NONPROFIT FINANCE FUND AND THE GOOD ANALYST PARTNER TO OFFER IMPACT INVESTING SERVICES FOR FOUNDATIONS

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NONPROFIT FINANCE FUND AND THE GOOD ANALYST PARTNER TO OFFER IMPACT INVESTING SERVICES FOR FOUNDATIONS

As foundations look for new ways to put their money to work for their social missions, Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and The Good Analyst (TGA) have partnered to offer a spectrum of impact investing services. Impact investments – investments that generate social or environmental impact alongside a financial return – allow foundations to improve social outcomes in their community while recycling or even growing the money they can use to make a difference.

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Crowdfunding through social media helps a small sustainability project to thrive and generate global impact

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Crowdfunding through social media helps a small sustainability project to thrive and generate global impact

Kickstarter at first may seem like an easy way to raise funds quickly, but it takes an incredible amount of work from the moment you conceptualise the campaign through staying accountable to backers as the project gets underway.

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Let’s hope B-Corp will change that: Maximizing shareholder value – The goal that changed corporate America

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Let's hope B-Corp will change that: Maximizing shareholder value - The goal that changed corporate America

ENDICOTT, N.Y. — This town in the hills of Upstate New York is best known as the birthplace of IBM. During the 1980s, there were 10,000 IBM workers in Endicott. Now, after years of layoffs and jobs shipped overseas, about 700 employees are left.

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Some Thoughts On The SEC’s Rulemaking On General Solicitation

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Some Thoughts On The SEC's Rulemaking On General Solicitation

It is my opinion, and that of those who we do business with, including our securities lawyers, that these proposed rules effectively make General Solicitation a non-starter for startup companies. If the SEC’s intention, with these proposed additional rules, is to neuter General Solicitation to the point that it is legal but nobody avails themsleves of it, they will succeed.

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How to Scale Corporate Social Innovation

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How to Scale Corporate Social Innovation

IBM’s award-winning and fast-growing Smarter Cities initiative. M-PESA’s profound impact on banking the underbanked in Kenya. Philips’ ever growing suite of Green Products. How did these particular companies manage to scale their social innovation initiatives and business models when we know that the world is littered with well-meaning pilots that went nowhere?

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‘Feedie’ App Wants You To Upload Food Photos For A Good Cause

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'Feedie' App Wants You To Upload Food Photos For A Good Cause

Feedie hopes to turn “foodies” into “feedies.” After a restaurant customer uploads a photo on Feedie and shares on his social networks (Google+, Foursquare, Facebook or Twitter), participating restaurants donate money to The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a daily meal to extremely poor and at-risk school children.

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