Exploring Venture Philanthropy: The New Profit Model

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 9:00am – 10:00am EDT

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Please join this intimate roundtable conversation to learn more about the New Profit Innovation Fund. This conversation is for JFN members who are curious about venture philanthropy, which takes concepts and techniques from venture capital finance and business management and applies them to achieving philanthropic goals. Members interested in this topic and in learning more about the relationship between New Profit and its portfolio organizations are invited to join us for breakfast on Sept 16th from 9:00-10:00 am in NYC.

New Profit is a 16 year-old venture philanthropy firm that has provided early financial and strategic support to more than 40 nonprofit organizations, including Teach For America, Health Leads, KIPP Schools, and Year Up, etc. Its mission is to break down the barriers that stand between people and opportunity in America.

The roundtable will feature brief comments by Eliza Greenberg, the architect of the Innovation Fund, and Mike O'Brien, founder / CEO of iMentor, a NY-based nonprofit in New Profit's portfolio of investments. Half of the hour-long conversation will be reserved for Q and A. Space is extremely limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

At the Jewish Funders Network we’re pleased to engage our members in programs that will grow their philanthropic toolbox.  One of our core values, areyvut, focuses on partnership amongst philanthropists within the Jewish community and beyond. We are pleased to have the opportunity to learn more about venture philanthropy  together with New Profit.