Social Enterprise Associates is a confederation of consultants united by a common desire to offer affordable professional services that solve real problems. We are well versed in for-profit, non-profit and government models that bring about social betterment.
Drew Tulchin, Managing Partner, defines his career making new ideas reality. Drew brings more than 15 years experience overcoming "The Doubting Thomases" to achieve successful results and build lasting organizations in the US and abroad.
His professional experience spans the for-profit, non-profit, public & philanthropic sectors. He has helped launch more than 15 start-ups embracing numerous legal structures. His work has generated more than $100 million for triple bottom line efforts. Consulting has taken him across the U.S., to numerous Native American nations, and to more than 40 countries.
He has contributed to more than 100 socially entrepreneurial business plans. Prisma Microfinance's co-written plan was a Global Social Venture Competition award winner, published, and used to raise $1.2 million in private equity capital.
He was Director of a U.S. microfinance organization, the CDFI called ECDC/Enterprise Development Group, which helped immigrants and low-income people in Greater Washington, DC. He served as Program Officer for Grameen Foundation as the founding staff person of the Capital Markets Group.
Previous experience includes a Bluetooth wireless firm, socially responsible businesses, and an environmental NGO. He began his career in National Community Service, as a VISTA (US domestic equivalent of the Peace Corps) and an AmeriCorps Team Leader in Oakland, California.
Drew completed his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle. He finished his BA, Cum Laude, in History and International Relations from Washington University in St. Louis. His studies included a year abroad at Sussex University, UK.
In his free time, Drew plays ultimate Frisbee anywhere he can, hikes to get lost, eats food he doesn't recognize, and enjoys bad puns more than he should.
Sunny Yi-Han Lin, Associate, began with Social Enterprise Associates as an Intern.
After undergraduate studies in Public Administration and Law in Taiwan, she completed a Masters in Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in management, social entrepreneurship, and policy.
She joined a policy research project in grad school, which researched and developed an outcome assessment tool for evaluating child advocacy centers throughout Texas.
Sunny has also been a research intern with the first social venture fund in Taiwan, analyzing global social venture capitalists and assessing the venture philanthropy market in Taiwan.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling and volunteering.
Adam Stepanovic, Fellow, has been affiliated with Social Enterprise Associates since 2007. His professional background spans work in impact evaluation, strategic planning, donor stewardship, and organizational management. His current engagements include work with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, ARD, and Deaf/Blind International; programs with combined work reaching 250,000 individuals. He previously held a position designing and managing impact evaluation at Perkins School for the Blind, an organization reaching 50,000 blind children annually in 67 countries.
Adam is an MA candidate in Applied Economics at San Jose State University. He graduated from Colorado State University with a dual BA in Political Science and Economics, where he was a Monfort Scholar, awarded to excelling students who come from a ranching and agriculture background.
Adam is an award winning college ice hockey referee and avid ultra-marathoner, with numerous 100 mile run finishes, including the Leadville 100 ultra-marathon, the highest race in the U.S.
Social Enterprise Associates Consultant Roster Available! This list of vetted consultants is available to address a wide range of development and social enterprise needs. Collectively, roster consultants offer 100s of years experience, having worked in more than 60 countries on every continent.
All personnel are screened for quality and professionalism offering extensive work in social, community, environmental, and financial betterment.
Social Enterprise Associates draws upon its relationships with industry and thought leaders to solve problems. Clients do not just hire a project consultant, they gain access to the Social Enterprise Associates Network-- a reservoir of exclusive resources. Advisory Board Membership Includes:
Title & Experience
Serial Entrepreneur, former CEO: Dial-A-Geek
|Brian Poger||SR Entrepreneur, Founder Senior Educators||MBA – Kellogg School of Management|
|Diana Yousef-Martinek||Former Battelle Ventures, Biochemist||MBA/Masters in International Affairs – Columbia University,
PhD – Cornell University
|Erica Mills||Founder & CEO, Claxon||MPA – University of Washington|
|Dr. Lisa Chin||PhD – UCLA|
| Dr. Joseph Tulchin
|Former Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.||PhD – Harvard|
|Claxon - Marketing solutions for non-profit organizations. Helping organizations develop the tools, training, and talent base they need to thrive.|
|David Breecker Associates - The firm combines generalist skills with deep expertise in media communications, advanced energy and infrastructure, and technology commercialization.|
|Michael Blosser: artblosser.com - In-depth experience applying web development and graphic design principles to produce innovative and tastefully created web design and print documents for small business and non-profit organizations.|
|Mission Markets - A financial services company that seeks to fill a crucial gap in the impact investing space through the establishment and operation of secure, regulatory compliant investment and credit transaction platforms.|
|Social Venture Technology (SVT) Group - SVT Group excels in impact measurement tools and performance management services. We collaborate through projects in public health, microfinance and sustainable development.|
|Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition (SVCIC) - Inspiring future business leaders to build and fund companies with social and eco missions.|
|The Unreasonable Institute - A mentorship-driven acceleration program for entrepreneurs tackling social and environmental problems.|
These organizations are at the forefront of developing innovative social business strategies while encouraging creative and sustainable business practices.
B-Corporation - Member
A new kind of company which uses business to solve social and environmental problems - Annual Report (PDF)
Cha Piyeh, Inc. - Board of Directors
A Native American Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI - US microfinance institution), providing affordable financial education and services to Ohkay Owingeh Tribal members in Northern New Mexico.
Global Social Enterprise Competition – Advisory Board Member
University of Washington organized international competition.
|Bid Network, Business Fights Poverty, Development Crossing, JustMeans.com, SEEP Community, Triple Pundit, Wiser Earth, and Zunia -
Seeks to help business promote and implement strategies that are both socially and environmentally sustainable.
Net Impact - Lifetime Member
Empowers people with the knowledge to cultivate and share social business practices.
Ultimate Players Association – Innovation Grants Committee Member
National Association for Ultimate Frisbee to spawn new efforts in growing the sport.
William James Foundation Business Plan Competition - Judge and Sponsor
Business plan competition dedicated to market driven triple bottom line enterprises.
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