Thanks Joe! Hey, would you mind going into the draft taxonomy and give some thought where these tax strategies might fit? Link to the deck with commenting enabled is here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1V_WdghZdmTPrKHevjArCrv5t3Tduy4seD-cO2_9BYI4/edit?usp=sharing
This is exactly why and how Zebras Unite emerged, out of the experience of so many women, POC, and other underestimated entrepreneurs that are building businesses that solve problems they know from the communities in which they live. Many of us may never end up being B Corp certified, or chose benefit corporations as our structure, but we are *all*…
One thing you may want to consider is establishing and enforcing an explicit Code of Conduct. This includes creating, and training event staff, on a response protocol. Here’s an example of one, posted very visibly in the program of an event we hosted last fall: https://www.zebrasunite.com/schedule/
It’s both less and more thank you think. Indie.vc is one of several initiatives, funds, projects and support organizations that at giving shape to a new narrative of how we build businesses that matter. The values are already there, you and others are “just” giving them a narrative coherence. What’s more important, more than merely shining a light as…
The moonshot language is emblematic of the scarcity thinking that pervades philanthropy and related corporate do-gooder efforts. Heroic efforts, large resource mobilizations celebrating the novelty of approaches, 9-figure prize challenges — it all makes sense when you believe that breakthrough solutions are rare and hard to find.
Those of us of the pursuasion that there is a competitive advantage in collaborating on the solutions to the wicked problems of our time frequently apply this simple test: “Do you want to see it done, or do you want to be seen doing it?” — All the moonshot efforts are cases of the latter.