Capitalism - or reforming it, at least - has been a hot topic lately. In this short 2 minute video, Mitchell Kapor, founder of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation, speaks at the 2011 Social Innovation Summit on how impact investing may save capitalism from itself.
SocialFinance.ca produces a weekly round up featuring social finance related news, insights, job openings, and events. We source the content for these round ups from Twitter, an RSS reader, and directly from our community of social finance practitioners. Below is our round up for the week of February 6, 2012.
In an article written for The Philanthropist, Nora Sobolov, President and CEO of the Community Forward Fund, provides insight into alternative financing options for nonprofits. In Why you should care: how charities, nonprofits, and foundations can benefit from social finance, she discusses a number of ways to secure flexible funding that can help bridge the gaps between grant funding and project-based funding.
The debate over microfinance is as old as the idea itself. Once praised as the golden solution to poverty, it now faces the criticisms and condemnation that often follow success and misuse. Bree Gardner interviews Alex Counts and Michele Fugiele Gartner to learn more.