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Social Finance News for November

November 12th, 2013

There’s really no such thing as a slow month on the impact investing front, but we’ve noticed that in autumn the action really picks up. Maybe the increasing chill in the air makes a nice warm office seem more appealing, but we could barely keep up with all of the great writing we came across […]

Four Feathers Update: CFF loan aids affordable housing for Ontario Aboriginals

October 9th, 2013

In October 2013 we contacted Four Feathers President Lloyd Stevenson to get an update on what the cooperative had been up to since receiving CFF’s loan. As you may have read in our loan case study, London, Ontario’s Four Feathers Housing Cooperative is one of Canada’s oldest Aboriginal housing organizations, having incorporated in 1983. They’ve […]

What can the London Principles tell us about Impact Investing for Nonprofits?

September 4th, 2013

The Community Forward Fund discusses what the London Principles can tell us about impact investing in the non-profit sector.

The Overhead Myth and Financing for Non-Profits

August 6th, 2013

Non-profit financing leader the Community Forward Fund (CFF) discusses the importance of actual performance versus the myth of “low overhead” costs in securing funding.

The Latest in Social Finance News, July 2013

July 2nd, 2013

Social impact investing remains a hot topic online, and we do our best to help you stay on top of what leading thinkers have been saying. Following our twitter is the best way to see updates as they happen, but now and again we like to take a minute to highlight some of the best […]

JustChange: venture philanthropy with shallow pockets, big dreams for social change

June 18th, 2013

The Community Forward Fund asked Davis Carr of Just Change if she would like to write a guest blog for us. She and a small group of her peers have created their own microgrant program to support social entrepreneurs. We were very pleased when she agreed to write the blog on her reflections on the first three cycles of their organization’s program.

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