Recognizing a need for a network dedicated to existing and emerging social entrepreneurs, Allen Proctor founded SocialVentures (formerly the Center for Social Enterprise Development and the Community Investment Network in Central Ohio) in 2014. Since that time, more than 5,300 individuals have benefited from SocialVentures’ speaking, blog and social media outreach. Allen has more than 30 years of experience evaluating the financial health of organizations, developing effective business strategies, and enhancing organizational effectiveness.
Allen earned his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in economics and forecasting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Allen’s wide-ranging career has given him an unusually broad perspective and span of experience, regularly dealing with issues in change management, financial restructuring, strategic planning, investment oversight, board relations, government and media relations, technology transfer, process re-engineering and information technology.
Allen is the author of two highly regarded books, More Than Just Money: Practical and Provocative Steps to Nonprofit Success, and Linking Mission to Money® Second Edition, Finance for Nonprofit Leaders.