Invest for Better (IFB) Circles are small communities of women who are committed to increasing their personal knowledge and participation in values-aligned and impact investing, and in helping their peers take charge of their assets to create change.
IFB CIRCLES INVOLVE:
- A group of 8-20 women (more later on how to compose a group)
- Peer leadership consisting of 1-3 hosts who invite other members to join them and are committed to building the culture and cohesion of the group
- A commitment to meet regularly for 6 months (although groups may run for longer periods)
- Use of a clearly structured – but personalized and flexible – curriculum designed to increase knowledge and promote action
- Opportunities to participate in optional, content-rich webinars that take place between Circle meetings
IFB CIRCLES DO NOT INVOLVE:
- A group investment vehicle, although members may elect to do some investing together
- A place for individuals to promote their services or products
- Passive learning – the expectation is to promote action
Our goal is to foster the formation of Invest for Better Circles around the United States (and beyond) and help them be as successful as possible. We are also building a networked community of practice, where Circle leaders, members, and finance experts can share their experiences, resources, successes, and lessons learned.
This core curriculum is organized around 6 meetings based on Janine Firpo’s book, Activate Your Money: Invest to Grow Your Wealth and Build a Better World (Wiley, 2021).
Prior to each meeting, Circle members watch videos, read book chapters, and complete worksheets to build their knowledge and help identify obstacles and opportunities that are specific to them. You can learn more about the curriculum here.