New Impact Offerings, Investing and Shopping Local Pair Well, Invest for Impact, Purpose-Led Organizations to Build Inclusive Cultures and Using Superpowers for Good
Each week, Superpowers for Good shares a list of new impact-related offerings added to Finra-Registered crowdfunding portals and by broker-dealers. We’ll share four separate lists:
Impact offerings as determined by KingsCrowd reviews.
Offerings with minority founders.
Deals with women founders.
Those with LGBTQ founders.
AI Episode Summary
The guest, Jen Risley, is the operations manager at the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and the editor of the Main Street Journal.
The focus of the conversation is on the importance of shopping local and supporting locally-owned businesses.
The initiative, known as Shop Indie Local, aims to encourage people to shift their spending to local businesses from November 1st to the end of the year.
Shopping local helps to support the local economy, create jobs, and contribute to charitable causes in the community.
It is easy to be tempted by the convenience and affordability of online platforms like Amazon, but shopping local has a more significant impact on the community.
Tips for shopping locally include making a conscious decision to shift some spending, asking friends for recommendations, starting small with local food options, and exploring local farmer's markets or co-ops.
Jen also works on promoting local investing through crowdfunding in the Main Street Journal.
Local investing through crowdfunding platforms like Wefunder helps to support local businesses and allows investors to make a profit.
By connecting different topics and passions and sharing them on social media, Jen believes that she can inspire others to learn and make connections as well.
Jen encourages people to follow hashtags related to their interests on social media platforms, engage with the conversations, and share their own findings and insights with others.
As an active impact investor, albeit a small one, I circulate among lots of impact investors, some of whom have strong opinions about what impact to have and how to invest. I don’t always agree with everything I hear, but I value the perspectives they offer. This past week, I tripped across an opinion that genuinely offended me. I won’t name names, but I will share the thesis of the argument and my rebuttal.
The thesis I read suggested that anyone with any retirement savings is part of the upper class and should, therefore, be willing to invest without any hope of financial profit above the return of capital.
AI Episode Summary
Kishshana Palmer is a leader in the world of nonprofit social enterprise and the CEO, founder, and leader of ManageMint.
ManageMint is a people-focused, equity-centered change management consulting firm that helps organizations run better, achieve their goals, and take care of their employees.
Kishshana emphasizes the importance of celebrating Giving Tuesday by supporting and investing in local nonprofit organizations.
She believes in the power of seeing and understanding individuals, which is her superpower.
Kishshana coaches organizations to cope with the inherent stress of working on big problems by helping them focus on their purpose and long-term plans.
She encourages organizations to include equity and inclusion in their mission and to design for marginalized groups, as this often benefits everyone.
Kishshana shares a specific example of using her superpower to turn around a challenging organization by getting to know the team and their needs, redesigning job descriptions, and promoting from within.
She advises people to focus on their own wellness and understanding their own strengths and weaknesses before trying to see and understand others.
To learn more about Kishshana's work, visit managemint.co or connect with her on social media at @KishshanaPalmer.
Kishshana's work makes a difference by helping nonprofits and social enterprises be more effective in their work, ultimately benefiting the people they serve.
Leslie Short of The Cavu Group interviews Devin Thorpe.
Devin is a bestselling author and new-media journalist who calls himself a champion of social good. His show is called Superpowers for Good; his nearly 1500 guests include Bill Gates, Barry Rassin, and other luminary changemakers. As a Forbes contributor with over 500 bylines and over two million unique readers, Devin wrote about impact investing and social entrepreneurship, often featuring leaders in the nascent crowdfunding industry.
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