As per: http://www.momentum.org/microloans
Micro Business Loans
Are you having trouble borrowing money to start your business? Earning a low income or having poor credit can prevent you from accessing financing. Momentum can help with character-based loans that provide financing where banks and lending institutions do not.
Place2Give.com – A one-stop-giving solution where you can search, match and donate to Canadian charities. It is the most comprehensive and trusted database of publicly sourced and private charity research in Canada. The system directly targets the $4.4 Billion donated annually by private individuals via online services. Place2Give helps donors make better decisions.
Learn more at: http://www.place2give.com/AboutUs.aspx
Dexterity Consulting – Helping donors make informed decisions about their charitable giving. Dexterity Consulting is Canada’s first Philanthropic Brokerage firm. It acts as a conduit between philanthropists and businesses and the organizations that share their core values.
To learn more visit: http://www.dexterityconsulting.ca/mission
As per: http://www.delivergood.org/about
To build efficiencies into the charitable giving process by connecting charities and non-profits who need stuff with people and companies who have stuff.
Founded in 2009 and launched in May of 2010, DeliverGood is a web utility built to streamline and maximize the charitable giving process. DeliverGood facilitates a process to connect non-profit organizations who need stuff with individuals and businesses who have stuff.
Learn more at: http://www.delivergood.org/about
This City has been good to us.
Giving back is an opportunity to strengthen the community
we all share.
Launched in 2000, Social Venture Partners Calgary has raised $1.55 million for direct investment with our investees and provided thousands of hours of volunteer time and expertise to those nonprofit organizations.
Envisioning a philanthropic community that values venture capital practices, the Social Venture Partners model was launched by Paul Brainerd, Aldus Corporation founder and president, in Seattle, Washington in 1997. This model became known as venture philanthropy.
SVP works much the way venture capital does, by investing both time and expertise in a multi-year partnership with nonprofits helping where they need it.
SVP creates growth in both the orgnaizations it helps and the partners who are helping.
Come join us! All are welcome.
As per http://slowmoneyalberta.org/about/
Slow Money Alberta was started in 2011 by Mary Ellen and Andreas Grueneberg and some like-minded community members. The Grueneberg’s had signed the Slow Money principles in 2009 and were excited to attend a lecture given by Woody Tasch in March of 2011 in Calgary and decided that if Slow Money was going to come to Alberta they had to make it happen.
They worked over the spring and summer of that year to form a group of committed individuals with skills to offer, launched a Facebook group and later a website. They sought the help of securities and investment experts and finalized an investment vehicle that could deliver investors to qualifying farms.
Investors typically are concerned citizens interested in investing as if food, farms and fertility matter and ARE able to modify their expectations about what “return on investment” will look like. They are willing to expect a smaller return, typically 2% for cash, or 4 -5% if receiving product as payback or a combination.
Qualifying farms must meet stringent criteria and demonstrate due diligence and transparency in their financial documents and history. No start-up farms will be considered.