Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series: Unpacking the Impact Investing Toolbox

Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

Description: There are numerous strategies for foundations looking to go deeper in their commitment to impact investing. In this webinar, Susan Hammel, Impact Investing Executive in Residence for the Minnesota Council on Foundations and Founder of Cogent Consulting, will discuss the many options, provide family foundation examples and highlight opportunities and challenges of each tool. She will also touch on the core questions board members need to be asking. This webinar is intended for small family foundations already familiar with impact investing who are looking for ways to expand the amount of their assets that are put towards social good. Tools covered will include: public investments, loan guarantees, collaborative funds, program-related investments, among others. Susan welcomes participants to bring their questions and examples for sharing.

Speaker: Susan Hammel, executive in residence, Minnesota Council on Foundation and president, Cogent Consulting Inc.

Long a leader in impactful philanthropy beginning with the Prudential Foundation, Susan is an experienced, results oriented executive serving as Executive in Residence with the Minnesota Council on Foundations.  Susan is the Founder of Cogent Consulting Inc., an independent, Minneapolis-based strategic, financial, and impact investing consultant serving nonprofit and for-profit purpose-driven organizations that focus on making a tangible social impact. She has served as Executive Director of the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and CFO for Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. She has advised a diverse group of foundations including the Opus Foundation, Blandin Foundation, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, the Ford Foundation, and the Minneapolis Foundation.  

Using her Masters in Public Policy degree from Harvard and as a Chartered Financial Analyst, she combines financial expertise and a grounding in public policy with the big picture view of a philosophy major from Carleton College, where she graduated cum laude.

2017 Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series

Join colleagues from across the Midwest and beyond for four webinars designed for staff and/or trustees affiliated with non- or small-staffed family foundations eager to find new ways of thinking smarter and performing better when it comes to their grantmaking.

This webinar series is presented in collaboration with Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA), Philanthropy Ohio (PO), Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), and Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF). Together, these regional associations hope to harness and share the collective expertise of each state’s leading philanthropic organizations and trusted community partners.

  • 5/17/17 | Exploring Affective vs Effective Grantmaking (Hosted by Philanthropy Ohio)
  • 7/26/17 | Is Your Family's Philanthropy Ready for the Future (Hosted by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance)
  • 9/28/17 | Unpacking the Impact Investing Toolbox: A Webinar for Intermediate and Advanced Practitioners (Hosted by Minnesota Council on Foundations)
  • 11/15/17 | Legal Pitfalls: Do You Know What You Don't Know? (Hosted by Council of Michigan Foundations)

By the end of each webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and strategies related to effective family philanthropy

  • Learn with like-minded family philanthropy professionals in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota; and

  • Use tools and best practices to design and implement effective family philanthropic strategies.

Presented by Indiana Philanthropy AllianceCouncil of Michigan FoundationsMinnesota Council on FoundationsPhilanthropy Ohio

Register by: 9/26/17

MCF cancellation policy: Please cancel by 9/26/17 in order to receive a refund. In order to view or cancel current registrations, login to your account at www.mcf.org. Once you are logged in, click on "My Account" at the top of the screen. Your profile will show up in the main body of the webpage. Click on "Registrations" in the menu above your profile. Here you'll be able to view all your current registrations and cancel if necessary

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