About Us


The Institute for Social Entrepreneurship has spent the past 15 years developing social entrepreneurial knowledge sharing, frameworks, proven models and winning ventures. The institute started after securing a $280,000 grant. Over the past 15 years, social entrepreneurship theory has been put into practice for both small and large businesses. The Institute’s expertise has continually grown to match the complexity of our client’s ventures and projects.

Our Future Focus

  • The ISE will continue to assist organizations to increase their profitability, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. Our goal is to share our Value Creation Process and success with developing communities in the US and abroad.   This strategic focus allows communities to benefit from the ISE’s innovative, entrepreneurial approaches and models. The communities will have access to:

     Orientation to Social Entrepreneurship

     Online and in-person Courses and Workshops

     A Community Entrepreneurship Developers (CED) series to enable individuals and teams to implement the model in their communities including those outside of the US

     Consulting services and mentoring to assist ventures


We are experts in providing comprehensive solutions for social entrepreneurial ventures. We provide a proven process (see Value Creation Process below!), products, and services that include consultation, research, program design / development, coaching, and support systems.

We combine theory and practice through our curriculum and hands-on experiences, designed to integrate Social Entrepreneurship into real world businesses, organizations and communities.

We have the proven expertise, process and support systems that help Social Entrepreneurs go from concept to implementation, resulting in ventures that are profitable, sustainable, impact investment oriented, and customer driven.

The Institute’s Value Creation Process (VCP)

Value Creation Process (VCP) – the proven process the Institute uses to create winning ventures and initiatives. The primary focus is on creating sustainable ventures or programs that address business and social needs.

The Concept of Social Entrepreneurship goes beyond the confines of traditional community development and allows for entrepreneurship to be applied in:

Generating a greater profit by making more wealth and sustainable improvements to schools and communities

Resolving pressing issues that prevent development and thriving communities

Solving both business and social needs in a variety of settings, impact areas or applications


David Dey, CEO

CEO David Dey is one of the nation’s foremost experts in Social Entrepreneurship. As professor, consultant and author, with 20 years of experience as a community developer, he has built ISE’s curriculum, materials and proven methodology to help businesses succeed in growing and giving back. With expertise in securing resources to launch, grow and manage business, David helps entrepreneurs develop and execute winning business concepts through interactive programs and workshops.


Corporate Strategy and Project Management

Over 30 Years of corporate experience in strategic planning, project management and process optimization including:

     – International manufacturing operations

     – Product delivery process models

     – Lean Six Sigma certification

Social Entrepreneurship Expertise

Over 15 years developing social entrepreneurial knowledge sharing, frameworks, proven models and winning ventures

Business, Venture Startups and Program Design

ISE has helped over 30 start-up clients design businesses or ventures

Community Development Expertise

Over 25 years of community engagement & development experience

Business Consulting Experience

40 clients have increased their profitability and success using ISE’s consulting services
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