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Detroit Black Community Food Security Network awarded $750,000 grant

Source: The Michigan Citizen      Aug 20th, 2013

The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) recently received a three-year $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich. [Read More]

How I Did It - Toby Barazzuol

Source: Business Vancouver      Aug 20th, 2013

Toby Barazzuol, president of Eclipse Awards explains how he’s managed to have a profitable business and keep sustainability and community relations at the top of his business agenda. [Read More]

2013 BALLE Conference Recap

Source: RSF Social Finance      Aug 6th, 2013

It’s a beautiful morning here outside my sun-porch office at RSF and my spirits are high. I am reminded of the level my spirits reached during BALLE’s 11th annual conference in Buffalo, NY, last month. I came back so inspired by my fellow attendees, the projects they are working on, and the action they are taking in their communities.  [Read More]

Seeking Capital, Some Companies Turn to ‘Do-It-Yourself I.P.O.’s

Source: New York Times      Jul 31st, 2013

People's Grocery, whose Executive Director Nikki Henderson is a BALLE Fellow, and the BALLE Annual Conference are both featured in this New York Times article about Direct Public Offerings as a key tool & strategy to drive investment towards new economy solutions.   [Read More]

Creative Financing Comes to Main Street

Source: Chronogram      Jul 25th, 2013

Small, locally-owned enterprises often have difficulty raising the money they need to sustain or build their business. Creative financing strategies shared at #BALLE 2013 offer alternative ways to raise capital. [Read More]

Living La Vida Local

Source: Chronogram      Jun 24th, 2013

Love was in the air at this year’s annual BALLE conference, which was held in Buffalo June 12-14 [Read More]

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