Board Member, Soup Sisters
Laura Martin is a Soup Sisters board member and marketing communications consultant.
They came together on a cold winter evening in Calgary just before the start of 2013. Two-hundred-and-fifty participants and more than 100 volunteers, chefs, performers and media personnel gathered at the Calgary Farmer's Market for a hands-on, soup-making blitz, the largest event of its kind ever held in Canada.
Social Enterprise is defined by Donors Forum as "A nonprofit venture that combines the passion of a social mission with the discipline, innovation, and determination commonly associated with for-profit businesses." The hard truth is that many budding social enterprises, like business start-ups, are doomed to failure. What is it, then, that put Soup Sisters in the winner's circle in this precarious environment?
10/30/2012 05:31 EDT
On any given Sunday, women and men across the country gather together in professional kitchens under the guidance of professional chefs and produce litres and litres of nourishing, nurturing soups for Monday morning delivery to their local women's shelters. Nationally, Soup Sisters' events now churn out approximately 8,000 bowls of soup a month for 25 women's emergency shelters and youth-at-risk centres from Ottawa to Vancouver Island.
10/02/2012 08:13 EDT
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