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Beyond Wall Street: Transforming the Way We Use Capital

Don Shaffer | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Don Shaffer

By Don Shaffer I've been talking to a lot of people lately about RSF Social Finance's decision to walk off Wall Street, and urging others to consid...

New Funding Model Gets Social Enterprises through Valley of Death

Don Shaffer | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Don Shaffer

The fact that we're seeing this fresh focus on the uses of capital to achieve social benefits tells us that there is a real opening now for vastly greater collaboration between impact investors and community banks. It's up to us to create a finance infrastructure that enables social enterprises to thrive.

Why We Decided to Walk Off Wall Street

Don Shaffer | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Don Shaffer

The only solution is for each of us to pull our money from publicly traded stocks and bonds. It's not that the companies or the people who work for them are bad, but that the trading system is being manipulated by a few people who are driven to make as much money as they can in the shortest time possible.

Would Robert Redford Care for Mehmet Baransu?

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Yavuz Baydar

On Nov. 17, today, a few colleagues and human rights observers will be present to witness when Mehmet Baransu, one of the very few bold investigative reporters in Turkey, faces a court in İstanbul on charges of "revealing secret state documents."

New Turkey, Old Rules

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 01.14.2015 | Media
Alparslan Akkuş

It is not a secret that the Turkish government suppresses the media, but the tools they invent to punish the free press are pushing boundaries.

Fixing the Food System From the Base of the Supply Chain

Don Shaffer | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Social equity in the food supply chain was a strong thread running through the annual Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders forum this June in Denver.

Momentum Builds for 100 Percent Impact Investment Movement

Don Shaffer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

When I first started working in impact investing, the field's challenges were foundational: refining the concept, finding suitable investments, figuring out how to measure impact, even determining what to call the concept.

Community Foundations: What It Takes to Become Dynamic Hubs of Local Capital

Don Shaffer | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Community foundations -- with their deep local ties, significant unrestricted assets, and community benefit missions -- are ideally positioned to play...