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Activating Diverse Sources of Capital to Scale Enterprises and Maintain Mission

Kate Danaher, RSF Social Finance

Social enterprises often require diverse sources of capital, such as equity investments, loans, gifts, or loan guarantees, to be able to scale while solving complex social and environmental issues. Veritable Vegetable, the nation's oldest organic produce distributor, faced this exact challenge as they pursued expansion. Learn how the coordinated use of diverse forms of capital and the collaboration of funding partners made this project possible.
entrepreneurship, financing, Impact Investing, integrated capital, social enterprise, sustainable food
Kate Danaher, RSF Social Finance (organizer/moderator); Shira Tannor, Veritable Vegetable
Tom Sargent, Highlands Associates; Jim Barham, USDA; Nina Webster, New Resource Bank

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2018 Important Dates

  • May 1 - June 15
    Period for submitting ideas.
  • June 16 - 29
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP18 Content Team.
  • July 16
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.