Happy Holidays from Toniic & *NEW* Crowdfunding for Impact Report!

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News, Crowdfunding

Toniic’s “Crowdfunding for Impact in europe & the USA” report released today!

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your interest and support of our action-orientedinternational network of impact investors throughout 2013! It’s been an incredible year of growth for Toniic and the Toniic Institute. We have welcomed new members in Mexico, Africa and the Middle East, significantly grown our dealflow, held 45 investor events and our largest ever Annual Meeting, and released our successful eGuide to Early-Stage Global Impact Investing.

To add to your holiday reading, we are pleased to release today our latest brief on Crowdfunding for Impact in Europe and the USA. This document explores the inherent challenges and significant opportunities of leveraging crowdfunding platforms for impact investing. We hope you will enjoy this unique report co-authored by Toniic Institute and the European Crowdfunding Network.

The team and board of Toniic join me in wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season and a very happy and healthy New Year 2014!

To a bold new year for impact investing,
Best wishes,

Stephanie Cohn Rupp
CEO, Toniic

Although many research papers focus on crowdfunding or impact investing, very few explore how crowdfunding can scale debt or equity impact investing. Yet there is a strong fit between the two–and there is an undeniable need and significant opportunity for social entrepreneurs to leverage online platforms to access investors, and for investors to access greater deal flow. Despite the challenges ahead, this report offers an optimistic outlook for the equity and debt crowdfunding sector, and about the possibilities for impact investors to operate successfully within this sector.