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Dane County TimeBank's Mutual Aid Networks

by Kelley Buhles

What would it look like if everyone were doing the work they loved, what they felt called to do?

This is the driving question behind the research and development of Mutual Aid Networks (MANs), a project of Dane County TimeBank which was supported in 2014 by the RSF Social Finance (RSF) Seed Fund with a grant of $2,500.

RSF Social Finance Gives $50K to L.A. Arts Non-Profits

Shared Gifting program spurs collaborations, highlights arts service organizations’ support needs
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, February 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce that it has allocated $50,000 in grant funding to six arts service organizations in Los Angeles County. The funding shines a light on a pioneering model of grantmaking, called Shared Gifting, as well as indicates the need for continued support of the groups that work backstage to keep art communities vibrant.

Citi Announces $100 Billion, 10-Year Commitment to Finance Sustainable Growth

LEED Platinum Certification Targeted for Citi Headquarters in New York City
Press Release

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, Citi announced a landmark commitment to lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities that reduce the impacts of climate change and create environmental solutions that benefit people and communities. Citi’s previous $50 billion goal was announced in 2007 and was met three years early in 2013.

The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars: How to Spot One


We’re happy to report that our campaign to add 25 social enterprise stars to our loan portfolio over the next year is generating referrals. It’s also inspired some of our friends to ask, “How would I know a social enterprise star when I see one?”

Microsoft and the Big Dream Movement, Empowering Young Women Around the World

Partnering with the Global Girls Collaborative Project and Iron Way Films, Microsoft is making waves with the Big Dream Movement to help young women break barriers in the STEM education field.

[Editor's Note: Director Kelly Cox and stars from Big Dream will be speaking with leaders from Microsoft, UN Women, and the National Girls Collaborative Project at this year's International Women's Day Forum on March 4, following an exclusive screening of the film. Register here to attend.]

Bank of America and Social Finance Inc. Study Reveals Potential to Expand Services for Military Veterans Through Innovative Pay for Success Programs

New Research Identifies Opportunities to Increase Funding and Collaboration to Scale Effective Services That Measurably Improve the Lives of Veterans and Their Families
Press Release

Feb. 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Bank of America today announced the results of a first-of-its-kind study exploring opportunities to use pay-for-success (PFS) programs and other innovative forms of social financing and impact investing to expand social service programs for U.S. military veterans.

Interviews From the Archives: Mark Finser


Click here to view the previous interview in this series

We have created a mini series of excerpts from our archive of interviews in the RSF Quarterly. Lots of wisdom was shared by these individuals who hold deep ties to the roots of the organization as early trustees and staff members. We chose to focus on aspects around money, spirit, and associative economics as these themes are core to RSF’s history – and very relevant to our work today.

Leaders in Women's Economic Empowerment to Speak at The Empowerment Bridge!

On March 4 - 5, experts committed to women's economic empowerment will explore The Empowerment Bridge: Building a Lifetime of Opportunity for Women and Girls. Space is limited, register now to attend!
Press Release

February 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Join the U.S. Chamber Foundation as we celebrate International Women's Day! Register today for the 5th annual International Women's Day Forum 2015, and hear from leaders dedicated to women's economic empowerment!


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