.
The Council has contacted and will be working to place interns in Benetech,
Better World Books, and College Summit. For this summer the Council has already
placed interns with Dois Irmãos in Brazil, Roots of Peace in Vietnam, Safe Passage in
Guatemala and the Katalysis Network in Honduras. The Council will be working with
the Bechtel Center, and the Global Center to place interns with the Foundation for
Sustainable Development (FSD). FSD has already been contacted by the Council and has
large potential for assisting Pacific Students in getting an internship while abroad with
development NGOs.
International internships are extremely valuable to students at Pacific, and with
the connections made by the Council and the Global Center, more options for students
who study abroad can be established. A problem that comes up unfortunately is in
students having to pay twice for internships, as often times many networks like FSD
charge a fee, and then the student must pay the Pacific tuition to get credit for the
The Council proposes a solution to this problem. Why not count internships
through institutions like FSD as transferable classes? This would allow the student to
pay once to FSD, and then have the units transferred. Pacific can further help the
student by covering the costs to FSD or other networks, such as Help Argentina, as they
do with USAC and other study abroad networks. These units would then be acquired
directly through Pacific. Either way this internship would not be charged to the student
twice, and Pacific students would have a better chance at interning internationally,
giving them the extra edge in finding a job when they graduate, or for applying to grad
school. Through further coordination with the Bechtel Center and the Global Center for
Social Entrepreneurship, the Council has high hopes for the future of international
internships through Pacific.

Much research was conducted by Council members on the subject of social
entrepreneurship. Seth Wilson and Grant Ennis both worked to compile the initial
archives on social entrepreneurship for the Center. These archives consist of binders on
the subjects of Youth Entrepreneurship, University Centers of Social Entrepreneurship,
Social Entrepreneurship course curricula and syllabi, Social Entrepreneurship Networks
and Social Entrepreneurship case studies. A library of state of the art publications in
Social Entrepreneurship has been created at the center.

The new paradigm in international development that is promoted through social
entrepreneurship adds the component of self generated sustainability. Through products
and services directly related to the mission of the organization, these non-profits can
break away from the models of traditional aid organizations by generating their own
Traditional organizations, as recipients of funds rather than generators, do not
concern themselves sufficiently with their own sustainability, which then transfers to a
lack of concern in their client’s ability to generate income and also be self-sustainable.
They give aid to their clients asking nothing in return, continuing an old cycle of charity.
This is problematic and in the words of Andrew Mwenda, a Ugandan journalist, “What
man has ever become rich by holding out a begging bowl?”1.
The example of how to get financial assistance, as set by the non-profits and
copied by the recipients, is to wait, wish, and beg for help. By giving people things, you
instill in them an understanding of the world which implies that they will receive again,
and that when in need, they need only ask. Social Entrepreneurship is an emerging field
to solve this dilemma.
The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship aims to be a hub for advancing
this new field. The University Council of Social Entrepreneurs, as its student arm, takes
responsibility for educating the student body on the pros and cons of different models of
development. In the future, the Council should continue to be an integral part of the
Pacific experience, coordinating with the Social Justice Coalition, ASUOP, OASIS, MSA
and the wide variety of student organizations at Pacific, other schools, organizations and
with non-profits and social enterprises themselves, in order to best achieve this aim.
The Council should continue to focus on documenting their activities so that
future operations may learn from the challenges and successes of the past. This report
can also be turned into an annual or bi-annual publication by the Center that could be
used as a model for other university centers.
The Internship Manual can be another such publication, which will not only bring
visibility to the Council, the Center and Pacific, but will genuinely be addressing a need
for students at Pacific: getting them internships while abroad and domestically in order to
better prepare them for their future careers as professionals.
In order to encourage participation in the Council, and to get more complex
research and projects completed, it is recommended that more work study positions be
created, or independent study courses in Social Entrepreneurship be created. Possible
coordination between the Jacoby Center on their Certificate of Civic Leadership could
lead to this outcome, or perhaps a track in the new major in the School of International
Studies, such as International Relations and Global Studies with a concentration in Social
Entrepreneurship. The Certificate Program and M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship could
also be used to achieve these ends or the Eberhardt School of Business could have a focus
in Social Entrepreneurship which could be achieved through multiple years of Council
participation and independent research.
Work study positions, as a preliminary step to getting more students from the
different Schools of Pacific involved, should be created by the Global Center for Social

Pontin, Jason
June 17, 2007 What Does Africa Need Most: Technology or Aid? New York Times

Entrepreneurship. One work study position for each School would allow for students to
find niches in their respective fields. They are the ones that know their field best and
they, better than anyone else, have the ability to think innovatively using the skills they
are learning at Pacific and the tools offered through social entrepreneurship. By giving
these individuals a chance to research and write about social entrepreneurship in their
field, they can then work with the Center and the Council to find more relevant
internships for their colleagues, friends, and help the world in new innovative ways.
This research could then be presented in weekly meetings and possibly even as
part of the Social Entrepreneurship Lecture Series. Despite the incentives used to get the
work done, research completed by Council members will be of value not only to
themselves, but to the greater field of Social Entrepreneurship.
In concluding this document, much thanks must be given to all those who have
contributed to the founding of this Council. It was done through the hard work of
wonderful people, working to create something truly new and unique.


