Webinar: Public Benefit Corporations: A New Partner in Philanthropy

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Online at your office or home

Description: New to Minnesota in 2015, Public Benefit Corporations are blurring the boundaries between business and philanthropy.

Join us for a webinar conversation with Jeff Ochs, a leader in drafting and advocating for Minnesota’s Public Benefit Corporation legislation. The webinar will cover what Public Benefit Corporations are, how they work, and what we are seeing in Minnesota to date. The webinar will also focus on how Public Benefit Corporations are pioneering new social business models to achieve “double-bottom-line” results, capitalizing across sectors and engaging foundations and nonprofits as partners.

Complementing our in-person offerings, MCF offers an educational webinar series focused on issues of importance for 21st century leaders in philanthropy. The Lunch and Learn webinar series will introduce grantmakers to some of the emerging trends in the field and will offer participants resources for continued learning.

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Jeff Ochs is a successful Minnesota entrepreneur. He founded and directed Breakthrough Twin Cities, a fast-expanding nonprofit college access and teacher training program. He then invented and commercialized Snake Oil, a hit educational party game that won the prestigious Mensa Select award and licensed by a major game company. Currently Jeff serves as the executive director of Gopher Angels investment network, manages the University of Minnesota’s discovery capital program at the Office for Technology Commercialization, and provides consultation to impact investors and social businesses through his firm Huli Consulting. Jeff has a master’s in business administration from the Carlson School of Management and a master’s of public policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He played a leadership role in drafting and advocating for Minnesota's Public Benefit Corporation statute, and he was recognized with the 40 Under 40 award by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal in 2015.


Member: $15
Nonmember/Nonprofits/Public: $30
Member Group Rate* with 1-page discussion guide: $65
Nonmember Group Rate* with 1-page discussion guide: $100
*The group rate is great for colleagues who want to watch the webinar together at their office. We’ll provide group registrations with a 1-page discussion guide, so groups can debrief and discuss how to apply the content to their work.