This month, LOCUS staff Deb Markley, Lisa O'Mara, Travis Green and Teri Lovelace will host the third Kansas Community Philanthropy Innovators Network (CPIN) Institute, along with our partner, the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group. CPIN is a guided peer learning experience generously funded by the Kansas Health Foundation. The participants, a cohort of KS community foundations and their local stakeholders, are making progress on their tailored economic development priorities and learning how to leverage local impact investing as a tool for community change.
The peer learning approach allows the CPIN members to learn together and from each other, and creates an intra-state network of peer resources for the future. We believe it’s a great way to explore local impact investing. If you are thinking about local impact investing, you can try out a snapshot version of one tool we used in KS, Local Investing for Impact Fundamentals,