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Interview with Chrystel Cornelius, President and CEO of Oweesta Ann Whittemore of Highlands SRI introduced me to Chrystel at Swift Foundation’s San Francisco office. Chrystel struck me right away. She was a fast talking woman with numbers. She had an ingenious approach to capitalizing a network...

Interview with Paul Lacerte, Managing Partner for the Raven Indigenous Impact Fund  In 2017, I heard about Raven Indigenous Capital Partners from the McConnell Foundation. Elaine Rassmussen and I met with Stephen Nairne and Paul LaCerte in 2018 in Vancouver and learned about their emerging fund...

Interview with Seed Commons Fund staff members Brendan Martin, Co-Director, Ed Whitfield, Board and Investment Committee Member and Senior Fellow, and Marnie Thompson, Senior Fellow Systems Strategist I met Brendan Martin through the Working World, his longtime initiative to bring non-extractive finance to businesses in Argentina...

Interview with Laina Raveendran Greene, Founder and CEO of Angels of Impact   Topher Wilkens introduced me to Laina at the Santa Cruz Impact Meetup. I was six weeks into launching Integrated Capital Investing and was intimidated by the circle of young, smart go-getters in the room....

Interview with Noni Session, Executive Director, and Annie McShiras, Investment & Fundraising Director for the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative I first read about East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative in a blog by Nwamaka Agbo. Nwamaka worked to support EBPREC in their early organizing...

Interview with Lolita Nunn, Investor Relations Officer for the Fair Food Fund Network I was first introduced to Oran Hesterman, the founder, and CEO of the national nonprofit Fair Food Network, at a Sustainable Food Systems and Agriculture Funders conference. He was piloting the Fair Food...

Interview with David Lynn, CEO and Co-Founder of Mission Driven Finance I first met David Lynn and Mission Driven Finance via email. Their application to be considered as a Transformative 25 Fund was one of the first I reviewed that was outside of my experience with...

Interview with Bill Stoddart, Co-Founder of HomeStake Founders Fund  In 2017 when I joined the Just Economy Institute, the cohort was dominated by women, with a strong representation of people of color. In fact, it is the one finance space I’ve experienced where being a cis-white...

Interview with Blake Jones, Founder & President of Kachuwa Impact Fund Erik Schultz, a fellow financial activist, Just Economy Institute colleague (formerly the RSF Integrated Capital Institute) and philanthropic colleague at Arthur B. Schultz Foundation introduced me to Blake Jones and Kachuwa Impact Fund. Erik has...

Interview with Janice St. Onge, President and Board Member, for the Flexible Capital Fund, L3C I met Janice through the Just Economy Institute alumnae network. She is full of energy for integrated capital approaches and her work at the Flexible Capital Fund is an illustration of...