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Saturday, July 9 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Community Investing Innovations & Challenges

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In recent years, we've witnessed an unprecedented array of innovations in our financial system that are transforming how people in communities invest in each other. We'll examine the tools, both fringe and mainstream, with the greatest potential for building the New Economy, and share practical examples of how they can work. Then, bring your real-world community funding challenges to share with our session, and we'll collectively brainstorm solutions to help move you forward. We hope you'll be inspired and invigorated by the possibilities!

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Brian Beckon

Vice President, Cutting Edge Capital
Brian Beckon is a Vice President at Cutting Edge Capital and an attorney with over twenty-five years of experience working for nonprofits, start-ups, and publicly-traded companies. His work with CEC is focused on building a more democratic and inclusive economy by helping entrepreneurs raise capital from their own communities via private placements, direct public offerings, and other types of investment crowdfunding.
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James Frazier

James Frazier is a Certified Financial Planner™ specializing in Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact (SRI) investing with Natural Investments LLC. He helps progressive investors around the country achieve their long-term financial goals while making a positive impact in the world. He is the founder and director of the Local Investing Resource Center, a nonprofit dedicated to local investing education and advocacy, and a founding member of the... Read More →

Glynn Lloyd

Glynn Lloyd is the Managing Director of The Boston Impact Initiative, a social impact investment fund utilizing an integrated capital approach investing in enterprises throughout Eastern Massachusetts that address the wealth gap and ecological challenges of our time. In addition, he founded City Fresh Foods Inc., a nationally-renowned food service business, and over 20 years grew it on average 15% annually to $9M in revenue. Glynn played a... Read More →
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Marnie Thompson

Co-Managing Director, Fund for Democratic Communities
Marnie Thompson is co-Managing Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities (F4DC), where she focuses on building the capacity of social justice activists and organizations, spreading the gospel of grassroots fundraising, and building a new economy based on cooperation, democracy, justice, and sustainability. This year, she's focusing on the Southern Reparations Loan Fund and opening the Renaissance Community Coop, a community-owned grocery... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Rockwell Hall 302

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