This month’s blog post is about rethinking where we put our assets and the power of investing locally.
Giving locally makes a lot of sense. We’re lucky in Minnesota to have one of the most generous communities in the country and world.* We also have innovative and effective not-for-profit organizations that make the most of each philanthropic dollar (click here forsome of my favorites and send me yours!).
The latest science says we are living through an “endemic” not a pandemic, anymore (take a listen to Science Friday’s 9/17 podcast). Rather than finding this news thoroughly depressing, I’m doing my best to embrace it. I’ve never thought there would be some kind of magic getting “back” to normal: only “Build Forward Better” as we said in our June, 2021 impact investing conference. So, let’s share what we’ve learned over the last 18 months. I’ve learned that people really do want to take action and explore new ways of addressing society’s ills such as climate change and racial injustice. What did you learn? I’d love to hear. Tweet me @susan_hammel or email or leave a comment below.