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Springboard Innovation Launches New Social Investing Conference in Portland, Oregon

Springboard Innovation Launches New Social Investing Conference in Portland, Oregon

Revisioning Value (ReVV 2010): The Intersection of Purpose and Profit April 26-27 2010


Portland, Oregon - Save the date for a compelling new conference that brings promising strategies from the global stage about how we can create and finance effective change organizations. “Delivering social change at scale will require more capital than philanthropy and public resources can provide.” - Rockefeller Foundation


“It is plausible that in the next five to 10 years investing for impact could grow to represent about 1 percent of estimated professionally managed global assets in 2008. That would create a market of approximately $500 billion. This is a market that size would create an important supplement to philanthropy, nearly doubling the amount given away in the United States alone today.” - Investing for Social and Environmental Impact by the Monitor Institute


ReVisioning Value 2010: A Conference at the Intersection of Purpose and Profit will bring together leaders from the varied fields of impact investing and social innovation to share how new models for both are increasing the flow of capital to the creation of a more just and sustainable world. The one-day conference is followed by a day of hands-on workshops and strategic action roundtables designed to help participants apply the ideas offered at the conference to their own organizations and to create actionable tools and strategies for the future.


Attendees will learn how to:

·         Inform and inspire those interested in financing change through social investing

·         Provide information on how to create new kinds of change organizations, from nonprofits to social businesses

·         Create new tools, formats, structures for social action

·         Build the field for social innovation and sustainable communities


Join the conversation and be a part of the solution on Monday, April 26th, 2010 from 8:30am-7:00pm at Portland’s Gerding Theater at the Armory in the Pearl District. Discuss the latest trends, learn from change agents on the front lines of successful social programs and collaborate on building organizational and funding structures that are paving the way for a more sustainable future. Very Early Bird Registration until February 1st, 2010. Register online at www.revisioningvalue.org  or call 503.226.2377. Special discounted rates for non-profits, community partners and students to attend.


Featured Conference Sessions include:

Funding Social Innovation Online

Featuring Tamzin Ractliffe, Founder of the South Africa Social Innovation Exchange (SASIX) + Leader of GSIX Global Social Innovation Exchange

Why Investing in Boldness Provides the Greatest Returns

Featuring Don Shaffer, Executive Director of RSF Social Finance

Microfinance: Trends, Tools, Transformation

Featuring Alex Counts, President of Grameen Foundation

Moving from “Fundable” to “Investable”: For Organizations at All Levels of Growth

Featuring Josh Cohen, City Light Capital and Rob Wiltbank, Willamette University

Social Businesses, L3Cs, and Hybrid Civil Society Organizations: What’s Next for Businesses and Nonprofits Building an Ecosystem for Social Innovation


About Springboard Innovation

Springboard Innovation enables ordinary community members to launch innovative and sustainable solutions to our most pressing challenges. We help individuals launch social enterprises through idea generation for grassroots social change; we educate them to build venture capacity; and we assist them with resources, tools, networking, and funding support, all within a comprehensive model for engaging citizens in grassroots change. www.springboardinnovation.org


Media Contact

Erica Dickey 503.266.2377

[email protected]