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Exciting New Chapter: The Social Entrepreneurship Venture for Rescue Training

Empact, as a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has always been dedicated to providing emergency systems development, community preparedness, rescue training, acute phase disaster response, and ongoing relief in geographically isolated and underserved parts of the world. In our continuous pursuit of excellence, we have decided to significantly shift our rescue training programs by introducing a Social Entrepreneurship Venture (SEV) within our organization. This blog post will explain what an SEV is, how this shift will benefit our organization, our training customers, and our other program recipients, and why your donations are still crucial for our mission.

What is a Social Entrepreneurship Venture (SEV)?

A Social Entrepreneurship Venture is a business model within a nonprofit organization that aims to generate revenue through entrepreneurial activities. This approach allows the organization to create a sustainable funding source for its social programs while staying true to its mission. SEVs combine the best of both worlds: the financial stability and growth potential of a for-profit business with a nonprofit's social impact and mission-driven focus.

How the SEV will benefit Empact and our training customers

By operating our rescue training division as a Social Entrepreneurship Venture, we can place a stronger emphasis on business development and become the premier rescue training provider in the Pacific Northwest, particularly for fire service customers. The revenues generated through this SEV will be used to support our training and other programs, providing more consistent funding and the flexibility that comes from unrestricted revenue.

The SEV model will enable us to provide affordable training to all customers, including those from underserved communities and underfunded fire agencies, especially volunteer departments. Our nonprofit structure ensures we can keep prices low, making our world-class training accessible to a broader range of individuals and organizations.

Why donations are still crucial for our mission

While the SEV will generate revenue to support our programs, donations remain a vital source of funding that enables us to continue providing affordable training and deliver the range of services we offer in response to natural disasters and conflicts worldwide. Your generous contributions allow us to serve geographically isolated and underserved communities and make a tangible difference in their lives.

By donating to Empact, you are supporting our rescue training programs and helping us achieve our broader mission of emergency systems development, community preparedness, and ongoing relief in the most remote and underserved parts of the world.


Empact's shift to a Social Entrepreneurship Venture within our rescue training division marks a new and exciting chapter in our organization's history. This innovative approach will allow us to strengthen our position as a premier rescue training provider, expand our reach, and continue making a meaningful impact in the lives of those we serve. We invite you to be part of this journey by supporting our mission through your generous donations. Together, we can make a lasting difference in geographically isolated and underserved communities worldwide.

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