Impact Investing - How is it Defined,  and What Can We Expect?
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Impact Investing - How is it Defined, and What Can We Expect?

Join DCNI and Women Impact Investing Network in an intriguing panel discussion exploring impact investing from multiple different angles. Our panel of experts will answer your questions about what they are seeing in the sector, how it differs from traditional investing, and the different ways that you, the retail investor, can hop on board. We invite you to stay afterwards to network and mingle with our panelists and audience members.

Speakers include:

  • Scott Sacknoff -- Co-Founder, Serenity Shares

  • Cynthia Newell -- Director, Impact & Strategic Partnerships, City First Bank ofDC

  • Stu Dalheim -- Vice President, Shareholder Advocacy, Eaton Vance Investments

  • Jeremy Pearce (moderator) -- Financial Advisor, SharePower Responsible Investing, Inc.

Get more details including speaker bios, and register on the Eventbrite here.

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Chapter-wide Back to School Happy Hour
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Chapter-wide Back to School Happy Hour

Welcome back students! We hope you enjoyed your summers and are settling back into academic life. Please join the DC Net Impact Professional chapter and all the local Net Impact Graduate Student chapters in our annual back-to-school celebration as well as to welcome in some cooler weather. This is a fabulous opportunity to compare notes with students of other programs and local professionals that share the same passion for environmental sustainability and social impact.

Meet with fellow students from: Georgetown University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland and American University, and with your peers in the DCNI Professional Chapter.

Where: Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036. Dupont Circle Area. 
We have a room reserved for us and regular happy hour specials will be in effect.

When: Friday, September 21, from 6:00-8:30pm

Cost: Free. RSVP on eventbrite so we can get a headcount!

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UDC Rooftop Garden  Tour
Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

UDC Rooftop Garden Tour

WHAT: Join DC Net Impact and the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences at University of DC to take a unique tour of one of DC's own rooftop gardens. Located right on campus, the garden and the greenhouse are in full bloom now and it makes for a fun and educational event on a warm summer evening. After an initial meet-and-greet, there will be an introduction to the garden and its purpose in the greenhouse, followed by the tour and questions/answers. Tour will be led by the architect of the garden and the university's master gardener. This event is limited to 25 people, so sign up early!

WHERE: University of District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Building 44 -- Green Roof, Washington, DC 20008

DIRECTIONS: The University of DC is located at the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line. There is a parking garage on Van Ness Street and limited street parking is available.

When you arrive on campus, make your way to Building 44. Take the elevator to the P Level and walk down the hall to the large windows that look out on the Green Roof. The door across from the windo leades to the roof and will be open.

EVENT FEE: $5 Click Here to Register

Sorry, we are unable to offer refunds. If you register and are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to someone else.

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An Evening with Honest Tea
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Honest Tea

Join Mentor Capital Network, Bethesda Green and DC Net Impact at the Honest Tea headquarters to learn more about Honest Tea, while meeting and mingling with other sustainability-minded professionals. Seth Goldman, Co-Founder and President of Honest Tea, will make opening remarks and kick off the broader conversation.

This event is FREE for students and just $5 for professionals. Of course, Honest Tea will be available for consumption. Please email events@dcnetimpact.org with any questions. See you there! 

Get more details and register on our Eventbrite page!

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Celebrity Networking 2018
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrity Networking 2018

Come join DC Net Impact for our 12th annual Celebrity Networking event! Whether you are a student seeking career advice, an early or mid-career changer, or a sustainability enthusiast who simply wants to “talk shop” with other experts in the community, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

We have invited six well-established experts in the fields of sustainability and social impact (see celebrity bios here) to engage in discussion with all participants.  The event takes the form of “speed networking,” where you’ll have 12-15 minutes to talk in a small group with each celebrity, before rotating to the next table. There will be time for everyone to mingle with each other before and afterwards as well. This is one of our signature events and it has always been a fun time for all involved, and we are excited to offer it again with a new slate of fabulous celebrities! 

Learn more about the event and register today on Eventbrite.

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Workshop: The Manager Mindset
Apr
3
5:30 PM17:30

Workshop: The Manager Mindset

Are you a first-time manager, or new to management? Have you been a manager for a while, but would like to re-tool? Do you strive to obtain a managerial role? We invite you to join us for this LeadIN workshop around core managerial principles.  

