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Microfinance org intros

  1. 1. microfinance day introduction to organizations
  2. 2. NOW
  3. 3. la cocina social innovation is what’s cooking <ul><li>est. 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>a business incubator </li></ul><ul><li>clients: low-income food entrepreneurs in the mission district, esp. women, ethnic minorities, immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to clients: affordable commercial kitchen space and business support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to community: delicious ethnic cuisine, creates jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>food sold locally, nationally, internationally </li></ul>
  4. 5. pacific community ventures grow a business, grow a community <ul><li>est. 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>a business incubator </li></ul><ul><li>clients: low- and middle-income business owners, socially-conscious investors </li></ul><ul><li>services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to business owners: give advice and connect them with financial resources (= money) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to investors: give up-to-date information on socially responsible investing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to community: foster small businesses, create jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1,000 entrepreneurs, 15,000 jobs in CA: </li></ul><ul><li>the Bay Area, LA, San Diego and the Central Valley </li></ul>
  5. 7. delancey street “each one, teach one” <ul><li>est. 1971 </li></ul><ul><li>no staff – completely run by the people it serves </li></ul><ul><li>clients: ex-offenders, recovering drug addicts, former prostitutes, the formerly homeless </li></ul><ul><li>services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to clients: housing, employment, educational support, job training, credit union (bank) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to community: successful businesses, crime prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>expandable model: in SF, LA, NY, NC, MA, rural NM </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Café </li></ul><ul><li>Catering </li></ul><ul><li>Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Printing </li></ul><ul><li>Handicrafts </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Moving & Trucking </li></ul><ul><li>Paratransit </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Screening Room </li></ul><ul><li>Specialty Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Xmas Trees & d Decorating </li></ul>
  7. 9. twitter “the best way to discover what’s new in your world” <ul><li>est. 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>a powerful social media tool </li></ul><ul><li>clients: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>175 million users worldwide, 6 languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>both individuals and businesses/organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>platform for communication: tweets, pictures, links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>used to promote products, services, good causes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can make purchases / donate through twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>95 million tweets / day </li></ul>

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