Quality Interactions receives second BII Investment

Quality Interactions is an e-learning platform that provides cultural competency training for healthcare professionals. The platform helps healthcare providers reduce unconscious bias and as a result improve health outcomes for patients of all cultural backgrounds, including people of color, immigrant, bilingual and LGBTQ patients, and those who are uninsured. The company’s clients include Mass General Hospital, Aetna, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. In 2019, Quality Interactions partnered with the Mayo Clinic on a large deal that has set the company up well for the next stage of growth.

In 2018, BII Fund made a convertible debt investment to support product development and growth. In 2020, BII Fund made a second loan to support company growth as they service larger contracts and expand content. We are happy to be supporting them through this stage of their business!

BII Co-Founder Pens Article on the Power of Philanthropy

Deboarh Frieze, BII Board President and Co-Founder, co-authored an article with Tyler Nickerson of Amalgamated Bank in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Financial Leaders at America’s Foundations Have the Power to Reshape Philanthropy

“[I]t’s imperative that foundations unite their assets to advance goals for social change. More and more, chief financial officers and investment officials are joining forces with those who make grants to advance the cause of economic justice. But we need far more action because the money that asset managers control — already tax-advantaged, uniquely flexible, and approaching 1 trillion dollars in value — can transform our society.” Read the full article. 

BII Seeks Marketing and Impact Investing Interns

Boston Impact Initiative is looking for two interns for 2020 Spring and Summer. These are unpaid internships, but we can provide support needed to get school credit. See the descriptions below and email jobs@bostonimpact.com with a resume and brief cover letter if you’re interested! Deadline for applications for Spring is Feb 21.

Marketing Internship

BII is seeking a resourceful marketing intern at our South End office for 10 to 15 hours per week to write content for our website and social media channels and help with occasional event planning.

About you: Must have a demonstrated interest in social entrepreneurship, social justice, and/or impact investing. Can be studying communications, marketing, entrepreneurship or a related field. Must be an excellent writer, self-directed, and a quick learner.

Finance Internship

BII is seeking a motivated finance intern at our South End office for 10 to 15 hours per week to conduct financial research and analysis on small businesses in a variety of sectors.

About you: Must have classroom, internship or work experience conducting financial research and analysis. Can be studying business, economics, or math. Must have an analytical mind and experience with small businesses or social enterprises is a plus.