1. SOCAP brings together the largest and most diverse community of social entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders working to grow the market for impact. We believe that lasting change can only…
This year, event education experts e180 will bring knowledge-sharing to SOCAP19 with Braindate, the unique peer learning platform and in-person conversation experience. A SOCAP guest post by e180 This is…
Real Money Moves: A SOCAP Conversation on Private Prisons, Celebrity Influence, & Impact Investing With Morgan Simon and Derrick Morgan
Real Money Moves’ influence campaigns are supported by celebrities such as cast members of Orange is the New Black, Natalie Portman, and NFL player Derrick Morgan. Morgan, the recently retired linebacker from the Tennessee Titans, has become a prominent impact investor. Shortly before announcing his retirement from the NFL, Morgan established the KNGDM Impact Fund which is raising $50 million to invest in real estate and operating businesses in marginalized communities that have been designated as Opportunity Zones.
At the intersection of democracy, impact investing, and progressive media, you will find New Media Ventures (NMV). This organization is a nonprofit seed fund and angel network working to create positive change across America by investing in entrepreneurs and activists “wrestling with the biggest challenges facing our democracy.” By investing solely to maximize impact, whether into nonprofits or for-profits, NMV is working to address fundamental challenges to democracy and to correct systemic power imbalances. In this episode, Lindsay Smalling sits down with Julie Menter, Managing Director of New Media Ventures.
The Wrong Way to Make Headlines and Other Top Stories in Impact-Focused Business: NextBillion’s Most-Read Articles of 2019
To help you prepare for the conversations that will be taking place at SOCAP19 we asked our media partners to curate a selection of stories they have published that focus on one of today’s most important topics in the impact space. This week’s suggested reading comes from NextBillion.