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Peter J. Heller

www.peterjheller.com

The Heller Fundraising Group helps nonprofits with their fundraising strategies. We are located in Manhattan with clients primarily in New York City and throughout the Northeast. We build teams of consultants to meet the custom needs of each client.

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Social Enterprise Associates

Social Enterprise Associates (SEA) is a network of consultants leveraging the power of the marketplace to empower community and environmental institutions to grow thriving, sustainable initiatives for a better tomorrow. Consulting engagements have led clients to mobilize well more than
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Case Studies in Economic Development

This white paper examines characteristics of unconventional approaches undertaken by communities as a way to combat slowed economic growth after 2008.

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PRIVATE PHILANTHROPY: AN OVERVIEW ON GIVING IN THE U.S. AND WORLDWIDE

Private philanthropic giving from individuals, corporations and foundations contri-butes a significant proportion to value flows related to development aid and other social change efforts. Private sector actors are important sources of funding to NGOs and multilateral organizations – either working... (continued)

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B Corp Announces 2014 Best for the World list

Social Enterprise Associates has been recognized for creating the most positive overall social and environmental impact in the global #BCorp community with a spot on the third annual Best for the World list! See our score and learn more about the other 91 honorees here—we’re in great company.

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Seeking interns for Winter and Spring Terms

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATES is a consulting firm (registered B Corp)
providing business driven ‘triple bottom line’ results – generating financial, social,
and environmental returns. We enable for- and non-profit entrepreneurs, both in
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4Good

4Good exists to empower nonprofit organizations and social enterprises by connecting like-minded professionals and community members, and by empowering the sharing of a wealth of resources from which they may benefit.

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A Path Forward for Northern New Mexico’s Agricultural Cluster

The overall goal of the project is to foster local and high value agriculture in Northern New Mexico with greater consumption of local food eaten locally and economic betterment for those involved in agriculture.

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Alternative Capital for Credit Unions

White Paper on expansion and financial stability of low income credit unions

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Feasibility Analysis: Renewable Energy Potential in New Mexico (Indian Pueblos Case Study)

The purpose of this feasibility study focuses on an educational study of renewable energy potential in New Mexico. It focuses on a theoretical potential of educating one tribe about the specific commercial and other opportunities. The case study tailors renewable energy... (continued)

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Small Foundations: How to Invest in Microfinance

Microfinance is the offering of financial instruments to the very poor. It can serve as a very rewarding
investment target as it not only empowers its beneficiaries, but also offers a permanent solution by offering both employment and business skills. It can also often impact other social initiatives including... (continued)

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Small Business Incubation and Its Prospects in Indian Country

There are numerous strategies and programs to support small business development and improve their prospects for long-term success. Native American entrepreneurs face even greater challenges than the average business owner, including few previous mentors to draw upon, lack of access to capital, lower... (continued)

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Online Communications for Change

It would be quite pointless to begin any discussion on how to effectively use online communications if we were to start by focusing on the technologies that are available to organizations without first examining the context within which organizations operate. Without an understanding of this context, organizations risk becoming... (continued)

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Microfinance: Sustainable Tool for Urban Poverty Alleviation

This policy working paper examines microfinance as a sustainable tool for urban poverty alleviation in Latin America and the impact government actors have on the sector.

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Positioning Microfinance Institutions for the Capital Market

This paper explores key elements of the microfinance industry as they relate to increased access to capital markets. It identifies specific areas in which the microfinance industry can consider making improvements for better access to investment, including industry language, organizational behavior of... (continued)

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Working Paper on Microfinance & Health: A Case for Integrated Service Delivery

This paper identifies the value of MFIs focusing on fulfilling other basic needs of the poor by incorporating ‘better client health’ as a primary goal. By doing so, MFIs increase their alleviating poverty. Though this challenges MFIs’ financial sustainability, MFIs ignoring clients’ health... (continued)

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Mitigating Currency Risk for Investing in Microfinance Institutions in Developing Countries

This paper focuses on the risks associated with the use of foreign direct investments (FDI) by investors
in microfinance. Among the many risks involved in such investments, currency and exchange rate fluctuations are principal stumbling blocks reducing private investment in... (continued)

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Microfinance & the Double Bottom Line: Measuring Social Return for the Microfinance & Microcredit with Education Program

This paper presents an analytical framework for microfinance to consider the double bottom line and how microfinance might access these investors. The framework is particularly applied to microcredit with education programs as a specialized sub-segment... (continued)

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Microfinance New Loan Product Development Brief

Social Enterprise Associates, www.socialenterprise.net, has contributed to innovative new lending products for microfinance. The firm has been involved in design, program implementation, and marketing at various levels for the following products:

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Orientation to Microfinance: MFI 101

This Orientation to Microfinance is a reference sheet for easy access to learn more about this fascinating area. Industry terminology and concepts are subtle, and international development is complex, so introductory learning can be challenging. Don’t be put off by jargon or seeming contradictions. If you are working with others... (continued)

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Non-Profit Earned Income Strategies – Where to Start?

This brief is for people in non-profits interested in new methods of generating revenue for your organization. You might know a bit about Social Enterprise and Earned Income Strategies for nonprofit organizations. Certainly, the prospects of sustainable funding making your organization less dependent on current... (continued)

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FAITH BASED INVESTING: A Primer for Social Entrepreneurs

This primer for social entrepreneurs introduces faith based investing in the U.S., its place wthin the
investment filed, its potential value to Social Enterprises, and best methods for engagement.

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How to Get a Small Business Loan: The 5 C’s of Credit

Bankers state a major reason they turn down loans is business owners do not put forth complete or attractive “loan packages.”
Putting together a loan application can seem overwhelming, but it is your opportunity to impress the loan officerby proving the value of your business.

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Microfinance Reporting Standards Initiative: Business Models Review

As microfinance grows globally, developing commonly agreed-upon reporting standards is becoming more and more important to the credibility, standardization, and long-term prospects of the industry. This paper draws on examples from the mainstream accounting standards world, as well as from other... (continued)

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Five Strategies to Minimize Foreign Exchange Risk for Microfinance Institutions

This paper highlights strategies to minimize foreign exchange risk, provides examples of actions taken by MFIs, and suggests actions that MFIs, donors, and international lenders can take to offset this growing risk in the in the microfinance industry.

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The Case for Private Capital Market Creation in the Development Field of Microfinance

There is a problem in the development field in the Promethean task of eliminating world poverty. In absolute terms worldwide, it is difficult to assess the progress made. In order to foster greater chance for success and greater improvements, the field requires bigger, yet... (continued)

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The Business Case for Investment in Microfinance

Microfinance as an industry presents a ‘business’ case for investment, even where profit is not the greatest motivation. When making business decisions, investors value new propositions to identified needs. A ‘bigger’ solution in a larger market, infers more economic opportunity. "Where others see problems,... (continued)

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