Civic Chat — Networking Our Neighborhoods: William W. Towns, Executive Director, Benefit Chicago

| MSFT Chicago Staff

Microsoft Chicago chats with William W. Towns of Benefit Chicago about their impact investment initiative

How can we activate local dollars to have impact in the Chicagoland area? Enter Benefit Chicago, a collaboration that aims to mobilize $100 million for impact investments for Chicagoland nonprofits and social enterprises.

In Shelley Stern Grach’s latest Civic Chat: Networking Our Neighborhoods, she sits down with Executive Director William W. Towns to chat about the organization’s investment process. They discuss how his organization fills the gap that exists between traditional finance mechanisms and the local dollars that can be used for impact. Will highlights a Benefit Chicago success story — Garfield Produce Company.

Watch Shelley’s chat with Will live on


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