Panel Discussion: Making Change Make Money- Marrying Financial Health & Doing Good
How do business leaders create financially healthy organizations that also do good in the world?
As interest in social impact grows within the business community - and as nonprofits look to new revenue models to stabilize funding - this is a burning question for many. Only a few years ago, ideas around mixing money and mission seemed revolutionary - and banks treated them as such, funding them as charity projects rather than viable borrowers.
Today, it's a different picture. There are many organizations in our midst that successfully mix mission and profit, as well as a handful of funders who share their vision. The Association for Strategic Planning will feature a conversation with three women innovators who excel at bringing this blend to life, sharing their unique journeys toward successful businesses that embrace both community impact and healthy bottom lines.
* Kat Taylor, cofounder and CEO at One PacificCoast Bank, a triple-bottom line for-profit bank and Certified B Corp, owned by a nonprofit foundation
* Dr. Barbara Bunn McCullough, Executive Director at Brighter Beginnings, a local nonprofit serving low income children and families
* Lisa Gelfand, founder and managing principal at Gelfand Partners Architects, a Certified B Corp sustainable architecture firm focusing on schools, affordable housing, and civic facilities
From this Session, you will learn:
* The details of these organizations' distinctive business and revenue models, and how they align with positive community impact.
* How the panelists came to develop these innovative financial and social sustainability strategies.
* Panelists' thoughts and guidance on how to develop blended financial, social, and environmental business models.
Early online registration: $10 members, affiliates; $5 students, $15 non-members; price increases at the door.