Impact Investors (Should Be) Risk Takers

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Impact Investors (Should Be) Risk Takers

“… few impact investors seem prepared to provide money and technical assistance in these earlier stages… only six of the 84 funds investing in Africa or across regions offered early-stage capital… the overwhelming majority of impact investing funds and advisors we spoke to expressed a strong preference for investing in the later stage, certainly after commercial viability had been established and preferably once market conditions were well prepared for sustainable scaling.”

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Philanthropists of the World: You’re Doing It Wrong! Read more: http://business.time.com/2013/06/26/philanthropists-of-the-world-youre-doing-it-wrong/#ixzz2XOOzh9iJ

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Philanthropists of the World: You’re Doing It Wrong! Read more: http://business.time.com/2013/06/26/philanthropists-of-the-world-youre-doing-it-wrong/#ixzz2XOOzh9iJ

Now comes the self-styled philanthropist Eric Friedman with an intriguing argument about how one should give. In his forthcoming Reinventing Philanthropy: A Framework for More Effective Giving, which is scheduled to be published in September, Friedman takes all sorts of givers to task for personalizing their charity rather than weighing what most needs to be done. In his view, donors must figure out what the world needs, not what they want the world to have, and give accordingly.

Read more: http://business.time.com/2013/06/26/philanthropists-of-the-world-youre-doing-it-wrong/#ixzz2XOPAwJFY

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NGOs as ‘Lead Generator’ for Business-led Social Impact – See more at: http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2013/06/ngos-%E2%80%98lead-generator%E2%80%99-business-led-social-impact#sthash.Sh3qq43U.dpuf

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NGOs as ‘Lead Generator’ for Business-led Social Impact - See more at: http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2013/06/ngos-%E2%80%98lead-generator%E2%80%99-business-led-social-impact#sthash.Sh3qq43U.dpuf

NGOs can act as ‘lead generators’ for companies looking for new product and service opportunities, stronger relationships with customers and better ways of doing business says Rhod Ellis-Jones, the Project Founder of the Shared Value Project in Australia.

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Cutting Edge Capital is practicing what it preaches by raising its own cutting edge capital! – See more at: http://www.cuttingedgecapital.com/cutting-edge-capital-is-practicing-what-it-preaches-by-raising-its-own-cutting-edge-capital/#sthash.OR9ITTox.3JpyQcHb.dpuf

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Cutting Edge Capital is practicing what it preaches by raising its own cutting edge capital! - See more at: http://www.cuttingedgecapital.com/cutting-edge-capital-is-practicing-what-it-preaches-by-raising-its-own-cutting-edge-capital/#sthash.OR9ITTox.3JpyQcHb.dpuf

We are doing a Direct Public Offering to raise funds to develop tools that will make it easier and more affordable for businesses and nonprofits to do legally-compliant community capital raising. We are offering a five-year revenue sharing agreement – investors get a percentage of top-line revenues every year for five years. The minimum investment is $1,000 and we plan to raise up to $500,000.

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