Co-Sponsored by the Foundation Center - San Francisco, UpStart Bay Area,
the Hub Bay Area, the Social Enterprise Alliance San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review
The wall separating purpose from profit is a thing of the past, as entrepreneurs and investors build newer, more nuanced organizational models combining social impact with market mechanisms and returns.
Social entrepreneurs and their financial supporters – including social investors, foundations, and philanthropists – face a dizzying array of choices. Whether, for instance, to operate as a nonprofit, a benefit corporation, an L3C, or a flexible purpose corporation; or whether to fund through a grant, a loan, or one of dozens of investment options. These are just some of the possibilities available to those seeking to create social impact.
Our panel of experts from across the fields of law, philanthropy, impact investing, and social business, will address key considerations that social entrepreneurs, funders, and investors must take into account when making decisions about how best to pursue social impact, including:
- How do you decide which organizational and investment forms are right for you?
- What are the opportunities, limitations, and risks of the various hybrid models?
- Can hybrid models truly be used to attract more capital and increase the impact of social ventures?
DATE: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm
LOCATION: The Foundation Center, 312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA 94108
Don’t live in San Francisco? Just can’t make it? Don’t worry: we will be live-streaming this event on the web! Register to watch the program live and free. You can view the event live at http://fora.tv/live/upstart_bay_area/hybrid_models_for_social_impact.
Paul Lamb: As the Principal of Man on a Mission Consulting, Paul Lamb delivers over 20 years of experience as a nonprofit executive and entrepreneur, engaging everyone from gang members to CEOs. Paul is an innovative, results-oriented leader with proven success in building organizations, businesses, and social ventures from the ground up. In addition to his years of experience in project management and strategic planning, Paul is also an active public speaker and writes frequently on emerging technology, innovative nonprofits, and social enterprise.
Dan Crisafulli: Dan Crisafulli is Managing Director of Potrero Impact Advisors, which provides tailored services to foundations, family offices and other entities that wish to deploy resources toward positive social and environmental outcomes. Dan created Potrero Impact Advisors in October 2010, building on a long career as an early stage investor focused on emerging markets. Previously, he served as director of investments at the Skoll Foundation, which he joined in 2007. Dan led Skoll’s work in impact investing, including direct and fund investments, and he played a key role in creating partnerships to advance the field of social entrepreneurship. In 2000, Dan cofounded the technology venture capital group at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where he invested in technology companies with social impact. Dan has also managed the Development Marketplace (DM), the World Bank’s social entrepreneurship and innovation program, leading its expansion from a $3.5 million to a $10 million annual program. He serves as director of Root Capital, a social investment fund based in Cambridge, MA and has served in leadership roles in community organizations in San Francisco and Washington, DC.
Paula Goldman: Paula Goldman is the Director of Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm creating opportunity for people to improve their lives by investing in market-based efforts that catalyze economic, social, and political change. In her role, Paula develops cross-sector partnerships, intellectual capital, and communication strategies to drive the firm’s philanthropic goals. Previously, Paula was the founder and director of Imagining Ourselves, an award-winning global project through San Francisco’s International Museum of Women that encouraged young women to create positive change in their communities. Earlier, Paula helped manage a variety of social enterprises, including reconstruction work in post-war Bosnia and developing rural education institutions in India. Paula contributes thought pieces on social innovation to outlets such as Huffington Post and Financial Times, and has taught courses on social entrepreneurship and social movements as a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley. Paula received a PhD from Harvard University and earned an MA in public affairs from Princeton University and a BA in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley.
David Levitt: David Levitt is a Principal at the law firm Adler & Colvin, which provides legal services and support to the nonprofit and philanthropic sector in the U.S. David’s practice focuses on the representation of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on program-related investments, political advocacy, and nonprofit corporate governance. Before joining Adler & Colvin, he practiced as a corporate attorney, focusing in the areas of corporate and transactional law. David served as Secretary of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section from 2003 to 2005. Currently he is Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Intermediate Sanctions of the Exempt Organizations Committee and serves as Secretary and Vice Chair of the San Francisco Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance. David has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco, teaching a nonprofit legal issues course in the College of Professional Studies.
Maureen Sedonaen: Maureen Sedonaen is the Regional Vice President at Revolution Foods, which delivers tasty and healthy meals and nutrition education to schools and programs across the country. She has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit leadership and management sector. A nationally recognized authority and thought leader in the field of Strategic Leadership and Youth Development, her work has focused on the intersections between Social Change, Public Policy and Community in the areas of Health, Education, Civic Engagement and Leadership. Ms. Sedonaen founded the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), incorporated in 1991, and currently serves as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. She has received the State of California Governor’s Award of Recognition for developing youth programs that truly empower young people; a Congressional Award of Innovation for her youth leadership and development work and testified numerous times before California State Legislature and the U.S. Congress. In 2001, She received the National Exemplary Leadership Award from the Office of the President and in 2006 was given the California Friday Night Live Hero Award. In 2008, Maureen was awarded the Non-Profit CEO of the Year from the Center for Volunteer and Non Profit Leadership. Currently she serves as a Board Member for the Social Enterprise Alliance-Bay Area Chapter and on the Board of The Center for Volunteer and Non-Profit Leadership. In March 2011, Maureen was inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management and holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California.
When & Where
UpStart is a nonprofit accelerator of innovative expressions of Judaism.
We exist to design the Jewish future by building Jewish leadership for the world that is coming and creating meaningful Jewish experiences for the world that is.
UpStart is a national organization that works in regions around the country. Currently, we operate in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago, IL.