Do You Know Where Your Cash Sleeps At Night?

ON June 28, 2016

Do You Know Where Your Cash Sleeps At Night

Minnesota Council on Foundations

In my second blog post as Minnesota Council on Foundations’ Executive in Residence, I cover a few easy ways to begin impact investing.

Lately, many family foundation members have asked me about the best way to get started in impact investing.

An easy, no-risk way to start is to park your investable cash (up to $250,000 is federally insured) in a “do good” bank. Be careful though, some banks claim to do good, but they don’t.

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Who knew how much I missed business travel? Despite the still-cramped seats, forced close proximity to other humans in a small capsule, and a few crabby passengers, after a 2 year hiatus, it was great to get back on the road. Thank you Impact PHL for giving me an excuse to visit our long-time client The Barra Foundation in Philadelphia. Their Total Impact Summit was invigorating, educational and inspiring, especially seeing all the local funds and Black led developers working to create economic opportunities in the city. Can’t wait to go to San Francisco for SOCAP and the National Center for Family Philanthropy conferences in October. Ping me if you’ll be there!