Category Archives: SoCap10

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 […]

Nonprofit Analysis: Beyond Metrics

This is part six of a six part series exploring the sessions in the Tactical Philanthropy track at the Social Capital Markets conference. Session Description: Nonprofit Analysis: Beyond Metrics Over the last few years, mainstream nonprofit analysts and rating groups have moved beyond simplistic metrics like the "overhead expense ratio." Join three of these groups, […]

Decriminalizing Fundraising

This is part four of a six part series exploring the sessions in the Tactical Philanthropy track at the Social Capital Markets conference. Session Description: Decriminalizing Fundraising Fundraising is generally seen as "asking donors for a favor." But what if fundraising is in fact no different from raising investment capital or selling a well-vetted product? […]

Individual Donors Practicing Unconstrained Philanthropy

This is part three of a six part series exploring the sessions in the Tactical Philanthropy track at the Social Capital Markets conference. Session Description: Individual Donors Practicing Unconstrained Philanthropy Many of the most well known, active participants in the social capital markets are institutions. But individual donors have fewer institutional constraints and can bear […]

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 […]