Impact Investing Course Go-To-Market Specialist CrowdDoing.world is building an impact investing course for social entrepreneurs. We have content experts involved and have already recorded hours of it. We need go-to-market specialist volunteers to to help us reach our target audience. We will then leverage our storytellers to ensure this information reaches people in a way that makes it accessible.
Volunteers should have comfort in collaborating in an inter-disciplinary capacity on instructional design.
Outline of Introductory Issues - Impact Investment for Social Entrepreneurs
Types of Capital ( See these each as on a spectrum, from early/small to late/large )
Can include Presale or Equity Sales
Round A VC
Later Round VC
Working Capital Loans
Rated - Publicly Traded in many cases
Other Yield Product
Lease Company Models
Program Related Investments
Donor Advised Funds
Grants (very dispersed by agency, region etc)
Development Finance Institutions
More Relevant for large infrastructure projects etc.
Blended Finance Structures
Credit Enhancement - Often led by Foundations or DFIs
In-kind Participations/In-kind financing
Sweat-equity investing of time/angel employees
Contribution of product (examples of advertising or suppliers investing)
Self-financing through reuse of product or service and/or its ingredients. This would include any time a social enterprise pivots and reuses what they had to build their next product or service.
Business Models (Spectrum Based on Capital Intensivity)
Virtual Companies - Software
Restaurants/Catering - example of larger capital need
Hotels even more so
Factories require up front capital
Very capital intensive - very long lived assets can allow them to be financed with long term capital.
C Corp (can be publicly listed too)
Cooperatives and other Worker Owned Entities
Derek Razo or others could deepen this section
Non Profits 501c3s
Measuring Impact Potential
Detail of Tomas’ Edinburgh Stock Exchange listing requirements
Discussion of other rating systems
Theory of change - Essential for Pitching Foundations/Concessionary Sources
ToC approach can be counterproductive for private for profit entities
Operating Leverage & Scale
Systems Change Flywheels
Leverage for impact- intrinsic leverage vs extrinsic leverage
Service learning assignments:
Social enterprise case study evaluation
The only way CrowdDoing.world can realize its impact potential is through virtual volunteers, service learners (http://blog.reframeit.com/service-learning-and-skilled-volunteering/), and micro-leaders ( https://real-leaders.com/leveraging-micro-leadership-to-make-aspirational-goals-achievable/ ) coming together.
See this brief video about Micro-leadership at CrowdDoing ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhdB2YJ8Ocs&app=desktop ). Micro-leadership means that each person adopts a dimension of responsibility for a collective problem in our society through collaborating on that area creatively individually and together through social innovation.
You are also welcome to see more background on CrowdDoing at our Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoL7fai7oa95fBo44FC0gA?sub_confirmation=1).
CrowdDoing [dot] world is a joint initiative of Match4Action Foundation and Reframe It. CrowdDoing is focused on addressing the social, economic, and environmental challenges our world faces by collaborating with professionals and volunteers from many different industries. We offer a platform for individuals to connect and collaborate toward creating systemic change. We would love for you to join the team! What makes us different? CrowdDoing aims to support social innovations with transformative impact potential through global multi-disciplinary volunteering, micro-leadership and service learning. We work through operating leverage for systems change to achieve collective agency. We orient to ikigai and self-determination theory in order to help each person have the perfect role. #systemschange #systemsthinking #servicelearning #socialinnovation
Match4Action connects those wanting to volunteer their skills with those in need for remote or local project support, advice, collaboration and mentoring.
Our smart technology platform uses the latest machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual assistants to match the demand for resources for social impact with the skills and resources available, anywhere in the world. We use blockchain to create and manage a social impact currency.This unique, self sustainable open platform has one key purpose: accelerating social impact through collaboration and linking local projects with our global presence.
CrowdDoing aims to leverage micro-leadership, service learning and massively multi-disciplinary collaboration supported with project managers and human resource business partners. Collaborate with people whom you can learn from while changing the world virtually together.