RSF Social Finance

Prepare for the Day You Step Away

Leadership succession for founders of Evergreen companies.

by Don Shaffer

There are so many ways for CEO succession plans to go wrong. Sometimes the old CEO is not really ready to let go or the new CEO isn’t properly prepared to take the reins. There can be factions; there can be mutinies. Missed communications and hurt feelings can set a company back for months or crater it altogether.

If We Want Social Enterprises to Thrive, We Need a New Funding Approach


by Don Shaffer

What will it take to build a thriving social enterprise sector that can lead the way to the next economy?

RSF Social Finance Loan to Froozer Helps Bring Whole Produce to Schools, Hospitals

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, November 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ ­– Obesity and diabetes rates in the United States have hit an all-time high. More than two in three American adults are considered overweight today, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a health research center. Children are no better off, reporting skyrocketing increases in new Type-2 diabetes cases; a condition previously unheard of in people under 30.

A Conversation with Amy Bird, Lending Manager for the Education Portfolio at RSF Social Finance


Amy Bird joined RSF Social Finance in June of this year, and is responsible for cultivating strong relationships with education borrowers. RSF’s communications manager, Enrique Perez, recently interviewed Amy about her journey from student to globetrotter to move-and-shaker in the Waldorf education movement.

Interviewer:  Tell us a little about your educational upbringing.

Announcing the 2015-2016 RSF Social Impact Fellows

Press Release

October 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Social Impact Fellows. This cohort marks RSF’s sixth year of the fellowship program. The fellowship is designed to support the development of the next generation of inspiring leaders in the social finance field. RSF also seeks to bring a fresh perspective to the organization’s business development activities.


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