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SPECTRUM reflections on expanding the impact economy

Building an inclusive, expansive economy is a daily practice. This work happens through big commitments and small actions as well. Prompted by Spectrum‘s conference moderator, Nadia Brigham, to find a partner for a listening exercise, a Black woman of a similar age to me a few rows up turned to scan the area and made […]

Storytelling for Change: Going Beyond Diversity to Create Belonging at Work

Recently, our communications team completed the Storytelling for Change course, a free eight-week online course led by global changemakers Acumen. We expected to learn strategies to better communicate with the public, but we walked away with so much more than that. We ended up with a stronger understanding of our own personal stories and how […]

Thoughts from the Road: Small Business Drives Strong Communities Across the Country

David and I spent National Small Business Week on the road in New York; Columbus, Ohio; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We spoke with stakeholders from different walks of life who all recognize the transformative power of small business from varied angles. Let me tell you. It was wild. Mental gymnastics at its finest, switching gears […]

Women Build the Future

This month, we had the honor of hanging out with inspiring women leading change in our community during our Women Build the Future breakfast, co-hosted with San Diego Habitat for Humanity. It was an uncharacteristically cold and rainy morning for sunny San Diego, but that didn’t temper the enthusiasm of the women who turned out. […]

Supporting African Artisans at Work and Beyond

In honor of the one-year anniversary of our official launch party, we’re catching up with one of our very first borrowers, All Across Africa. Since our investment in late 2017, All Across Africa has: Employed 400 new artisans. Provided solar lights to their artisans in Rwanda on a lease-to-own model, 37% below market price. This […]