In our latest report, we posed the question: what would investment in communities look like if those very communities were part of the process? Now we are bringing together movers and shakers to explore Grassroots Community Engaged Investment (GCEI) - a new approach to investing that shifts power dynamics and builds economies that work for communities.
Grassroots Community Engaged Investment (GCEI) is the process and practice of investing with meaningful input, decision-making power, and/or ownership from grassroots stakeholders. This strengthening trend in community development and mission-aligned investment presents a new way for how to invest so as to shift power dynamics and build an economy that works for communities.
This 7-part Discussion Series features conversations with funders, investors, community developers, and grassroots partners that offer insight into how GCEI can be applied to a variety of fields, including affordable housing development, capital access, and racial justice.
- Introduction - GCEI: Adding a Power Building Lens to Investment, June 3rd at 1 pm ET - View the session 1 recording on youtube
- Forms of GCEI - The Nuts and Bolts of Sharing Investment Governance - June 17th at 1pm ET - View the session 2 recording on youtube
- Funding a Movement - How Philanthropy Can Support GCEI Through Grants and Investments - July 1st at 1pm ET - View the session 3 recording on youtube
- Taking Control of the Economy Through GCEI - July 14th at 1pm ET - View the session 4 recording on youtube
- Democratizing Decision-Making in the CDFI Industry - July 28th at 1pm ET - View the session recording on youtube
- GCEI in Real Estate - How Sharing Decision Making Can Reshape An Industry for Community Need - August 12th at 1pm ET - View the session recording on youtube
- Community Capital Funds - Community Capital Funds and How They Build Power - View the session recording on youtube