Innovating The Brick-and-Mortar Injustice Infrastructure

Mills Scofield

This week''s post is by Andy Posner , Co-Founder & Executive Director of Capital Good Fund ( CGF ), a non-profit microfinance organization targeting the root causes of poverty through innovative micro-loans and personal financial coaching.

Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

She's spending the summer in Dhaka doing microfinance. CEO Critical thinking Culture Education Leadership Liberal Arts Management STEAM STEMSome of today's top CEOs were history, political science, sociology, chinese and music majors in college.

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What is the best way to make a difference in the world?


My solution was to found a microfinance organization that puts women in a position to create their own destinies and achieve their full potential. Leadership book review Making Change HappenThis question is at the heart of Jacqueline Novogratz’s inspirational book, The Blue Sweater.

Women as Microfinance Leaders, Not Just Clients

Harvard Business Review

This year my organization decided to give an award for "excellence in leadership," and among the elements of excellence we expect to see in the winner, we're putting one criterion front and center: the nominees' commitment to gender diversity in their leadership ranks. We're a network of microfinance organizations; we exist to share practices and develop the leadership skills required by a sector that has grown up fast. Diversity Gender microfinance WWB

Entrepreneurs: You're More Important Than Your Business Plan

Harvard Business Review

Point of Entry and Leadership. We are proud to have made early investments in the work of Andrew Youn, who founded One Acre Fund; Wendy Kopp, who founded Teach for America; and Vikram Akula, who founded SKS Microfinance. "Would you take a look at my business plan?".

Funders Can Give More than Money

Harvard Business Review

Six years ago, David and Donna Allman approached Opportunity with an idea that fell outside our traditional microfinance model: to build a Community Economic Development (CED) program in Nicaragua. It called for leveraging the profits of the global microfinance institution, and coupling them with private investments from the Allmans and their donor network. We know that microfinance alone will not break the poverty cycle.