New Website and Twitter from Vancity Community Foundation

Renewal’s friends at Vancity Community Foundation are pleased to announce a new website and Twitter account.

Check them out:

Follow on Twitter -!/vancitycommfdn

Joel Solomon Joins RSF Social Finance as Entrepreneur-at-Large

Joel Solomon has joined RSF Social Finance as Entrepreneur-at-Large. With two decades of impact investing experience, Joel will leverage his community connections to support RSF's growth.

Growing Local Wealth in Vancouver through Social Venture Networking

An inspirational write-up in Granvile Magazine about the Social Venture Network Local Gathering last month.

Growing local wealth in Vancouver through social venture networking
By Emily Jubenvill, March 11, 2011
Granville Magazine

Vancouver is quickly becoming a hub for social ventures and community investing where a triple-bottom-line approach ensures business is giving back to the community

I didn't really know what to expect as I rode the quiet elevator up to Joel and Dana Bass Solomon's Downtown Eastside apartment. The occasion: the Social Venture Network Local Gathering, an evening of networking with people from some of North America's top values-based investment firms, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Social Enterprise Dragons Call for Letters of Intent (LOI)

The Social Enterprise Dragons event is a special business case contest where three social enterprises pitch their key business opportunity or challenge to an expert panel. Prizes include the opportunity to work with JDQ Systems Inc. (leading business performance improvement consultants) to solve their enterprise challenge, a technical assistance grant of $2,500 from enp, and a $15,000 funding award from Vancity Community Foundation to implement solutions.

Social Enterprise Dragons

April 27 – 28, 2011
Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, BC

Through a popular Letters of Intent (LOI) process, the Social Enterprise Dragons event selects case study presentations from three local social enterprises each year. The groups then share their story with an expert panel and an audience of their peers in an evening that begins with a cocktail reception and market place before moving onto the presentations. Each group receives feedback from the panel, with the goal of creating learning through tangible experiences, for both the audience and the presenters.

The event delivers three awards;

Our Spaces, Our Places: Buying, Leasing & Sharing Space

November 8 – 9, 2010
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Vancouver, BC

Join a diverse gathering of not-for-profits, funders, investors, government and real estate professionals working together to find solutions that provide quality, secure, mission-enhancing workspace for community organizations.

Social Change Institute: Tools. Leadership. Connection.

October 20 – 24, 2010
Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC
SCI gathers seasoned and emerging leaders with thinkers and trainers from the change making world.  SCI is an invitational conference designed to strengthen capacity, collaborations, and success of the sector.  SCI offers invaluable workshops, creative practices, dialogue circles, and community building that will enhance your organizational effectiveness.

Industrial Alliance to Enter Socially Responsible Investing Marketplace Through a Long-term Strategic Relationship with Vancity

Industrial Alliance to Enter Socially Responsible Investing Marketplace Through a Long-term Strategic Relationship with Vancity.
Vancity to retain unique, industry-leading SRI investment approach through sub-advisor relationship.

Lunch Lecture with Gabor Mate

November 19, 2009
UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC
Healing the Hungry Ghost: Addiction, Suffering and Possibility in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside with Gabor Mate, M.D
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