RSF Social Finance, Tides, Tides Canada and Renewal present


March 22-25, 2012
Cavallo Point
Sausalito, California

Please join us for our seventh annual Play BIG: an intimate gathering designed to inspire and inform people with large capital reserves who seek to align their money more fully with their values.

With its model of interactive inquiry among financial peers and experts in strategic philanthropy and impact investing, Play BIG opens doors to new ways of using your money to effect the change you seek in the world.

 "Encouragement swells in me to hear all the stories...
Sometimes I'm tired by my own visions; being in a circle of pioneers has encouraged me in a new way."

- Participant, 2011

What to Expect

In an intimate setting, participants’ own stories, aspirations and insights are at the core of the Play BIG experience.  A team of supportive and experienced social investment experts, strategic thinkers and financial advisors are also an essential part of the convening. Through creative self-reflection, strategic planning sessions, case studies and one-on-one consultations, attendees explore questions of vision and mission as well as the nuts and bolts of activating wealth to stimulate social and environmental change. Click here for agenda highlights.

“If money is like color on a palette,
 at Play BIG I see how people paint like Picasso. It's
 frightening and exciting to paint my own picture.”

– Participant, 2011

Featured Play BIG Stories

We are pleased to welcome Mitch and Freada Kapor, who will share how they invest and give with a mission to level the playing field. Their particular focus is on low-income communities of color.




Click to view the Play BIG invitation.

Presented by:

RSF Social Finance is a community of investors, donors, and social entrepreneurs dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. Since 1984, RSF has provided over $230 million in loans and over $100 million in grants to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.

Tides is a values based, social-change platform that leverages individual and institutional leadership and investment to positively impact local and global communities.  Tides facilitates effective grantmaking with individuals, families, government agencies, foundations and corporations.  In 2010 Tides granted nearly $150 million to U.S. and international organizations.  Tides further supports the social-change sector by providing fiscal sponsorship for over 200 groups across the country.

Tides Canada provides uncommon solutions for the common good by leading and supporting actions that foster a healthy environment and just society. Providing a range of philanthropic advisory services, Tides Canada’s donor advised funds support and enable donors to shape their legacy and increase the efficiency of their philanthropy. Our team – with backgrounds in philanthropy, business, government, environmental organizations and academia – is committed to helping donors build high-impact, tailored grant-making strategies.