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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christina Jennings. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christina Jennings, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christina Jennings. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christina Jennings, often where they are interviewed.

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Christina Jennings, shares how Shared Capital Cooperative has helped its' members during pandemic

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Christina Jennings, Executive Director at Shared Capital Cooperative, and Rachel Battles of Happy Earth Cleaning discuss how Shared Capital has helped it's cooperative members to navigate through the multilayered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christina has worked for 22 years in community development, finance and microfinance in the US and internationally. Since 2008, she has been Executive Director of Shared Capital Cooperative, a national CDFI loan fund that works to build a democratic economy by investing in cooperative businesses and housing. Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Shared Capital was founded 40 years ago ,and operated under the name Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund until 2015. Shared Capital is cooperatively owned and governed by more than 250 cooperatives in 35 states that borrow from and invest in the fund.
May 28 2020 · 51mins
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Episode 3: Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings

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A candid conversation with Christina Jennings, CEO and founder of Shaftesbury and Chair of the Canadian Film Centre. As she reveals in this podcast, Jennings took an unconventional path to the top. She didn't eat the other guy's lunch, she made the sandwich. One of the savviest visionaries in television, she combines a genuine passion for Canadian stories with a wide open worldview.
Mar 02 2020 · 1hr 12mins
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Ep. 4 - Christina Jennings

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CHRISTINA JENNINGS - Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury Films

Verity Member for 15 years

Storyteller Extraordinaire, Christina has produced award winning movies, TV shows, digital series and more. She also figures she’s used every room of every size in Verity.

Sep 24 2019 · 18mins
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The Cooperators Podcast Episode 18 Christina Jennings Shared Capital

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Need a loan? You want to know Christina Jennings, Executive Director of Shared Capital, a Twin Cities based loan fund that is itself a cooperative and makes loans only to member cooperatives and there are around 250 of them.

In the past 30 years Shared Capital has made around 850 loans totalling $50 million. This year it will make around a couple dozen loans, said Jennings, with an average loan amount a notch over $100,000.

Listen closely to this podcast to hear about the loan application process. Jennings is very explicit about what’s needed to succeed.

As for the mix of co-ops funded, Jennings said Shared Capital has seen a huge spike in the number of worker co-ops – now more than half the applicants. It’s also seen a decline in food co-ops, in part because that sector is fiercely competitive right now.

Jennings also discusses how to assess the viability of a start up worker co-op.

All in, said Jennings, this is a great time to be in the co-op world – they now are seen not as a fringe but as part of the economic solution.

But opening a new co-op remains a long and tough slog that may take a decade to bring to fruition. That’s why a key question has to be: why are you forming a co-op?

Want to become a Shared Capital member? Jennings tells the how to in this podcast. 

She also tells a great story about how Organic Valley, a Shared Capital member, is living the cooperative principles in its support for other co-ops.

Along the way in this podcast you’ll hear mentions of previous podcast guests such as Stuart Reid (food co-ops),  C. E. Pugh (also food co-ops), Paul Bradley (mobile home parks), and also Davil Gill of Marquette Brewing, a start-up that in fact Shared Capital has been working with.

Like what you are hearing? The Cooperators Podcast seeks sponsors and supporters to help us spread the word about cooperatives and how they often are the better way. Contact Robert McGarvey to find out what you can do to sustain this podcast.

Jun 11 2019 · 39mins
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Christina Jennings

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Poised, gracious, and sincere: these are just a few words that describe flutist Christina Jennings as both a person and a performer. It is no surprise that students flock to the University of Colorado Boulder to study with the Associate Professor of Flute. Christina is invested in a holistic approach to flute playing and in fostering community. 

Feb 12 2019 · 27mins
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Christina Jennings, Executive Director of Shared Captial Cooperative

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Christina Jennings has worked in community development finance and microfinance in the US and internationally for twenty years. Since 2008, Christina has been Executive Director of Shared Capital Cooperative, a national CDFI loan fund that works to build a democratic economy by investing in cooperative businesses and housing.

Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Shared Capital was founded 40 years ago and operated under the name Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund until 2015. Shared Capital is cooperatively owned and governed by more than 225 cooperatives in 35 states that borrow from and invest in the fund.

To learn more about Shared Capital Cooperative visit their website at www.sharedcapital.coop
Apr 02 2018 · 52mins
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Christina Jennings

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Chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury
Jul 05 2012 · 6mins