BNest ‘Build your Tribe’ workshop took place at Mr. Taits Café at Tait House Community Enterprise at Collins Avenue. Picture: Baoyan Zhang/ilovelimerick
Build Your Tribe BNest workshop at Mr. Taits Café promotes community engagement
BNest – the first social enterprise incubator in Ireland invited people to a community engagement workshop titled ‘Build your Tribe’ at Mr. Taits Café in Tait House Community Enterprise and the event was a great success.
BNest is an initiative created specifically to support social entrepreneurs and nurture their start-ups and caters to all types of organisations from charities to businesses with a social conscience.
The ‘Build your Tribe’ workshop was for people involved in a social enterprise, not-for-profit, community projects or for people raising money for a cause close to their hearts who want to build a community around that cause. All of the participants came for the evening workshop to explore and discuss different ways to build and sustain their tribe.
Accompanied by warm food and hot drinks, every speaker introduced their incubating skills and inspiring experience with the audience.
“The intention of the event is to get involving discussion and to share what they have done on their business,” said Eamon Ryan, founder of BNest.
Kasia Zabinska from BNest was the first speaker to share her own opinion in what it means to build a tribe. The second speaker was Jennifer Murphy, a marketing expert who’s currently working on a community initiative in Castleconnell said that she would present some community engagement principles and offer various practical techniques for creating and sustaining a network of volunteers, advocates, and institutions around ideas to maximise the social impact.
Kasia then joined Jennifer to outline approaches that can be used to communicate and influence others.
The event was free and opened to all. After two talks, it was followed by an open panel discussion. People that were interested in learning more about the concept and those who already have the experience joined and shared their insight at the event.
Talking about the venue for the “Build Your Tribe” event, Kasia said, “The venue we picked for this community engagement workshop is special – Mr. Tait’s Café in Roxboro Rd is a social enterprise, so customers can enjoy delicious food while also supporting members of the local community. This event is one of our open monthly events which have huge success in offering outreach and support to the Limerick community.”
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