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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RSF Social Finance Seed Fund Grantee Highlight: Rosebud Economic Development Corporation
by Ellie Lanphier In South Dakota, on the 1,900 square miles of the Rosebud Reservation, the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) is working to address high rates of poverty and unemployment and pervasive...
Mar 27, 2015 8:05 AM ET
RSF Social Finance Seed Fund Grantee Highlight: Tanka Fund
by Ellie Lanphier “The four leggeds came before the two leggeds. They are our older brother, we came from them. Before them, we were the root people. We came from them. We are the same thing. That is why we are spiritually related to them. We call them in our language “Tatanka,” which means “He Who Owns Us.” We cannot say that we own the buffalo because he owns us.1 ...
Mar 25, 2015 10:05 AM ET
The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars: Education & the Arts
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’ll delve into what we look for in each area over...
Mar 19, 2015 9:05 AM ET
Can Investors Put 100% of Funds to Work for Social Benefit?
By Don Shaffer When I first started working in impact investing, the field’s challenges were foundational: refining the concept, finding suitable investments, figuring out how to measure impact, even determining what to call the concept. Work in all those areas continues, but the field has matured to the point where it’s on the agenda of the G8, finance conglomerates feel they need to...
Mar 10, 2015 7:05 AM ET
RSF Social Finance Seed Fund Grantee Highlight
by Kelley Buhles What would it look like if everyone were doing the work they loved, what they felt called to do? This is the driving question behind the research and development of Mutual Aid Networks (MANs), a project of Dane County TimeBank which was...
Mar 3, 2015 12:05 PM ET