Much like a cheery Facebook status update, millions of people immediately clicked the “like” button when they saw the announcement by Mark Zuckerberg that he and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, plan to give 99 percent of their Facebook fortune toward somewhat vague social, environmental and health causes. The announcement, which came in the form […]
A Direct Public Offering (DPO) is a term that refers to a public offering of securities by a business or nonprofit to both accredited and non-accredited investors in one or more states. DPOs can involve several different legal compliance strategies, and can be structured as debt, equity, or revenue-sharing. DPOs are available to many different […]
Together, BALLE and Etsy.org are exploring a number of initiatives. Last month BALLE ED Michelle Long joined Etsy Foundation leaders in Brooklyn to serve as a field guide leading a weekend immersion for their pilot “business school for the regenerative entrepreneur.” While there, she offered a mini version of the Well-Being in Business Lab program […]
On October 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Interpretive Bulletin 2015-01 (“IB 15-01”), which provides clarification on the conditions under which a fiduciary of a plan that is subject to the fiduciary standards of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) may invest plan assets in economically targeted investments (“ETIs”). […]
Cutting Edge Capital Applauds Today’s SEC Release Regarding Title III JOBS Act Crowdfunding …Direct Public Offerings! The Securities and Exchange Commission’s announcement today was monumental – but not for the reasons most people had been anticipating. While the final rules are now out for Title III of the JOBS Act regarding crowdfunding, Cutting Edge Capital […]
In August, Andrea Chen’s work supporting New Orleans entrepreneurs saw widespread national and local coverage during the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; Kimberlee Williams was selected to lead a World Economic Forum initiative in Newark; Joel Solomon’s leadership in impact investing was featured in Forbes Magazine; and more.
Place-based impact investing has caught the attention of the mainstream media, as evidenced by two recent stories in Forbes Magazine. The increased coverage shows how far the “crazy idea that investors can make money and change the world at the same time,” has come.
Over the last decade, Steve Dubb of The Democracy Collaborative has seen incredible shifts in the work being done around North America building community wealth and economic systems that work for more people. In this first part of a two-part series, learn more about Steve’s journey to this work in Localism and social justice and […]
July 16, Hilary Abell, Andrew Delmonte, and Steve Dubb shared insights into how developing cooperatives — and building the ecosystem to help them succeed — is an invaluable tool in community and economic development. Learn how to build the capacity for this model within your community, how to train those creating or converting to shared ownership, […]
Summer 2015 Retail Co-op: Maine Islanders Band Together to Preserve a Way of Life by Gloria J. LaBrecque Cooperative Fund of New England As owners of a valued island business began to think about retiring, the idea of helping their loyal workers form a co-op had real appeal. On the website of the Deer Isle […]
By Sarah Trent This is the third in a three-part series featuring Local Economy Fellow Jessica Norwood. Below, read about four strategies ECN is implementing to change how capital works for under resourced communities in the Black Belt. In part one, learn about Jessica’s journey to Localism and her passion for changing how capital works to support communities. […]
We are excited to announce that Joel Salatin and Van Jones will join the lineup of visionaries speaking at our 13th annual conference this June 10-12 in Phoenix. Joel of Polyface Farm – often considered America’s most influential farmer – will join Sallie Calhoun (Paicines Ranch), Mark Tilsen (Native American Natural Foods), and Nikki Silvestri […]
Purchase Now! Recorded April 2015 Cost $10 With new generations of local financial institutions, community foundations, and supportive public policies, pathways have opened for trillions of dollars to move from Wall Street to Main Street. Innovative leaders are changing the way that capital works, moving away from a system that perpetuates inequality and toward place-based […]
Without solid metrics to quantifiably measure results in social and environmental terms, the whole “impact” part of “impact investing” would be worthless. The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is working to build an understanding around impact measurement, and they have collaborated with their members, TriLinc included, to write a report on the “State of […]