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Slow Money Decelerator

This fall Slow Money hosted our first Decelerator—bringing together all of us who care about Colorado food systems and want to find new ways to invest in them. The day-long event took place at beautiful Lone Hawk Farm, north of Boulder, and featured presentations about the Hows and Whys of slowing our money down.

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Harvest Weekend 2015

What would the world be like if we invested 50% of our assets within 50 miles of where we live?


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Don Shaffer

A Conversation with RSF Social Finance CEO Don Shaffer

Don has served as President & CEO of RSF Social Finance since 2007. He has been a social entrepreneur for many years, growing an education business, a software company, and a sporting goods manufacturer, in addition to the nonprofit Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. Don and the team at RSF are constantly asking the question, “How can we model financial transactions that are direct, transparent, personal, and based on long-term relationships?” Under Don’s leadership, RSF’s total assets have grown to over $160 million.
Our Table Cooperative's vegetable crew

Changing the Culture and Changing Ourselves

In the late 1990s, after eight years working at Microsoft, my wife and I found ourselves on the receiving end of a financial windfall that freed us of the burden of nine-to-five jobs. Over time, our interests coalesced around the twin themes of food and community. We came to the realization that our contemporary food system has failed us at almost every level and that we need to work together with our community to imagine a new culture
 of food that is both abundant and resilient.
Joan Gussow

I Trust Cows More Than I Trust Chemists: A Conversation With Joan Gussow

How is it in this country we are so willing to look at technology and say that it will solve all of our problems? We always rush right in, let “progress” take over, and never imagine that it may have a negative effect on the overall society. I’m not sure why, but I felt this even in the very early days of the internet, when the excitement was so high.