• When Crowdfunding and Community Development Get Married
    by Amy Pearl, Founder and Executive Director, ComCap and Hatch Innovation Crowdfunding is hot. It’s the most sweeping financial disruption to come along in decades, enabling financial shifts across professions and practices. It’s being discussed in pure hyperbole to thoughtful commentary on its potential for the democratization of capital for ... read more
    Source: ComCap17
  • Join us for the #COMCAP17 Twitter Chat on July 27!
    You’re invited Thursday, July 27th for a pre-conference “Twitter chat”, to share your 140-character thoughts on all things community capital! Join the ComCap17 team, representatives from NC3, the National Coalition for Community Capital, and many speakers, attendees and organizational partners on the afternoon of July 27 for 30 minutes of ... read more
    Source: ComCap17
  • When Crowdfunding and Community Development Get Married
    Crowdfunding is hot. It’s the most sweeping financial disruption to come along in decades, enabling financial shifts across professions and practices. It’s being discussed in pure hyperbole to thoughtful commentary on its potential for the democratization of capital for the most under-served communities. At the Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference in ... read more
    Source: Hatch Innovation
  • How to Unleash Capital Market Power for Positive Impact
    Here’s a bit of a thought experiment. Austria has an organ donation rate of 90 percent, meaning 90 percent of its citizens donate their organs at time of death, while Germany sees less than 15 percent. Why such a large disparity among neighboring countries? A 2012 study from Stanford University ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • The Digital Side of Leadership
    Digital transformation has become the buzzword of our age, and while the economy is becoming ever more digital, the demands on management are constantly growing. The expectations on managers in respect of their digitization skills are increasing, and this is expressed clearly in the vacancies that are waiting to be ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • Move Over Mickey: Central Florida Builds a Hub for Social Enterprise
    Central Florida’s economy depends a lot on tourism—think Mickey Mouse and performing dolphins. But a growing number of movers and shakers in the region are trying to diversify by turning the area into a social entrepreneur-ship hub. The latest step in that direction: a new Orlando-based accelerator for social enterprises. ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • CCTP014: Local Investing in Vermont
    CCTP014: Local Investing in Vermont with Timothy Barrett CCTP014: Local Investing in Vermont with Janice Shade The story of Milk Money Vermont ... read more
    Source: ComCap The Podcast
  • Employee-Owned Companies: Where are the Impact Investors?
    For social entrepreneurs concerned about growing income inequality in the U.S. and around the world, one way to spread the wealth is through employee ownership. With that in mind, you’d think impact investors would be clamoring to invest in such companies. But, not so much. They may be missing out. ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • 71% of Washington DC Chefs Are Immigrants
    If the proposed immigrant and travel ban in the U.S. goes ahead, the capital – Washington DC – may go hungry. According to DistrictMeasured.com, the website of the District of Colombia’s Office of Revenue Analysis, a whopping 71% of chefs in the Washington D.C. area are immigrants. With so many ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • Buzz Aldrin Wants Us to Dream Like it’s 1969
    Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, The Second Man To Walk on The Moon, is Now Aiming For Mars. He reckons we need the big thinking of the 1960s to push beyond our current limits.  I’m backstage at Radio City Music Hall in New York, being ushered towards a meeting with a man ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • WEBINAR: Economic Activism Starts at Home: The Impact of Community Investment Funds July 27, 2017 11 a.m. PT
    Work for or operate a nonprofit organization, innovation hub, accelerator, or incubator? Are you a community leader or economic development specialist? Do you want to learn about community investment funds and community capital raising? Join Cutting Edge Capital’s webinar on July 27th at 11 a.m. PT with Kim Arnone and Brian Beckon to learn in depth about ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • The Social Innovator’s Dilemma: Raising Capital
    There’s a lot of talk these days about impact investing. But ask any social entrepreneur, and they’ll tell you that raising capital is their number one challenge. Impact investors tend to regard these early-stage social enterprises as too risky, even as they complain about a lack of high quality investment opportunities. ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • How Kiva U.S. Ditched Mass Marketing and Got Back to its Roots
    For marketers, Google Adwords, Facebook ads and other mass outreach methods are de rigueur. But what about businesses that are deeply rooted in community? Shouldn’t your marketing strategy reflect your company’s values and ethos? Jonny Price, senior director of Kiva U.S., a pioneering social enterprise that crowdfunds interest-free loans for ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • CCTP013: Working With City Government with Timothy Barrett
    CCTP013: Working With City Government with Timothy Barrett CCTP013: Working With City Government with Timothy Barrett In this episode of ComCap The ... read more
    Source: ComCap The Podcast
  • CCTP012: Main Street Funds with Craig Scharton
    CCTP012: Main Street Funds with Craig Scharton CCTP012: Main Street Funds with Craig Scharton In this episode you’ll learn: The story and ... read more
    Source: ComCap The Podcast
  • CCTP011: The Blue Economy with Jason Scorse
    CCTP011: The Blue Economy with Jason Scorse CCTP011: The Blue Economy with Jason Scorse In this episode you’ll learn: How to rethink ... read more
    Source: ComCap The Podcast
  • KALX Method to the Madness Interview: Brian Beckon Breaks Down Community Capital
    If you tuned into KALX, Berkeley’s 90.7 FM station, at noon today, chances are you heard Cutting Edge Capital’s Vice President Brian Beckon compellingly break down community capital on Method to the Madness with Lisa Kiefer, a weekly show that showcases the innovative spirit of the Bay Area. Click play ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Beyond the Money: The Impact of Community Capital
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
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