Program Related Investments: What they are, where they're useful, and how to start


Want to have a hand in helping build a robust sector of the most innovative, high-potential, and scalable social enterprises? Program-related investments (PRIs) are an exciting tool foundations can use to make that possible -- and still have it count towards their charitable distribution requirement. They're the perfect tool for sparking and scaling new ideas, and are surprisingly easy to make. This [workshop/event/discussion] will walk you through an educational primer on PRIs, including adding color to the tool's history and intent, current landscape and trends among other foundations, legal specifics, and simple ways to start making them. Complete with Q&A to your heart's content.


A career change maker, Nicole Motter is the founder of Social Innovation Strategies, a legal and consulting firm focused on helping foundations use their grant money towards a more exponential, high-impact model of social change. After spending nearly a decade working in nonprofits digging deep into her social problem of choice, Nicole went to law school to figure out how to make bigger change happen on a larger scale. There she discovered the concepts of social enterprise, which lit a new flame within her. She has since cultivated a career that combines her expertise in ground level program development and implementation, research and education, and corporate and impact investing law. 

Designed for

Foundation staff, boards, committee members, and volunteers; others with an interest in using PRIs to advance social impact also welcome. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at this event.

Lunch will be provided and served at 11:15am.



$0, SDIIN members and San Diego Grantmakers members
$55, all others

June 27, 2017 at 11:30am - 1pm
San Diego Grantmakers
5060 Shoreham Pl
San Diego, CA 92122
United States
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Megan Thomas · · 858-875-3332

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