Why should i join?
As social entrepreneurs' passions continue to grow, Plywood People has felt a growing need to help leaders continue to hone their skills, receive feedback about their projects, and be encouraged to move their ideas to the next level. This is the purpose of Foundations.
what can i expect?
Foundations is an intensive and immersive curriculum that takes place with a small group over the course of four months.
Aside from the great people and the time away from the day-to-day craziness, you can also expect to:
- learn the ten foundational categories of an organization (like cash, operations, engagement...).
- be introduced and advised by Plywood Advisors on each category.
- create, update and complete a Business Model Canvas.
- receive strategic support and accountability.
Where & when is it?
Foundations take place during a half-day session in September, November and December as well as a three-day retreat in October.
The half-day sessions take place at Plywood Place in Atlanta. The retreat is held at multiple homes on Lake Jackson, a beautiful rural lake community 45 minutes southeast of Atlanta. We eat meals at big community tables, and we learn from advisors on plush leather couches or in fireside rocking chairs. With true community intentionality, each participant will be matched with a roommate (although couples will stay together).
The next Foundations cohort will begin in late September 2018, and the retreat will take place October 15-17, 2018. Foundations is limited to 20 participants.
What does it cost?
Foundations is $1500, including all meals and lodging. Alternately, the investment may be paid in four installments of $400. Partial scholarships are also available in certain cases.