IFC Impact Investing Fellowship
We are a nonprofit based in Colorado with employees across the United States who are dedicated to delivering world-class education and expert advisory services.
About the Fellowship
Whether you are an individual or represent an organization in a role such as a trustee, program officer, development director, or a director of corporate social responsibility this custom impact investing fellowship will be designed around your needs, your schedules, and your learning objectives using a combination of one on one coaching, courses, and assignments designed for you to learn by doing to better understand all available opportunities that can empower you to do well by doing good, simultaneously increasing revenue, decreasing costs, improving brand, and reducing risk.
The fellowship will cover impact investing strategy, process, governance, and investment efficiency through a new framework for evaluating both philanthropy and investing. We offer 1-person fellowships with 8-10 sessions for $7,500 or 2-person fellowships for $10,000. The fellowship is semi-structured in that we will develop a custom learning solution for you. Please inquire with us if you would like to develop a custom training for your organization.
Our Love Letters
“Watching Stephanie map an overview of the diverse strategies and creative possibilities for moving money towards positive impact, was by far the best, most action-packed, cogent, eye-opening presentation and overview of the field that I have ever experienced. Talk to Stephanie. Book her to speak to your group. Encourage her to write a book, do video training, or clone herself. You will be doing a great service for the world. Her presentation of the comprehensive strategies available to influence and leverage capital for the betterment of communities and issues will give rich dividends. Put on your seatbelt!”
–Joel Solomon, Chair-Renewal Funds, Author-“The Clean Money Revolution”
“It’s super rare to get world-class portfolio advice from someone who doesn’t have their hand in your pocket. It’s rarer to get a whole new framework for thinking about donations and philanthropic work. Rarest of all is a combination of clear next steps and the challenge to take action. Stephanie Gripne of the Impact Finance Center delivers a trifecta.”
“I have attended a lot of academic talks and yours has, in a sense, been one of the most transformative for me. I never envisioned looking at investments in the way that you explained so clearly, and I am looking at my future proposals in a different light.”
–Maria A. Nagel, MD, Associate Professor in Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Possible Course Topics
- Impact Investing 101
- Impact Investing Taxonomy
- Investment Beliefs
- Manager Diversity
- Environmental, Social, Governance
- Corporate Foundations
- Program Related Investments
- Paid Pilots
- Corporate Impact Investing
- Giving Circles
- Private Benefit and Private Inurement
- Internal, External, and Co-mingled Funds
- Corporate Accelerators
- Alternative Financing Structures
- Interorganizational Strategy
- Main Street Character Loans
- Social Impact Bonds
- Community Notes
Dr. Stephanie Gripne
IFC Senior Advisors
Participants will work directly in-person and have online meetings with Dr. Stephanie Gripne and Senior Advisors as well as take online and in-person Impact Investing Courses. During this intensive coursework, you will be introduced to Impact Commitments – low-cost, low-risk action steps that you can take along your own customized impact investing journey – and will leave well-equipped to share newly gained tools, knowledge and strategies with your organization.
IFC Impact Investing Fellows will receive 20% discount on future courses.