Is Impact Investing a Good Strategy for Your Organization?
Tuesday, November 12
11 a.m. Pacific Time
By now, you've probably heard the term "impact investing." But what does impact investing mean for nonprofits, and how are they using it? In this 60-minute webinar, Will Jacobsen, senior director of strategic investments and investor relations at Kiva Capital, and Ken Tsunoda, vice president of development at TechSoup, will talk about these topics:
- What impact investing means for nonprofits
- The pros and cons of impact investing
- How nonprofits can participate in impact investing
- How Kiva and TechSoup are using impact investing, and other use cases
- Finding the right strategic partnerships in a highly regulated field
- Resources and takeaways to help you get started
About the Speakers
Will Jacobsen, Senior Director, Strategic Investments and Investor Relations, Kiva
Will joined Kiva in 2018 after 4 years at MicroVest Capital Management. Prior to MicroVest, Will set up Tanamera Capital, a sustainable agriculture manager based in Uruguay. At the start of his career Will spent almost 10 years in capital markets at Citi, Wells Fargo and Raymond James. Danish-American, Will was born in Tokyo and raised in Singapore, Denmark, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Will is a graduate of Drew University with a degree in Economics and Spanish.
Ken Tsunoda, VP of Development, TechSoup
As vice president of development, Ken Tsunoda directs investment, grants management, and foundation relationships at TechSoup while also providing guidance to build NGOsource as the leading resource for grantmakers to obtain equivalency determinations.
With a career in management for nonprofit organizations, technology startups, and leading global firms, Ken brings informed experience to his role. He previously served as executive director of Sager Family Foundation, which incubates social ventures in conflict areas, including Rwanda, the West Bank, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He worked as executive director of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Peace Action Network, a nonprofit initiative that mobilizes a global network of 20,000 business leaders to make an impact on issues such as regional conflict, poverty, education, and the environment. Other roles have included managing director at California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (a nonprofit economic development program) and international business positions in the United States and Japan.