This virtual course is designed for social entrepreneurs, whether leading a for-profit or a nonprofit venture, who see impact investing as a possible new source of financing for their business.
It will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to navigate the types of capital and potential sources in the investing field. You will learn the best practice processes of preparing, soliciting, and receiving investments for your social venture. You will also develop your own venture pitch that is appropriate for the investors you intend to approach.
101: Raising Capital: Is Impact Investing Right for You?This is an overview of the field and provides a way to assess your own readiness for investing
201: Deep Dive into Impact Investing SourcesWho, What and How it all works
301: Investor CommunicationsDue Diligence preparation + Understanding & preparing for the pitch
Presenting your pitch
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. Customized sessions offered to individual institutions, businesses, and conferences.
Danielle St. Luce
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.