Impact Investing for Civil Society -Lessons Learned in TechSoup’s DPO
Learn how the global nonprofit/social enterprise TechSoup flipped its funding model to raise capital, deepen community engagement and grow revenue.
TechSoup is the first SEC-qualified nonprofit to raise funds nationally through a Reg A+/Tier 2 offering, garnering $8 million of an $11.5 million growth capital campaign in less than a year using several investment vehicles—including a Direct Public Offering (DPO).
TechSoup democratized the impact investing space through this process by enabling anyone to invest with as little as $50, even investors who aren’t accredited. A must-see session for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs seeking new capital-raising strategies. Find out what worked and didn’t with this unconventional strategy. We’ll share our hard-earned tips for building and supporting a long-term growth strategy.
- Understand the steps to take in initiating a growth capital campaign with multiple investment vehicles, including a Direct Public Offering
- Gain an insight into lessons learned in launching a DPO so that more potential investors stay engaged
- Understand how to decide to embark on, pace, and message an impact investing effort to draw diverse critical support