Kiva Zip and Early IQ

Over the past year, I worked with the Kiva team to certify three microenterprise organizations as Kiva Field Partners.  These lending organizations underwrite small loans and post them on Kiva's…

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Opportunity Finance Network

I just returned from OFN's Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.  OFN's President, Mark Pinsky, gave an address outlining a commitment to an ambitious four-point agenda for the Certified Development…

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Breakeven Point for Happiness

A New York Times article reviews research conducted on the benefits of higher income. The research shows: "Additional income doesn’t buy us any additional happiness once we reach that comfortable…

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Working Solutions

I am please to be facilitating for a second time Working Solutions' annual strategic planning session.  Working Solutions is a San Francisco-based nonprofit providing business coaching, loans and referrals to…

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