Reimagine Money Blog

Reimagine Money Blog

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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Save Organic Citrus!
We are in the peak of citrus season here in California and while we’re all blissfully enjoying juicy doses of Vitamin C, you may not realize that the organic orange you’re biting into is on the verge of dying off from a disease called Citrus Greening. Jessica Shade, the...
May 6, 2015 7:05 AM ET
The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars: Food & Agriculture
As part of our campaign to add 25 social enterprise stars to our loan portfolio over the next year, we’re looking for new borrowers in all three of our focus areas: Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. These are broad categories, but because it’s not always obvious whether an enterprise is a fit for us, we’re delving into what we look for in each area....
Apr 23, 2015 7:05 AM ET
Innovative Meal Delivery Program Heals More Than Just Bodies
Cathryn Couch traces the start of her non-profit, the Ceres Community Project, to one irritating phone call. She was living in Sonoma County in 2006 and working as a chef at a retreat center, when an acquaintance called, asking Couch to hire her daughter. The catch? The teen couldn’t cook....
Apr 15, 2015 7:05 AM ET
What am I Working For?
by John Bloom No question, how and what we get paid is something we take personally. So, understanding compensation is difficult from philosophical and emotional standpoints. The issue comes with layers of complexity—the stories we tell ourselves about self-worth and a host of other conditioned assumptions about our value, the marketplace, and the organizations in which we work. This...
Apr 8, 2015 9:05 AM ET
5 Ways Social Enterprises Can Finance Growth
by Don Shaffer Social entrepreneurs seeking growth funding often get caught up in the culture of venture capital--they position their enterprise as a rocket business, look for a miracle angel investor, and start giving away equity. They're not thinking about how the investors will get their money back, or whether other options might better support their goals. At the same time,...
Apr 6, 2015 9:05 AM ET