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  • Sri Lanka - 1 Day
    February 28

    DFS Lab Bootcamp — Apply Online

    On April 24-29th 2017, a group of purpose-driven entrepreneurs will converge for DFS Lab’s fintech bootcamp in Sri Lanka, bringing together smart, dynamic people who are building innovative products, services and technologies for low-income consumers.

    Using the Design Sprint Methodology, a process of structured ideation and prototyping for answering critical business questions, entrepreneurs will go through a workshop to design, prototype and test new ideas. Rapid prototyping and UI/UX mockup support will be available on site. By creating quick prototypes for representative customers, you can get actual feedback and see if there’s a real potential for the solution you’ve created.

    This high-intensity program provides you with the very best hands-on support and guidance from top flight mentors to help bring your idea to life. The best ideas will receive grant funding of up to USD $100K and six months of additional support from the DFS Lab. The program runs for 5 days and includes flights, healthy meals, accommodation and fun!

    Watch a video of our previous bootcamp experience in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  • Chennai, India - 3 Days
    March 23

    The Social Accounting and Audit (SAA) Master Class

    The corporate sector has been grappling with the issue of measurement, metrics and accountability of the CSR contributions especially on reporting the quantum of impact created as per mandated activities of Section 135 schedule VII of Companies Act 2013.
    SAA is a proven tool that helps assessing the social value generated by an organization and develop a process whereby it can account and prove its social performance. It is a logical and flexible framework that will enable organizations to build on existing documentation and reporting systems and develop a process, whereby you can:

      • Account fully for your organization’s triple bottom line – social, environmental and economic performance and impact;
      • Report on that performance and impact;
      • Provide the information essential for planning future action and improving performance; &
      • Be accountable to all those you work with and work for- your stakeholders.

    Social Accounting and Audit is equally important for people involved in development initiatives to evaluate and report to partners and donors with increased transparency and accountability in the sphere of handling finances and reporting to donors.

    Here is a chance to get certified as an accredited Social Accountant!  The Social Accounting and Audit (SAA) Master Class is being held from 23rd March 2017 to 25th March 2017 at Chennai followed by one to one continuous mentoring spread at various stages over a period of 4 -6 months.
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  • Apply Online - 1 Day
    February 12

    Break Into Impact Investing Workshop — Apply Online

    Offering: 3-day impact investing workshop and closed networking event

    Final Deadline: February 12, 2017

    Date and Location: February 18-20, 2017; Impact Hub, Washington D.C.

    All over the world, finance is being used as a tool to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Investments in entrepreneurial innovation and cutting-edge technology are driving bottom-up solutions in economic development, clean energy, waste management, and access to finance. This is the world of impact investing.

    Join the next wave of impact investment vehicles and funds. The Break into Impact Investing Talent Accelerator is a 3-day intensive workshop series that will prepare you for an exciting career in impact investing. This workshop goes way beyond the high-level overviews and small talk networking of conferences. Make real progress toward your career goals by digging into the biggest opportunities and challenges in impact investing with leading practitioners in the space. If you’re ready to accelerate your impact investing career, apply for our program today.

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  • Washington, D.C. - 3 Days
    March 29

    2017 CDVCA Annual Conference & Introductory Workshop

    CDVCA’s Annual Conference is the premier training and networking event for impact investors providing startup and growth capital to rapidly-growing, job-creating businesses that make a measurable difference in people’s lives. Those who attend will get a chance to speak with industry leaders and government officials about issues that are currently affecting our industry.  Our goal is to ensure that participants walk away with a better idea of how to achieve tangible results for their own organizations and communities.

    The 2017 CDVCA Annual Conference will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C.

    An Introductory Workshop precedes the Conference on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. This full-day workshop provides an overview of the industry and practice of impact investing. Attending this event offers an in-depth look at leading funds and best practices in the industry, and serves as the ideal entry point to the Conference and the industry.

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  • Haryana, India - 3 Days
    January 19

    International Workshop on Resource Mobilization

    IWRM will help you to develop a clear strategy for dialogue with institutional donors, the government, and business communities in your country. Tap into a global network of fellow fundraising professionals from around the world.

    An immersive learning experience over three action-packed days.

    Richly curated content shared over 25 sessions with 20 experienced trainers.

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  • San Francisco, CA - 1 Day
    January 31

    Conscious Entrepreneurship: Building a Business From the Inside Out

    A simple idea, trusted and developed, can change the course of our lives and that of society. Every great company and invention came, at first, as an idea. Taking these ideas and bringing them into the world is what entrepreneurs have always done.

    This takes awareness, confidence, and developing great teams. Today more than ever there is a new brand of entrepreneurs seeking to lead companies with mindfulness and social intelligence.

    Join us for this meetup at LinkedIn San Francisco where we will take a deep dive into the art of conscious entrepreneurship – how we can create successful & innovative companies that align with our greater purpose.

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  • Berlin, Germany - 2 Days
    December 2

    Leveraging Finance for Positive Impact

    Finance for Change invites investors, social funders, financial entrepreneurs and other changemakers to explore the potential of finance to create a more sustainable and equitable future for our societies.

    Finance for Change offers a range of formats to get inspired, learn, connect and co-create the kind of financial system we want. Join a growing community of dedicated individuals and organizations using their financial in combination with their human, social and physical capital to make a lasting impact for society!

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  • San Francisco, California & London, England - 45 Days
    September 13

    TrustLaw Training: Social Enterprise & Impact Investing

    On 13 September 2016, the TrustLaw team and social innovation experts will run a full-day accredited legal training course on social enterprise and impact investing.

    This course will explore key legal issues and trends in the burgeoning social innovation space and provide lawyers and other professionals with the skills they need to advise the different stakeholders in the sector. It is the first of its kind to combine hands-on legal training with practical case studies and excellent networking opportunities, facilitating strategic discussions and the sharing of best practices in the realm of social entrepreneurship and impact investing.

    Teaching will be delivered with a mix of lectures, panels, and interactive activities facilitated by academics, lawyers, social investors and social entrepreneurs themselves.

    At the end of this training, participants will become part of a community of practice and should be able to:

    • Understand the shape of the social economy in the U.S. and how the U.S. has positioned itself as a leading player in this space globally
    • Advise on the appropriate business structure for different social enterprises and on different mechanisms to lock social mission into business activities
    • Recognize the key legal issues facing social entrepreneurs to help ensure agreements and commercial documentation reflect the financial and social realities of this rapidly growing sector
    • Have a clear understanding of some of the different tools used to inject capital into socially focused businesses, including social impact bonds, crowdfunding and impact investment funds

    The training will also be held in London again this year, with a breakfast series format over three days on 19, 25 and 27 October 2016. For more information on the London training agenda and registration, check out our website or reach out to Shiura at

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