Archive for 2010年2月

“Social Entrepreneur Search” Widget Store

2010 年 02 月 28 日

Grab relevant real-time, open source information on social entrepreneurs and add lists and profiles to your website instantly.

Social Entrepreneur Search widgets let you create a list of social entrepreneurs and add them to your website. Whether you looking to provide a relevant list of people working on specific issues or regions, these widgets make it easy for you to showcase social entrepreneurs so that they can be found, be funded, and friended.

Pick from Full Social Entrepreneur Search, Funder Fan Club, and the Instant Social Entrepreneur List:

Full Social Entrepreneur Search (as seen on Social Edge)

Great for Venture Capital and Family Funds Association, this comprehensive tool lets you narrow your search by any combination of funders, issues, regions and keywords. Also great for social entrepreneurs seeking to connect with other working in their field so they can collaborate and share best practices.

Simply click on the “Add this Widget” button at the bottom right of the search.  You can customize your widget by selecting the size, color accent, and funders to include.

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You may click on “Add this widget” below to grab one for yourself.

Actual sizes:

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Funder Fan Club

Great for staff, supporters, alumni, donors, investors, and fans of a specific funder. These widgets allow you to search just the awardees of a specific funder. So if you are a fan of PopTech or a Schwab alumni – these are perfect for you to showcase your favorites. Drop these widgets on your website, blog, and FaceBook, LinkedIn, or other personal page.

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Click on a logo to grab and customize your Funder Fan Club:

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Instant Social Entrepreneur List

Great for content sites like Dowser, Change.org, TakePart.org, and issue specific sites.  Customize the widget for the issue and/or region and invite readers to learn more about the successful entrepreneurs on the front lines tackling these critical global challenges.

To grab this handy widget and put social entrepreneurs contextually next to issue area or regional articles – simply conduct the search to narrow the results to your targeted social entrepreneurs, then click on “Embed results to your website”, grab the code and paste it on your site.

 

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Actual size:

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The Social Entrepreneur Search widgets were made by Exygy, a team of artists and engineers who builds world-class technology and custom web, mobile, APIs, WordPress, and much much more for startups, social-ventures, and corporate clients around the world.

The widgets are powered by the Social Entrepreneur API, a collaborative effort Social Actions and the participating organizations: Civic Ventures (sponsor of The Purpose Prize), The Draper Richards Foundation, PopTech, The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and The Skoll Foundation.

http://www.socialedge.org/features/social-entrepreneur-search/about-social-entrepreneur-search#h_568#p_home

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Fw: RISE Newsletter

2010 年 02 月 27 日

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

2010年2月26日 星期五,RISE <admin@rise-sw.co.uk> 寫道﹕

寄件人: RISE <admin@rise-sw.co.uk>
主題: RISE Newsletter
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2010年2月26日,星期五,下午6:26

Newsletter

Feb 26, 2010
Issue 77

Greetings from RISE HQ and welcome to the February e-bulletin. This issue includes…

• Last chance to book onto the 9th March Business Advisors Network taking place in Exeter. Find more details here
• Job opportunities at RISE
• Work, meet, connect and share at Launceston’s new work hub for social entrepreneurs
• New social enterprise case studies from RISE
• Win the ultimate social enter-prize, an exclusive one on one mentoring session with one of the 28 UK Social Enterprise Ambassadors
• See www.rise-sw.co.uk/cornwallevents for the latest series of popular events in Cornwall for emerging and existing social enterprises, delivered in partnership with Business Link and Co-active

Don’t miss news as it breaks – subscribe to our RSS newsfeed to stay up-to-date. We hope you find this update interesting and varied but not too long. We welcome any feedback, so if you have any news or comments, please let us know.

Latest News:

New RISE case studies

Don’t miss new examples of social enterprises and the brilliant work they are doing.
Read More…

Job vacancies at RISE

Assessment Officers
Based in Exeter office or Bristol area. Possibly home-based
Temporary Contract for 1 year (possible extension)
£23,000 pa
Application deadline: Monday 15 March 2010
Interview to be held on Tuesday 23 March 2010, in Exeter
Read More…

South West social enterprise long-listed for £100,000 Art Fund Prize 2010

The Leach Pottery in St Ives is one of eleven institutions long-listed for the £100,000 Art Fund Prize, the UK’s largest single arts prize. The long list has been selected by a panel of Judges chaired this year by broadcaster Kirsty Young. Traditionally the long list comprises ten, but for the 2010 Prize eleven institutions have been nominated, attesting to the high quality and
volume of applications received.

RISE recently made a filmed case study about the Leach Pottery, you can view it here.
Read More…

WORKSPACE @ resonance

Work, meet, connect and share at Launceston’s new work hub for social entrepreneurs.
Read More…

Social Enterprise Gloucestershire Survey

What does the social enterprise sector look like in Gloucestershire?

Complete Gloucestershire Social Enterprise Forum’s short online survey to be entered into a draw to win £50 of local store vouchers.
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Community Heroes Award – Deadline for Entries – Monday 1st March 2010

Now in its fifth year, the award recognises retailers who put significant energy, commitment and effort into working for the benefit of their local community.
Read More…

Community Cashback for the Furniture Recycling Project

The Furniture Recycling Project in Gloucester is delighted to announce that the Gloucestershire Criminal Justice Board has awarded them a grant of £20,000 through the Community Cashback Awards. This generous grant will help to support the costs of the Project’s training department.
Read More…

Cornish company shows the nation that breast is best

Real Baby Milk Just a few years after it was created, a Cornish-based non-profit business is emerging as a truly UK-wide force in helping new mothers cope with the challenges of breastfeeding, via a nationally distributed educational DVD and other valuable services. This is Real Baby Milk, founded in 2006 as a Community Interest Company, a special kind of social enterprise that exists solely to provide benefits to a particular community or group of people.
Read More…

LawWorks Choices

The LawWorks Choices project has now achieved 1500 hours of pro bono work amongst the current volunteers, which is a fantastic achievement! However, there is always scope for more. LawWorks is a small independent charity which matches volunteer lawyers with opportunities to use their skills for the public good (pro bono). The Choices project is designed to match unemployed lawyers with pro bono activities. The solicitor members are always looking for opportunities to undertake pro bono work.
Read More…

Social Enterprise Ambassadors become prizes for entrepreneurs

Social Enterprise Ambassadors Win the ultimate social enter-prize, an exclusive one on one mentoring session with one of the 28 UK Social Enterprise Ambassadors!

