Community Capital Webinar Archive

These webinar recordings are available for purchase for $10 per recording -- see our archives purchase page to order. Discounts apply for BALLE Leader and Champion members.

Here is a list of our past Community Capital webinars:

FROM OUR 2011 WEBINAR SERIES

Special thanks to our 2011 series cohosts, RSF Social Finance and Slow Money
and to our series partners, Investors Circle, AEO and Portfolio 21

February: Introduction to Community Capital Strategies and Solutions
Speakers: Michael Shuman, BALLE Research & Economic Development Director and Don Shaffer, President & CEO of RSF Social Finance.

March: Local Investment Opportunity Networks
Speaker: James Frazier, Lion Investing

April: Success Business Financing via Small Investors
Speaker: Ari Derfel, Slow Money and Gather Restaurant

May: Cooperative Grassroots Investing
Speaker:  Robin Seydel, Membership and Community Development Coordinator, La Montañita Co-op in Albuquerque, NM (La Montañita Fund)

July: Food Deserts and Access to Healthy Food: TRF's Community Reinvestment and Neighborhood Revitalization
Speaker: Don Hinkle-Brown, The Reinvestment Fund in Philadelphia, PA

August: Flexible Capital for Sustainable Businesses
Speaker: Janice St. Onge, Deputy Director of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund and President of the VSJF Flexible Capital Fund, L3C

September: Local Investment Clubs: A Replicable Example from Slow Money Maine
Speakers: Eleanor Kinney and Christopher Hallweaver, founders of the No Small Potatoes Investment Club, an initiative of Slow Money Maine

October: The "Soup" Model: Supporting Small Businesses through Local Crowdfunding and Community Engagement
Speaker: Jon Koller, President of Friends of Spaulding Court, Founder of Soup at Spaulding

November: Using Targeted CDs to Finance Local Business: An Example from Equal Exchange
Speaker: Daniel Fireside, Capital Coordinator, Equal Exchange

December: Move Your Money, Then Make it Work for Your Community: Partnering with Local Banks and Credit Unions
Speaker: Leslie Ackerman, Director of Business CENTS, Alternatives Federal Credit Union; and from One PacificCoast, Dick Fletcher, Chief Lending Officer, and Erin Kilmer-Neel, Program Officer at One PacificCoast Foundation
 

FROM OUR 2012 WEBINAR SERIES

Special thanks to our 2012 series sponsors, RSF Social FinancePortfolio 21 Investments, Main Street Resources and Solidago Foundation

January: Co-op Power: A Model for Local Investment, New Business Development and Job Creation
Speaker: Lynn Benander of Co-op Power and Northeast Biodiesel

February: Lending Circles
Speaker: Daniel Lau, Program Manager at Mission Assets Fund

March: Community Supported Enterprise: A Model for Accessing Multiple Community Investment Streams
Speaker: Linda Ramsdell of Claires Restaurant and Bar

April: Financing our Foodshed: Models for Group and One-on-One Loans
Speaker: Carol Peppe Hewitt from Slow Money NC

July: Local Stock Offerings Part 1: Community Stores in Saranac Lake & the Quimper Peninsula
Speakers: Melinda Little, President of the Community Store in Saranac Lake, and Marty Gay, Chief Financial Officer of the Quimper Mercantile Company

August: Local Stock Offerings Part 2: Worker Ownership and Direct Public Offerings
Speaker: Chris Michael of Workers Development and Workers Diner

September: Community Partnership Lending
Speaker: Leslie Ackerman of Alternatives Federal Credit Union

October: What's Next for Local Crowdfunding
Speakers: Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital, and Frank Knapp of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber and the American Sustainable Business Council

November: Timebanking as Community Capital: Creating Prosperity & Community Services Without Currency (purchase now!)
Speaker: Stephanie Rearick of the Dane County TimeBank

December: Invest Local Ohio: A Revolving Loan Fund Supporting Local Businesses Through Unaccredited Investors (purchase now!)
Speaker: Steve Fireman of the Economic and Community Development Institute

FROM OUR 2013 WEBINAR SERIES

Special thanks to our 2013 series sponsors, RSF Social FinancePortfolio 21 Investments, Main Street Resources and Solidago Foundation

January: Entrepreneur Showcases: Pitching Business Plans to Drive Local Investment (purchase now!)
Speakers: Jill Epner and Marco Vangelisti from Slow Money Northern California

February: The Farmer Reserve Fund Model: Business Microloans that Leverage Credit Union & Community Partner Capacity (purchase now!)
Speaker: Tim Crosby of Slow Money Northwest