Invest for Better is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gives women the confidence, skills, and encouragement they need to take control of their assets and use them to influence things they care about.
Invest for Better (IFB) members are emboldened to take action with their money because they participate in peer-led investing circles, are part of a trusted investing community, and learn a practical values-aligned investing curriculum that fosters confidence and growth.
The IFB community is driving a movement that brings women together as a powerful collective force. Together, we are finding joy and getting great returns while investing in a world that prioritizes sustainability and social justice.
We invite you to step into your financial power by becoming a member of IFB or by partnering with us.
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Invest For Better was incubated by Ellen Remmer as a project at The Philanthropic Initiative in 2019 with the launch of several in-person Invest for Better Circles. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the model moved to a virtual format and the creation of several cohorts of 10-20 Circles running concurrently. Recognizing that demand for the Circle experience was significant, Ellen joined forces with Janine Firpo to transition Invest for Better into independent 501©3. On September 15, 2021, they launched their newly formed organization and announced the creation of an annual Invest for Better Day.
With the help of Education Advisor, Jill Bamburg, they revamped the curriculum to align with Janine’s best-selling book, Activate Your Money, Invest to Grow Your Wealth and Build a Better World. Over time, IFB expanded its program offerings significantly, devised a Circle leadership training approach, created a membership program, established a Steering Committee, and recruited a leading group of Pathfinders – the knowledge-holders, role models, field builders, and visionaries who serve as important resources and guides to IFB members.
Today Invest for Better is the collaborative effort of a small staff and its pro-bono Co-Founders, incredible volunteer Circle Leaders, and an awesome cadre of advisors, supporters, content partners, and Pathfinders.
IFB’s history is also rooted in the personal financial journeys of its co-founders. Both Ellen and Janine experienced challenges in transforming their own investment portfolios to align with their values and wanted to make the process easier and more joyful for others. They also share the belief that the collective action of women’s investing can change the world.
We invite you to make a 100% tax-deductible contribution to build the Invest for Better movement and help give women the tools and knowledge they need to take control of their money and invest in a better world. We keep our membership fees extremely low to ensure that we are accessible to all and rely on donations for scholarships and other support.