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ReVisioning Value | ReVV 2010: The Intersection of Purpose and Profit

ReVisioning Value 2010

Mercy Corps Northwest is going to be attending the Revisioning Value Conference coming up on April 26th and 27th. We are excited to learn more about social investment and venture philanthropy as ways to catalyze our work in the future. New platforms are crucial for reaching out and accessing external expertise and investment, so we are looking forward to hearing about Social Investment Xchange networks.

These networks are designed to facilitate performance-based philanthropy and social investment while also leveraging larger scale external investment. The first US Social Investment Xchange was Change Xchange, founded here in Portland by Springboard Innovation. It was inspired by Tamzin Ractliffe’s South Africa Social Innovation Exchange (SASIX), which was the world’s first networking platform.

Tamzin is traveling from South Africa to be a featured speaker at ReVisioning Value 2010, a one-day conference that will bring together leaders from the varied fields of impact investing and social innovation to share how new models for both are increasing the flow of capital towards the creation of a more just and sustainable world. There is a lot of cross-over between the South African SASIX organization and Springboard Innovation in Portland. You can check out an interview with ReVV speaker Tamzin Ractliffe from SASIX here: http://socialenterprises.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/tamzin-ractliffe-on-social-profits-new-frontiers-in-social-investing/.

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