Riding on the Bleeding Edge: A Framework for Tracking Equity in the Social Sector and The Creation of a Nonprofit Stock Market
In this article, REDF presents its 'bleeding edge' vision of the future: "We propose that a number of forces are moving which make it possible to envision a time when the nonprofit sector organizes itself to support a Nonprofit Stock Market."
This chapter explores what such an innovation might look like and the challenges that lay ahead. Particularly useful to practitioners is REDF's Nonprofit Equity Framework, exploring the application of social earnings to nonprofit calculations of equity and social return on investment.
This article is made available as Chapter 9, on page 175, in Volume 2 (Investor Perspectives) of REDF Box Set: Social Purpose Enterprises and Venture Philanthropy in the New Millennium.