Antony Bugg-Levine is CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, one of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions that makes millions of dollars in loans to nonprofits and pushes for fundamental improvement in how money is given and used in the sector. Prior to this, he co-led the Rockefeller Foundation’s program work focused on impact investing – that is developing investment vehicles and supportive infrastructure for the placement of capital into deals that generate both social and environmental impact and financial return. Prior to joining Rockefeller, he served as the Country Director of TechnoServe in Nairobi, Kenya where he helped to design and implement business solutions to rural poverty. In Kenya and Uganda he also worked with various capital providers to develop profitable mechanisms to extend lending to rural businesses. A native of South Africa, he served in the late 1990s as the communications director at the South African Human Rights Commission and as a speechwriter and media strategist for the ANC’s 1999 national election campaign.
Financing the growth of operations to achieve major scale is without a doubt the biggest challenge facing social entrepreneurs. Not only are larger amounts of capital hard to obtain, but the funding ...
Growth Finance For Social Entrepreneurs
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