Design thinking, or human centered design, is a powerful tool we can use to change the world. At this year's ATL Social Innovation Jam, you can join students, nonprofit leaders, designers, advocates, policy influencers, changemakers, and entrepreneurs and “jam” to innovate, collaborate, and create for social change. Together, over 48 hours, you will learn and implement design thinking tools to uncover new ways to achieve 3 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Atlanta. Details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atl-social-innovation-jam-tickets-56649230373 ... See more
Design thinking, or human centered design, is a powerful tool we can use to change the world. Over 48 hours, you will join students, nonprofit leaders, designers, advocates, policy influencers, changemakers, and entrepreneurs and “jam” to innovate, collaborate, and create for social change. Toge... ... See more
"When we think about investing, it’s pretty mathematical: Money in hopefully leads to more money out. But impact investing has been changing that game. Impact investors, while seeking good returns, also celebrate the relationships and support they can bring to bear. That said, the nomenclature around impact investing is inadequate because it’s not just about making connections when something is looking to grow; it’s about creating a robust ecosystem for those things to take root, grow and propagate. Impact investing starts before a dollar is invested, and I think it’s time for impact-focused organizations to adjust our language." A great piece from The Resolution Project Co-Founder and CEO George Tsiatis on the power of building ecosystems around social entrepreneurs. Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesnonprofitcouncil/2019/02/20/impact-investing-isnt-about-cash-its-about-ecosystems/#40bbb391bd3d ... See more
By building initiatives that align funders, partners and integrated resource groups, we can build stronger ecosystems that enhance growth.
The GoATL Fund was established as the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s first immersion into the impact investing space. The fund provides cost-effective loan capital to address critical needs in the community, from healthy, safe housing for every family to new schools for 21st century learners and more equitable access to living-wage careers. GoATL is based on the idea that strategically invested capital can achieve both a positive social impact and a financial return. Learn more from our interview with GoATL's Managing Director, Mark Crosswell, here: https://gasocialimpact.com/mark-crosswell-goatl-fund/ ... See more
Join GSIC, Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, and the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech at Scheller College of Business tonight at 4:30 p.m. in Room 200 to welcome Keith Parker, President & CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia. More information on this and upcoming events can be found here: ile.gatech.edu/impact ... See more
How am I making money? How am I investing and spending it? Am I spending money on ethical consumption or am I contributing to our impending ecological crisis? Do I have a giving strategy that is proportionate to the amount of money I save? Nikishka Iyengar, the Founder and CEO of The Guild, wrestles with these questions and seeks to understand how she is tracking her own personal impact. Read more here: https://gasocialimpact.com/buildingthenexteconomy/ ... See more
Tomorrow from 6-8:30 pm, join Emory University Goizueta Business School's Social Impact Speaker Series as they team up with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) for a talk on "Accelerating Impact-Oriented Entrepreneurs" with Professor Peter W. Roberts. See here for more details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-impact-speaker-series-accelerating-impact-oriented-entrepreneurs-tickets-55572348390?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewevent ... See more
Join us for a special edition of Goizueta Business School's Social Impact Speaker Series as we team up with Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) for Accelerating Impact-Oriented Entrepreneurs with Professor Peter W. Roberts. The session is inspired by Professor Peter W. Roberts new book... ... See more
How do you measure the social impact of technology investment? It’s a big question TechBridge has been working to answer for nearly 25 years. Inspired by efforts in the social impact arena to quantify the value of social investments in dollar terms, through metrics such as Social Return on Investment (SROI) and Impact Multiplier of Money (IMM), TechBridge has developed an internal tool, referred to simply as the “ROI Calculator,” to demonstrate the value of our technology investments in terms of dollars saved, hours saved, and additional clients served over a 5-year period. Read more from Sean Williams on our blog: https://gasocialimpact.com/measuringsocialimpacttech/ ... See more
“Everything has a bottom line, and understanding the power of finance can help to make your goals and dreams achievable, especially for smaller businesses and entrepreneurs,” says Nicholas Forest, project manager and Enterprise Rose Fellow at Quest Community Development Organization. Read more about the innovative ideas that flowed out of the Transform Finance Atlanta Institute for Social Justice Leaders this past weekend. theguild.jp TransFormation Alliance https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/demystifying-the-financial-sector-for-atlanta-social-justice-leaders?utm_source=Next+City+Newsletter&utm_campaign=24fce377a7-Daily_781_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fcee5bf7a0-24fce377a7-44188253 ... See more
The Atlanta gathering is the first in a series of localized workshops on the intersection of capital and social justice to be hosted in six cities.
Join the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech for the next installment of their IMPACT Business Speaker Series featuring Matt Pfaltzgraf, the Founder and CEO of Softgiving, Inc. The talk is tonight at 4:30 pm at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, Room 200. This event is FREE and open to the public. More information on this and upcoming events can be found here: ile.gatech.edu/impact ... See more
Impact Speaker Series
This week's #DefinetheJargon focuses on "pay for success," which is an innovative funding mechanism that shifts financial risk from a traditional funder- usually government- to a new investor, who provides up-front capital to scale an evidence-based social program to improve outcomes for a vulnerable population. Learn more below and through the Urban Institute's website: https://pfs.urban.org/pfs-101/content/what-pay-success-pfs ... See more