Impact Investing Course Go-To-Market Specialist

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Recruiting Organization: M4A FOUNDATION - CROWDDOING

Impact Investing Course Go-To-Market Specialist 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)


Crowd Funding

Can include Presale or Equity Sales

Early Stage/Seed

Round A VC

Later Round VC

Private Equity

Public Equity

Yield Product


Venture Debt

Private Debt

Bank Loans

Working Capital Loans

Term Loans



Rated - Publicly Traded in many cases

Other Yield Product

Lease Company Models

Revenue Participations

Concessionary Capital



Program Related Investments

Donor Advised Funds

Government Sources

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

First Loss


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

Service Businesses


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.

Entity Structures

Private Entities

C Corp (can be publicly listed too)



B Corps

Quasi Public

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

Systems entrepreneurship

Operating Leverage & Scale

Systems Change Flywheels

Leverage for impact- intrinsic leverage vs extrinsic leverage

Service learning assignments:

Social enterprise case study evaluation

If you have any questions about processes for joining as a volunteer to support our efforts in systemic change please write to

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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