Blogs tagged with Raising growth capital

  • Anne Sherman, Social Impact Exchange at Growth Philanthropy Network
    Posted: December 21, 2012

    I’m fortunate in that my paid employment has always been focused on mission-driven work, apart from a few waitressing stints along the way.  At the Social Impact Exchange, our mission is to help create the infrastructure that will lead to more efficient growth capital markets so that nonprofits can attract the funds they need to scale the impact of their work.  

    At times, our mission, compelling and exciting as it is, can feel a little lofty or abstract.  Market infrastructure?  Growth capital?  For nonprofits? 

  • Theresa Schieber, The Whelan Group
    Posted: November 15, 2012

    This is the first post in a three-part series on how to raise growth capital to scale your nonprofit.

    There is a lot of talk these days about scaling nonprofits. Collective impact. Social innovation. Funder collaboratives. Buzzwords sound exciting, but how do they help you raise the capital you need to actually get to scale? How does a business plan lead to money? What do you actually need to go out and do? This three-part series seeks to add a practical voice to the conversation.

    Too often I see nonprofit leaders with a good idea and a plan in hand, stumble when it comes to raising the growth capital. There are many reasons this happens. We will explore three, and the strategies to combat them: 1) the Lone Ranger Syndrome; 2) the Missing Board Syndrome; and 3) the Facts and Figures Overload Syndrome.