Becoming a first-time manager is one of the most challenging transitions, with the new manager’s future and their team’s productivity in the balance. This workshop will guide participants in making the shift from successful individual contributor to effective manager.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the role of a manager
  • Explore the 5 Core Principles
  • Connect with other professionals and grow your support network

Please register and find more information about the event on Eventbrite.

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2018 Food Solutions Challenge
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Food Solutions Challenge

  • George Washington University, Duques Hall (Room 451) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GW Net Impact invites DC Net Impact and the greater DC community to participate in the 2018 Food Solutions Challenge. Join us for an informative, engaging event where you will learn about the impact of food loss and its impact on climate change and global hunger. Then, ideate potential solutions with like-minded people in your community, form a team, and submit your idea for a chance to win a paid trip to the Bay Area and up to $5,000 in prize money! All attendees are also entered into a drawing to win an iPad, Beats by Dre headphones, and more.

Please register and find more information about the event on Eventbrite.

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DCNI 2018 Kick-Off Party
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

DCNI 2018 Kick-Off Party

Join DC Net Impact for our annual Kick-off Party, as we gather up and discuss what can be expected in the coming year. The event will also include presentations from the founders of our local partner organization Mission Collaborative. We have been hosting this popular event for quite a number of years now and we are always eager to share our ideas on how to stay on the cutting edge of sustainability. This year is no different, so we encourage you to come on out and hear what is in store! 

Find more information on the event and register on Eventbrite.

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Mentor Capital Network Showcase
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Mentor Capital Network Showcase

On January 17th (Ben Franklin's birthday), join in with several local sustainability-focused organizations in commemorating our country's first and most prominent social entrepreneur with a discussion on social entrepreneurship in today's world. This event will include short presentations from five local social entrepreneurs, discussion of their challenges and successes, a short talk on how Ben Franklin helped spawn the industry in our country, a short presentation on how the Civic Innovation Council can help you, and of course, networking with other sustainability enthusiasts in the community.

Find more information about the event and the presenting speakers on Eventbrite, and register (for FREE) today!

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Fight Food Waste with DC Net Impact: Holiday Party 2017
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Fight Food Waste with DC Net Impact: Holiday Party 2017

Join DC Net Impact as we celebrate a successful 2017 and look forward to many exciting things to come in the new year! We will be hosting our 2017 Holiday Party at Hawthorne Rooftop Tavern at 14th and U on Wednesday, December 6 from 6-9 PM. A percentage of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank, a local organization working to combat hunger and food waste in the DC area. Come and celebrate the season with friends and fellow sustainability enthusiasts - all while supporting a good cause! 

Buy holiday party tickets - which include exclusive drink specials, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and friends aplenty - on our Eventbrite

Many thanks to our friends at the Capital Area Food Bank for their amazing work and dedication to combatting food waste and hunger in the DC area. 

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Welcome Back! Student + Professional Happy Hour
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Welcome Back! Student + Professional Happy Hour

Hosted by the DC Net Impact professional chapter in coordination with our local university chapters, this event is an opportunity for DC area students to meet and network with DC sustainability and impact professionals. Join us on the rooftop of Hawthorne for our annual Welcome Back! Student Happy Hour event. 

This event is free to attend and happy hour specials will be aplenty. Please register on Eventbrite for event updates and reminders. 

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Sustainable Gin: New Columbia Distillers Tour
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Sustainable Gin: New Columbia Distillers Tour

Join DC Net Impact for a personalized tour of New Columbia Distillers; a distillery in the Ivy City neighborhood that makes Green Hat Gin; a distilled spirit that you may have seen in local bars or liquor stores. Learn how gin is made from start to finish, including New Columbia’s sourcing of local grain and water recovery methods. Afterwards, sampling of their product can be done and bottles will be available at a discounted price.

This event is free to attend, but please register on Eventbrite in case of any scheduling changes or other updates.

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Social Impact Career "Test Drive"
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Social Impact Career "Test Drive"

Mission Collaborative and DCNI are co-hosting a Social Impact "Career Test Drive" workshop, a unique experience that Mission Collaborative has designed to help you explore new industries, organizations and roles. In just two hours, you will have the opportunity to work on a real-world project presented by a DC business or non-profit.

