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Webinar: Experiences with Collaborative Place-Based Impact Investing: Lessons from the Field

Collaborative place-based impact investing occurs when philanthropies and their partners join to mobilize and deploy capital on the ground to maximize impact. In several cities and regions, philanthropies and their partners have built place-based impact investing models to facilitate collaborative investing.

Building off three recently released practitioner briefs, the Urban Institute and Mission Investors Exchange are hosting a webinar to dive deep into two case examples of collaborative place-based impact investing: Benefit Chicago and the Western New York Impact Investment Fund.

This webinar will present both models, discuss participants’ experience building the collaboration, and uncover the benefits and challenges of philanthropies and their partners collaboratively deploying impact capital on the ground.



  • Benjamin Kerman, Advisor, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and Western New York Impact Investment Fund
  • Nhadine Leung, Managing Director, Mission Investors Exchange
  • Erika C. Poethig, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Urban Institute
  • William Towns, Executive Director, Benefit Chicago



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, July 25, 2019