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Power, Change & Money

Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva.org– the world’s first peer-to-peer online microlending website – will be speaking on April 12th in Portland. In 2009 she started ProFounder, an online platform specifically for US entrepreneurs to leverage capital for their businesses from a community of investors, including friends, family and connections through social media networks.

Our Executive Director, John Haines, will be introducing her on the 12th. Kiva.org is one of the organizations we’ve been looking at as we explore the possibilities for community social investment here in Portland with our small business clients. The ReVisioning 2010 Conference is going to be another good chance to explore those ideas at the end of April. If you want to join in on that conversation, you can register for the conference at revisioningvalue.org. We have a code for a 20% discount (ask Anu at asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org for it). More information about Jessica’s presentation is at the Mercy Corps Action Center site.

Jessica Jackley
Power, Change and Money: The Phenomenon of Kiva.org
Monday, April 12, 2010, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
First Baptist Church, SW 12th and Taylor, Portland
Purchase tickets ($20.00) at www.illahee.org/lectures/tickets2010 or call 503-222-2719

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