Appendix A – Membership Roster

Appendix B – Sample Meeting Agenda
Appendix C – Expedition Report
Appendix D – Internet Works and Publications

Appendix A – Membership Roster

List of Members as of May 19th 2007

School Of International Studies
Grant Ennis - Graduated Senior, Founder and President, Student Coordinator,
Conducted preliminary research on Social Entrepreneurship and compiled archives on
current activities in many organizations, other Center s and schools, brought practitioner
speakers to campus, and arranged successful meetings with other Center s and social
Sarah Berg - Graduated Senior, Vice-President. Coordinated many events, activities and
meetings for the Council, worked to bring practitioner speakers to campus and attended
many conferences.
Scott Blankenship - Graduated Senior, co-created the brochure for the Council
represented the Council on the Cal Cedar Project and attended the Northern California
World Trade Center workshop on taking businesses global.
Sandra Alves - Secretary, took notes at meetings, assisted in arranging events for the
Council, successfully petitioned for funding from ASUOP.
Suhaila Aziz - Worked to bring Sakeena Yacoobi to campus and planned her reception,
also introduced Sharin Ebadi when she came to give her Gerber Lecture Series
presentation; organized the Pennies for Peace project with Heidi Kuhn and raised money
for Roots of Peace; launched her own 501(c)(3) Dream Generation to assist the youth in
Angie Carrillo - Graduated Senior, Works with Ibis Schlesinger in the Incubator
Apprenticeship Program to get Ties to The World starting in Guatemala; designed the
website, started the blog, ad worked on the summer internship program.
James Cheston - Graduated Senior, Worked on the 501(c)(3) manual for the Council,
and completed the first draft.
Domenica Peterson - Council Member currently studying abroad and has an internship
arranged by the Council in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.
Jesse Hammond - Assisted Healing Hands as part of the Incubator Apprenticeship
Program in organizing as a 501(c)(3), as well as research in regards to fundraising and
grant application processes in the United States.
Nancy Huynh - Assisted multiple projects, key in meeting with Heidi Kuhn from Roots
of Peace, organized the Pennies for Peace Project and working as a Roots of Peace
summer intern in Vietnam.
Seth Wilson - Graduated Senior, Created an up-to-date file on Youth Entrepreneurship
for the Council and the Center.
Joel Strauss - Council Member attended events and helped promote the Council.
Jaycee Davis - Graduated Senior, Council member assisted in promoting the Council and
its events.
Mina Mohammadi - Assistant Secretary, took notes at meetings.

Eberhardt School of Business

Collin Cooney - Council Member
Hareem Cheema - Co-Created the Website for the Council

Benerd School of Education
Tammy Hunt - Council Member

Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Michelle Gabriel - Co-Created the brochure for the Council, promoted the Council in
Pharmacy presentations, and brought Martin Burt to guest lecture in a pharmacy
entrepreneurship class.

School Of Engineering
Tabitha Voytek – Council member

College of the Pacific

Joshua Foster – Council member, worked to establish relations between the Council and

Department of Speech Language Pathology

Laura Marshall - Indispensable in getting people to come to meetings at 8am, attended
the Social Entrepreneurship Alliance’s 8th annual meeting in Los Angeles.


University Council of Social Entrepreneurs Agenda for Meeting on February 7th 2007

1.Pass around sign-in sheet.

2.Go over agenda for this week
3.Go over minutes from last week.
4.Announcements (new information)
a. Status of Starbucks trip(Jerry)
b. Status of Afghani Ambassador Visit.
c. Status of funding with ASUOP emergency fund.
5. New Developments
a. Progress of 501C3 Handbook
b. Progress of contacts with Bechtel
c. Status expeditions
d. Assign tasks
i. Monitor Social Edge
ii. Booth for Job Fair
1. Booths for baseball games?
iii. Team for handbooks
iv. Resource Library Review
e. University Alliance Status
f. Status of possible Track in Social Entrepreneurship. Units for Council
6. Report on Social Entrepreneurship organization
a. Discuss meeting with CalCedar
Summary of Key Points of meeting and assignments for next meeting.