Watch Penny Newman, John Bird, Sophie Tranchell and Tim Campbell tell you why you should enter.

Read More…

Upcoming Events:

Event Date: Mar 02, 2010

SW – FREE – Social Enterprise Workshop – Starting in Social Enterprise

Location – Torquay

These workshops are suitable for:
• Newly started social enterprises
• Voluntary organisations and charities wishing to consider developing a social enterprise
• Social enterprises in their first year of trading

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 02, 2010

SW – Lively Leadership – Solutions focussed Communications

Location – Plymouth

To learn, reflect on, and build understanding of the philosophy, value base, tools and techniques of solution-focused communication.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 02, 2010

Cornwall – Access to Finance and Managing Risk

Location – Penzance

This workshop looks at financial issues for social enterprises in a wide-ranging way; how to assess the financial needs of the enterprise, different sources of finance and their implications, and how to build a sustainable financial future.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 04, 2010

SW – FREE – Social Enterprise Workshop – Governance and Legal Structures

Location – Dorchester

•Are you involved with a charity or community group that needs to develop a trading arm?
•Does your steering group or committee need to move from unincorporated status to that of a Company?
•Do you want to select the right legal structure for tax and governance purposes?

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 04, 2010

Other – Ministry of Justice Social Enterprise conference 2010

Location – London

Promoting understanding of social enterprises and raising awareness of opportunities to staff across the criminal justice service.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 04, 2010

Cornwall – Governance and Legal Structures

Location – Truro

• Are you involved with a charity or community group that needs to develop a trading arm?
• Does your steering group or committee need to move from unincorporated status to that of a Company?
• Do you want to learn how to choose the right legal structure?

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 05, 2010

SW – Arts Cafe

Location – Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall

Bring in the Spring with a Swing at the Arts Cafe – showcasing the SW’s finest live music & arts.

In the Link, between the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes. Special live guests
The Zen Hussies – a Soupçon of Swing, a Jelly of Jazz and a Dollop of Dixie. Plus DJs from Jelly Jazz – Funk, soul, jazzy breaks, Latino and swing.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 09, 2010

RISE – BAN – Help your clients win more contracts and respond effectively to tendering opportunities

Location – Exeter

On the 9 of March, the Business Advice Network event will focus on helping your clients win more contracts by responding effectively to tendering opportunities. Angela Heap will be our key speaker. Angela co-ordinates Social Enterprise London’s European Regional Development Fund Project ‘Opening New Markets’, which focuses on enabling third sector organisations to win contracts. She delivers regular training sessions on policies and procedures required for procurement, with a special focus on environmental policies.

In the afternoon, the business advisor Karin Jordan from Alchemy will be delivering a session on the use of a quick coaching tool/framework that will help you to support clients to explore options and agree a way forward especially when restricted with time.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 09, 2010

SW – FREE – Social Enterprise Workshop – Starting in Social Enterprise

Location – Springbourne, Bournemouth

The workshop is designed to help your organisation develop good management processes as you identify trading opportunities either for the first time or as an additional activity to current delivery.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 09, 2010

SW – Using Legal Structures to Enable Community Investment into a Social Enterprise.

Location – Great Bow Wharf, Langport

This seminar will help inform and advise on using more than one legal structure for enterprises, which would enable them to use an IPS to make a public share offer and raise money from the community.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 09, 2010

Cornwall – Governance and Legal Structures

Location – Launceston

• Are you involved with a charity or community group that needs to develop a trading arm?
• Does your steering group or committee need to move from unincorporated status to that of a Company?
• Do you want to learn how to choose the right legal structure?

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 10, 2010

SW – Fund It, Build It – An essential course for communities involved in capital build projects

Location – Hemyock Village Hall

This course will:

• Help you to explore external funding opportunities.
• Enable you to develop a capital investment plan.
• Check whether your project is investment ready and financially sustainable.
• Develop your skills for writing successful funding bids.
• Meet other funders and support agencies.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 11, 2010

SW – FREE – Social Enterprise Workshop – Governance and Legal Structures

Location – Bath

• Are you involved with a charity or community group that needs to develop a trading arm?
• Does your steering group or committee need to move from unincorporated status to that of a Company?
• Do you want to select the right legal structure for tax and governance purposes?

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 11, 2010

SW – FREE – Starting in Social Enterprise

Location – Taunton

Don’t miss this FREE
one-day workshop for voluntary organisations and newly started social enterprises

The workshop is designed to help your organisation develop good management processes as you identify trading opportunities either for the first time or as an additional activity to current delivery.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 11, 2010

SW – Lively Leadership – Supervision: managing, developing and supporting staff

Location – Exeter

Recognise different management styles and develop a clear understanding of the role of a line-manager Raise awareness of your own personal management style, beliefs and attitudes to supervision and recognise and overcome potential barriers to effective supervision.

Develop confidence in using effective communication and listening skills and adopting a solution-focused approach to supervision.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 19, 2010

Cornwall – FREE – Cornwall – informal one-to-one advice clinics for social enterprise

Location – Par, St Austell – Cornwall

If you are a social enterprise or established community organisation and need good advice to develop your ideas further, here is an opportunity for a one-to-one chat with one of our qualified business advisors.

The advisors are social enterprise specialists and will provide no-obligation, practical advice on how to grow your organisation to the next stage.

Find out more.

