Liberating the Heart, Dismantling Oppression: A Retreat with Arinna Weisman, Phoenix Soleil, Lyn Fine & Joshua bee Alafia
Sep
13
to Sep 21

Liberating the Heart, Dismantling Oppression: A Retreat with Arinna Weisman, Phoenix Soleil, Lyn Fine & Joshua bee Alafia

September 13 - September 22, 2019

Liberating the Heart: Dismantling Dominant Culture through our practice of Dharma

Our intention in this ten-day retreat is to support increasing our resilience and internal resources so that we may better partner across difference and navigate complex situations in alignment with our values. With mindfulness and lovingkindness practice we will explore how our sense of self is built through dynamics of privileging and disenfranchisement. As a community, we will uncover and explore our social locations of class, gender, race, physical and mental ability, elitism and citizenship, including how we understand the intersectionality of these dynamics and envision building non-harming dharma communities liberated from oppression.

Click HERE to learn more!

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Next Economy MBA Cohort IV: Meet the Instructors & Interactive Q&A!  [Oct 15]
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

Next Economy MBA Cohort IV: Meet the Instructors & Interactive Q&A! [Oct 15]

Next Economy MBA Cohort IV: Meet the Instructors & Interactive Q&A! [Oct 15]


Are you a concerned citizen with a bold world-changing idea? Do you have a friend/family member wanting to align their work or money with their values?

Join a FREE video webinar with the LIFT Economy team to answer all your questions about our upcoming Cohort IV of our Next Economy MBA program! So far - nearly 150 people have gone through or are enrolled in the Next Economy MBA program - building the pool of visionaries who are boldly and radically redefining the way our economy works.

Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs often want knowledge about the fundamentals of business, but the content taught in the vast majority of MBA programs is based on outdated principles that were developed during the industrial revolution and oriented toward the outcome of producing functional mid-level managers of large multinational corporations. MBA programs are also incredibly expensive, costing roughly $100k-$150k for a two-year degree. This ultimately exacerbates the cycle of wealth extraction and forces aspiring entrepreneurs to become reliant on high-salary positions to pay down their debt.

The LIFT team has spent nine years working with more than 150 social enterprises that are building the Next Economy. We have identified patterns that we feel that every entrepreneur should know in order to be prepared for the future of business.

What is the Next Economy? Cumulatively, the LIFT team has decades of experience bringing innovative ideas from idea-stage into action in the next economy. We'll discuss our observations of the principles entailed in operating Next Economy enterprises and how you can be a part of this emergence.

What will I learn? During this call we will answer your questions about the Next Economy MBA and cover a summary the core concepts we will cover in the training. We will share an example of one of the key organization templates we use in the training and offer that to you free. 

Are you dissatisfied with your existing career or seeking pathways to do more? We'll walk you through the options from career-shifting to working within the belly of the existing corporate structures to effect radical transformation and channel resources towards the next economy.

LIFT Economy's Next Economy MBA is a nine-month online learning course for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn key business fundamentals (e.g., vision, culture, strategy, and operations) from a regenerative, Next Economy perspective.

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Next Economy MBA Cohort IV: Meet the Instructors & Interactive Q&A!  [Nov 21]
Nov
21
11:30 AM11:30

Next Economy MBA Cohort IV: Meet the Instructors & Interactive Q&A! [Nov 21]

Next Economy MBA Cohort IV: Meet the Instructors & Interactive Q&A! [Nov 21]


Are you a concerned citizen with a bold world-changing idea? Do you have a friend/family member wanting to align their work or money with their values?

Join a FREE video webinar with the LIFT Economy team to answer all your questions about our upcoming Cohort IV of our Next Economy MBA program! So far - nearly 150 people have gone through or are enrolled in the Next Economy MBA program - building the pool of visionaries who are boldly and radically redefining the way our economy works.

Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs often want knowledge about the fundamentals of business, but the content taught in the vast majority of MBA programs is based on outdated principles that were developed during the industrial revolution and oriented toward the outcome of producing functional mid-level managers of large multinational corporations. MBA programs are also incredibly expensive, costing roughly $100k-$150k for a two-year degree. This ultimately exacerbates the cycle of wealth extraction and forces aspiring entrepreneurs to become reliant on high-salary positions to pay down their debt.

The LIFT team has spent nine years working with more than 150 social enterprises that are building the Next Economy. We have identified patterns that we feel that every entrepreneur should know in order to be prepared for the future of business.

What is the Next Economy? Cumulatively, the LIFT team has decades of experience bringing innovative ideas from idea-stage into action in the next economy. We'll discuss our observations of the principles entailed in operating Next Economy enterprises and how you can be a part of this emergence.

What will I learn? During this call we will answer your questions about the Next Economy MBA and cover a summary the core concepts we will cover in the training. We will share an example of one of the key organization templates we use in the training and offer that to you free. 

Are you dissatisfied with your existing career or seeking pathways to do more? We'll walk you through the options from career-shifting to working within the belly of the existing corporate structures to effect radical transformation and channel resources towards the next economy.

LIFT Economy's Next Economy MBA is a nine-month online learning course for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn key business fundamentals (e.g., vision, culture, strategy, and operations) from a regenerative, Next Economy perspective.

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Next Economy MBA Cohort IV: Meet the Instructors & Interactive Q&A!  [Dec 13]
Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Next Economy MBA Cohort IV: Meet the Instructors & Interactive Q&A! [Dec 13]

Next Economy MBA Cohort IV: Meet the Instructors & Interactive Q&A! [Dec 13]


Are you a concerned citizen with a bold world-changing idea? Do you have a friend/family member wanting to align their work or money with their values?

Join a FREE video webinar with the LIFT Economy team to answer all your questions about our upcoming Cohort IV of our Next Economy MBA program! So far - nearly 150 people have gone through or are enrolled in the Next Economy MBA program - building the pool of visionaries who are boldly and radically redefining the way our economy works.

Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs often want knowledge about the fundamentals of business, but the content taught in the vast majority of MBA programs is based on outdated principles that were developed during the industrial revolution and oriented toward the outcome of producing functional mid-level managers of large multinational corporations. MBA programs are also incredibly expensive, costing roughly $100k-$150k for a two-year degree. This ultimately exacerbates the cycle of wealth extraction and forces aspiring entrepreneurs to become reliant on high-salary positions to pay down their debt.

The LIFT team has spent nine years working with more than 150 social enterprises that are building the Next Economy. We have identified patterns that we feel that every entrepreneur should know in order to be prepared for the future of business.

What is the Next Economy? Cumulatively, the LIFT team has decades of experience bringing innovative ideas from idea-stage into action in the next economy. We'll discuss our observations of the principles entailed in operating Next Economy enterprises and how you can be a part of this emergence.

What will I learn? During this call we will answer your questions about the Next Economy MBA and cover a summary the core concepts we will cover in the training. We will share an example of one of the key organization templates we use in the training and offer that to you free. 

Are you dissatisfied with your existing career or seeking pathways to do more? We'll walk you through the options from career-shifting to working within the belly of the existing corporate structures to effect radical transformation and channel resources towards the next economy.

LIFT Economy's Next Economy MBA is a nine-month online learning course for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn key business fundamentals (e.g., vision, culture, strategy, and operations) from a regenerative, Next Economy perspective.

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Webinar: But Where to Invest? Ideas and Opportunities for Self-Directed Retirement Investments
Sep
10
12:30 PM12:30

Webinar: But Where to Invest? Ideas and Opportunities for Self-Directed Retirement Investments

Transform the flow of capital and have the agency to invest your workplace retirement savings to transform your local community!

