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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

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A Photo Recap Of Our First Decelerator

It is our pleasure to share with you a few photos from our first Decelerator at Lone Hawk Farm. These photos capture a beautiful day of sharing and learning and vital public conversation about how we can all work together to slow our money down. Many thanks to everyone who invested their time and energy with us at this event.
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.