Webinar: How To Use Opportunity Zones For Good

Webinar: How To Use Opportunity Zones For Good

The concept of opportunity zones as a innovative and exciting way to bring investment into the poorest parts of US cities has caused heads to turn all over the country. Unfortunately, its gaining too much attention from the wealthiest investors. In August 2019, the NY Times explains how a Trump tax break is making his allies richer while local communities continue to struggle to create businesses. Listen to our June 2019 webinar featuring, Kim Arnone and Brian Beckon as they explain in-depth how to make sure Opportunity Zones are home to community- centered funds, businesses, and investors.

Welcome Sydney!

Welcome Sydney!

A big welcome to Sydney–our new Communications and Operations Associate! She’s a Bay Area native and UCSB alumnus. Her background includes stints in social enterprises and impact organizations including working on campaigns to prevent child exploitation and developing and managing youth ministry programs. She will be Cutting Edge’s lead on communications and client outreach including leading our social media, digital content and events and working with our partners to multiply our reach and impact through targeted collaborations. Sydney can be contacted at ops@cuttingedgecapital.com.

Congratulations to Kassandra Mayhew, BALLE’s new Marketing Manager

Congratulations to Kassandra Mayhew, BALLE’s new Marketing Manager

We here at Cutting Edge send our congratulations to Kassandra on her new position as Marketing Manager with BALLE.

Kassandra led our marketing and communications efforts in 2017 and 2018 and we are grateful for how she lifted our brand and strengthened our connections to clients and community. We look forward to collaborating with her (and BALLE) in the coming months. Let’s keep building resilient local economies together!

Thank you and best wishes to Kassandra.

— John, Brian, Kim and the whole Cutting Edge Team

P.S. See our job opening here.

Job Opening: Communications and Operations

Job Opening: Communications and Operations

Are you interested in business, law, marketing, or some combination? We’re hiring for a dynamic position that will include driving our marketing, managing client relations, and supporting our day-to-day operations. Take a look at our listing below to learn more.

Job Opening – Cutting Edge Capital: Communications & Operations

Cutting Edge Capital Summary

In collaboration with our affiliated law firm, Cutting Edge Counsel, we help mission-driven organizations raise capital in alignment with their values and goals. We specialize in offerings that are open to an enterprise’s community of supporters, both wealthy and community investors. We use our experience, legal knowledge, and passion to assist businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofits with innovative and successful capital raising campaigns. We believe that community led offerings help entrepreneurs maintain control and stay mission-aligned and help build a more just, equitable and sustainable economy. Our services include: strategic consulting; legal services; finance and business plan consulting; marketing guidance and tools.

What We are Looking For

  • You are a mission focused individual dedicated to a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable economy.
  • You are actively engaged in your local community, offering support to initiatives that align with your values.
  • You are a strategic thinker that can look at complex problems and offer simple solutions.
  • You are a generalist that is excited to learn about all aspects of business operations and marketing.
  • You are organized, efficient, and self-disciplined.

Summary of Position

You will act as the communications and operations guru for Cutting Edge Capital and Cutting Edge Counsel. Your primary responsibilities include interfacing with clients, driving company marketing, and fostering a positive and efficient work environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate communication with potential clients
  • Manage and coordinate schedules
  • Perform administrative responsibilities
  • Manage social media, bi-monthly newsletters, blog posts, and general marketing
  • Update WordPress site with client updates, blog posts, etc.
  • Manage Salesforce pipeline
  • Assist with special projects
  • Create compelling presentations and media
  • Manage employee/subcontractor onboarding/off-boarding    
  • Prepare quarterly sales & operations reports  


  • Relevant bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two years of related administrative or marketing experience
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite, GSuite, Salesforce, and WordPress preferred
  • Graphic design skills a plus

Compensation: $28 per hour

Please send a resume with a cover letter describing why you want to work for us to info@cuttingedgecapital.com