Funders' Role in Nonprofit Capital Markets

Host Organization: Philanthropy MA


Steve Pratt of Impact Catalysts has been working for some time on helping funders and nonprofit leaders build a deeper understanding of financial sustainability--what it means and how to get there. He's written a number of thought pieces over the last 8 years, and he’s presented on various aspects of the topic for Philanthropy Massachusetts.

Steve’s latest work has focused on creating a working definition of nonprofit capital markets. We recently collaborated with Impact Catalysts and Project Bread on a study of revenue streams for food security organizations here in Massachusetts. The study represents an attempt to measure the size of the capital market for a particular social issue, and in so doing, to open up a broader discussion among donors about their role in capital markets.

As we continue to bring together foundation leaders to explore issues critical to effective philanthropy, we invite you to a discussion for funders led by Steve to discuss the nonprofit capital market concept in greater depth, both to see what more can be learned and to discuss how funders could use this framework in their philanthropy.

A light breakfast will be provided.

We are pleased to offer remote participation in this event via Zoom video conferencing. Zoom is easy to use, and allows for phone or computer access. To join this event via remote participation, simply register as usual through the Philanthropy MA website and select ‘virtual’  under ‘attendance options’.  Remote access information will be sent in advance of the program via email.

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Refunds: When an event or program requires payment, payment is required in advance unless alternative arrangements have been made with an Philanthropy MA staff member. If payment has not been received and/or arrangements have not been made three or more business days before the event date, Philanthropy MA reserves the right to cancel your unpaid reservation. Philanthropy MA does not provide refunds, but a credit good for one year may be issued for future events if notice of nonattendance is received three or more business days prior to the event. If you need to cancel your event registration, please email Philanthropy MA staff at info@philanthropyma.org.

Media: Photographs and/or video may be taken at this event to support Philanthropy Massachusetts's efforts to educate and inform the community on the role of philanthropy, in marketing materials, on our website and through social media. If you prefer your image not to be used please notify us at the event. Thank you.

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