In Pursuit of Impact: Choosing Zebras Over Unicorns
Working with his wife and business partner, the Rev. Rosa Lee Harden, Kevin Jones has had a number of successful startups, in the media, information and events businesses. Starting as a country weekly newspaper editor in the poorest county in Mississippi, his reporting put a sheriff in prison on 53 counts of fraud. He went on to write for the New York Times and was a columnist for Forbes. They sold their dotcom business and co-created SOCAP, the world’s largest impact investing and social enterprise conference. He has been working on events, new financial instruments and an online community focused on re-engaging people of faith in creating a network of interdependent, neighborly economies. He is co-founder of a community equity fund that is solving the problem of friends and family funding for Black and brown entrepreneurs who don’t have a rich uncle.