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Insights and updates from RSF Social Finance

In this blog, follow the work of our borrowers and grantees, learn more about our community of investors and donors, and hear from RSF staff and partners on our journey to transform the way the world works with money.

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Prepare for the Day You Step Away
by Don Shaffer There are so many ways for CEO succession plans to go wrong. Sometimes the old CEO is not really ready to let go or the new CEO isn’t properly prepared to take the reins. There can be factions; there can be mutinies. Missed communications and hurt feelings can set a company back for months or crater it altogether. I like to think that at...
Dec 15, 2015 9:50 AM ET
If We Want Social Enterprises to Thrive, We Need a New Funding Approach
by Don Shaffer What will it take to build a thriving social enterprise sector that can lead the way to the next economy? That’s a question that’s always on our minds at RSF Social Finance, and we’re convinced that one essential step is to challenge the dominant funding model. In that compartmentalized approach, venture...
Nov 23, 2015 10:05 AM ET
Play BIG: From Isolation Towards Integration
by Marian Moore, co-founder & convener of Play BIG. For six years, RSF Social Finance has been the primary organizational partner for Play BIG, an intimate annual convening I lead that espouses the idea of activating one’s “whole portfolio” to mission. Play BIG...
Nov 13, 2015 10:10 AM ET
A Conversation with Amy Bird, Lending Manager for the Education Portfolio at RSF Social Finance
Amy Bird joined RSF Social Finance in June of this year, and is responsible for cultivating strong relationships with education borrowers. RSF’s communications manager, Enrique Perez, recently interviewed Amy about her journey from student to globetrotter to move-and-shaker in the Waldorf education movement. ...
Nov 10, 2015 7:05 AM ET
Announcing the 2015-2016 RSF Social Impact Fellows
October 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Social Impact Fellows. This cohort marks RSF’s sixth year of the fellowship program. The fellowship is designed to support the development of the next generation of inspiring leaders in the social finance field. RSF also seeks to bring a fresh...
Oct 30, 2015 9:20 AM ET

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