Stanford Center for Social Innovation Social Entrepreneurship: Make a Difference Forum.
Sunday February 25th 2007 Stanford University Campus Center for Social Innovation
Attended By: Laura Marshall Nancy Huynh, Scott Blankenship, Grant Ennis, Sarah Berg
The five of us drove in two cars to the conference; we arrived to an extremely
crowded forum, with speakers getting ready and people filing into the upstairs and
downstairs areas. Small kiosks representing social enterprises were spread around the
We listened to the speakers from an upstairs balcony area, where we discovered
that many of the questions we had been asking about social entrepreneurship, the
audience, and the speakers themselves were also asking. This was a very warming
discovery. We were not altogether impressed by the knowledge of the speakers,
however, and felt that although they were practitioners; they in many ways did not
understand the impact of what they were doing. Their knowledge was based on
providing grants to sustainable organizations, but they did not have a full understanding
of the theoretical implications of Social Entrepreneurship.
After the presentations we went around the kiosks to find possible contacts for the
Global Center at Pacific. We found Help Argentina to be most valuable; and in reality,
most of the kiosks were not Social Entrepreneurship Organizations, but were non-profits
using traditional fundraising techniques to sustain themselves, without self-sustaining
innovation taking place.
We benefited from this trip by gaining a deeper understanding of what is going on
in the field of Social Entrepreneurship and by making contacts with some of the grant
recipients and the Stanford Center for Social Innovation.

-Sarah Berg and Grant Ennis

(We were unable to get seats down below, and listened to the practitioner speakers from
the above.)

Northern California World Trade Center
Developing an International Business Plan and Marketing Strategy
This seminar is apart of a larger series of courses called the International Business
Leadership Certificate Program. They offer nine courses from a timeframe starting in
March and ending in September 2007. People who attend six of these courses receive a
certificate from the Northern California World Trade Center. I felt that this seminar was
worth my time and money because it offered hard to find and sometimes expensive
resource as well as the invaluable experience of the speaker.
I was lucky to have arrived slightly early at the NCWTC suite because I was able
to sit around the conference table and not along the periphery of the room like other
participants. There were about sixteen people total in attendance, three of which were
interns, a few businesses, and a few MBA students from Sacramento State and UC Davis.
We were all given a notebook with all the materials relevant to the course inside.
This includes:
Power point slideshow Marketing Strategies and Plans
Tips for E-commerce International Business Plan Template
Speaker bio/participant info Guides to Exporting
The speaker went through her power point slide while she added her own
experiences. She has had a number of international companies, does marketing
consulting and works at the trade Center for consulting as well. The basis of the lecture
was planning to go global. Most of the information was more or less self evident coming
from an SIS/international marketing education, but it was beneficial to see all this
information laid out all together in a way that can be replicated by someone looking to
create an international company. The most valuable part of the whole lecture was the
resources that she gave us. There are organizations that are more than willing to try and
help companies expand into international markets such as the World Trade Center’s,
consulate offices, Centers for International Trade, etc.
I talked to a number of people, including the program manager who is a
SIS/Pacific alumnus (2004) with a major in Global Economic Relations. She had an
internship at the NCWTC while at Pacific and was recruited into her job position after a
recommendation from her boss. She mentioned that she had been trying to get SIS
students involved with internships at the NCWTC but wasn’t getting any response. I told
her I had never heard of these internships, and recommended her to get in contact with
Jerry and gave her information about the GCSE.
If our goal in social entrepreneurship is to fuse the ideals of non-profit
organizations with sound business practices, then I think we should continue our
involvement with the NCWTC, and follow up with the program manager to see what type
of internships or other networking opportunities there are.

-Scott Blankenship

8th Gathering of the Social Enterprise Alliance
Earned Income: Pathway to Sustainability

Long Beach, CA
April 17-19, 2007

The 8th Annual Gathering of the Social Enterprise Alliance was an incredible learning
experience. Practitioners from all over the country and the world gathered for three days to learn
about different issues and ideas for social enterprises. These practitioners ranged in experience
from decades in the field to months, or in my case, no experience whatsoever. This was a time
for learning, networking and relaxing for many of the attendees. There were well over 600
attendees at the conference, making it a record year for the SEA. The conference was broken up
into sections with a meal, keynote speaker and session in each section, with three sections per
I attended the conference on Wednesday, the 18th. The first keynote speaker was Tony
Deifell, a strategist at Kaboom!, a social enterprise, and an author as well. He challenged the
audience to think about the places were their hearts might have grown cold, where they might
have become cynical. I then attended the Positioning and Marketing Strategies Session. It was
a very useful overview of basic marketing principles. The second session I attended was for
advanced practitioners looking to use college students to help with their nonprofits. I found that
most colleges with programs like this only use MBA students. Most do not attempt to use
undergrad students. The faculty members specialize in this field, but most of them are not hired
to specifically head up social enterprise programs. There are even practitioners who teach the
courses in the programs sometimes. The Universities mentioned were San Diego State
University and Western Washington University. I also attended a third session held by Aperio, a
nonprofit consulting firm that helps other nonprofits strategize and pursue new ideas. The
session was focused on how to brainstorm improvements for a nonprofit using a specific method.
The other keynote speaker was Frances Hesselbein from the Leader to Leader Institute. At the
end of the night there was a special screening of the movie Freedom Writers with two of the
students who actually lived the events that took place in the movie. The day was absolutely full
of learning experiences and there was so much to take in. However, I was left with some
impressions that have important implications for the Council. The most interesting was that
there are few, if any other programs like ours, programs that are based out of universities that
work with undergrad students from majors other than Business.

- Laura Marshall

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