About this Event

A growing number of people are taking control over their retirement savings through self-directed IRAs and solo 401(k)s, but this begs the question: Where to invest? Please join us for a casual panel and conversation where you’ll learn about how various people are finding opportunities and investing in things like cooperatives, land trusts, CDFIs, and other community-based enterprises. Facilitated by Janelle Orsi, Erin Axelrod, and Michael Shuman. Panelists TBD


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Learn About the Next Economy MBA: Interactive Q & A
Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

Learn About the Next Economy MBA: Interactive Q & A

Are you a concerned citizen with a bold world-changing idea?  Do you have a friend/family member wanting to align their work or money with their values? 

Join a FREE video webinar with the LIFT Economy team to answer all your questions about our upcoming Cohort #3 of our Next Economy MBA program! So far - nearly 60 people have gone through or are enrolled in the Next Economy MBA program - building the pool of visionaries who are boldly and radically redefining the way our economy works.

Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs often want knowledge about the fundamentals of business, but the content taught in the vast majority of MBA programs is based on outdated principles that were developed during the industrial revolution and oriented toward the outcome of producing functional mid-level managers of large multinational corporations. MBA programs are also incredibly expensive, costing roughly $100k-$150k for a two-year degree. This ultimately exacerbates the cycle of wealth extraction and forces aspiring entrepreneurs to become reliant on high-salary positions to pay down their debt.

The LIFT team has spent nine years working with more than 150 social enterprises that are building the Next Economy. We have identified patterns that we feel that every entrepreneur should know in order to be prepared for the future of business. 

What is the Next Economy? Cumulatively, the LIFT team has decades of experience bringing innovative ideas from idea-stage into action in the next economy. You'll walk away from this call with clarity about what the next economy is comprised of, along with ideas of the top 1-3 next steps to bring your idea to fruition.

LIFT Economy's Next Economy MBA is a nine month online learning course for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn key business fundamentals (e.g., vision, culture, strategy, and operations) from a regenerative, Next Economy perspective.

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Digging into Self-Directed Retirement Savings
Jun
21
11:00 AM11:00

Digging into Self-Directed Retirement Savings

Do you need a new, Next Economy Nest Egg?

Join LIFT EconomyThe Sustainable Economies Law CenterMichael Shuman and Mat Sorensen to discuss how we can collectively leverage our retirement funds to fund local social enterprises.

How can the $28 trillion in retirement plans be invested into local enterprise? Self-directed retirement savings plans can unleash capital to build and sustain local economies. In this webinar, we'll go deeper into the topic and hear from Mat Sorensen, an expert on and provider of both self-directed IRAs and solo 401(k)s. He'll walk us through the account options, explain steps to investing our IRAs and 401(k)s locally, share the legal and tax pitfalls, and answer audience questions. 

Mat Sorensen has been at the forefront of the Self-Directed IRA industry for over a decade. He’s CEO of Directed IRA & Directed Trust Company, a partner at KKOS Lawyers, a national speaker, top ranked podcast host, best-selling author of The Self-Directed IRA Handbook (over 25,000 copies sold), and a real estate investor. He has been cited, referenced, or quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Guardian, Yahoo Finance, and Entrepreneur.

We will also share updates and next steps around our organizing work to mobilize hundreds of individuals and small businesses to harness retirement savings to re-invest in next economy solutions. We hope you'll join us, and build a truly "Next Economy" nest egg!

*We are charging a small amount for this webinar to support our Nonprofit partner, The Sustainable Economies Law Center. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds - please email erin (at) lifteconomy (dot) com if cost is prohibitive to your participation. Thank you for your interest.

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Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference
Jun
14
to Jun 15

Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference

It’s time to have a family meeting.

The objective of this event is to provide a space for people of color and white allies--including activists, policy-makers, business leaders, employees, community organizers, or other residents or community members --to have an explicit conversation about dismantling systemic white supremacy (and the many discussions that come up around white supremacy) in a community-led forum.

This event is critically important because we believe that naming, disrupting, and dismantling white supremacy is a necessary precondition to creating an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

This event will be an Unconference.

