The Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders, Oakland, CA, November 4-6, 2016

INTERESTED? PLEASE FILL OUT THIS SHORT APPLICATION FORM -> HERE

As the field of impact investing continues to make waves for some - and finance continues to affect all - join us for a critical and educational training to reclaim inclusive and transformative capital for our communities!

The Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders has brought together almost 100 leaders,
majority people of color, serving over 5 million individuals collectively.

Transform Finance convenes a community of social justice leaders and changemakers to learn about and explore the practical application of impact investing and finance to community-centered and social justice work. Our Institute empowers the cohort to learn and grow the field of deeply-aligned investments by engaging with finance so that it can be reclaimed by the community.

 
 

We are so excited to announce the 3rd edition of our training for social justice leaders! The Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders is a unique opportunity to learn how to hijack finance to serve the needs of your community. Come learn with your peers how capital works and what it does to communities, what it means to take on an investment, how your organization can develop and earned revenue project and hold investors accountable, and how to add financial literacy to your social justice toolbox! Let's reclaim finance.

For capital to become a force for good, we need social justice leaders like you to devise ways to engage with it and take it back. Come join us!

IS THIS FOR YOU?

Each prior cohort brought together over 35 progressive organizations serving millions of individuals. Most organizations worked directly at the grassroots level, some were nationwide organizers, and over 75% of participants were people of color. 

SAMPLE PAST PARTICIPANTS: 350.org | Arab Cultural Center | Asian Americans for Civil Rights & Equality | Bay Localize | Cooperation Jackson | Disability Rights Fund | Forward Together | Generation Waking Up | Movement Strategy Center | Mujeres Unidas y Activas | Oakland Grown | National Day Labor Organizing Network | Restaurant Opportunities Center | Roots of Success | Social Justice Learning Institute | United Roots | Urban Peace Movement | Youth SEED

SAMPLE PRIOR SPEAKERS: Causa Justa :: Just Cause | Civic Insight | East Bay Community Law Center | Greenlining Institute | Inner City Advisors | International Development Exchange | Oakland Institute | Mandela MarketPlace | Nonprofit Finance Fund | Project Equity | People's Community Market

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEAVE THE TRAINING WITH:

An orientation to the connection between social justice and capital flows, education on the basics of finance and the various investment instruments available to organizations, with a focus on impact investing and venture philanthropy. Participants will also get a review of the three main social change strategies for capital engagement including: investments and earned revenue to supplement other funding sources for social change, market activity as a driver of social change outcomes, and investor accountability for inbound capital flows. Participants will also gain an understanding  of how impact investment will change the philanthropic landscape.

INTERESTED? PLEASE FILL OUT THIS SHORT APPLICATION FORM -> HERE
Sliding Scale with limited scholarships available - apply soon!

                                              Please contact Shiva at shiva@transformfinance.org with any questions.