BALLE Shift Capital Summit

November 14-16, 2018
Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA

Our work to build healthy, equitable local economies is complex. Many different people must come together, explore their relationships to each other, and coordinate across the ecosystem that makes up a community, to address shared challenges.

If you seek to create local economies that work for all, you have a role to play.

At the BALLE Shift Capital Summit, we will strategize together on how to accelerate the flow of financial and social capital to the visionary leaders who are doing critical work on the ground across North America.

Funders endlessly debate where grants and investments might go to achieve the greatest positive impact. Investors seek deals offering “market” returns aligned with evolving strategic priorities in a changing landscape. Academics and industry experts theorize about how we arrived at a place where the wealthiest 1% own 50% of the world’s total financial wealth.

The BALLE Shift Capital Summit is where people come together to take action.

 

 

As a community we share knowledge and resources, and we illuminate the models that create healthy, equitable local economies. The visionary leaders in our network — from systems entrepreneurs and funders to investors — know where financial capital needs to flow, and have the skills and social capital to make positive change happen.

November 14-16, 2018 we will come together to discover ways to:

  • Democratize finance and investing
  • Resource women and entrepreneurs of color
  • Invest in rural ecosystem building
  • Prioritize indigenous communities
  • Accelerate cooperative ownership of business and land
  • Incentivize independent business and alternative economic development
  • Regenerate soil and nature

If you are ready to move beyond theory and take action, the BALLE Shift Capital Summit is where you will find the ideas and the passion to make it happen.

 

 

“At the Summit it became clear that BALLE is now the most significant business and investment network of heavy-weight local practitioners who are also people of color. There is no other network like this today.” — Mission-aligned investor and BALLE partner

 

 

“The BALLE Summit is the charging station for my personal and professional batteries. Knowing that we are doing our local economy work alongside so many competent and passionate individuals is truly inspiring. Thank you, BALLE!” — BALLE Local Economy Fellow