Webinar Replay: Economic Activism Starts at Home: The Impact of Community Investment Funds

Webinar Replay: Economic Activism Starts at Home: The Impact of Community Investment Funds

What if your community can come together to fund local ventures? Watch our webinar with Kim Arnone and Brian Beckon to find out how to utilize community investment funds (CIFs). Get an in-depth look at the array of opportunities CIFs offer.

This is an immensely useful webinar for nonprofit organizations, coworking spaces, accelerators/incubators, community organizers, and economic development specialists.

Job Opening: Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

Job Opening: Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

Are you passionate about supporting local economies? Join the Cutting Edge Capital team! We’re looking for an Office Administrator/Bookkeeper to support our day-to-day operations. Don’t let the photo fool you, we use computers too!

Position: Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

Location:  Uptown Oakland

We are currently seeking an office administrator and bookkeeper to support the management team in the day-to-day operations of our related entities: a law firm, consulting firm, and non-profit. We are a mission driven organization dedicated to helping socially responsible organizations develop successful community capital raising strategies. Successful candidates will love operations and finance work, have excellent customer service skills, contribute to our positive and collegial work environment, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and have strong attention to detail.

General Administration Duties:

Client Onboarding

– onboard new clients including gathering client information, preparing engagement agreements, and completing conflict checks

– send countersigned agreements to new clients and input information into Salesforce

– maintain clear and accurate client records

Human Resources

– assist with human resource activities including distributing and updating policies as needed


– prepare annual benefit corporation reporting and B Corp certification, and other regular reports

– handle insurance renewals as needed


– provide administrative support to attorneys and consultants

Bookkeeping Duties (in conjunction with our management and outside accountant):

Accounts Receivable

– monthly client billing including creation of invoices in Bill.com and QuickBooks

– calculate and transfer amounts from advance/deposit account to operating account

– post receipt of check payments and take bank deposits

– communicate with clients re inquiries and requests

Accounts Payable

– create attorney provider statements on semi-monthly schedule

– enter and pay bills on Bill.com on semi-monthly schedule

– post bank account and credit card transactions

– respond to vendor inquiries and requests


– process payroll on semi-monthly schedule

– compile new employee docs and enter information in QuickBooks, as needed

– update PTO accrual schedule


  •      Ability to take initiative and create effective solutions.
  •      Ability to handle short deadlines and work under pressure.
  •      Ability to prioritize projects effectively.
  •      Self-starter; able to work well without constant direction.
  •      Strong oral and written communication skills.
  •      Well-organized.
  •      Attention to detail.
  •      Excellent grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  •      Commitment to environmentally friendly and socially responsible business practices.
  •      Minimum one (1) year administrative and bookkeeping experience.  
  •      Enthusiastic and positive nature.
  •      Strong computer skills. Proficient in most recent Microsoft Office Suite and Dropbox. Knowledge of Salesforce, QuickBooks, Bill.com and DocuSign preferred.
  •      A.A. or B.A. preferred, but not required.

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2017

Compensation: $21 per hour

Please send cover letter and resume to info@cuttingedgecapital.com

WEBINAR: Economic Activism Starts at Home: The Impact of Community Investment Funds July 27, 2017 11 a.m. PT

WEBINAR: Economic Activism Starts at Home: The Impact of Community Investment Funds July 27, 2017 11 a.m. PT

Work for or operate a nonprofit organization, innovation hub, accelerator, or incubator? Are you a community leader or economic development specialist? Do you want to learn about community investment funds and community capital raising? Join Cutting Edge Capital’s webinar on July 27th at 11 a.m. PT with Kim Arnone and Brian Beckon to learn in depth about community investment funds and how they can propel your mission and community vision. Click here to save your spot now!

The Presenters

Kim Arnone
Vice President, Cutting Edge Capital
Kim specializes in developing community capital raising strategies for social enterprises, cooperatives and nonprofits. She works primarily on investment offerings that can be publicly offered and that are open broadly to community members. Kim has assisted a wide range of enterprises in successfully raising capital; from a worker-owned green waste recycling company to an organic farm, from a rural community development fund to an urban food coop. Kim has been with Cutting Edge for 5 years and has been practicing law for 20 years. She has her Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Women’s Law Journal. Kim lives, works, and plays in Oakland.

Brian Beckon
Vice President, Cutting Edge Capital
Brian is an attorney with over twenty-five years of experience working for nonprofits, start-ups, and publicly-traded companies. As a principal of both Cutting Edge Capital and Cutting Edge Counsel, Brian’s work is now focused on direct public offerings, corporate structuring, and strategies for community capital to help build a more equitable economy. Brian has served as General Counsel for RSF Social Finance, Clean Power Finance, and LendZoan; and before that as Corporate Counsel for Sybase and Catellus Development Corporation. He earned his J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and started his legal career with the North Bay law firm of Gaw Van Male. Brian is a member of the California Bar and serves on the boards of the Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation and the Neto Community Network.