Would you like to join? RISE is a membership organisation and is open to anyone based in the region who is interested in the social enterprise agenda in South West England. For organisations that provide information, advice and support to social enterprises, RISE provides an enhanced level of membership, called RISE Additions. RISE Additions provides discounts and benefits, including to RISE training and Business Advice Network.

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Mission, Inc.: The practitioner’s guide to social enterprise

2010 年 02 月 26 日

Elisa BirnbaumIf you’re thinking of starting a social enterprise or need advice with your established venture, Mission Inc. may be the how-to guide you’ve been waiting for. Written by two veteran practitioners of social entrepreneurship, Kevin Lynch and Julius Walls Jr., the book is an easy and quick read, offering pragmatic and valuable takeaways for any entrepreneur delving into this burgeoning, exciting, yet oft-times challenging field.

 

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Mission Inc.

From the very first page, one is swept up by the sheer exhilaration these businessmen feel toward social entrepreneurship and its potential to effect change. It’s hard not to feel inspired by the many stories of success. But, lest you fall victim to an idealistic, fantastical image of your enterprise floating effortlessly toward the end goal, Walls and Lynch bring you back to earth pretty quickly. Sharing advice, lessons learned, and words of infinite wisdom culled from their own experiences as well as those of 20 other social entrepreneurs, the reality of running a social enterprise is terrifyingly clear.


Each chapter is broken down according to ten key paradoxes of social enterprise, what they deem the most significant challenges in running a venture of this kind. Some examples include: Doing Good Versus Doing Well, Debits Versus Credits, Do-Gooders Versus Good Doers, and the list goes on. Whether you’re choosing your organizational structure, searching for ways to market your business, scale up, find and secure talent, each paradox is explored simply and comprehensively.


One of the many issues they tackle effectively and diplomatically is the definition of “social enterprise”. After providing a sampling of the more than 15,700,000 Google references, the authors proceed to deconstruct each in detail. They then provide their own personalized definition, offering a step-by-step analysis of why it works for their purposes – and why it should work for the rest of us.


It is probably the most intensive, deductive and impressive approach to defining the obscure term you’ll find. Their definition of social enterprise: a business whose purpose is to change the world for the common good. And, yes, you’ve guessed it; their definition encompasses nonprofits, for-profits and everything in between. Food for thought.


Perhaps the most refreshing element of this book is the sheer candor the authors employ writing about their personal and professional challenges. They share it all: the ups and downs, good and bad decisions, milestones and setbacks, and the victories – those jump-up-and-down-and-shout-to-the-sky triumphs that have reinforced their deep, resonant passion for social entrepreneurship and its ability to better the world.

 

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Elisa Birnbaum is the co-founder of SEE Change Magazine, and works as a freelance journalist, producer and communications consultant. She is also the president of Elle Communications.

Integrate social values into purchasing

2010 年 02 月 26 日

Every business, nonprofit, and level of government purchases goods and services every day. This includes cleaning, catering, couriers, office supplies, IT, coffee, printing, maintenance and repairs, furniture, fuel, landscaping, and on and on. And within each of these purchases there are many choices from a broad variety of potential suppliers. Which criteria lead to the selection of the suppliers varies. Traditionally, purchasing decisions are based on lowest price for equivalent product or service. And recently, a stronger emphasis on avoiding negative environmental impacts has been added to many purchasing decisions.


What is not always considered in the choosing of a supplier, beyond the price point and negative impact screening, is what could be the ripple and multiplying result of that decision? Purchasing is not an isolated, cost-only decision. Intentionally or not, purchasing choices directly impact employment growth or decline, local and global economies, the environment, and every supplier and their community. The choice ripples along the supply chain, and not selecting a supplier has an impact on their business, and their suppliers. Do we need to look any further than the current USA “Buy Local” decision and its impact and reaction from Canadian and Mexican manufacturers and national governments to understand the connection?


When a purchaser makes purposeful purchasing decisions that blend economic, social and environmental impacts, they can directly and in a measurable and positive way influence the health and sustainability of communities.


However, moving to the use of purposeful purchasing in a business or organization requires the intentional creation of a supportive internal environment and the implementation of a strategy to achieve a blended value return on purchasing. As evidenced by movements such as Fair Trade and organic products, as more purchasers move to sustainable criteria, suppliers will move to meet their demands and requirements in order to get their business. Sustainable demand and supply relationships can create a powerfully beneficial supply chain.


Five steps for purchasing from social enterprises:

  1. Build a purchasing framework the uses a “blended” purchasing criteria: price, quality, and social impact.
  2. Work with your current suppliers to increase their engagement and partnerships with social enterprises.
  3. Unbundle large contracts to make them accessible to social enterprises.
  4. Create incentives, rewards, and measurements for social purchasing accomplishments.
  5. Remember, it’s a cultural and behavioural shift that may take incremental steps toward a long term change.

 

[1] Living wage or prevailing wage may actually mean maintaining poverty; a development-based wage means sufficient income to support a family exiting poverty and enhancing future generation opportunities.

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Fw: Feb/Mar 2010 Newsletter: Cal Partnersip, Water Finalists, EACH, Micro-Branch Launch

2010 年 02 月 26 日

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

2010年2月26日 星期五,Full Circle Fund <Full_Circle_Fund@mail.vresp.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Full Circle Fund <Full_Circle_Fund@mail.vresp.com>
主題: Feb/Mar 2010 Newsletter: Cal Partnersip, Water Finalists, EACH, Micro-Branch Launch
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2010年2月26日,星期五,上午5:52

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Full Circle Fund Email Newsletter
February / March 2010 Full Circle Fund

In This Issue

Event Calendar

March 2Education Circle Meeting with speaker Michael B. Horn, co-author of Disrupting Class, McKesson, San Francisco

March 4Environment Circle Final Presentations Meeting, Greenberg Traurig LLP, San Francisco

March 17Environment Circle Final Voting Meeting, Greenberg Traurig LLP, San Francisco

Photo of Chris HughesMarch 23 – Inspiring Leaders Series: The Power of Online Networking: From Facebook to the Obama Campaign with Keynote Speaker Chris Hughes, at Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto

April 7New Member Orientation, Cooley Godward Krosnish LLP, San Francisco

April 12Global Economic Opportunity Circle Meeting, San Francisco

beach photoMay 14 to 16Annual Member Retreat, Monterey, CA

Check out more upcoming events on our website.

