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The Emerging Nonprofit Financial Marketplace

Innovative collaborative philanthropic models aim to secure additional resources beyond grants to finance the nonprofit sector. Increasingly, they constitute a social benefit financial marketplace, where new tools and tactics (for-profit and nonprofit investment funds, large-scale “big bets” philanthropy, pay-for-success contracts) incentivize and “de-risk” the participation of funding/financing sources that the nonprofit sector traditionally has not been able to access. These cross-sector models work to maximize the impact of traditional grantmaking to address systemic inequities in areas such as poverty, homelessness, healthcare, climate change, and natural resource degradation. In this course, learn to identify, cultivate, and secure support from donors/investors engaged in this emerging nonprofit financial marketplace. Topics include venture philanthropy and impact investing, return on investment (ROI)/social return on investment (SROI), corporate “shared-value” creation, program-related and mission-related investing, and social investment bonds.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of innovative collaborative philanthropic models that aim to secure additional resources to finance the nonprofit sector
  • Familiarity with the tools and tactics of this new social benefit financial marketplace

Ideal for

  • Professionals who work in fundraising
  • Professionals who work in grant making
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