Key Terms In Social Capital

Key Terms In Social Capital

Overviews of Social Capital and Impact Investing:

A Short Guide to Impact Investing from the Case Foundation

The Money and Meaning podcast from SOCAP 

Opportunity Zone Resources: 

Opportunity Alabama’s Opportunity Zone Portal

Economic Innovation Group‘s Opportunity Zones Map

The December 23 2019 Opportunity Zone Regulation 

Norvogradac & Company‘s Opportunity Zones Resource Center  

Alternatives to Traditional VC Funding

We get asked “what are the alternatives to traditional venture capitalist funding?” a lot; here are the links we send to interested persons.

“Why (and how) more tech entrepreneurs are raising money outside the unicorn/VC model” by John Ramey 

“VC Alternative Startup Financing Options” by David Cummings

 “Investing without ‘Exits'” (Royalty-based financing)

 A sample Shared Earnings Agreement   

 “Start-Ups Have an Unfamiliar Message for Venture Capitalists”

Builder Capitalist (website)

Global Corporate Venturing (webiste)

Intelligent Impact

NYU School of Law’s Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship

Salesforce Ventures Launches Second $100 Million Impact Fund

Artisans and Entrepreneurship

“Mobilizing all forms of capital for sustainable development” (article)


Community Equity Trust

Growing Wealth in Opportunity Zones: A Proposal for Community Equity Trusts” (article)


Designing an Impact Investing Portfolio

(Ad)venture Finance: Creating an Epic Funding Journey that Blends Profit and Purpose (forthcoming book)

Common Future

“Hiding in Plain Sight Part 3: Getting It Done – Making the Allocation to Diverse Managers” (article)

Impact Investing Handbook

Impact Investing Handbook: Theory of Change Worksheet

Open Road Alliance

Stakeholder Capitalism (article)

“What Investors Need to Know to Embrace Catalytic Capital” (article)


Education/ Mental Health

“Finding Your Place: The Current State of K-12 Social Emotional Learning” (article)

Trauma-Informed Social Emotional Learning Toolkit 


Equitable Development Work Group

Equitable Development Webinar Series: Resources & Links


Financial Impact of the Racial Wealth Gap 

The Economic Impact of Closing the Racial Wealth Gap” (article)


Impact Investing Is Not Enough

Black Venture Institute (fund) 

Illumen Capital 

Impact Investing Won’t Save Capitalism” (article) 

Prison Free Funds

Racial Justice Exclusion List 


Investing Across the Returns Continuum: 

The Next Step for Investors: Revenue-Based Financing (book) 


Investing in Female Opportunities

Microloan Foundation USA (organization)

“Women’s Breakthrough Leadership Challenge” (workshop)


Measuring Impact

More than Measurement: A Practitioner’s Journey to Impact Management (article)

Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing (article)


Selling Your Family on Impact Investing

“Sustainable Investing Capabilities of Private Banks” (article)


Understanding Impact Performance

2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey” (article)

Bridges Annual Impact Report” (article)

Small Giants Academy (fund)


Use for More Difficult Financial Enterprises

Acumen (fund)

The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurism (fund/small business accelerator)

The Truss Fund (fund)


Using Impact Investing to Advance Social Equity and Build Resilience

For Some Minority-Owned Businesses, Their Lenders Are Now Their Defenders” (article)

Gathering of global leaders on ‘Digital Gender Equality’ creates new momentum for urgent action” (article)

The Impact Investing Market in the COVID-19 Context: Advancing Social Equity to Build Resilience” (article)

Netflix Commits $100 Million to Support Black Communities Thanks to Aaron Mitchell” (article)

Resources on and Definitions of Issues Related to Social Capital:

CDFI Community Development Funds 

Circular Economies

Circular Investing

Community Banks

Concessionary Versus Non-Concessionary

Employee Cooperatives

Employee Ownership 

Extractive Economy

Mission-Related Investment

Opportunity Zones 

Place-based Investing

Program Related Investment

Social Entrepreneurship