Nonprofit Driven 2021: Community Finance for an Equitable Recovery
January 21, 2022
The world of loan financing for nonprofits (and equity for co-operatives) is shifting rapidly, with new sources of investment coming online to support social enterprise development. What is possible if we think “bigger”? For example, what could happen if nonprofits and co-operatives took over for-profit long-term care homes? And how about thinking “smaller,” with lending circles and community finance providing community-led solutions? This session will discuss the nonprofit sector’s role in ensuring that investor-driven financing is accessible to the women-majority nonprofit sector as well as Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities and highlight what to expect in 2022 as the federal Social Finance Fund rolls out. From the Ontario Nonprofit Network‘s Nonprofit Driven 2021 conference.