Social Impact through a Direct Public Offering — ROI for Good AND your Bank Account

  • The Diversity of investor types is incredible!
  • We are already deploying capital and completing projects including a technology platform upgrade.
  • The partnerships with our platform provider, SVX US and our legal counsel has really proven that it’s important to work with partners that have shared values.
  • We have learned a ton about engaging community differently than ever before.
  • We assumed that a lot of our foundation partners would find us to be good candidates for their Program Related Investments. We’ve found that investment criteria for PRIs doesn’t lend itself well to general operating and infrastructure needs like ours and the decision-making timeframe is quite lengthy..
  • Family Foundations that don’t have a long process to invest are way more open to exploring moving more of their endowments towards impact and feel like the 5% return on the Risk Capital Note is competitive for a fixed income product .
  • We would like to engage RIAs and DAFs more. Thinking more about a bigger investors/LP education campaign next time. (Due diligence education, legal fees, taxes, etc)

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I don't sleep. VP of eCommerce Consulting at Accenture. Digital Strategy. Author. Speaker. Volunteer. Network Weaver. 2x Startup Founder.

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I don't sleep. VP of eCommerce Consulting at Accenture. Digital Strategy. Author. Speaker. Volunteer. Network Weaver. 2x Startup Founder.

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