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- Jane Bisbee, Social Enterprise Fund (Edmonton, AB)
- Garth Davis, New Market Funds (Vancouver, BC)
- Margie Mendell, Concordia University speaking about La Fiducie du Chantier de l'économie sociale (Montreal, QC)
Who is eligible for support?
- Creation of an investment fund focusing on First Nations communities, affordable housing, sustainable food and water, or renewable energy;
- Development of a community loan fund for local businesses;
- Creation of a blended philanthropic and investment fund to finance projects with a social mission;
- Issuance of a community bond to finance an infrastructure project; and
- A variety of other impact investing funds and products that meet our established criteria.
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- Green Communities Canada(GCC) is a national association of community organizations that help people go green – in their homes and gardens, on the road, at work and in the community. Sharing knowledge and best practices, GCC is a leader in delivering programs and services at the community level, and is represented in every region of the country.
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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Eastern
What’s the difference between a plan that’s put into place and one that’s put on a shelf? People. If you want something to show for your hard work, you need to build strong local leadership and grassroots support. This webinar will focus on how to grow effective local leaders who can nurture volunteers, corral resources and build the public support that can move community design or planning work from paper to practice.
Join Milan Wall from the Heartland Center for Leadership Development to learn about their research on keys to thriving communities and effective leadership. Milan will describe characteristics of effective local leaders, roles and responsibilities to guide community action, and tips for recruiting new leaders in a changing world.
This call is part of a capacity-building series offered jointly by CommunityMatters and the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design.
Milan Wall, Co-Director of the Heartland Center for Leadership Development
11:00am-12:00pm Pacific, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern
- Warren Nilsson, senior lecturer in social innovation, University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business; faculty member, UCT Bertha Centre for Social Innovation
- Tana Paddock, coordinator, Organization Unbound
- Marlon Parker, social entrepreneur and founder, Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs)
How can you build a capacity for innovation within your social purpose organization? Organizations that excel at social innovation tend to have in common one apparently simple practice: They pay a great deal of attention to the inner experiences of the people who work in them.
Please join SSIR on February 5 as Warren Nilsson and Tana Paddock discuss the theory and practice of "inscaping"—their term for the work of drawing on personal experience to generate the raw material of social change. Nilsson and Paddock will present examples and insights from specific organizations that use inscaping to foster innovation "from the inside out."
Joining them for the webinar will be Marlon Parker, founder of RLabs, a social enterprise based in Cape Town that promotes community-driven innovation in 21 countries.
The webinar will build on Nilsson and Paddock's article "Social Innovation From the Inside Out," in SSIR's Winter 2014 issue. There will be time for Q&A during the last 20 to 30 minutes of the webinar, which will be moderated by SSIR Senior Editor, Michael Slind.
This webinar is for people at nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other social purpose groups who want to create internal processes that will help to build a deep, long-lasting capacity for innovative thought and action.
Regina Starr Ridley
Stanford Social Innovation Review
P.S. Away from your desk on February 5? That's OK! Register and you can view this webinar on-demand three hours after the live event ends.