Institute for Social Entrepreneurship


Success for Clients

The Institute is interested in promoting Social Entrepreneurs and the exciting ventures they are engaged in launching or improving.  Our testimonies contain inspiring stories of successful Social Entrepreneurs that are living their purpose and passion.

ISE has generated over $500,000 in incremental income for the 30+ business and organizations.  Each year our client base increases, and our customers have returned to us as their business has thrived from our consulting and guidance.


The series of testimonials below are from individuals and organizations that went through the Institute sponsored Knowledge Sharing or Consulting Services that helped take their venture to the next level.

Business Coaching / Consulting:

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Case Study (Tracy Duham – Decor Home Boutique)

Like many small business owners, Tracy Dunham started with a good idea: to help her clients design and decorate their homes and offices.  She launched her business and reached some success, but she wanted to take her venture to the next level. Her schedule did not permit classroom time, so we developed a customized training series around her availability. We also mapped out consulting services to build the capacity and infrastructure of the business.

The online entrepreneurial assessment confirmed that Tracy’s business matched her skills and talents. We identified two key needs: training sales team members to best support her, and shoring up her marketing strategy.  Décor Home Boutique is now growing, achieving higher profit, and playing a larger role in the community.  Tracy recently asked ISE to develop a business plan for expansion and help her secure external financing for her “leverage stage”. We are there for her business every step of the way.

Jenn, Julie & Tracy

Lynn Catalano

Lynn Catalano

“David Dey is a wonderful mentor and trainer; he is “Mr. Social Entrepreneurship”.  He has helped the Rock Foundation Group to become a winning Social Venture.”

Lynn’Marie Catalano, President – The Rock Foundation group and Legacy Films

Training / Workshops:

You’ve got a great idea–what’s next? Through expert consulting and training, we can assess your skills, assemble your team, and turn your idea into a sound business that gives back.

EOG, Rochester NY


The Institute for Social Entrepreneurship (ISE) walked our team of entrepreneurs through the interactive hands on learning lab (The Journey). EOG continues to design and build the foundation of their enterprise / venture. 

The EOG is a group of Social Entrepreneurs that is combining their talents into a winning marketing implementation team with the help of the ISE.

Charitable Connections, Inc., Atlanta GA


Charitable Connections, a community developer, solicited the help of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship to develop a social entrepreneurial model to meet the unique needs in Atlanta.

The Institute for Social Entrepreneurship trained the group on Community Entrepreneurship Development (CED); a redevelopment model created by the Institute that uses a framework to develop strategies that address business and social needs in communities.

The four day training session laid the foundation to develop social ventures and sustainable economies in targeted neighborhoods.

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