Meet Our Newest Members

Kurt AbrahamsonCarolyn Davies, The Boston Consulting Group – David Ehrenberg, Early Growth Financial Services – Sidney Espinosa, Microsoft Corporation – Jenna Olsen, PG&E – Brandee Marckmann, Womens’ Funding Network – Colene McBeth, Microsoft Corporation – Bill Mooney, Zynga – Lindsay Norcott, Entrepreneurs Foundation – Rebecca Smullin, Altshuler Berzon LLP – Robin Tsai, VMG Partners

(since August 19, 2009)

Other News

About Full Circle Fund

Full Circle Fund is an engaged philanthropy organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the Bay Area. Learn more and get involved…

Contact the Newsletter Managing Editor Kari Nathon Jung

What People Are Saying

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Full Circle Fund provides an opportunity for professionals to engage with their community through a tested, hands-on approach that works. Wells Fargo is proud to support this unique and strategic model that leverages both time and talent, as well as financial resources.

Andrea Ronzani
Vice President
Wells Fargo Foundation
CA, OR, and WA Regions

Partnership Announcement: Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Jeff Camp at TownhallUC Berkeley undergrads are learning to be philanthropists in the new Economics of Philanthropy course taught by Dr. Nora Silver, Full Circle Fund CEO Amy Lesnick, and Darian Rodriguez Heyman, former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation and Full Circle Fund Fellow. The course is, in essence, a collegiate giving circle and marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between Full Circle Fund and the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. The Center is led by Professor Silver and is ranked #3 by US News and World Report’s Best Business Schools (2009) with a nonprofit specialty. “The bright minds emerging from Cal will be our world’s future leaders, policy makers, and philanthropists,” explains Dr. Silver, “so it is critical that students examine and understand philanthropic giving from an economic, business, and now, experiential perspective.”

Continue reading…

Water Innovation Prize Unveils Entrepreneur Finalists

Imagine H20 Logo The struggle for clean water is a global concern, and is increasingly being seen as a human rights issue. Water scarcity effects health, economics, politics, and the environment. Yet, the pervasive lack of awareness of water problems and the dearth of opportunity for top entrepreneurs and investors means few innovators and funders have been focusing on water. Until now. From more than fifty entries from all over the world, ten finalists were recently chosen by a panel of judges for the inaugural Imagine H2O (IH2O) Prize. This is a major milestone for both IH2O and Full Circle Fund’s Environment Circle’s Project Team, led by Member Meera Balakumar. The competition offers prizes of $70,000 in cash, business and legal support, and access to a network of partners, customers and financiers to help bring their ideas to market. Says CEO Tamin Pechet, “2009 was an incredible year for Imagine H2O, and we can tie many of our successes to our Full Circle Fund relationship…

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Micro-Branch Breaks Ground and Vicious Cycle of Payday Lending

Micro-BranchOn January 11, 2010, residents of East San Jose walked through the doors of the new Self-Help micro-branch and opened bank accounts. For some customers, this might be their very first account. This milestone was two years in the making for the North Carolina based Self-Help Credit Union, which in September became one of the Global Economic Opportunity Circle’s first three grant projects. Says Project Co-Lead Anna Binder, “We are so excited to see the Self-Help team open the micro-branch doors! This huge milestone puts the Full Circle team in a position to launch the major phase of our project: helping clients make progressive changes to their financial behaviors.” Bank accounts are opened every day, so what sets this micro-branch, named Micro Sucursal, apart?

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A Vision for California’s Future: EACH Education Policy Platform Goes Public

Each VideoFor too long, California’s public, PreK-12 education system has fixated on advancing student work on averages and understanding achievement by groups. Full Circle Fund’s Education Circle has worked in this arena for nearly a decade and their collective experience has brought to light one singular point: it’s just no longer enough to process students in batches and aim for improvement across averages. In the human work of education, success is individual: for each student, each school, each teacher, and each community. That framework is the basis of a newly released policy platform, EACH, a non-partisan education policy approach for California, building on the best research, analysis, and community input of the past decade.

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In the Spotlight

Member of the Year: Annette Brinton

Annette BrintonAt our last Joint Impact Circle Meeting of 2009, we were honored to welcome over 180 of our members and guests to hear from Ira C. Magaziner, Chairman of the Clinton Climate Initiative and the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative. But it was also the night we announce our top honor of the year: the Full Circle Fund Member of the Year Full Impact Award. Global Economic Opportunity Co-Chair Sarah Wigglesworth took the stage to present this year’s award to Annette Brinton. Annette was the Grant Cycle Director during the Global Economic Opportunity Circle’s inaugural grant cycle in 2009. Annette is a wonderful example of a private sector member who engaged deeply with both her fellow members and the issue areas the circle was exploring. Her efforts, along with the other leaders of the GEO Circle, resulted in three amazing grant projects being chosen by the Circle.

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Community Technology Network

CTN class A displaced Hurricane Katrina victim learned how to open an email account and requested an extension on his application to the Road Home program. A senior couple (pictured at right) were taught to use Google Earth and saw the street they once lived on in the Philippines. They now use email, and read about their hometown on Wikipedia. Each day, Community Technology Network (CTN) volunteers help connect low-income San Francisco residents to life-changing technology. CTN, a Full Circle Fund Technology Circle grantee, began in 2001 as a volunteer-led project under the auspices of CompuMentor (now TechSoup Global). At that time, money was being funneled into community centers that didn’t have the staff or skills to leverage it, and there was no vehicle for the underserved to easily review in one place the technology courses were being offered at the various community centers.

