Align Your Investment with Your Values Workshop
Tuesday, May 22nd, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Global finance is an opaque landscape for individual investors. All too often, our investments can end up tied to socially and environmentally harmful industries, without our knowledge. How can we empower ourselves to act in this sphere, and direct our money toward profitable, progressive businesses?

If you long to operate with integrity in all parts of your life but feel underequipped or bewildered by the idea of aligning your investments with your values, this workshop is a chance to learn essential portfolio management skills and link your financial resources with local resilience.

In this safe, supportive and constructive workshop you will:

  • Learn the terminology you need to speak confidently with your financial advisors
  • Learn basic portfolio management tools so you can analyze your own financial profile and needs
  • Clarify your personal values and connect them with your investments
  • Determine what portion of your portfolio is prudent to allocate to local or direct investing
  • Connect with like-minded individuals on a similar quest!

This all-day session is $225 for Early Bird registration (through May 6th) and $250 for Regular Registration. Breakfast will be included.

If you'd like to know more about what to expect from this workshop, Marco is offering a free webinar on aligning your values with your portfolio and how to manage it. These will be offered on April 19 and 24th - Awakening the Problems of Conventional Finance. Register for this free webinar here.

Woody Tasch Talk & Book Signing
Sunday, May 20th, 4:00 - 6:00PM
Austin Central Library - Demonstration Area
710 W Cesar Chavez st.
Austin, TX 78701

Join AFI and Slow Money Founder Woody Tasch to hear about his new book SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital .

"It is about billions and trillions of dollars in the global economy, and billions and trillions of microbes in healthy, fertile soil. Nurture capital is a vision of finance that starts where investing and philanthropy leave off, giving us a new way to reconnect to one another and places where we live, all the way down to local food systems and the soil."

Woody will be speaking in the Central Library's Demonstration Area and will be available to sign books after his talk. More information on this event can be found here.
AFI Investor Roundtable
Wednesday, April 25th, 5:00 - 7:30PM
Wheatsville South

We're excited to bring back the AFI InvestorRoundtable! It's always good to get our community of investors together to talk about the good work we've been up to and hear from local sustainable food and agriculture businesses.

Please join us at Wheatsville South on Wednesday, April 25th 5:00 - 7:30PM to hear more about local food projects and companies in the process of raising money. 4001 S Lamar Blvd. Sandwiches, salads, and beverage will be provided.

We'll be joined by three companies / organizations AFI has been working with.  Bola Pizza  will discuss their planned expansion and new equipment acquisition;  Texas Nature Conservancy  will talk about a water conservation project involving agriculture in alluvial zones; and we'll hear from  Westfold Farm  about their new heritage breed, sustainable poultry operation.

This is a low-key, AFI-style event. No pitches, no projectors, just 20 minute Q&A with each entrepreneur, followed by 20 minutes of roundtable for all the entrepreneurs and all the investors, followed by drinks if you'd like to stay.

This event is only open to members of the AFI Investor Network and requires an RSVP. Click here to RSVP  For more information on AFI's Investor Network and how to join, please  click here .
Investing with Your Values Dinner
Monday, May 21, 6:00 - 9:00PM
Eden East Restaurant at Springdale Farms
755 Springdale Rd.
Austin, TX 78702

Join Austin Foodshed Investors and the Slow Money community for an evening of incredible food and thought provoking discussion! This on-farm dinner and discussion will be hosted on Monday, May 21st at the beautiful Springdale Farm in Austin with dinner featuring their sister restaurant, Eden East. $125 per ticket for Early Bird special. $150 per ticket after May 7.

Slow Money Founder, Woody Tasch, will be speaking about ideas and concepts from his newest book,  SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital.  

Nurture capital is a vision of finance that starts where investing and philanthropy leave off, giving us a new way to reconnect to one another and places where we live, all the way down to local food systems.

Marco Vangelisti is a founding member of Slow Money and member of the leadership team of the Slow Money Northern California Network since 2009. Marco's journey from institutional global finance to personal local investing is both inspiring and an actionable roadmap for values-based investors wishing to transition to personal impact investing.

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Are you an accredited investor looking to transition a portion of your portfolio into socially responsible "impact" businesses? Wouldn't it be great to invest in a local food company, to meet the founders, tour the facilities, maybe even help with business mentoring or your specific expertise? If so, please consider the  AFI Investor Network .
DISCLAIMER: Local Impact Investors LLC, dba Austin Foodshed Investors, is not a venture fund, investment bank, broker dealer, investment clearing-house, investment club, or investment advisor, but rather a forum in which investors and companies may be educated on aspects of investment and business, as well as introduced to each other for possible investment. We are not registered with the Securities Exchange Commission, any self-regulatory organization or any state securities commission. We do not recommend or make any representation or warranty regarding any particular company or financial product for investment. All investments in entrepreneurial companies involve a high degree of risk, investors must be able to bear the risk of complete financial loss. All AFI Investors, at the time of transaction close, must be Accredited Investors within the meaning of SEC Rule 17 CFR §501(a). 

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