An Unconference empowers the attendees to drive the conversation. There will be no keynote speakers or pre-set “content tracks.” The people who show up for the Unconference are the ones who decide what topics and sessions they want to organize.

Please note that we will have security for this event. See our conference page for more details about our approach to safety.

Who are the organizers?

The Dismantle Collective (a fiscally sponsored project of Community Ventures, a 501c3 non-profit) is a person of color-led group of Certified B Corps, including:

Members of the Dismantle Collective have experience in running successful social enterprises, all while being deeply involved in activism, grassroots organizing, community engagement, facilitating difficult conversations, and supporting movement work.

We hope to help elevate the conversation around dismantling white supremacy in partnership with socially responsible business leaders and social justice allies.

Overview / FAQ / Contact

For more details, including information on donations, sponsorships, security, event agenda and more, please click here to view our full Overview and FAQ about this event. Folks who would like to apply for scholarships can do so here. If you still have questions, you can contact us at 12@dismantlecollective.org.

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B Corp Handbook v2: FREE Online Launch Event
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

B Corp Handbook v2: FREE Online Launch Event

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It’s time for a (virtual) international launch!

Join Ryan Honeyman, Partner at LIFT Economy and co-author of The B Corp Handbook: How You Can Use Business as a Force for Good, for a free online global launch event about the new edition of the B Corp book.

At the event, you will learn about:

  • New Developments: Exciting new content for the second edition of The B Corp Handbook

  • Inclusive Economy: How you can use the new focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion to help build a more inclusive economy

  • Improve Your Impact: How you can use the book to improve the social and environmental impact of your company

  • Insights and Advice: Insights from B Corp leaders featured in the book

  • Shaping Your Career: Ryan’s tips on getting a job at a B Corp and aligning your career with the B Corp ethos

  • B Corps in the Classroom: How you can bring the B Corp idea to your school / university

  • And much more.

As an added bonus, several B Corp leaders from the book will be making a surprise appearance at the global event. More details / information to follow in the coming weeks.

Please email ryan@lifteconomy.com with any questions. You can also sign up for the LIFT Economy newsletter to stay up to date about the The B Corp Handbook; increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion at your company; and other advice and resources to help you build the Next Economy.

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Building Resilient Communities in the Age of Climate Uncertainty
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Building Resilient Communities in the Age of Climate Uncertainty

In this new climate, humans are going to build and rebuild many structures and whole communities not only due to floods, sea level rise and catastrophic climate-change-driven fires, but also due to population migrations. In the Camp Fire alone, Northern California lost 18,000 buildings.

Each time we build we have the opportunity to be either beneficial to the environment and society or exacerbate the risks and stressors of climate change.

So how can we build in ways that are regenerative, systemic, socially just while cultivating community resilience?

Solutions are being developed in the form of:

    • Carbon sequestering building materials

    • Green infrastructure innovations

    • Agrihoods and food secure settlement design

    • Commons ownership/stewardship structures

    • Innovations in finance and insurance

It is our observation that these solutions are not yet connected and that, if connected, certain synergies and financially-feasible opportunities emerge. This is one of a series of convenings to build this field of beneficial human settlement - building resilient communities while we explore and connect on the generative edge of development innovation.

How can we affect all levels of the industry to not just encompass the “how” or way of building but also how to democratize how properties are acquired and how developments get designed?

Agenda:

The program will start promptly at 6:30pm.

Confirmed Presenters:

This event is for:

  • Program officers/Family Foundations

  • Builders

  • Architects

  • Planners

  • Philanthropists

  • Land Trust/Trust Developers

  • Impact Investors

  • Innovative Farmers

About the presenters:

Massey Burke is a designer/builder who works with natural materials in construction. She advocates for and expands the use of beautiful, natural, carbon-sequestering materials in buildings. Her ecological interests began with wilderness restoration and grew into a decade of hands-on natural construction, and she still thinks of natural building as ecological restoration for humanity. This work in turn has expanded into developing technical information for natural materials: structural research and testing, carbon footprinting, design, and work on building codes for ecological materials.

