MidWest Impact Investing Regional Meeting

Register for one or both events:

PART I:

Funders Minnesota Regional Meeting

Impact Investment in Indigenous Communities and Beyond

Are you new or interested in Impact Investing and learning about effective grantmaking in Native and Indigenous communities?

Join us March 30, before the Funding Forward Conference in Minneapolis to learn about Impact Investing from a place of curiosity, no experience necessary!

In this workshop we will introduce the fundamentals and present a spectrum of impact investing. We will introduce a regenerative investing framework and how impact-investing practices need to be modified and or refined to work meaningfully with Indigenous communities and other marginalized communities. We will explore the experience through case studies from the Swift Foundation and others and look at a range of strategies that gives greater coherency across the endowment and leverages all resources, both grants + investments. We will share lessons learned and innovative strategies of leading foundations, investors and community experience. Lastly, we will create an exercise designed to give people experience thinking about impact, measuring impact and experimenting with how investing could create greater benefits in the realm of philanthropy


Funding Forward 2016 Pre-conference event
MARCH 30, 2016
8:30am – 1:00pm CST

 

LOCATION:
Radisson Blu
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

 This is a funders only event

Click here for more information and to register!

 


PART II

Youth-Driven Strategies to Invest in Two Spirit Programs: Empowerment Through Cultural Reclamation

Native American youth suffer from some of the most severe challenges and disparities in the country, including the lowest graduation rates of any ethnic group, and a suicide rate 2.5 times higher than the national rate. Among other reasons, these disparities are the result of decades of historical trauma and failed federal tribal policies. LGBT Native youth, many of whom identify as Two Spirit, face unique challenges and opportunities as they tackle these broader challenges in their urban and reservation tribal communities, while also working to reclaim their cultural identity as Two Spirit people. With a special emphasis on youth, this interactive session led by the Center for Native American Youth, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and other Two Spirit partners will explore what Two Spirit identity means and its implications for funding effective strategies to support this population.

Panelists:

Erik Stegman (Moderator), Executive Director of the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy
Kevin Jennings, Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation
Lenny Hayes, Owner and Operator of Tate Topa Consulting, LLC.

 

Funding Forward 2016 Pre-conference event
MARCH 30, 2016
1:30pm – 3:30pm CST

 

LOCATION:
Radisson Blu
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

 

Click here for more information and to register!

 

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