Grand Rapids Community Foundation
185 Oakes St. SW
Grand Rapids, MI
Local First is partnering with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Johnson Center, and the Wells Foundation to bring you the Social Impact Investing Executive Education Program. This 3-day course, offered at a discounted rate, is designed to help nonprofits, foundation, and social enterprise leaders increase their impact, improve stability, and grow the sustainability of their organization.
What You Will Learn:
What is a social enterprise, what can it do for your organization and what structures should be considered? (emphasis on legal, tax and funding options)
How can you use impact investing to expand your mission and increase your total access to funding?
What are foundations looking for in a social enterprise compared to a traditional grant funded program?
What is the impact investing ecosystem and what industry trends are creating billion dollar funding opportunities?
How can you access the extensive network, knowledge, and other resources of foundations through true partnerships?
Understand the legal, tax, and financial issues your organization will face – before you face them – potentially saving thousands of dollars in professional fees and rework
Cultivate a network of social innovators and receive detailed financial models, sample legal agreements and five free hours of consulting time to help you get started
Expand your toolset beyond that of a typical nonprofit leader and stand out among your peers when you talk to funders
Bring sustainability to your organization and reduce your dependence on grants, donations, and reimbursements