AFI Partners Curt Nelson and Eric de Valpine discuss the "Fundraising Readiness Assessment", AFI's online tool for understanding gaps in an entrepreneur's ability to effectively raise money.
Free New Online Tool helps Local Sustainable Food Companies Assess their Readiness to Raise Outside Capital
AFI released a short video today describing their new tool "Fundraising Readiness Assessment", which helps entrepreneurs thinking about raising capital understand the process, players, and requirements of fundraising.
The tool, which is free and open to the public, can be accessed in the Raise Resources section of AFI's website, at http://www.austinfoodshedinvestors.org/raise-resources.html or directly at Fundraising Readiness Assessment.
AFI's Fundraising Readiness Assessment asks:
"After seeing hundreds of deals, in various states of "investor-readiness", we decided to create a free online self-service tool so that any company, anywhere, could analyze their fundraising gaps," said AFI Partner Curt Nelson. "And, for entrepreneurs that decide to work with us, the tool, along with our other tools, really helps create an actionable workplan that the founders can use to confidently progress toward raising money."
AFI Partners Curt Nelson and Eric de Valpine discuss "Px8," AFI's online tool for impact assessment and planning.
Free New Online Tool helps Social Enterprises Think About & Plan Their "Impact"
AFI released a short video today discussing their new tool "Px8" (pronounced "pixate"), which help local sustainable food companies - or any social enterprise really - think about and plan for "impact".
What is "Impact"?
We think of "Impact" as building "positive externalities" into your core business model. And, reducing or eliminating "negative externalities".
How Does Px8 Work?
Px8 is a free online tool that presents a variety of impact vectors - eight of them to be exact - that all happen to start with the letter "P" - for companies to think about. It asks questions about current and planned activities, and allows users to self-score on each of those vectors.
Learn More, & Use Px8
To learn more, including the Px8 Scoring Rubric and online tool, please visit the "Impact" page in the "Raise Resources" section of AFI's website.
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