Category Archives: Social Capital Markets

Spreading the Social Capital Market Idea

Earlier this week, Liquidnet, the sponsor of the Tactical Philanthropy track at the Social Capital Markets conference, offered a free conference ticket to the Tactical Philanthropy reader who offered the best idea for mainstreaming the Social Capital Markets concept. The deadline was last night and Liquidnet has just informed me that they’ve selected the following [...]

Free Ticket to Social Capital Markets Conference

Liquidnet is the financial technology company sponsoring the Tactical Philanthropy track at SoCap and the organizer of the recent Markets for Giving workshop. They’ve just informed me that they would like to give away a free SoCap ticket (which usually sells for $1,200) to a Tactical Philanthropy reader. Since the conference starts on Monday, we’re [...]

Sean Stannard-Stockton Talks Social Capital Markets Conference

Here’s a brief video interview with me talking about the upcoming Social Capital Markets conference and the Tactical Philanthropy track that I am curating. Hope to see you there! You can still register for the conference, October 4-6 in San Francisco, here. Click here to watch the video if you are viewing this in an [...]

When to Invest & When to Give

This is part two of a six part series exploring the sessions in the Tactical Philanthropy track at the Social Capital Markets conference. Session Description: When to Invest & When to Give For all the talk of producing a blend of social and financial value through giving and investing, little is known about when a [...]

The Lessons of Behavioral Finance: Understanding & Overcoming Barriers to Impact Investing

This is part two of a six part series exploring the sessions in the Tactical Philanthropy track at the Social Capital Markets conference. Session Description: The Lessons of Behavioral Finance: Understanding & Overcoming Barriers to Impact Investing Impact Investing challenges the conventional separation of asset growth from charitable distribution and raises interesting questions about strategic [...]

Scaling Social Impact

This is part one of a six part series exploring the sessions in the Tactical Philanthropy track at the Social Capital Markets conference. Session Description: Scaling Social Impact In business, scaling requires companies to increase their organizational capacity and output in order to generate greater profits. Nonprofit organizations can scale social impact by not only [...]

Social Capital Markets Conference: Tactical Philanthropy Track

First of all, I want to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped me design the Tactical Philanthropy track at the Social Capital Markets conference. From the idea crowdsourcing we did earlier this year to the many conversations I had with members of the Tactical Philanthropy community, the final track design is very [...]

In Support of Panel Discussions

My request for input on ways we could structure the Tactical Philanthropy track at the SoCap conference so that we move beyond potentially boring panel discussions has generated some solid, supportive ideas. But I just got the following email from Ken Berger, CEO of Charity Navigator (published with his permission): Ken writes: My basic assumption [...]

Best Philanthropy Speakers

In light of my last post looking for how to structure the most engaging conference sessions, I have another question. Who are the most amazing, dynamic and engaging speakers you’ve ever seen talk about philanthropy, the social sector and social capital markets? Too often, people end up on panels or giving presentations because they are [...]

Remixing the Social Capital Markets Conference

A month ago we announced that Tactical Philanthropy Advisors was partnering with the Social Capital Markets conference to produce a Tactical Philanthropy track at this year’s conference. I subsequently offered up a list of eight panel concepts and received outstanding input from many of you on which panels were of most interest. We’re now preparing [...]