Podcasts & Webinars

RSF’s Work: The Spirit of Gift

May 14, 2015

What is the role of gift money? In our latest webinar, RSF President & CEO Don Shaffer discusses the importance of gift in the economy and the role it plays at RSF. Following the presentation, Don takes questions from participants.

RSF’s Work: A Declaration of Interdependence

October 21, 2014

How did an American History major come to be President & CEO of a social finance company committed to transforming the way the world works with money? In this webinar, RSF President & CEO Don Shaffer shares a few key insights into his journey learning about associative economics, one of RSF’s core operating principles, and how it has played a role in his leadership. Following the presentation, Don takes questions from participants.

Challenging Assumptions: The Relationship Between Gifts and Charitable Organizations

October 10, 2014

In this webinar, the Philanthropic Services team at RSF discuss the spiritual and communal properties of gifts. As nonprofit organizations, we all depend on the healthy circulation of gift capital for our financial sustainability. This webinar explores the question: How can a study of gifts help nonprofits sustain healthy relationships with donors and with our own fundraising needs?

RSF’s Work: A Conversation with Don Shaffer

April 29, 2014

In the latest webinar, RSF’s President & CEO Don Shaffer gives a brief presentation on how RSF is working to transform the way the world works with money. Following the presentation, Don takes questions from participants.

Building New Financial Systems

April 9, 2013

Arno Hesse and Vince Siciliano discuss their work to build a healthier culture of finance in Episode 8 of Reimagine Money.

Reimagine Money Podcast: Episode 7

January 15, 2013

A New American Farmer: The Podcast

October 31, 2012

How Viva Farms is helping farm workers become farm owners

Here are links to some of what we discussed in this episode:

Viva Farms, an RSF borrower

GrowFood.org — the project that spawned Viva Farms

Here’s an article which discusses the crisis of the aging farmer and farmers retiring.

More on Skagit Valley, where Viva Farms is based: map of Skagit farms; blog of Skagit farms

Other farmer incubator programs mentioned: Intervale in Vermont; ALBA in Central California


Reimagine Money: Episode 5

September 26, 2012

Director of Lending Ted Levinson talks healthy food, food justice and more with these leaders in the space.

We hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as we did.

Listen to the podcast here or subscribe to Reimagine Money in iTunes.

Here are links to some of what we discussed in this episode:

Hana Health in Hawaii, an RSF borrower as of this year

Peoples Grocery in Oakland, CA, a participant in Shared Gifting

A study  discussed from the RAND Corporation on health and food environment and some commentary

Reimagine Money: Episode 4

August 1, 2012

Reimagine Money: Episode 3

July 6, 2012

Episode 3 of Reimagine Money is juicy excerpts from an interview RSFer Kelley Buhles conducted for our summer newsletter on ecological stewardship. She spoke with Ryan Nuckel of Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading transportation advocacy organization, and RSF Donor Advisor Colin Beavan (AKA No Impact Man).

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