Training Social Justice Leaders for Social Entrepreneurship

There is a really exciting training coming up for social justice leaders who want to venture into the world of social enterprise, earned revenue models and impact investment, or just generally want to understand better how capital works (and impacts our communities for better or worse!).  

Great for people who:

-want to explore alternative revenue models/lessen foundation dependency
-have a specific project in mind (want to start a co-op? build an alternative remittance service? etc)
-work on economic justice issues and/or see ways the finance impacts the community you work with--for instance, real estate investment funds gentrification, private equity funds destroy job quality, etc.
-want to learn more about how to use finance as an activist tool--shareholder resolutions, divestment, etc.

See the attached for more detailed info, but the basics are:

-March 14-15 in Oakland
-sliding scale pricing plus scholarships available thanks to Common Counsel
-registrations capped at 35 to make sure everyone gets individualized support, so reserve your spot early!

Last year our training was attended by 37 game-changing organization leaders, 90% people of color, across a huge variety of issue areas like the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC),  Arab Cultural and Community Center, Movement Strategy Center, People's Kitchen, TIGRA, Greenlining Institute, etc which made the conversations extra juicy given people touched so many different issue areas.  

Please take a look at the brief for the institute and let me know:

(1) whether it would be a good fit for you, or someone within your organization

(2) anyone else to forward it to (feel free to send this email)

The training will be facilitated by the fearless Cherine Badawi of Generation Waking Up.

For more information please reach out to Andrea Armeni, ED of Transform Finance at



March 14, 2015 at 12pm - March 16, 2015
Oakland, CA
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