 

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Fw: Feb/Mar 2010 Newsletter: Cal Partnersip, Water Finalists, EACH, Micro-Branch Launch

2010 年 02 月 26 日

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

2010年2月26日 星期五,Full Circle Fund <Full_Circle_Fund@mail.vresp.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Full Circle Fund <Full_Circle_Fund@mail.vresp.com>
主題: Feb/Mar 2010 Newsletter: Cal Partnersip, Water Finalists, EACH, Micro-Branch Launch
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2010年2月26日,星期五,上午5:52

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February / March 2010 Full Circle Fund

In This Issue

Event Calendar

March 2Education Circle Meeting with speaker Michael B. Horn, co-author of Disrupting Class, McKesson, San Francisco

March 4Environment Circle Final Presentations Meeting, Greenberg Traurig LLP, San Francisco

March 17Environment Circle Final Voting Meeting, Greenberg Traurig LLP, San Francisco

Photo of Chris HughesMarch 23 – Inspiring Leaders Series: The Power of Online Networking: From Facebook to the Obama Campaign with Keynote Speaker Chris Hughes, at Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto

April 7New Member Orientation, Cooley Godward Krosnish LLP, San Francisco

April 12Global Economic Opportunity Circle Meeting, San Francisco

beach photoMay 14 to 16Annual Member Retreat, Monterey, CA

Check out more upcoming events on our website.

Meet Our Newest Members

Kurt AbrahamsonCarolyn Davies, The Boston Consulting Group – David Ehrenberg, Early Growth Financial Services – Sidney Espinosa, Microsoft Corporation – Jenna Olsen, PG&E – Brandee Marckmann, Womens’ Funding Network – Colene McBeth, Microsoft Corporation – Bill Mooney, Zynga – Lindsay Norcott, Entrepreneurs Foundation – Rebecca Smullin, Altshuler Berzon LLP – Robin Tsai, VMG Partners

(since August 19, 2009)

Other News

About Full Circle Fund

Full Circle Fund is an engaged philanthropy organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the Bay Area. Learn more and get involved…

Contact the Newsletter Managing Editor Kari Nathon Jung

What People Are Saying

Photo of Andrea Ronzani

Full Circle Fund provides an opportunity for professionals to engage with their community through a tested, hands-on approach that works. Wells Fargo is proud to support this unique and strategic model that leverages both time and talent, as well as financial resources.

Andrea Ronzani
Vice President
Wells Fargo Foundation
CA, OR, and WA Regions

Partnership Announcement: Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Jeff Camp at TownhallUC Berkeley undergrads are learning to be philanthropists in the new Economics of Philanthropy course taught by Dr. Nora Silver, Full Circle Fund CEO Amy Lesnick, and Darian Rodriguez Heyman, former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation and Full Circle Fund Fellow. The course is, in essence, a collegiate giving circle and marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between Full Circle Fund and the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. The Center is led by Professor Silver and is ranked #3 by US News and World Report’s Best Business Schools (2009) with a nonprofit specialty. “The bright minds emerging from Cal will be our world’s future leaders, policy makers, and philanthropists,” explains Dr. Silver, “so it is critical that students examine and understand philanthropic giving from an economic, business, and now, experiential perspective.”

Continue reading…

Water Innovation Prize Unveils Entrepreneur Finalists

Imagine H20 Logo The struggle for clean water is a global concern, and is increasingly being seen as a human rights issue. Water scarcity effects health, economics, politics, and the environment. Yet, the pervasive lack of awareness of water problems and the dearth of opportunity for top entrepreneurs and investors means few innovators and funders have been focusing on water. Until now. From more than fifty entries from all over the world, ten finalists were recently chosen by a panel of judges for the inaugural Imagine H2O (IH2O) Prize. This is a major milestone for both IH2O and Full Circle Fund’s Environment Circle’s Project Team, led by Member Meera Balakumar. The competition offers prizes of $70,000 in cash, business and legal support, and access to a network of partners, customers and financiers to help bring their ideas to market. Says CEO Tamin Pechet, “2009 was an incredible year for Imagine H2O, and we can tie many of our successes to our Full Circle Fund relationship…

Continue reading…

Micro-Branch Breaks Ground and Vicious Cycle of Payday Lending

Micro-BranchOn January 11, 2010, residents of East San Jose walked through the doors of the new Self-Help micro-branch and opened bank accounts. For some customers, this might be their very first account. This milestone was two years in the making for the North Carolina based Self-Help Credit Union, which in September became one of the Global Economic Opportunity Circle’s first three grant projects. Says Project Co-Lead Anna Binder, “We are so excited to see the Self-Help team open the micro-branch doors! This huge milestone puts the Full Circle team in a position to launch the major phase of our project: helping clients make progressive changes to their financial behaviors.” Bank accounts are opened every day, so what sets this micro-branch, named Micro Sucursal, apart?

Continue reading…

A Vision for California’s Future: EACH Education Policy Platform Goes Public

Each VideoFor too long, California’s public, PreK-12 education system has fixated on advancing student work on averages and understanding achievement by groups. Full Circle Fund’s Education Circle has worked in this arena for nearly a decade and their collective experience has brought to light one singular point: it’s just no longer enough to process students in batches and aim for improvement across averages. In the human work of education, success is individual: for each student, each school, each teacher, and each community. That framework is the basis of a newly released policy platform, EACH, a non-partisan education policy approach for California, building on the best research, analysis, and community input of the past decade.

Continue reading…

In the Spotlight

Member of the Year: Annette Brinton

Annette BrintonAt our last Joint Impact Circle Meeting of 2009, we were honored to welcome over 180 of our members and guests to hear from Ira C. Magaziner, Chairman of the Clinton Climate Initiative and the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative. But it was also the night we announce our top honor of the year: the Full Circle Fund Member of the Year Full Impact Award. Global Economic Opportunity Co-Chair Sarah Wigglesworth took the stage to present this year’s award to Annette Brinton. Annette was the Grant Cycle Director during the Global Economic Opportunity Circle’s inaugural grant cycle in 2009. Annette is a wonderful example of a private sector member who engaged deeply with both her fellow members and the issue areas the circle was exploring. Her efforts, along with the other leaders of the GEO Circle, resulted in three amazing grant projects being chosen by the Circle.

