2015 Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders, March 14-15
Now in its second edition, The Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders brings together progressive Bay Area practitioners to learn about how capital is affecting communities and how it can be turned into a tool for real,
transformative social change.
Many foundations are now supporting projects through a combination of grants (less and less) and investments (more and more). The Institute is a unique opportunity to learn how to hold capital flows accountable and how to leverage it for the needs of your community through the lens of impact investing.
Come hear about what it means to take on an investment, how your organization can develop an earned revenue project, and overall how to add finance to your social justice toolbox!
For finance to become a force for good, we need social justice leaders like you to devise ways to engage with it. The Institute provides a safe and welcoming learning space where we can explore the world of impact investing and learn about innovative income-generating solutions. Do join us!
The Institute provides community leaders and organizations with the knowledge and skills to hold finance accountable and incorporate transformative finance project into their work.
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEAVE THE TRAINING WITH:
An introduction to the field of impact investing and how it interplays with grantmaking
A review of how investments can supplement other funding sources for social change
An orientation to the connection between social justice and impact investing
Education on the basics of organizational finance and the various investment instruments available, with a focus on impact investing and venture philanthropy
Guidelines for how to develop and implement earned-income strategies for social justice projects and how to become "investment ready"
An outline for potential earned-income projects for their organization
Opportunities to create community with and access to a network of like-minded individuals tackling similar questions within their local economy
Access to experts and practitioners in impact investing
An understanding of how impact investment will change the philanthropic landscape, and how communities can work together to hold it accountable
SAMPLE PRIOR PARTICIPANTS:
Arab Cultural Center
Asian Americans for Civil Rights & Equality
Chinese Affirmative Action
Citizen Engagement Lab
City Slicker Farms
Cutting Edge Capital
Fight For Light
Generation Waking Up
International Funders for Indigenous People
Movement Strategy Center
Restaurant Opportunities Center
Roots of Success
Social Justice Learning Institute
Sustainable Economies Law Center
Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action
Urban Peace Movement
Urban Strategies Council
SAMPLE PRIOR SPEAKERS:
Cutting Edge Capital
East Bay Community Law Center
Inner City Advisors
Global Greengrants Fund
New Island Capital
Nonprofit Finance Fund
People's Community Market Place
RSF Social Finance
Social Venture Exchange
WITH SUPPORT FROM COMMON COUNSEL FOUNDATION
This year's Transform Finance Institute is generously being hosted by Community Bank of the Bay.
Community Bank of the Bay (OTCBB: CBYAA) serves the financial needs of closely held businesses and professional service firms, as well as their owner-operators and non-profit organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Rated 5-stars by Bauer Financial, Community Bank of the Bay is a member of the FDIC, an SBA Preferred Lender, and a CDARS depository institution, headquartered in Oakland, with offices in Danville, San Mateo and Campbell, CA. It is also California's first FDIC-insured certified Community Development Financial Institution and one of only three operating in the Northern California market. The bank is recognized for establishing the Bay Area Green Fund to provide financing to sustainable businesses and projects and supports environmentally responsible values. Additional information on the bank is available online at www.BankCBB.com
Community Bank of the Bay
180 Grand Avenue, 5th floor
Oakland, CA 94610