BLINC Spring 2019 workshop: March 15 at the Frontier, RTP: focus on libraries supporting social entrepreneurship

Everyone is welcome to join us for this free quarterly BLINC workshop. But please RSVP with me (smcramer [at] uncg [dot] edu) to help us plan coffee, etc.

Social entrepreneurship has gone mainstream, but libraries have been helping people trying to solve problems in their communities for a long time. At this workshop, we will share and discuss library services and resources to support social entrepreneurs in both public and academic libraries.

Friday, March 15, 9:30am-3:00pm

Location: The Frontier, Building 800, the Classroom (1st floor), 800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Coffee: BLINC will provide morning coffee.

Lunch: On our own (but with ongoing networking and socializing) at the on-site RTP Food Truck Rodeo:


9:30-10:00: Socializing over morning snacks and coffee

10:00-10:30: Introductions; what’s new with your work or at your library

10:30-11:30: Social entrepreneurship, part 1:
Steve Cramer (UNC Greensboro): Introduction to social entrepreneurship and how today’s topics fit together
Dan Maynard (Campbell University):  Lessons learned about working with social entrepreneurs  as a Sullivan Fellow
Betty Garrison (Elon University): IRS 990 forms for nonprofit research and financial benchmarking

11:30-12:30: Lunch

12:30-2:00: Social entrepreneurship, part 2
Nancy Lovas (UNC Chapel Hill): The UNC Makeathon -- students developing prototypes that promote positive social impact
Deanna Day (Small Business and Technology Development Center): Support organizations for social entrepreneurs (besides libraries)
Steve Cramer: Simply Analytics (NC LIVE) v. PolicyMap v. Social Explorer for community indicators data
Final discussions facilitated by Sara Thynne (Alamance Community College)

2:00-3:00: BLINC planning discussions:NCLA 2019 additional program proposals and final decisions on our socials; topics for summer workshop at App State (consider suggestions from recent feedback request)

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Location Information: 

The Frontier, Building 800, the Classroom (1st floor)
800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709