Continue reading…

Community Technology Network

CTN class A displaced Hurricane Katrina victim learned how to open an email account and requested an extension on his application to the Road Home program. A senior couple (pictured at right) were taught to use Google Earth and saw the street they once lived on in the Philippines. They now use email, and read about their hometown on Wikipedia. Each day, Community Technology Network (CTN) volunteers help connect low-income San Francisco residents to life-changing technology. CTN, a Full Circle Fund Technology Circle grantee, began in 2001 as a volunteer-led project under the auspices of CompuMentor (now TechSoup Global). At that time, money was being funneled into community centers that didn’t have the staff or skills to leverage it, and there was no vehicle for the underserved to easily review in one place the technology courses were being offered at the various community centers.

 

More about the project…


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Fw: Feb/Mar 2010 Newsletter: Cal Partnersip, Water Finalists, EACH, Micro-Branch Launch

2010 年 02 月 26 日

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

2010年2月26日 星期五,Full Circle Fund <Full_Circle_Fund@mail.vresp.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Full Circle Fund <Full_Circle_Fund@mail.vresp.com>
主題: Feb/Mar 2010 Newsletter: Cal Partnersip, Water Finalists, EACH, Micro-Branch Launch
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2010年2月26日,星期五,上午5:52

Trouble seeing this email? View the web version here.
Full Circle Fund Email Newsletter
February / March 2010 Full Circle Fund

In This Issue

Event Calendar

March 2Education Circle Meeting with speaker Michael B. Horn, co-author of Disrupting Class, McKesson, San Francisco

March 4Environment Circle Final Presentations Meeting, Greenberg Traurig LLP, San Francisco

March 17Environment Circle Final Voting Meeting, Greenberg Traurig LLP, San Francisco

Photo of Chris HughesMarch 23 – Inspiring Leaders Series: The Power of Online Networking: From Facebook to the Obama Campaign with Keynote Speaker Chris Hughes, at Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto

April 7New Member Orientation, Cooley Godward Krosnish LLP, San Francisco

April 12Global Economic Opportunity Circle Meeting, San Francisco

beach photoMay 14 to 16Annual Member Retreat, Monterey, CA

Check out more upcoming events on our website.

Meet Our Newest Members

Kurt AbrahamsonCarolyn Davies, The Boston Consulting Group – David Ehrenberg, Early Growth Financial Services – Sidney Espinosa, Microsoft Corporation – Jenna Olsen, PG&E – Brandee Marckmann, Womens’ Funding Network – Colene McBeth, Microsoft Corporation – Bill Mooney, Zynga – Lindsay Norcott, Entrepreneurs Foundation – Rebecca Smullin, Altshuler Berzon LLP – Robin Tsai, VMG Partners

(since August 19, 2009)

Other News

About Full Circle Fund

Full Circle Fund is an engaged philanthropy organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the Bay Area. Learn more and get involved…

Contact the Newsletter Managing Editor Kari Nathon Jung

What People Are Saying

Photo of Andrea Ronzani

Full Circle Fund provides an opportunity for professionals to engage with their community through a tested, hands-on approach that works. Wells Fargo is proud to support this unique and strategic model that leverages both time and talent, as well as financial resources.

Andrea Ronzani
Vice President
Wells Fargo Foundation
CA, OR, and WA Regions

Partnership Announcement: Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Jeff Camp at TownhallUC Berkeley undergrads are learning to be philanthropists in the new Economics of Philanthropy course taught by Dr. Nora Silver, Full Circle Fund CEO Amy Lesnick, and Darian Rodriguez Heyman, former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation and Full Circle Fund Fellow. The course is, in essence, a collegiate giving circle and marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between Full Circle Fund and the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. The Center is led by Professor Silver and is ranked #3 by US News and World Report’s Best Business Schools (2009) with a nonprofit specialty. “The bright minds emerging from Cal will be our world’s future leaders, policy makers, and philanthropists,” explains Dr. Silver, “so it is critical that students examine and understand philanthropic giving from an economic, business, and now, experiential perspective.”

Continue reading…

Water Innovation Prize Unveils Entrepreneur Finalists

Imagine H20 Logo The struggle for clean water is a global concern, and is increasingly being seen as a human rights issue. Water scarcity effects health, economics, politics, and the environment. Yet, the pervasive lack of awareness of water problems and the dearth of opportunity for top entrepreneurs and investors means few innovators and funders have been focusing on water. Until now. From more than fifty entries from all over the world, ten finalists were recently chosen by a panel of judges for the inaugural Imagine H2O (IH2O) Prize. This is a major milestone for both IH2O and Full Circle Fund’s Environment Circle’s Project Team, led by Member Meera Balakumar. The competition offers prizes of $70,000 in cash, business and legal support, and access to a network of partners, customers and financiers to help bring their ideas to market. Says CEO Tamin Pechet, “2009 was an incredible year for Imagine H2O, and we can tie many of our successes to our Full Circle Fund relationship…

Continue reading…

Micro-Branch Breaks Ground and Vicious Cycle of Payday Lending

Micro-BranchOn January 11, 2010, residents of East San Jose walked through the doors of the new Self-Help micro-branch and opened bank accounts. For some customers, this might be their very first account. This milestone was two years in the making for the North Carolina based Self-Help Credit Union, which in September became one of the Global Economic Opportunity Circle’s first three grant projects. Says Project Co-Lead Anna Binder, “We are so excited to see the Self-Help team open the micro-branch doors! This huge milestone puts the Full Circle team in a position to launch the major phase of our project: helping clients make progressive changes to their financial behaviors.” Bank accounts are opened every day, so what sets this micro-branch, named Micro Sucursal, apart?