Letitia Hanke is the Founder & CEO of ARS Roofing and Solar and The LIME Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit which helps create a better quality of life for underserved communities. LIME Foundation recently launched their "NextGen Trades Academy, a 10-week vocational program to teach primarily homeless and underserved youth about the various building trades. A small-town girl from Lake County, California, Letitia entered the roofing industry as a receptionist at a local roofing company, and within eight years, was managing the business. In 2004 she started ARS Roofing, Gutters, and Solar, her very own roofing company, and now employs 25 full-time year-round employees. Letitia is the only female-owned roofing company in the Sonoma, Napa, Marin County area, and has received numerous accolades, the most recent of which was being named the 2017 Entrepreneur of the year by the National 100 Black Women Coalition.

Cassie Cyphers is Clif Bar’s Community and Planet Programs Manager. She joined Clif Bar in 1995 and has built a deep and solid understanding of the Company in her 20 plus years. She moved into her current position in 2010 and continues to apply her institutional knowledge of Clif Bar’s values to the organization through the employee giving and engagement program, CLIF CORPS, philanthropic giving, including financial donations and product donations for employees, sponsorships and natural disasters.

Clif Bar & Company is a family and employee-owned company that crafts nutritious and organic food to feed and inspire adventure and is guided by the Company’s five bottom lines – Sustaining our Brands, our Business, our People, our Community and the Planet.

This event is sponsored by LIFT Economy and ARUP Engineering.

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Next Economy MBA: Interactive Webinar Q & A
May
15
11:00 AM11:00

Next Economy MBA: Interactive Webinar Q & A

Are you a concerned citizen with a bold world-changing idea?  Do you have a friend/family member wanting to align their work or money with their values? 

Join a FREE video webinar with the LIFT Economy team to answer all your questions about our upcoming Cohort #3 of our Next Economy MBA program! So far - nearly 60 people have gone through or are enrolled in the Next Economy MBA program - building the pool of visionaries who are boldly and radically redefining the way our economy works.

Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs often want knowledge about the fundamentals of business, but the content taught in the vast majority of MBA programs is based on outdated principles that were developed during the industrial revolution and oriented toward the outcome of producing functional mid-level managers of large multinational corporations. MBA programs are also incredibly expensive, costing roughly $100k-$150k for a two-year degree. This ultimately exacerbates the cycle of wealth extraction and forces aspiring entrepreneurs to become reliant on high-salary positions to pay down their debt.

The LIFT team has spent nine years working with more than 150 social enterprises that are building the Next Economy. We have identified patterns that we feel that every entrepreneur should know in order to be prepared for the future of business. 

What is the Next Economy? Cumulatively, the LIFT team has decades of experience bringing innovative ideas from idea-stage into action in the next economy. You'll walk away from this call with clarity about what the next economy is comprised of, along with ideas of the top 1-3 next steps to bring your idea to fruition.

What will I learn? During this call we will answer YOUR questions about the Next Economy MBA and cover a summary the core concepts we will cover in the training.  We will share an example of one of the key organization templates we use in the training and offer that to you free.  

Are you dissatisfied with your existing career or seeking pathways to do more? We'll walk you through the options from career-shifting to working within the belly of the existing corporate structures to affect radical transformation and channel resources towards the next economy.

After attending this FREE webinar, you will:

  1. Have a better understanding of some of the most common mistakes Next Economy Entrepreneurs make, and how to avoid them.

  2. Key ideas to try within your business (or entrepreneurial idea) that will make you more effective, more efficient and more aligned with your impact goals

  3. A sampling of solutions to common problems that LIFT has helped companies implement to solve major challenges and prepare their enterprise for growth

Attend this webinar to learn how you can develop your leadership in creating the next economy - one created to serve and benefit all of life.

LIFT Economy's Next Economy MBA is a nine month online learning course for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn key business fundamentals (e.g., vision, culture, strategy, and operations) from a regenerative, Next Economy perspective.

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