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Webinar: Emerging Lessons on Place-Based Impact Investing Collaboration

Foundations and their partners are turning to collaboration to maximize the social and economic returns of their place-based impact investments. To support these efforts and facilitate lesson sharing, the Urban Institute and Mission Investors Exchange have produced a set of practitioner briefs, focusing on three elements of collaborative place-based impact investing: building strong ecosystems, mapping opportunities and capacities, and deploying capital on the ground together.

Join Urban and Mission Investors Exchange to learn more about these resources and how they can help foundations and their partners build and enhance local impact investing ecosystems. We’ll discuss core elements and concepts behind collaborative place-based impact investing, present key insights from the three briefs, and discuss practical implications for foundations and their impact investment partners.



  • Shena Ashley, Vice President, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute
  • Melanie Audette, Senior Vice President, Member and Partner Engagement, Mission Investors Exchange
  • John Balbach, Associate Director, Impact Investments, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


For questions regarding this webinar, contact [email protected].

Support for this event is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to


Date & Time Thursday, June 27, 2019