RSF Social Finance Monthly - July 2011

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RSF Social Finance Monthly - July 2011

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RSF Social Finance Annual Report, Pricing Meeting and more in the latest newsletter


We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2010 RSF Social Finance Annual Report. After taking a look at our year in review, check out what we've been up to in the past month - our most recent quarterly pricing meeting and celebratory dinner at Summerfield Waldorf School, RSF is named one of the Inaugural ImpactAssets 50, and HAPPYBABY is awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Also, save the date for the upcoming Rudolf Steiner Festival, being held on September 25th in San Francisco!


Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 5:30pm

A Year in Review: RSF 2010 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2010 Annual Report. It has been incredibly exciting to reflect on all that has been accomplished in the past year. Building upon the momentum of the 2009 Annual Report, this publication features even more dynamic photos, testimonials, and narrative to illustrate our work. Catch up on highlights from each of our program areas -Investing, Lending, and Giving- accompanied by some inspiring stories from the organizations we support. Also learn more about how we are working to transform the way the world works with money through high touch engagement with the RSF community and our innovative uses of capital.

Click here to download the 2010 Annual Report.


Celebrate Rudolf Steiner: 150 Years Transforming the World

In honor of Rudolf Steiner's 150th birthday, RSF Social Finance is hosting a festival in San Francisco on Sunday, September 25, 2011 to commemorate his life and legacy.

Through food & wine tastings, educational workshops, and art activities, we'll pay tribute to Steiner's accomplishments in the fields of education, farming, art, social and natural sciences, and economics.

The festival will be held at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio, San Francisco from 11am – 4pm.


April and May 2011 Grant Making Activity

One of May’s grantees was Every Person Has a Story (EPHAS) , an organization dedicated to bringing voice to underserved or overlooked groups through photography and creating cross-cultural communities through the sharing of vision and imagery of our own individual worlds. Read the full post on the Reimagine Money blog.


RSF Social Finance Named in Inaugural ImpactAssets 50 List

RSF Social Finance has been named one of the 2011 ImpactAssets 50, a global database of leading private debt and equity fund managers that deliver social and environmental value in addition to financial returns. These managers represent $8.9 billion of capital invested across multiple asset classes, geographies, and impact areas...Read more in the RSF Newsroom.


HAPPYBABY wins Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, NY Region

This is a prestigious award, now in its 25th year and in 50 countries, which rewards companies that set the bar in innovation, financial performance and commitment to business and community. Serving on the judging panel are private investors, regional business leaders and previous award winners. Past winners include Starbucks’ Howard Schultz and eBay’s Pierre Omidyar...Read more in the RSF Newsroom.


RSF Quarterly Pricing Meeting: Embracing Community

Last month RSF held the most recent pricing meeting at the Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm in Santa Rosa, CA. Not only did we have a spirited meeting with RSF staff, borrowers and investors, we also had a phenomenal community dinner on Summerfield’s campus. Read the full post on the Reimagine Money blog.


Two RSF Borrowers Chosen as SVN Innovation Award Finalists

Two members of the RSF community have been chosen as finalists in the 2011 SVN Innovation Award competition. Julie Davies O’Shea of Farmers Conservation Alliance, and Thaleon Tremain of the Pachamama Coffee Cooperative are among 11 finalists recognized as the most promising social ventures and innovative entrepreneurs working to create a more sustainable world...Read more in the RSF Newsroom.


Social Media for Nonprofits Discount

Earlier this year, RSF Social Finance provided support to help produce Nonprofit Management 101 a resource guide delivering easy to implement solutions for organizations seeking to meet mission and maximize impact.

In conjunction with the recent book release, we're able to offer a discount to an upcoming conference series. Get $20 off Social Media for Nonprofits conferences with the "RSF" discount code in Washington, DC (7/14), New York City (8/4), Los Angeles (8/22), Seattle (10/14), Chicago & Atlanta. Keynotes by Beth Kanter, Guy Kawasaki,’s Ami Dar & Reddit's Alexis Ohanian. The program will feature practical tips & tools for fundraising, marketing & advocacy, and will be followed by book release parties for Nonprofit Management 101. Sign up for either or both at


BALLE Community Capital Scholarship Recipients

RSF provided six Community Capital Scholarships for the recent BALLE ‘Place Matters’ Conference held June 14-17 in Bellingham, WA. This is the second year RSF has worked with BALLE to offer scholarships for individuals who are transforming the way their communities work with money. We were again thrilled to assist in making the conference more accessible to people doing exceptional work. Read the full post on the Reimagine Money blog.



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Keywords: Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | BALLE | Finance | HAPPYBABY | IMPACTASSETS 50 | NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT 101 | RSF Social Finance | SRI | Social Venture Network | impact investing | socially responsible investing