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.