Let's invest more here.

Seattleites hold more than $300 billion in long-term savings.
Almost none of that is invested locally.

Community Capital: Seattle is an event series designed to educate, connect, and spark dialogue around the emerging field of community capital. Featuring successful models from here and around the country, we'll focus on a different investment model each month (see below) to explore how it can be used to channel money into our local economy and build a thriving community. Whether you are a potential investor, entrepreneur, policy-maker, academic, or organizer, we hope you'll join the conversation! 

Each month, we'll explore one of the models below in two parts: First, we'll screen a short overview of the topic and discuss it over lunch (bring your own--we'll provide coffee & dessert). Then, one week later, we'll host an evening panel discussion featuring local experts, drinks, and hearty snacks. All sessions hosted at Bainbridge Graduate Institute

Register now for our April sessions:

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $12 for SGBN members (email Erin for code).Direct Public Offerings


Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: April 22, 2014     12:00-1:00pm

Happy Hour Panel:  April 29, 2014     5:30-8:30pm     

Bainbridge Graduate Institute (map)

This month, we'll delve into the topic of direct public offerings (DPOs). The term DPO includes any offer and sale of an investment opportunity to the public in which anyone—both wealthy and non-wealth alike—can invest. Join us as we learn about this powerful, community-based tool for raising capital!



Kevin Maas

Farm Power


Mike Liles, Jr.

Karr Tuttle


Faith Anderson

WA State Department of Financial Insitutions

 Moderator: Marty Gay

Quimper Mercantile


Full Roster of Community Capital Events:

Month Topic
October 2013
Cooperatives: a Model for Job Creation & Businesses Development

October 8 Primer  October 15 Happy Hour Panel 
November 2013
Local Investment Networks & Clubs

November 12 Primer   November 20 Happy Hour Panel 
January 2014
Creative Community Loan Models

January 7 Brown Bag Primer        January 14 Happy Hour Panel      
February 2014
Crowdfunding, CSAs and Pre-Sales

February 4 Brown Bag Primer       February 11 Happy Hour Panel    
March 2014
Community Banks, Credit Unions, CDFIs

March 11 Brown Bag Primer         March 18 Happy Hour Panel     
April 2014
Direct Public Stock Offerings

April 22 Brown Bag Primer           April 29 Happy Hour Panel      
Spring 2014 (tbd)
Full Day Summit: What's Next for Community Capital in the Northwest


Note:Panel discussion tickets include a complementary ticket to that month's brown bag primer!

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