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Return on Disability: The Bottom Line

October 31, 2012

disability-employment-the-bottom-lineWhat if, rather than approaching disability inclusion from a philanthropy perspective, we approached it from a bottom line perspective?

That’s just what Rich Donovan, founder of Fifth Quadrant Analytics, believes will drive companies to truly make an impact on the pressing disability issues we face. Donovan helped develop the Return on Disability® Index, an equity index for U.S. and Canadian companies that are outperforming in the disability market. The methodology the index is based on is driven by the organization’s founding principle: treat people with disabilities as one would any other valuable emerging market. Why? Because …

Mission-Based Earned Income: Social Enterprise Panel in Portland 2/2/12

January 30, 2012

Nonprofit Association of OregonDePaul Industries CEO Dave Shaffer joins two other Portland-area nonprofit leaders in a panel discussion about earned income and operating a social enterprise to advance a social mission. The panel is presented by the Nonprofit Association of Oregon this Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Ecotrust Conference Center at 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Here are the details:

+ Mark Van Ness, Founder, Real Leaders and Social Enterprise Loan Fund
   Partner, Social Venture Partners Portland

+ Alison Brown, Director of Adelante Empresas, Adelante Mujeres
+ Catherine Ellingson, Enterprise Director, New Avenues for Youth
+ Dave Shaffer, President/Chief Executive Officer, DePaul Industries

Presentation & Continental Breakfast at 8:00
Networking at 9:30

Is social enterprise—earned income ventures in nonprofit organizations—an appropriate strategy to advance our missions? Moving beyond earned income as a way to diversify revenue, this session explores commercial approaches to delivering the programs and services that strengthen our missions and our communities.

Register for this event now!


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