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Impact investing 101 for Foundation Trustees & Executives
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EDT
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Impact Investing 101
for Foundation Trustees & Executives

Presented by the Georgia Social Impact Collaborative
in partnership with the Southeastern Council of Foundations

Tuesday, September 19, 20179:00am–3:30pm (ET)
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
191 Peachtree St. NW (10th floor) • Atlanta, GA 30303 

On Tuesday, September 19, the Georgia Social Impact Collaborative will host an Impact Investing 101 workshop that will give you an understanding of what impact investing is and the many ways you and the foundation you represent can engage in it. We will share success stories from Georgia and beyond, review what you need to get started and assess how we can help cultivate the impact investing ecosystem in our state. Trustees and executives are encouraged to attend! 

Leading the workshop will be two highly experienced impact investing professionals: 

  Sandra Mikush, who after 25 years at the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, established a philanthropic consulting practice focused on impact investing. She is the co-founder of the Just Transition Fund, which directs national philanthropic resources to coal communities making the transition to a new energy economy.
Lisa Richter, a managing partner and co-founder of Avivar Capital, also co-founded and led GPS Capital Partners, a national consultancy assisting foundations and other institutions to design and execute impact investing strategies. She authored the Grantmakers In Health Guide Impact Investing, co-authored Equity Advancing Equity (a guide to community foundation impact investing) and co-authored a rural community foundation impact investing guide.

Even if you’re not sure impact investing is for you, this is a great opportunity to learn about a transformative trend in philanthropy and connect with Georgia funders seeking new tools and tactics for creating change. 

Registration for this event is now open! We hope you can join us!


What is the Georgia Social Impact Collaborative (GSIC)? We are a group of funders, investors, entrepreneurs and advisors who share an interest in developing a stronger and more vibrant impact investing ecosystem in our state. We work to:

  • Connect and build relationships among philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and impact investors from the public and private sectors.
  • Inspire a surge in social impact investing and a vibrant pipeline of opportunities that align social capital with social needs.
  • Provide a platform for social changemakers to share stories and inspire others. 

The Georgia Social Impact Collaborative is led by an all-volunteer steering committee: 

  • Sam Moss, Senior Director of Finance, Cousins Foundation; Executive-in-Residence, Goizueta Business School
  • Brian Cayce, Venture Capitalist, Gray Ghost Ventures
  • Mark Crosswell, Managing Director, Social Impact Strategy, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Charlton Cunningham, Executive Director, Startup Atlanta
  • Diana Champ Davis, VP of Capacity and CFO, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • John Hardman, Managing Director, Internative Investment Group
  • Suzanna Stribling, Executive Director, Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation; Chair, Georgia Grantmakers Alliance
  • David Weitnauer, President, R.H. Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
  • Jeff Woodward, Partner, Taylor, English, Duma, LLP
  • Lesley Grady, EVP-Community, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (community advisor)
 Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree St. NW · Suite 2080 · Atlanta, GA · 30303 · (404) 524-0911

The Southeastern Council of Foundations strives to support Members and grantmakers with access to education, resources and networking by serving as a convener and facilitator, offering a diverse range of voices and perspectives. We do not endorse colleague organization views, but rather aim to provide access to a broad range of information and resources to increase grantmaking impact and develop philanthropic leaders throughout the region.