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2018 Sneak Peak: What to Expect of Impact Investing

Top execs in the field give their predictions for what will drive the burgeoning sector in the new year.
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Come work with other social entrepreneurs Friday, Jan 12! Limited seats

Come join us Friday, January 12, 2018 for a free pop up coworking day at the Collective Impact Center in Normal Heights. Why are we doing this? We believe that a physical space combined with a curated community of like-minded changemakers from diverse backgrounds can be a powerful driver to advance�...
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As we bid goodbye to 2017, let’s take the opportunity to look back at some significant happenings and trends in the world of social enterprise and impact investing.

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As we bid goodbye to 2017, let’s take the opportunity to look back at some significant happenings and trends in the world of social enterprise and impact investing.
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Impact investing is no longer just a niche. It’s going mainstream. Read more here:

How the motivation of generating social or environmental impacts is diversifying traditional investment strategies
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"You can have a great idea for a nonprofit, Rothschild says, but “if you’re not executing well, you’ll never realize the fruits of that idea.” Rothschild explains seven key principles for executing an idea in his book The Non Nonprofit: For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success."

What are your thoughts? Are you a nonprofit that thinks like a for-profit?

Imagine, for a moment, a grocery store shelf stocked with boxes of General Mills cereal. What would happen if General Mills spent all its time and energy trying to convince the grocery store to keep…
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"Without pausing to understand a designer’s relationship to power, one could unintentionally remind a community that they have little power to stop a project from happening."

Interested in design but hesitant to be a 'savior'? Read this great article on understanding #power and its role in #designthinking

Conventional design education believes that by training the mind and the hand, a designer can solve just about any problem. In many ways…
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“Was it possible to cut out the middlemen and simply deliver maps from satellite to smart phones and, if so, could the new process be as effective as the old?”
How can design help YOU innovate? Here's a case study about PCI's work with Google Sprints:

The Challenge
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Wanna soup? We are looking for volunteers to bring a Soup Dinner to San Diego. message us if interested or tag someone who might be!

HOW SOUP DINNERS WORK $5 gets you soup, salad, bread* and a vote. *Please note that SOUP is a potluck-style dinner, so please bring a dish to share! At each SOUP dinner there are four presentations…
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"Social entrepreneurship valorizes the listening skill because it’s so fundamental, so vital, to achieving social impact. It’s an indispensable tool – maybe the indispensable tool – of the social entrepreneur."

The small breakfast table enforced a crowded intimacy for which I was not prepared. On banquet-quality silver service—a profusion of toasts and rolls, ja...
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@missionedge want to know YOUR opinion on how our social enterprise ecosystem can help organizations achieve greater sustainable impact. Will you please take 2 minutes to fill out this quick survey?

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Here are some photos that offer a window into a design-thinking workshop.

Learn more about design-thinking in our next training here: https://buff.ly/2AzHloX

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What are you doing tomorrow? Watch the SSIR Webinar on Design Thinking for the #socialsector with us at the Collective Impact Center at 11:30 am:

Come watch part 1 of the Stanford Social Innovation Review's Webinar with us and enjoy a casual discussion afterwards. It's normally $250 to register for parts 1 and 2 through SSIR. Watch with us…
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Moody's to cities: prepare for the effects of climate change or risk being downgraded: https://buff.ly/2ABsdaI

Come watch and then discuss the Stanford Social Innovation Review webinar on Design Thinking for the Social Sector this Wednesday December 6 at the Collective Impact Center:

Come watch part 1 of the Stanford Social Innovation Review's Webinar with us and enjoy a casual discussion afterwards. It's normally $250 to register for parts 1 and 2 through SSIR. Watch with us…
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How do we get community capital to underserved communities that can benefit but have limited resources to invest? Do we need new models?

Amy Cortese from SSIR presents the first comprehensive snapshot of community investing in the United States.

The first comprehensive snapshot of community investing in the United States points to increased diversity and inclusion for startup funding. Foundations and impact investors should pay attention.
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