If you’re thinking about impact investment, sit down with your core team and be honest with yourselves. Answers to these questions will help illuminate whether you are ready and, if not, what you need to work on in order to get there.
Attracting impact investment requires not only your evidenced theory of change and impact measurement, but necessitates a robust, sustainable business model. One way to do this is to check your business plan and pitch deck against the 5 classic C’s of lending.
Whether you’re an established organisation or just starting out, you can’t avoid the fact that you need finance to kick things off or keep them growing. You won’t always find a financial solution that is straightforward or simple. It’s likely you’ll need to work with multiple stakeholders on a “blended” finance structure. Read on for Sefa’s 4 Ps (Partnerships, Passion, Pathway & Persistence), on starting a social enterprise or investing in entrepreneurial growth.
There are a growing number of investors looking for a both social impact and financial return on the organisations they back. But how do you get their attention?! Here are 3 tips for making sure you’re on the right track…