We've invited leaders from three social impact organizations (ProInspire, FLYE and Spira),  to come present real world challenges they are currently facing. Participants choose the challenge they are most interested in working on, then spend the rest of the workshop working with their team to design a potential solution.

Please register for access to the event and find more information about the participating organizations on Eventbrite.

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The Seed Ball
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Seed Ball

Join DC Net Impact and the Student Conservation Association at Bardo Brewery on Monday,September 11th at 6pm for an evening of service, networking, and seed balls! We'll bring the seeds and the supplies, you bring the arts-crafty energy and together we will create vessels that will spread flowers throughout the DMV area.

This event is free to attend, but you can find more information and register in case of updates on Eventbrite.

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An Evening with Honest Tea
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Honest Tea

Join Mentor Capital Network, Bethesda Green and DC Net Impact at the Honest Tea headquarters to learn more about Honest Tea, while meeting and mingling with other sustainability-minded professionals.  Seth Goldman, Co-Founder and President of Honest Tea, will make opening remarks and kick off the broader conversation.

There is no cost to register for this event, and tickets go quickly. Register on Eventbrite today!

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Impact Career Workshop
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Impact Career Workshop

Join us for a workshop co-hosted by DCNI and Mission Driven to explore and define meaningful career paths with an iterative process called the Career MVP.  The Career MVP applies lean startup principles to building a career that matters.  The goal of the workshop is for DCNI members to gain greater clarity and confidence in the career paths that they are pursuing.

Please register on Eventbrite for access to the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Soulfull Speaker Series | Megan Shea
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Soulfull Speaker Series | Megan Shea

Learn more about how business can address acute needs such as food security in our community. The Soulfull Project is a subsidiary of the Campbell Soup Company that works to deliver nourishing and wholesome food to all Americans by using the buy-one, give-one model. For every serving of The Soulfull Project’s hot cereal purchased, they donate a serving of their 4 Grain cereal to a food bank in that region.  Megan Shea, Co-Founder and CEO of The Soulfull project, will share her perspective on the challenges and opportunities for the Project, as well as answer any questions from attendees.

See Megan's full bio and register for access to the event on Eventbrite. Early bird pricing is available until 11:59pm on May 10th.

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"Net-Zero" Discovery School Tour
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

"Net-Zero" Discovery School Tour

How would you like to witness first-hand what a next-generation, 21st century educational facility looks like? Join DCNI and the Sierra Club for a personal tour of the net-zero Discovery Elementary School in Arlington and you can see how sustainability is not only being integrated into the school’s infrastructure, but also into its curriculum for the students. Cathy Lin, Energy Manager for Arlington Public Schools will be our tour guide, and we will be talking about net-zero buildings and technology, how learning drastically improves for children in a net-zero space, objectives for other net-zero spaces in Arlington, and about potential opportunities for further engagement. Afterwards, if you’d like, join us for brunch at Lyon Hall in Clarendon to talk shop and recap the morning’s events.

Please register for access to the event on Eventbrite. Early bird tickets are available through May 8th.

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Celebrity Networking
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrity Networking

Are you job seeking? Looking to make a career change into the sustainability field? Or just interested in seeing what the local sustainability community is up to? Come network with well-established sustainability professionals in the community in DCNI’s annual Celebrity Networking Event. It has always been a popular event within our membership and we are pleased to host it again this year with a new line-up of guest sustainability professionals ("celebrities"). They will be delighted to share with you their experiences in the field, the latest challenges they are facing, career advice for those looking to get in, and all-around engaging conversation.  

The format will be in the form of speed networking, where a group of participants will engage with one celebrity for 10 minutes, then go to the next celebrity for the following round. At the end of six rounds, there will be time for open mingling amongst the celebrities and participants. This event is a fabulous way to get a leg up on your sustainability-related networking without the pressure of a formal networking process.

Please register for access to the event and find full bios for our celebrity participants on Eventbrite.

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Green Drinks DC and DC Net Impact: Pre Earth Day Happy Hour
Apr
4
6:04 PM18:04

Green Drinks DC and DC Net Impact: Pre Earth Day Happy Hour

Join DC Green Drinks and DC Net Impact for a combined April Happy Hour in celebration of Earth Day! Enjoy one of Sauf Haus' many hard-to-find beers on draft, while socializing with a broad array of sustainability-minded professionals across a range of networks and industries. Happy hour specials will be available on all beer, wine, mixed cocktails, platters, and pretzels until 8pm (extended hours just for us!).  

