Invest In Your Street, Not Just Wall Street

ON January 19, 2017

Invest In Your Street, Not Just Wall Street

Minnesota Council on Foundations

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!).

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What I'm doing now

When COVID-19 and the ensuing economic disruption hit, I worried that impact investing would recede as investors sought comfort in old-style investing and social entrepreneurs kept their day jobs. Luckily, my worries were for naught: more investors are interested in doing good and doing well. More philanthropists are looking for innovative ways to address the multiple crises we face: health, economic, racial, civic, climate, and rural. Social entrepreneurs are launching and growing their ideas to address the world's problems. These leaders give me hope!