Personal Finance for Changemakers
If you don’t know where you money is parked, it could be contributing to harm in the world
This workshop will teach you actionable steps to help you align your money with your values
Align your Values, Impact & Finances
Money. Often it is a taboo subject. You are too busy creating positive social impact, but do you know where your money is parked? There are many investments that profit from highly dubious practices. Let’s make sure your money is where your values are.
- How to find, vett & move your assets to places that are investing in practices that fit your values (good bye fracking hello renewables).
- How to talk to your family, peers & employers about why it’s essential to put your money where your values are (there is no planet B).
- Decide if how much involvement you want in managing your investments from using robo-advisors to doing it yourself (and striving to ensure you make well-informed decisions)
- How to reconcile (as best as possible) ROI -return on investment- with doing good in the world.
- Be able to build a diverse investment portfolio for impact (that matches your own values regarding potential risk & reward ).
This highly engaging workshop will help changemakers to be better prepared to ethically grow your money (and strive to avoid the all too frequent greenwashing), understand why it is critical starting preparing for retirement and the future now, how to link strong financial returns and social impact, the coming trends in investing including automated tools, and whether one wants to manage your finances or hire a professional (or computer) how to make the best selection possible.
Personal Finance for Changemakers
From those who believe putting placing cash under the mattress is a smart choice to savy investors; this workshop is for social impact professionals (and students) who strive to build a positive financial future for themselves while ensuring their money is doing the maximum good possible.
We will provide overlying principles and lots of tools that can be useful in deciding where to invest, to understand & vett options, and insights from our work and research.
We do want to emphasize that PCDN is not a certified financial advisor and that each person is responsible for making financial decisions based on his/her unique circumstances, career path, location, financial goals and more ideally in consultation with a financial services professional or platform.
Each user is responsible for his/her financial decisions and our workshop is based on our personal experience and research.
We are deeply committed to maximizing learning, networking and impact. The workshop will include presentation of key tips, lots of interactive exercises on how to invest for impact, an exploration of pro/cons and how to decide on a level of risk and more. There will also be ample time for networking and open questions and discussion.
PCDN is dedicated to helping individuals aspiring to advance careers of impact. In our extensive work with students and professionals from around the world in our workshops, career coaching, webinars, conferences and more we’ve consistently seen that many people don’t sufficiently explore their personal relationship with money, their own financial sustainability and in particular how to align their values, money and impact.
At PCDN we strive to help changemakers in diverse aspects of their careers. Too many people we have found may dedicate their time to advancing social change in diverse sectors but may not take time to examine how they use money in their own lives. For example, how to ensure one’s investments are aligned with your values (as we only have one planet), how to explore risks, fees and investment options (it is critical to note fees can eat up a huge chunk of one’s future savings) and how to ensure one isn’t investing in greenwashing (as there is plenty of this around the planet).
We’ve been invested in doing original research, training and pushing ourselves to continually advance our expertise in the social impact sector and finance sector.
We’ve built a slowup that dramatically impacts the lives of thousands around the world, we’ve started nonprofits, served on boards, worked as consultants, advisors, full-time employees, higher ed and immersed ourselves in the world of sustainable finance through our own work, practices, impact investing in social impact startups, active learning and discussions with countless colleagues around the world. Dr. Zelizer also pioneered a course on business and peacebuilding/social change at Georgetown University where he continued to teach a skills course on social entrepreneurship. We’ve published peer reviewed articles, conducted applied consultancies on social change careers, interacted with hundreds of thought leaders in the field and coached hundreds of professionals to advance their careers.
Yes this will be a two-hour thirty minute highly interactive workshop for participants.
This workshop is part of the new PCDN 5.0 (coming fall 2021) and we will be offering an increasing number of workshops in 2022.
Contact us and we will get back to you within a 1-2 business days.