Social Finance Webinar Series

Social Finance Webinar Series


Announcing SEA’s 2017 Social Finance Webinar Series

 

How do social enterprises raise capital to start up, shape up and scale up? What are the similarities and differences between non-profit and for-profit financing options? What are innovative ways to leverage grants, social impact bonds, crowdfunding, impact investments and other options to the benefit of your social enterprise?

Join Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) each month in 2017 for its Social Finance Webinar Series, a collection of monthly webinars meant to demystify social finance and empower social enterprises with resources to successfully raise capital. SEA’s Social Finance Webinar Series will present actionable information, the latest research and case studies to bring light to social enterprise finance.

 

Details on each webinar will be released throughout the year. Join SEA throughout 2017 to cover the following topics:

  • Financing non-profit social enterprises through grants, program related investments and government funding
  • Financing non-profit and for-profit social enterprises through innovative approaches such as mission related investments and social impact bonds
  • Financing for-profit social enterprises through impact investing
  • Social Enterprise funding through community development options such as CDFIs and community notes

 


 Our next Social Finance Webinar:

Social Finance Webinar #2

Social Finance Webinar #3: Financing Through the Lens of the Social Enterprise

June 27th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm CDT
Online, $35 for non-members

Thus far in our Social Finance Webinar Series, we’ve discussed funding options with foundations, lenders and other funders. But what is the experience actually like for the social enterprises receiving the funding? Join Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) on June 27th at 11am CT for our third Social Finance Webinar, Financing Through the Lens of the Social Enterprise. This webinar will provide an in-depth look at sources of funding, expectations vs. reality, comprehensive financing strategies and real-life challenges, all from the perspective of the social enterprises themselves. Attendees will learn about grants, loans, bonds and more, featuring experienced fundraisers from RecycleForce, Center for Employment Opportunities, Common Energy and DC Central Kitchen.

 

Registration is free for Social Enterprise Alliance members. To access the discount code, SEA members should login to their account and visit the Discount page.

 

Registrants will receive instructions on accessing the webinar via email. If you are considering financing options for your social enterprise, be sure to attend!

 


Previously in the Social Finance Webinar Series:

To access recordings of past webinars, SEA members should login to their account and visit the Webinar page.

 

Social Finance Webinar #2

 

Social Finance Webinar #2: Innovative Financing Options for Social Enterprises

 

May 24th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CDT
Online, $35 for non-members

 

Many social enterprises find themselves in a deadlock: foundation funding isn’t the right fit, but they’re not ready for an equity investment. So what financing options are available to them? Join Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) on May 24th for our second Social Finance Webinar, Innovative Financing Options for Social Enterprises. In this webinar, attendees will discover some of the niche funding opportunities accessible to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises alike. Our panel of experienced sector speakers from Heron Foundation, Sorenson Impact Center and RSF Social Finance will discuss mission-related investments (MRIs), low-interest loans (debt investments) and Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). Learn more and register here.

 

Disclaimer: This webinar is not focused on applying for funding specifically from Heron Foundation, Sorenson Impact Center or RSF Social Finance, but rather a look into the landscape of social finance and capital from the perspective of the funder.

 

Social Finance Webinar #1

 

Social Finance Webinar #1: Financing Non-Profit Social Enterprises

 

April 27th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CDT
Online, $35 for non-members

 

Are you struggling to raise funds to finance your social venture? Are you unsure of where to start looking? Join Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) on April 27th for its first Social Finance Webinar, Financing Non-Profit Social Enterprises. This webinar, meant to demystify social finance, will empower non-profit social enterprises with the knowledge they need to successfully raise capital. Attendees will gain insight on foundation funding and grants, federal funding and the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) and program related-investments, featuring sector speakers from The Kresge Foundation and SEA member REDF.

 

Disclaimer: This webinar is not focused on applying for funding specifically from The Kresge Foundation or REDF, but rather a look into the landscape of social finance and capital from the perspective of the funder.