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Who is the L3C Entrepreneur?
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Marc Lane provides his insight and expertise regarding L3C opportunities in this researched whitepaper written and published by interSector Partners, L3C. Click here to view the whitepaper. Whitepaper Excerpt: These are merely a fraction of the wide spectrum of ideas, fields and structures being created as L3Cs. According to Marc Lane, a Chicago...
Caryn's Take-Aways from Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Hard to believe it's been nearly three weeks since the Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise 2010 ( conference in Miami. Between a mini-vacation, getting back in the swing of things, Spartans in the Final Four and taxes, the time has flown by, and I'm glad to have a moment this morning to reflect on the key themes and messages I...
People. Planet. Profit. Blog
Sunday, March 7, 2010
From the February 28, 2010 Issue People. Planet. Profit. Blog By: Left Brain/Right Brain Productions Welcome to the first edition of "People. Planet. Profit.", the monthly publication of Left Brain/Right Brain Productions' official blog. Featuring inspiring people in media and entertainment, stories from around the planet, and best practices for...
Socially Responsible Investing
Sunday, March 7, 2010
From the March 1, 2010 Issue Socially Responsible Investing Socially responsible investing, also known as socially-conscious or ethical investing, describes an investment strategy which seeks to maximize both financial return and social good. In general, socially responsible investors favor corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship,...
Nonprofits benefit from for-profit practices
Monday, December 28, 2009
Seth Weinberger has built a local educational foundation into a million-dollar social enterprise serving about 30,000 underprivileged students in 15 states, proving that not every nonprofit is struggling these days....
Dozens of Companies Are Sprouting With the Same Goal: Doing Good
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
In the bad economy, many companies struggle to make any profit at all. But now dozens of companies - many seeking the help of grant makers - are getting started with a deliberate goal that making money is a secondary concern. The primary aim is to offer social benefits, or as the grant maker who helped coin the idea says, to create "the for-profit with a nonprofit soul."...
New corporate structure could give social entrepreneurs new funding stream
Monday, August 10, 2009
Illinois is among the first states to pass an L3C law. Vermont passed the first law on April 30, 2008, and now lists about 60 L3Cs in the state database, including a chess camp, theater, alternative energy companies, publishers, food companies and numerous consulting firms. The law, signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week, allows the incorporation of low-profit, limited-liability companies, or L3Cs, a new hybrid structure for for-profit ventures that have a primary goal of achieving a socially beneficial purpose. ...
SRI Plows the Path to Profitability
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Socially responsible investing is no longer solely the province of college professors who want to save the world. It's evolving and going mainstream in a big way. And a growing chorus of non-idealistic institutional investors has decided that it's not just noble, it's good business. Advisors need to know about the trends that have intertwined under the broad umbrella of SRI investing in order to help clients interested in going down this path. ...
Steans advances new socially responsible for-profit organizations
Friday, April 3, 2009

State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) was pleased to see Senate Bill 239 unanimously pass out of Senate this week. The low-profit, limited liability company is a hybrid of a nonprofit and for-profit organization. Chicago attorney and financial advisor Marc J. Lane, the President of the Chicago Chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance, predicts that "L3Cs will leverage foundations' program-related investments to access trillions of dollars of market-driven capital for ventures with modest financial prospects, but the possibility of major social impact.

Thursday, September 4, 2008
Non-profits and Social Entrepreneurship Social entrepreneurships and non-for-profit organization are becoming an increasing trend in today's society. The panel discusses entrepreneurs forming ventures to create social change in the community, social responsibility, and non-profit organizations engaging in social causes and money making activities. The...
Double Duty
Monday, September 1, 2008
Suppose you work for a foundation that is focused on healthcare for inner-city kids. The organization gives 5 percent away as traditional grants to start a reading center or to hire teachers to work after-school hours. That is admirable, but it could do more. The foundation could put the rest of its portfolio to work by lending part of it out to fund the building of a literary center or invest in textbook publishers. ...
How to Recognize Elder Abuse and Protect Its Victims
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The victimization of the elderly, often by a spouse or adult child, is virtually a national epidemic. A complex mix of psychological, social, and economic influences contributes to elder maltreatment in more than 2 million American homes every year. See Linnear Ward Griffin and Oliver J. Williams, Abuse Among African-American...
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