SOCAP16: Additional Thoughts and Highlights

SOCAP16, this year’s iteration of the premier social capital markets (SOCAP) conference hosted in San Francisco each year, reflected a growing maturity in the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. The discussions emphasized the need for inclusion of those most impacted by the problems social entrepreneurs are trying to solve. They recognized the...

SOCAP16

The Nonprofit Law Blog has been writing about SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) since 2010, and I am thrilled to be attending and covering the annual SOCAP conference this year. SOCAP16 is gathering impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, corporations, global nonprofits, and other valuable strangers all contributing to a vibrant...

Economic Development as a 501(c)(3) Activity

  Economic development may not immediately come to mind as an activity that furthers a charitable purpose, but it doesn’t take long to think of circumstances where helping a depressed community in its economic development can help in the relief of poverty and distress, and in the combat of community deterioration,...

SOCAP15

Many key players in the social enterprise / impact investing space throughout the world converged in San Francisco this week for SOCAP15 (yup, that’s John Legend). I’ve been writing and tweeting about SOCAP since 2010, and I am thrilled to be attending this year. Also, a quick disclosure that some of the entities represented are...