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Training – Community Investing for Social Change


How to Finance the Solidarity Economy?

Community-controlled Capital for a People’s Economy!

This free two day training (6/23 – 6/24) is for community residents, entrepreneurs, and grassroots organizers who seek to gain an introduction to the basics of community-driven investing.

This event is co-sponsored by the Boston Ujima Project, and is recommended for those who want to learn about organizing our collective capital to fund a Solidarity Economy.

This training will begin to answer:

– How does money and capital flow into and out of Boston?
– How investments can support businesses and nonprofits
– What are the barriers to accessing capital for social justice enterprises
– How to create a capital fund with the right risk and return
– How to raise funds from our communities and other investors
– The power of collective control over capital


– Andrea Armeni, Executive Director of Transform Finance
– Jeff Rosen, Chief Operating Officer of Solidago Foundation
– Nia Evans, Director of the Boston Ujima Project
– Aaron Tanaka, Center for Economic Democracy

Friday 6/23: 9:30 am- 4:30 pm
Saturday 6/24: 9:30 am- 4:30 pm

Old Oak Dojo 
14 Chestnut Pl, Suite 1
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

(Limited seats, preference to members + staff of community orgs, and members of Ujima network – pre-registration is required.)

Sponsored by: 
Solidarity Economy Initiative – SEI
Solidago Foundation
Transform Finance
BALLE (Be A Localist)