Continue reading…

A Vision for California’s Future: EACH Education Policy Platform Goes Public

Each VideoFor too long, California’s public, PreK-12 education system has fixated on advancing student work on averages and understanding achievement by groups. Full Circle Fund’s Education Circle has worked in this arena for nearly a decade and their collective experience has brought to light one singular point: it’s just no longer enough to process students in batches and aim for improvement across averages. In the human work of education, success is individual: for each student, each school, each teacher, and each community. That framework is the basis of a newly released policy platform, EACH, a non-partisan education policy approach for California, building on the best research, analysis, and community input of the past decade.

Continue reading…

In the Spotlight

Member of the Year: Annette Brinton

Annette BrintonAt our last Joint Impact Circle Meeting of 2009, we were honored to welcome over 180 of our members and guests to hear from Ira C. Magaziner, Chairman of the Clinton Climate Initiative and the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative. But it was also the night we announce our top honor of the year: the Full Circle Fund Member of the Year Full Impact Award. Global Economic Opportunity Co-Chair Sarah Wigglesworth took the stage to present this year’s award to Annette Brinton. Annette was the Grant Cycle Director during the Global Economic Opportunity Circle’s inaugural grant cycle in 2009. Annette is a wonderful example of a private sector member who engaged deeply with both her fellow members and the issue areas the circle was exploring. Her efforts, along with the other leaders of the GEO Circle, resulted in three amazing grant projects being chosen by the Circle.

Continue reading…

Community Technology Network

CTN class A displaced Hurricane Katrina victim learned how to open an email account and requested an extension on his application to the Road Home program. A senior couple (pictured at right) were taught to use Google Earth and saw the street they once lived on in the Philippines. They now use email, and read about their hometown on Wikipedia. Each day, Community Technology Network (CTN) volunteers help connect low-income San Francisco residents to life-changing technology. CTN, a Full Circle Fund Technology Circle grantee, began in 2001 as a volunteer-led project under the auspices of CompuMentor (now TechSoup Global). At that time, money was being funneled into community centers that didn’t have the staff or skills to leverage it, and there was no vehicle for the underserved to easily review in one place the technology courses were being offered at the various community centers.

 

More about the project…


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Fw: Feb/Mar 2010 Newsletter: Cal Partnersip, Water Finalists, EACH, Micro-Branch Launch

2010 年 02 月 26 日

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

2010年2月26日 星期五,Full Circle Fund <Full_Circle_Fund@mail.vresp.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Full Circle Fund <Full_Circle_Fund@mail.vresp.com>
主題: Feb/Mar 2010 Newsletter: Cal Partnersip, Water Finalists, EACH, Micro-Branch Launch
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2010年2月26日,星期五,上午5:52

Trouble seeing this email? View the web version here.
Full Circle Fund Email Newsletter
February / March 2010 Full Circle Fund

In This Issue

Event Calendar

March 2Education Circle Meeting with speaker Michael B. Horn, co-author of Disrupting Class, McKesson, San Francisco

March 4Environment Circle Final Presentations Meeting, Greenberg Traurig LLP, San Francisco

March 17Environment Circle Final Voting Meeting, Greenberg Traurig LLP, San Francisco

Photo of Chris HughesMarch 23 – Inspiring Leaders Series: The Power of Online Networking: From Facebook to the Obama Campaign with Keynote Speaker Chris Hughes, at Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto

April 7New Member Orientation, Cooley Godward Krosnish LLP, San Francisco

April 12Global Economic Opportunity Circle Meeting, San Francisco

beach photoMay 14 to 16Annual Member Retreat, Monterey, CA

Check out more upcoming events on our website.

Meet Our Newest Members

Kurt AbrahamsonCarolyn Davies, The Boston Consulting Group – David Ehrenberg, Early Growth Financial Services – Sidney Espinosa, Microsoft Corporation – Jenna Olsen, PG&E – Brandee Marckmann, Womens’ Funding Network – Colene McBeth, Microsoft Corporation – Bill Mooney, Zynga – Lindsay Norcott, Entrepreneurs Foundation – Rebecca Smullin, Altshuler Berzon LLP – Robin Tsai, VMG Partners

(since August 19, 2009)

Other News

About Full Circle Fund

Full Circle Fund is an engaged philanthropy organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the Bay Area. Learn more and get involved…

Contact the Newsletter Managing Editor Kari Nathon Jung

What People Are Saying

Photo of Andrea Ronzani

Full Circle Fund provides an opportunity for professionals to engage with their community through a tested, hands-on approach that works. Wells Fargo is proud to support this unique and strategic model that leverages both time and talent, as well as financial resources.

Andrea Ronzani
Vice President
Wells Fargo Foundation
CA, OR, and WA Regions

Partnership Announcement: Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Jeff Camp at TownhallUC Berkeley undergrads are learning to be philanthropists in the new Economics of Philanthropy course taught by Dr. Nora Silver, Full Circle Fund CEO Amy Lesnick, and Darian Rodriguez Heyman, former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation and Full Circle Fund Fellow. The course is, in essence, a collegiate giving circle and marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between Full Circle Fund and the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. The Center is led by Professor Silver and is ranked #3 by US News and World Report’s Best Business Schools (2009) with a nonprofit specialty. “The bright minds emerging from Cal will be our world’s future leaders, policy makers, and philanthropists,” explains Dr. Silver, “so it is critical that students examine and understand philanthropic giving from an economic, business, and now, experiential perspective.”

