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A New Foundation for Portfolio Management

By BALLE Board Member Leslie Christian, this paper envisions a new foundation driven by three new investment decision-making principles related to risk, growth and utility.

BALLE Fellowship: Connecting Visionary Local Leaders

Learn about the BALLE Fellowship, dedicated to connecting the most innovative and visionary local leaders working to build real prosperity in their communities.

Crowdfunding and Understanding the JOBS Act

Read Michelle Long's article in the Huffington Post about the JOBS Act and crowdfunding. Check out our crowdfunding infographic too!

Does Local Firm Ownership Matter?

The results of this study show that local ownership matters for economic growth.     

Michelle Long Interviewed by the New Economics Institute

Recorded live at the conference on June 9, 2012, Michelle speaks about the importance of investing in local business to advance the New Economy Movement.

Shared Financing of Community-Based Businesses

Read this article by Jenny Kassan, afrequent contributor to BALLE's Community Capital work, about the key points of community financing for small businesses.

Socially Responsible Investing Retirement Guide

Download this valuable step by step guide on how to get your employer or organization to add Socially Responsible Investments to a retirement plan.

Understanding the Impact of Social Entrepreneurs

This article describes the development of Ashoka's Measuring Effectiveness program, its methodology, and its results in understanding the impact of social entrepreneurs.