• penelope alice douglas

    What is the value of our work?

  • ArtBank 

    Designing a new model for how "Capital Meets Culture"

    An engagement with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

    I am engaged with YBCA in the research and design of a bold concept. We aspire for ArtBank to be an entity with attributes of a bank, a social financier, a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI), a place-making innovator, a disruptor and a convener. ArtBank believes that artist entrepreneurs are critical to shifting culture, and that cultural shifts are essential for meaningful social, environmental and economic change.

  • Current Work

    The following are my additional current engagements.

    Artist-in-Residence, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


    I am guiding several dozen citizen participants through a "think tank" process of inquiry and response to questions about our work and our labor. Responses may be art, performance, or other projects.



    Strategic Advisor, Fund Good Jobs

    I provide strategic advisory services to Sean Murphy, the interim CEO of Inner City Advisors, and its sister organization Fund Good Jobs based in Oakland, California. ICA and Fund Good Jobs are two organizations working together toward a common vision: a world where everyone has access to a good job. 

    www.fundgoodjobs.com | www.ica.org

    Director, Startgrid

    I am a Director of this young and fast-growing technology company. Startgrid's software platform helps enterprises build, manage and optimize their entrepreneurial networks for innovation that drives competitive advantage and growth.


    Director, New Resource Bank

    I am a Director of New Resource Bank. The bank's mission is to advance sustainability through everything it does, including its loans, deposits and services.  New Resource Bank matches an entrepreneurial spirit with a dedication to achieving environmental and social as well as financial returns.


    Director, Opportunity Finance Network

    I am a Director-at-large of OFN, the leadership organization for community development finance institutions and its allies.



    The Principles of Radical CO

    I am the instigator of 'The Principles of Radical CO', which are based on my life 's work thus far. A close colleague asked me to put them into a visual form and several people have been collaborators in this process.



  • Prior Work

    The following are organizations that I've worked closely with over the past 5 years.

    SOCAP and Mission HUB LLC

    MissionHUB - SOCAP & Impact Hub

    MissionHUB helps entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses that drive long-term social and environmental good via its SOCAP Conference & Impact Hub locations.

    I have been a Senior Executive, Board Chair, Director and Senior Advisor to MissionHUB. I continue to be a part of the Impact Hub community in San Francisco and at other global Impact Hub locations when I am on the road.


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    New Mexico Community Capital

    New Mexico Community Capital is an award-winning organization dedicated to providing knowledge and capital to help high-potential, high-growth and NM-based businesses.

    I was a founding Board member and served for several years as Chair of the Board of New Mexico Community Capital.


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    Pacific Community Ventures

    Pacific Community Ventures empowers small business owners with working capital, advice and mentorship, and access to the networks they need to grow their companies.

    I co-founded and served as founding CEO of Pacific Community Ventures and Managing Director of its Investment funds for 12 years from 1998 through 2010.


  •  Affiliations

     The following are allies and collaborators.

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    International Connector

    International Connector is a boutique youth strategy and engagement firm that curates global millennial advisory boards for ideation, solutions and co-design.

    A group of millennial catalysts advised me on the Principles of Radical CO.


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    Heritas Group LLC

    The Heritas Group is a global strategic advisory team working with governments, businesses, and social enterprises to change the underlying rules of the game.

    I act as the Senior Advisor to Heritas Group for Social Finance.


  • Art

    I am a life-long artist who has worked with oils, watercolors, woodblock carvings and  mixed mediums. I invite you to learn more about my artwork on my artist website.



  • Contact Me

    Please contact me if you're interested in engaging me or have ideas about collaborations.  Thank you!

    Email me: penelopealicedouglas@gmail.com

    Connect on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/penelope-douglas-29016012

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