Continue reading…

Water Innovation Prize Unveils Entrepreneur Finalists

Imagine H20 Logo The struggle for clean water is a global concern, and is increasingly being seen as a human rights issue. Water scarcity effects health, economics, politics, and the environment. Yet, the pervasive lack of awareness of water problems and the dearth of opportunity for top entrepreneurs and investors means few innovators and funders have been focusing on water. Until now. From more than fifty entries from all over the world, ten finalists were recently chosen by a panel of judges for the inaugural Imagine H2O (IH2O) Prize. This is a major milestone for both IH2O and Full Circle Fund’s Environment Circle’s Project Team, led by Member Meera Balakumar. The competition offers prizes of $70,000 in cash, business and legal support, and access to a network of partners, customers and financiers to help bring their ideas to market. Says CEO Tamin Pechet, “2009 was an incredible year for Imagine H2O, and we can tie many of our successes to our Full Circle Fund relationship…

Continue reading…

Micro-Branch Breaks Ground and Vicious Cycle of Payday Lending

Micro-BranchOn January 11, 2010, residents of East San Jose walked through the doors of the new Self-Help micro-branch and opened bank accounts. For some customers, this might be their very first account. This milestone was two years in the making for the North Carolina based Self-Help Credit Union, which in September became one of the Global Economic Opportunity Circle’s first three grant projects. Says Project Co-Lead Anna Binder, “We are so excited to see the Self-Help team open the micro-branch doors! This huge milestone puts the Full Circle team in a position to launch the major phase of our project: helping clients make progressive changes to their financial behaviors.” Bank accounts are opened every day, so what sets this micro-branch, named Micro Sucursal, apart?

Continue reading…

A Vision for California’s Future: EACH Education Policy Platform Goes Public

Each VideoFor too long, California’s public, PreK-12 education system has fixated on advancing student work on averages and understanding achievement by groups. Full Circle Fund’s Education Circle has worked in this arena for nearly a decade and their collective experience has brought to light one singular point: it’s just no longer enough to process students in batches and aim for improvement across averages. In the human work of education, success is individual: for each student, each school, each teacher, and each community. That framework is the basis of a newly released policy platform, EACH, a non-partisan education policy approach for California, building on the best research, analysis, and community input of the past decade.

Continue reading…

In the Spotlight

Member of the Year: Annette Brinton

Annette BrintonAt our last Joint Impact Circle Meeting of 2009, we were honored to welcome over 180 of our members and guests to hear from Ira C. Magaziner, Chairman of the Clinton Climate Initiative and the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative. But it was also the night we announce our top honor of the year: the Full Circle Fund Member of the Year Full Impact Award. Global Economic Opportunity Co-Chair Sarah Wigglesworth took the stage to present this year’s award to Annette Brinton. Annette was the Grant Cycle Director during the Global Economic Opportunity Circle’s inaugural grant cycle in 2009. Annette is a wonderful example of a private sector member who engaged deeply with both her fellow members and the issue areas the circle was exploring. Her efforts, along with the other leaders of the GEO Circle, resulted in three amazing grant projects being chosen by the Circle.

Continue reading…

Community Technology Network

CTN class A displaced Hurricane Katrina victim learned how to open an email account and requested an extension on his application to the Road Home program. A senior couple (pictured at right) were taught to use Google Earth and saw the street they once lived on in the Philippines. They now use email, and read about their hometown on Wikipedia. Each day, Community Technology Network (CTN) volunteers help connect low-income San Francisco residents to life-changing technology. CTN, a Full Circle Fund Technology Circle grantee, began in 2001 as a volunteer-led project under the auspices of CompuMentor (now TechSoup Global). At that time, money was being funneled into community centers that didn’t have the staff or skills to leverage it, and there was no vehicle for the underserved to easily review in one place the technology courses were being offered at the various community centers.

 

More about the project…


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Fund management model will ‘fundamentally change’ social investment

2010 年 02 月 26 日
Alquity Chairman and CEO

Innovators and investors: Alquity Chair Paul Robinson, left, and CEO Paul Freer

‘If we want a fairer world we have to give everybody a chance to win’

 

Alquity chair Paul Robinson

A new type of investment fund manager was launched today that will act as a social enterprise donating profits from its management fees to the One Foundation.

Alquity Investment Management will donate a minimum of 25 per cent of its revenue to the One Foundation, which will work with microfinance specialists Opportunity International to invest in African micro-businesses.

Alquity itself will also be investing in African businesses – focusing on those that can deliver high financial returns while at the same time paying close attention to environmental, social and corporate governance factors.

Speaking at the launch at Africa House, Alquity chair Paul Robinson said this new approach created a ‘virtuous circle’.

Robinson, who is also a trustee for the One Foundation, said money donated by Alquity to microfinance meant more consumers and stronger markets in the developing world, which equals greater returns for Alquity investors, which in turn equals more money donated from Alquity to microfinance.

Foundation founder Duncan Goose called the model ‘f***ing amazing’.

He said: ‘I think this is the next generation of investment funds and I’m absolutely ecstatic that we’re part of that.

‘I genuinely believe this will fundamentally change the way people start to invest.’

Social investment expert Mark Campanale, who will be an independent member of the Alquity advisory board, said the fund was important because it would be tackling environmental, social and governance issues by actively engaging with the companies it invests in and raising the consciousness of the investor community.

‘This combined with an approach that shares rewards by direct social investment [in microfinance] is a very interesting hybrid.’

Alquity CEO Paul Freer said he couldn’t see a reason for investors thinking of investing in Africa not to do it through their approach.

‘You get the same returns but you’re making jobs at the same time,’ he said.

Through its microfinance donations Alquity hopes to create 100,000 jobs in Africa by 2012 and then 100,000 annually after that.

In making the case for Alquity’s approach Robinson said: ‘In the next couple of months we will see the kick off of the world cup in South Africa and we will hear a lot about fair play. I don’t think anybody would want a team to come to the pitch eight-nil down and with no shoes.

‘If we want a fairer world we have to give everybody a chance to win.’

Alquity was launched by the former UK minister for Africa, Asia and the UN Lord Malloch-Brown, who stressed the importance of private capital for developing countries.

Alquity’s first fund should be launched in the next couple of months.

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