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