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New data reveals that there are more than 11 million minority-owned businesses in the United States. This number is twice what it was 10 years ago and is expected to grow at an exponential rate. Minority entrepreneurs are a driving force in the US economy that helps to inspire innovation through alternative cultural experience and perspective. Despite these numbers most minorities in the US live in communities chained down by cyclical unemployment and systematic barriers preventing true economic growth. Empowering more communities to rise out of poverty and to take control of their community issues will further strengthen our nation as a whole; but that’s easier said than done. This webinar brings together experts to discuss how best our communities are tackling the issues of entrenched marginalization. Attendees can expect to learn about best practices for empowering and encouraging minority entrepreneurs, the unique barriers they face and what is likely to come in the next few years. Moderator: Nicholas Torres, CEO, Social Innovations Journal, Institute, and Lab Presenters: Anthony Abney, Director of Equity Initiative, The Enterprise Center Lucas Turner-Owens, Fund Manager, The Boston Ujima Project Geraldine Sanchez Aglipay, National Women's Entrepreneurship Manager, Small Business Majority

What constitutes the American? What threads have been woven together to create the fabric of our country today? Perhaps now more than ever, the debate around Immigration has come to the forefront of our attention. This webinar panel discussion brings together experts from across the country to discuss what unique immigration issues our country faces, what innovations have been made to try and solve them, and what lies ahead in the immigration debate. Attendees can expect to get an insider look into the cutting edge solutions to solving the problems we face, as well as a better understanding of how this issue is playing out at the local and state level.

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are registered in the U.S. This number includes public charities, private foundations, and other types of nonprofit organizations, including chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues. Each of these entities is working diligently for a mission, driven by the promise of a better tomorrow. These missions are easier said than done. Learn from experts across the country about the best practices for achieving your organization's mission, what new tools are available for support, and what lies on the horizon.

Disrupting Traditional Philanthropy: A different and more accountable approach to investing philanthropic dollars. More than 1.5 million non-profit organizations exist across the United States. The vast majority of these organizations do not succeed, but many more still play an enormous in role in helping to combat the many issues facing communities across the country. Finding the right non-profit and ensuring philanthropic dollars achieve the impact they are intended for, is an increasingly difficult task. This webinar brings together experts from across the country to discuss how the philanthropy community is evolving. Attendees interested in supporting non-profits can expect a better understanding of best practices for ensuring your money reaches its mission. Attendees coming from the non-profit world can expect an inside look into what innovative practices investors are using to assess and invest non-profit. The philanthropic world is evolving quickly, this webinar seeks to give the most updated perspective on what to expect, and what to do to ensure sustainable funding and impact in the future.