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Jenny Kassan
Board Member

Jenny has almost two decades of experience as an attorney and advisor for mission-driven enterprises. Her legal practice areas include small business structure and financing, securities, nonprofits, and cooperatives. She co-founded Cutting Edge Capital, a firm that helps social ventures raise capital in alignment with their goals and values.

She has used the Direct Public Offering model to help her clients raise millions of dollars and to raise several hundred thousand for her own business.

Jenny earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and a masters degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

Prior to beginning her work in securities and finance, Jenny worked for eleven years at a nonprofit community development corporation in Oakland, where she served as staff attorney and managed community economic development projects including the formation and management of several social ventures designed to employ and create business ownership opportunities for low-income community residents.

Jenny is the President of Community Ventures, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the economic and social development of communities. She also co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center, a nonprofit that provides legal information to support sustainable economies.