San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
TMP Community Building Event
"Community Shares - Fundraising with Co-operatives"
Name: Paul Phare
What you will learn:
It is getting increasingly difficult to find capital for community projects or to grow your social enterprise. Grant funding is harder to come by and social loans can be expensive. An alternative is co-operatives, some might say the oldest form of social enterprise. Find out why raising capital through a community share offer might be a new direction for your organisation.
- What is a co-operative and where does it fit into the social enterprise spectrum
- What makes co-ops unique in terms of raising money from the public.
- How to go about setting up a co-operative and who can help.
- The risks and benefits of this type of fund raising.
- Review of existing case studies
Why me? Why this subject?
I have been raising funds through renewable energy co-operatives for over five year and working generally in the third sector for over 10 years.
Issuing community shares with a co-operative may offer an alternative fundraising option you might not have thought of. This workshop will be of interest to members of TMP and beyond.
- TMP Members (including 'Networker' members and anyone in their organisation) attend for free.
- Non-members = £10
*If for any reason you are unable to attend, please de-register your place on here (Eventbrite) in order for potential attendees (waiting list) to be notified.
*TMP Members who have registered as attending but cancel within two days of the event, or don't attend on the day, will be charged.
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When & Where
The Melting Pot
The Melting pot stimulates and supports social innovation. We provide dynamic resources for social change makers. Our spaces and services enable people to work, meet, connect, learn, and hold events – all to make the world a better place.
We are the pioneers of co-working in Scotland. Our rich and diverse community access a specially designed, multi-functional, serviced office space in addition to a programme of inspiring, practical and connecting events. We welcome as ‘TMP Members’ individuals and organisations who are ‘working for a better world’. We support the next generation of social innovators through a special annual incubation programme.