This webinar will:
– Present brand new GDC research, based on interviews with 21 leading GDC members, analysing what growth and impact look like in the LMD sector; what capital is needed to support LMDs; and what the barriers are to accessing that capital.
– Feature two GDC members, who will share their different growth and fundraising trajectories to date.
– Highlight key insights and possible access to finance solutions emerging from the recent Last Mile Distribution Forum, co-hosted by the GDC and Acumen and attended by 91 donors and investors.
• Fede Henrichs, GDC / Practical Action
• Rocio Perez-Ochoa, Bidhaa Sasa (GDC member)
• William Ponela, Zonful Energy (GDC member)
• Lucie Klarsfeld, GDC / Hystra
There will be time for Q&A as well as reflections and feedback. You can find the research piece here:
They look forward to seeing you there!
Time: 9:00 AM l 4:00 AM ET
To recognize World Refugee Day this month, join TaroWorks for a webinar with RefugePoint’s Paul Karanja, as he shares how the humanitarian aid organization uses mobile and cloud technology to identify refugees in need, direct critical services through a case management approach, and ultimately help refugees gain long-term self-reliance.
Helping Refugees Achieve a Better Quality of Life
RefugePoint is a nonprofit that serves at-risk refugees using a full-service model to facilitate self-reliance. The focus on self-reliance provides a long-term solution that enables refugees to lead healthy, dignified lives and become contributing members of society again. RefugePoint uses a case management approach to serve refugees, by assigning a Case Manager that directs services, ranging from social work, to business training and providing business grants.
Tracking Comprehensive Service Delivery and Impact
Using TaroWorks’ mobile field service app and a system designed with Vera Solutions, RefugePoint is able to reach approximately 10,000 refugees per year, and work intensively with a core caseload of about 1,500 refugees. Join them to see how they target, track services delivered, and monitor the refugees’ progress toward self reliance.
Can’t Attend? – TaroWorks will send the webinar recording to everyone who registers for the live session, so if you can’t make it, do sign up to receive the recording and related information.
TIME: 10am EST / 2pm GMT / 5pm EAT
At our Community Town Hall meeting this month, Penda Health will share how they are using chat to support their primary healthcare services in Nairobi.
The Khwela Womxn team will share how their chat service is helping women change communities through facilitating experiential learning.
Lastly, you will get to be the first to hear about our latest product and WhatsApp updates.
Look forward to connecting as a Community.
TIME: 6 am PST, 9 am EST, 2 pm GMT, 3 pm CAT, 6:30 pm IST
A live, virtual fireside chat and audience Q&A with the Mentor Capital Network’s CEO
About this event
Note: This program is a Live Webinar and Q&A that is accessible from any web-enabled computer or mobile device. Premium members of Impact Entrepreneur get complimentary admission to all live and archived webinars.
Lessons Learned from Mentoring 1000 Impact Startups with Ian Fisk
Impact enterprise incubators and accelerators see a wide range of startups. The most established of these have screened hundreds of prospective businesses. Then there is the Mentor Capital Network, an impact mentorship program, which was formed in 2002 (initially named the William James Foundation). It has mentored over 1000 companies, helping them raise or earn collectively over $1.5 billion.
Few are better situated to provide useful insights into the building of early-stage impact businesses than Ian Fisk, executive director of the Mentor Capital Network. In this live fireside chat and audience Q&A, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker welcomes Ian Fisk to discuss the traits of successful impact entrepreneurs and the characteristics of successfully formed and scaled impact enterprises. We will also discuss the art and science of mentoring double and triple bottom line businesses in their earliest and most vulnerable stages, and the ways in which impact investors are helping the businesses succeed.
Ian Fisk directs the Mentor Capital Network — more than 1,200 individuals who have built, managed, invested in, or studied social enterprises. He has supported 1,000+ companies who are changing the way the world does business, both directly and by building the field of social entrepreneurship through Net Impact, SVC, Accelerating the Accelerators, The Impact Accelerator Network and other organizations by encouraging those supporting impact entrepreneurs to learn from each other. Previous roles include designing and managing programs for Wall Street Without Walls, AmeriCorps*VISTA Entrepreneur Corps, Public Allies, KaBOOM!, Youth Service America, and Hands On DC. He founded or co-founded more than a dozen enterprises, some for-profit, some non-profit, and some non-profit on purpose. Most of which lasted for at least a decade. He has a Yale MBA, and teaches improvisation and storytelling for entrepreneurs, and is old enough to have been the 1st internet coordinator for a U.S. Presidential Campaign.
LAURIE LANE-ZUCKER is Founder and CEO of Impact Entrepreneur, an impact economy business that hosts the Impact Entrepreneur Network, a 28,000 member global network of entrepreneurs, investors and scholars. Impact Entrepreneur is a cornerstone field building, research and educational player in the social impact space, and a consulting company that works with blended value companies, impact investors and academic institutions. For 30 years, Laurie has been a “pioneer” (Forbes) and recognized leader in sustainability, social enterprise and impact investing. Laurie was the founding Executive Director of the international environmental organization, Orion Society, which publishes the celebrated Orion Magazine, as well as the founder of a global sustainability think-tank, the Triad Institute, and Hotfrog, a Founding B Corporation, GIIRS Pioneer Company, and the first company ever to complete an equity transaction on an impact investment exchange.
Laurie is the bestselling and multiple award-winning publisher and editor of books and magazines on sustainability and social impact, having published, edited and written the introductions for celebrated works by Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez and David James Duncan. He is the author of numerous articles on entrepreneurship and impact investing, and is the co-founder of the Place-Based Education movement, having coined the term with Dr. John Elder, and published, edited and written the foreword for the first book on that growing pedagogy. His current writing projects include two chapters (both co-written) for a forthcoming textbook, Sustainability: Business and Investment Implications by World Scientific Publishing. Laurie is also a lifelong student of world wisdom traditions and is the former Executive Director of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, a nonprofit organization founded by Pir Zia Inayat Khan focused on advancing wisdom in service of social and environmental healing.
Impact Entrepreneur’s Luminarias Webinar Series features reflective conversations with the leading lights in impact investing and entrepreneurship.
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EDT