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Going Deep Into Capital Access for Businesses Led by People of Color

Going Deep Into Capital Access for Businesses Led by People of Color

On March 22, 2024

It is easy to make assumptions about why some businesses succeed and others fail. We can blame lack of knowledge or expertise. We can pass judgements...

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Annual Benefits Report, CY 2023

Annual Benefits Report, CY 2023

On January 16, 2024

After 20 years in business, Cogent Consulting converted to a Specific Benefit Corporation on December 18th, 2018. We are an independent, strategic, financial, and impact investing...

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Activating Individual Investors for Impact

Activating Individual Investors for Impact

On November 05, 2023

What We Learned in 2023 and What’s Next When we mapped, convened, and grew the Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem in 2016-2018 we identified a substantial...

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Due Diligence 2.0 and Beyond

Due Diligence 2.0 and Beyond

On March 13, 2023

By Danielle St. Luce, Investment Associate, Cogent Consulting PBC The last few years have seen new organizations and emerging funds use racial equity as part of...

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Annual Benefits Report, CY 2022

Annual Benefits Report, CY 2022

On January 13, 2023

After 20 years in business, Cogent Consulting converted to a Specific Benefit Corporation in 2018.We are an independent, strategic, financial, and impact investing firm empoweringpurpose-driven organizations....

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So You Want To Be A Consultant?

So You Want To Be A Consultant?

On January 04, 2023

Top tips from our founder, Susan Hammel, after 25 years of succesful consulting.

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What Susan Was Doing in November

What Susan Was Doing in November

On November 18, 2022

Top of my mind these days is investing in line with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion values. Many institutions promised bold moves after George Floyd was murdered. Who...

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Activating Individual Investors for Impact

Activating Individual Investors for Impact

On November 11, 2022

Part of Cogent’s commitment is to make a lasting impact through changing the way people think about money – thinking beyond the individual level to the...

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Minnesota Impact Investing Initiative Results in 500 Affordable Homes

Minnesota Impact Investing Initiative Results in 500 Affordable Homes

On October 13, 2022

Over $112 million in capital invested in low-income communities as Minnesota faces one of America’s largest wealth gaps The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) and several...

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Workaholic TerriB’s Top 10 Tips to “Retire”

Workaholic TerriB’s Top 10 Tips to “Retire”

On October 06, 2022

I “retired” in June 2014 after working since I was age 15.  Most of my adult life I worked in a leadership role in philanthropy and...

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