“… 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.”
Much has been discussed publicly about SIBs and this post is intended to encourage making use of PFP structures for uses other than those that are possible under SIB structures.
While behind bars, Roslyn was introduced to a charity called Startup, which she says changed her life by helping her set up her own business
When General Wesley K. Clark first heard about the idea of impact investing, he was skeptical. One trip to Angola convinced him that it had the potential to lift people out of poverty in ways that philanthropy and humanitarian aid could not. “This is the only way it will work,” he told me
A documentary by Jason Cooper, Jay Armitage and Chris Gartin telling the story of the crowdfunding revolution and the people behind it.
TURNING FORMER FEMALE INMATES INTO ENTREPRENEURS AND INNOVATORS
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
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.
The company is offering $27,000 to the person who finds a solution to the problem, one that fits into existing markets and technology and side-steps the company’s inability to use the wood for compost, barred by rules banning paint and small amounts of metal.
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.