SOCAP 2014: Tweet Jam on Financial Inclusion #3pChat

3p-tweet-jamSocial Capital Markets 2014 is around the corner and what better  way to kick it off that a tweet jam on key conference topics, starting with the concept of financial inclusion.

“What is Success in Financial Inclusion?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your financial health? Though overly simplified, this question is key to financial inclusion. For organizations working to include underserved communities in modern financial systems, how can they go beyond the number of users engaging with their product or service to understand real impact on financial health and economic stability? Hear how these experts are building systems that include and serve everyone.

Join us live on twitter at 2pm pacific time on Thursday, August 28th as we get down into the details as well as cover other topics relevant to #SOCAP14.

Please RSVP here or just send the following tweet:

“Join me and @triplepundit to discuss financial inclusion in advance of #socap14 8/28 2PM PT #3pChat”

Our panelists:

AntonyBL_medium_res_400x400Antony Bugg-Levine – Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)  @ABLImpact

Antony Bugg-Levine is the CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national nonprofit and financial intermediary that unlocks the potential of mission-driven organizations through tailored investment, strategic advice, and accessible insights. In this role, he oversees more than $340million of investment capital and a national consulting practice, and works with a range of philanthropic, private sector and government partners to develop and implement innovative approaches to financing social change. Mr. Bugg-Levine writes and speaks on the evolution of the social sector and the emergence of the global impact investing industry.

Michelle Long – BALLE  @bealocalist

Michelle Long is the executive director of BALLE. She was our first co-director, then transitioned to serve on the BALLE board starting in 2003 and later returned as executive director in Fall 2009. Founded in 2001, BALLE is amplifying and accelerating the enormous awakening energy directed toward local economies. Seeing local, independently owned businesses as the key to solving our communities’ toughest challenges and to creating real prosperity, BALLE connects visionary local leaders so they can find inspiration and support. Through intense collaboration BALLE identifies and promotes the most innovative business models for creating healthier, sustainable, and prosperous communities. 

5d35c528ede2fbdbf842027ab719eac2_400x400Cathy Clark – CASE at Duke  @cathyhc

Cathy is the lead faculty member at the award-winning Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where she has taught since 2007. She is an adjunct professor, founded and directs the CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing, and co-leads the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), a $10 million USAID-funded global health accelerator, in collaboration with Duke Medicine’s International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD) and the Duke Global Health Institute. She has been an active pioneer, educator and consultant for 25 years in the fields of impact investing and for-profit and nonprofit social entrepreneurship.

What’s a Tweet Jam anyway?

It’s an hour-long twitter conversation about a topic on twitter where panelists answer 5 or 6 key questions from the hosts and also talk among themselves and with assembled stakeholders.  The goal is to build a constructive conversation about the topic as well as to network and help raise awareness.

Got ideas for good questions? Leave a comment below or tweet us at @triplepundit.   The jam will be an hour long and we’ll have a series of conversation starting questions lined up. You’re welcome to jump in any time and add your own thoughts or questions to the dialogue.

Never done this before? Read our primer on how a twitter chat works.


Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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