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Alternative Financing Part 2: Overcoming Fear of Loans

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In this webinar, Julia Vlad will continue to offer insights and alternative strategies to finance capital projects.

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The LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT webinar series are the online version of the LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT workshops that ArtsBuild Ontario has offered in the past - with two more workshops coming to Guelph & Cambridge in 2020!

This webinar series offers four webinars focused on the topics of community engagement and alternative financing to support capital projects.

Alternative Financing for Capital Projects Part 2:

Overcoming Fear of Loans to Support Capital Projects

When financing your project, it is important to consider the value of loans to arts-based projects. Presenter Julia Vlad of the Community Forward Fund will provide an in-depth look at what lenders are looking for when it comes to financing capital projects. This presentation will also cover how loans can be leveraged alongside other funding sources and incorporated into your organization’s business plan. Julia will use two examples from arts organizations who have successfully applied for and used loans to finance part of their capital projects.

This webinar is intended for non-profit arts, culture, heritage, faith and community organizations looking for solutions to financing their current or upcoming creative space project.

About our Presenter Julia Vlad:

Julia Vlad leads the investment and portfolio management for the Community Forward Fund and the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund. She has over ten years of experience in banking, finance and the non-profit sector. Her experience includes investing and portfolio management at the World Bank’s private sector arm, IFC, in Panama, Senegal and USA; advising social entrepreneurs at an accelerator in Nicaragua and financial analysis and forecasting at Scotiabank. She holds an MBA from HEC Paris, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and is a CFA charter holder.

About the Community Forward Fund

The Community Forward Fund (CFF) is an $11 million fund that provides loans to organizations that are committed to making a difference in their communities. We provide loans tailored to the needs of non-profits, Charities and social-enterprises – flexible financing that supports delivery of their mission and growth of enterprises. We also build financial capacity through financial reviews and coaching services. To date, CFF has advanced $18 million in loans to over 45 organizations across 8 sectors and 7 provinces and territories.

For any questions about this webinar, please contact Program Manager Amy Poole at amy@artsbuildontario.ca or 519.880.3670 ext. 102.

This is the third webinar of a four-part webinar series hosted by ArtsBuild Ontario.

It is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and presented in partnership with the Community Forward Fund and Cobalt Connects.

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