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...

Mapping the Fourth Sector

Last Thursday, I attended the Mapping the Fourth Sector gathering in DC sponsored by the Federal Reserve, George Washington University, Urban Institute, and The B Team. At the invitation-only gathering, I listened to, met, and shared thoughts with some amazing people pioneering the development of this sector made up of...