In Episode 75 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Stephanie Gripne, Founder and Executive Director of the Impact Finance Center. The IFC is a multi-university nonprofit academic center that identifies, trains, and activates individuals and organizations to become impact investors, helping them better align their assets with their values. Stephen and Stephanie talk about educating investors and rethinking nonprofit finance.
Dr. Stephanie Gripne is an academic entrepreneur, impact investor, researcher, educator & the creative force behind Impact Finance Center, Impact Investing Institute, Investor Clubs, Impact Investing Giving Circles, and Who’s Who in Impact Investing and the vision to catalyze the National Impact Investing Marketplace to catalyze $1T of investment. Stephanie founded Impact Finance Center in 2012. Stephanie sets the vision and provides leadership for the entire organization while focusing on business development, client engagement, and industry thought leadership through her research, writing, and speaking.
On how people can make impact today:
I’ve never felt more hopeful in what’s possible. It’s a heavy time to be walking the planet Earth right now with everything happening. From weather to war to civil rights issues and fire and climate. We have the answers. The answers are here. Pick your place or team on how you’re going to help out, whether it’s within a nonprofit, or you’re a donor, or funder, whatever, and become a leader in your community. Reach out. There’s a bunch of us that will help connect you to the right resources and tools. If you want to learn, we’ll help you learn and get there. The biggest part is, we all need to have a sense of agency that we can actually take an action and will actually be able to make the world a better place.
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