Cogent U is a series of trainings that will help build awareness for the needs of Impact Investing in our communities. Through a combination of experimental and traditional learning, Cogent U will equip you with the tools you need to pursue this field and it’s many facets, whether you’re a foundation, investor, or social entrepreneur.
Impact Investing 101 for Foundations: What is it and how do foundations engage?
Impact Investing 201: How do foundations do impact Investing?
Impact Investing 301: How to integrate this new knowledge into our work
The first round of Cogent U is tailored towards foundations. We know how hard and overwhelming it can be to learn about Impact Investing. Does your foundation struggle with:
If that's you and your foundation, then Cogent U can help! You will be able to find opportunities to invest and help your foundation make progress towards impact alignment of all assets.
We will be hosting three sessions in total:
This includes two individual one-hour consultation sessions with Cogent Consulting team members of your choice, scheduled between group sessions or shortly thereafter. Seats are limited.
Overview and hot topics in Impact Investing with real examples of how foundations are engaging
The steps a foundation typically takes to apply their impact priorities and mission-aligned strategies to investing
Strategies and practices to make impact investment decisions
After taking Cogent U, you will be able to learn how to discuss Impact Investing topics with financial staff, committee members, and advisors, seek out opportunities to make impact investments, and help your foundation make progress toward impact alignment of all assets.
With impact investing on the rise, there is a demand for more in-depth information from experts in the field. This is where Cogent U comes in! As a foundation, you can not only play a critical role in Impact Investing but help arm the next wave of Impact Investing professionals.