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Here you will find a collection of presentations and videos from LOCUS and the field of impact investing.

LOCUS Presentations
  • Recently, Deb Markley shared ideas about partnering with foundations during a training for North Carolina Economic Development District staff and partners. Her presentation explored ideas for staff to more effectively partner with foundations to build more successful regions.

  • Recently, LOCUS' President, Teri Lovelace, attended the CFUnited conference where she participated in a panel titled "Impact Investing with Our CDFI." Included here are the slides used in the presentation.

  • PowerPoint presentation given on Oct. 3, 2017

  • This LOCUS presentation goes over our Local Investing for Impact frame work designed for philanthropic organizations looking to make change through non-traditional philanthropy.

Videos from the Field
Impact Investing for Foundations

A discussion of what impact investing means for foundations with:

Brian Toller, Past Chair, Ottawa Community Foundation and Member Impact Investing Committee; Rasool Rayani, Past Chair and Investment Committee Member, Victoria Foundation; Terry Cooke, President and CEO, Hamilton Community Foundation; Colette Murphy, Executive Director, Atkinson Foundation; Sharon Avery, President and CEO, Toronto Foundation

The Power of the Guarantee

This video by the Kresge Foundation shows how guarantees can create powerful change in a community. With guarantees, socially motivated investors create a backstop and eliminate risk, allowing others to feel comfortable putting their dollars into play.

How Mission-Related Investments Work

Hear from the Ford Foundation about how mission investments work.

Mainstreaming Impact Investing

This video from the World Economic Forum is an introduction to Impact Investing - an investment approach that seeks to create a measurable financial and social return.