Thanks to my good friend Dima Trakovsky, who is an amazing filmmaker and the Co-Founder of his own production company, Filmkraft, I now have three short (1 – 3 minute) videos telling the story of three Capital Good Fund clients: Sherlie (Car Loan), Mamadou (Immigration Loan), and Ana (Immigration Loan). I embed them below. Enjoy!
Imagine I told you that by switching your money from one investment vehicle to another—with the click of a button!—you could not only earn the same return on your investment with the same level of risk as before, but also […]
We’ve all heard the Chinese proverb, “Give a poor [wo]man a fish and you feed her for a day. You teach her to fish and you give her an occupation that will feed her for a lifetime.” It’s a great concept, one that is popular with those who are more free market-oriented–they like the notion of hand-me-ups instead of hand-outs–as well as with those who tend toward socialism, as they like the idea of empowering the poor.
Suppose I told you that in first half of 2017 Capital Good Fund had experienced a net loss of over $798 million, yet for a brief time our stock was worth more than that of Bank of America, and this despite the fact […]
As my thinking over the past seven years of running a nonprofit social enterprise has evolved, I have come to realize that the only way to effect social change at scale is to partner with the public sector, by which […]
There is an episode of Seinfeld where Elaine starts dancing at an office party, leaving the room speechless. After the party, her co-workers get into the habit of ridiculing her because her dancing is stunningly awful (George calls it a […]
Big News I’m excited to announce that tomorrow, Monday October 3rd, Capital Good Fund will launch its first major out-of-state expansion and begin offering loans to residents of the State of Florida! As many of you know, we are in […]
It took several years for us at Capital Good Fund to figure out our business model. After all, we started out by offering small business loans and loans to cover the cost of citizenship, and for the first two years […]
Thinking about certain aspects my job for just a few minutes can induce a feeling of anxiety, a tightening of the chest and quickening of the heart; in contrast, reading a couple pages of a book on physics can release […]