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  • Insert picture of national gathering – full tent, or logos of presenting companies
  • Collapse into fewer bullets Categories of what’s happening Add specific examples to categories Bring map over to here We can’t manage all of this in a centralized form – Have to play this one carefully, we’re playing catch up here… National provides coordination of efforts

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  • SOCAP 2010 www.slowmoney.org
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  • The Age of Hockey Sticks CO 2 Population NYSE Trading Volume Processing Speed VC Returns
  • “ As it circulates the globe with ever-accelerating speed, money is sucking oxygen out of the air, fertility out of the soil and culture out of local communities.” -- Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money
  • “ The wealthier a society, the more difficult it becomes to do things that do not have an immediate payback.” -- E.F. Schumacher
  • Economy  Ecology Industrial  Agrarian Linear  Cyclical Markets  Places Globalization  Localization Restorative Economics Food Philanthropy Investment
  • PRINCIPLES TRANSACTIONS RELATIONSHIPS
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  • The Movement
    • Within a decade, billions of dollars per year from local investors into small food enterprises that are building the soil of a restorative economy.
    • From venture capital to nurture capital --entrepreneurial finance that supports soil fertility, sense of place, diversity and nonviolence.
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  • Real food, real farms, real community
  • Strategy
    • Leverage the power of local & national networks
    • Create innovative for-profit & non-profit financial products and services
    Local Networks Debt & Equity Vehicles National Networks Soil Trust
    • Fundraising & Deal Flow
    • PR Campaigns & Media
    • Thought leadership & Publishing
    • Education & capacity building
    • Entrepreneur Showcases
      • Santa Fe – 350 people, 34 states and 6 countries. 26 entrepreneurs presented, $260,000 invested flow
      • Shelburne Farms – 600 people, 26 entrepreneurs presented, $1.5 million+ invested
    National Networks
    • Regional gatherings & entrepreneur showcases
    • Local investing & fundraising
    • Local fund creation
    • Food Systems Assessment & local knowledge
    • Pilot programs
    • Membership outreach
    Local Initiatives
    • BSW - “Slow” Municipal bonds
    • RSF – Investment fund, CDs & Loans
    • Calvert – Loans
    • Mission Markets – Individual private equity placement
    • Portfolio 21 – Equity fund
    • Different products for different people
    For Profit Investment Products
    • If four million Americans contribute $35 per annum to the NRA, will one million Americans contribute $25 per annum to the Soil Trust?
    • Donation in - Investment out
    • Guarantees, Co-investment, Seed capital, Grants
    • 100% MRI Foundation
    • A new generation of foundations whose primary purpose is investing
    The Soil Trust “
  • BIOPHILIA INVISIBLE HAND MORAL SENTIMENTS
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    • Take the Next Steps
    • Sign the Slow Money Principles:
            • http://bit.ly/SlowPrinciples
    • Become a Member:
            • http://bit.ly/JoinSM
    • Read the Book:
            • Order the just released paperback from Chelsea Green .