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Panel Discussion: "Everything You Need to Know About Certified B Corporations"
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion: "Everything You Need to Know About Certified B Corporations"

Does your mission statement include giving back to the community and helping others? Is social entrepreneurship a key fabric of your business acumen? If you have answered yes, please join us at this informative session on what it means to be a Certified B Corporation in our community and nationwide. DC Net Impact and B Local Mid Atlantic are presenting a panel of experts who will provide an overview of Certified B Corporations and help to answer the question as to whether your organization could benefit from this type of formation. We hope you can join us! Register on Eventbrite today.

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DC Food Solutions Challenge
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

DC Food Solutions Challenge

Join DCNI for a design thinking challenge where we will develop creative solutions to meet the growing demand for food while decreasing the carbon footprint of food production. No prior knowledge is necessary as we will give you information about the food supply chain, its carbon footprint, and then break you into teams where you will collaborate on ideas that solve the problem. Finally, each team will pitch their solutions to the group. The winning DCNI solution will be submitted to Net Impact's National Office for the next round of judging and a chance to incubate their ideas at an all-expense-paid global food solutions conference in Madison, Wisconsin this spring! 

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Eat Local!
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Eat Local!

Grab your dinner and join DCNI upstairs at Cava Grill for a discussion on the benefits of locally sourced foods. Our speaker, Jeff Prost-Greene, is the Director of Operations for Up Top Acres, a social enterprise that grows food on local roofs. This premium event will have a limited number of tickets to allow participants time to ask questions and engage in direct conversation with the speaker and other attendees.

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2017 Kickoff Party
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

2017 Kickoff Party

Join us for DCNI's Annual Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, January 25th from 6pm-9pm at Local 16. Marilyn Waite, Senior Manager, Energy at Village Capital will be joining us to discuss her new book, Sustainability at Work, and how sustainability can be incorporated into every imaginable career to impact the quadruple bottom line: environment, economy, society, and future generations. Jenny Bock, an economic justice campaigner at Friends of the Earth, will also be discussing her work on campaigns to combat deforestation and other unsustainable land use by targeting the industries and investors that enable such destructive activities.

Come mingle with other professionals focused on sustainability, enjoy delicious bites and happy hour specials, and see what DC Net Impact has in store for 2017. Please register on Eventbrite, and see you there!

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Healthy Hour at Fruitive DC
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy Hour at Fruitive DC

Join DC Net Impact in starting off 2017 with a healthy alternative to your standard winter happy hour. We will gather at Fruitive's City Center location to hear about their story and their work in promoting health and wellness in communities across the country. Fruitive will be supplying samples of some of their latest menu items, and registered attendees will receive 30% off the regular menu. 

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Give Back with DC Net Impact: 2016 Holiday Party
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Give Back with DC Net Impact: 2016 Holiday Party

Join DC Net Impact as we celebrate everything we have accomplished this past year and look ahead to an amazing 2017. Proceeds from ticket sales - as well as a portion of drink purchases - will be donated to the Kamal Foundation, which encourages primary education in low-income communities, especially in rural areas. Come have some fun and mingle with fellow sustainability enthusiasts; all for a good cause! Hors d'ouevres will be provided.

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Hellbender Brewery Tour
Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

Hellbender Brewery Tour

Join DC Net Impact as we take an exclusive look at DC's own Hellbender Brewery! Using a highly efficient mash filter system and donating spent grain to local-area farmers, Hellbender not only makes delicious beer, but does so with sustainability in mind. Come learn about their work and grab a pint while you're at it!

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Zero Energy Home Tour and Brunch
Sep
24
10:30 AM10:30

Zero Energy Home Tour and Brunch

Join us for a special private tour of an off-grid, zero energy home in Arlington with follow-up brunch at Lyon Hall in Clarendon. Scott Sklar, President of Stella Group Ltd, is one of the pioneers of renewable energy technology with a career that has spanned four decades, and has taken his green sensibilities to his own backyard. He is known across the globe and will never shy away from an opportunity to share his passion for the sector in the personable, humorous way that he knows best. His extensive bio can be found here. This is a rare opportunity to see how a zero carbon house is set up and maintained. In the era of clean energy, this is the gold standard!

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