Tiffany and Kate on the beach at Hollyhock in June 2018 at their last RSF Integrated Capital Fellowship retreat.

Chordata Capital co-founders, Kate Poole & Tiffany Brown, met in 2013 through donor organizing work with Resource Generation (RG). In 2017, we were reunited as fellows in the inaugural year of RSF Social Finance’s Integrated Capital Fellowship and co-facilitated a workshop for young people with wealth on “Centering Love in Finance.” We chose to forefront storytelling and spiritual grounding practices as integral pieces in transforming investment portfolios. The workshop opened our eyes to the power of our partnership, and to the potential for building our own financial advising firm together. In the summer of 2018 we launched Chordata Capital and joined Natural Investments as financial advisors.

We are bridging historic divides by cultivating cross-class, multiracial leadership. The racial wealth divide, racism and classism have created a chasm in our country. As we fracture along these lines of identity we disconnect from the reality that it will take a diversity of perspectives to restore balance. We need each other and are stronger together. We use the clarity of learning from our partnership to support inheritors in navigating questions of race, class and power. We are accountable to each other, as we experiment, iterate, and learn.

 

The founding of Chordata Capital is rooted in a commitment to our cross-class, multiracial partnership.

TIFFANY BROWN

Tiffany worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade before transitioning into her work in finance.  Her career has ranged from being Co-Director at YES!, Board member at Common Fire Foundation, founding advisor to Kindle Project Foundation, to directing national leadership retreats at Resource Generation, and serving on the Finance Committee for Haymarket People’s Fund.  Most of her work has been focused on working with young people with wealth.

Her entry into social justice work was through learning about race and racism in the US, and interning with the SE Regional NAACP’s Prison Project in Atlanta, GA.  Tiffany cultivated her zest for justice at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Community Studies.

She serves on Resource Generation’s National Member Council, and was a 2018 RSF Integrated Capital Fellow.

Tiffany loves hosting dinner parties, dancing and homemaking.  She enjoys karaoke with friends, where she can allow her inner performer to run wild.

KATE POOLE

Kate is thrilled to be able to partner with young people with inherited wealth to transition investment portfolios, after years of organizing and agitating in the impact investing field. She started her work in the New Economy space at Schumacher Center for New Economics after graduating from Princeton University in 2009, where she wrote her thesis on the intersection of spiritual beliefs and economic action. She went on to work with Michael Shuman from 2010-2014, researching local investing for his books Local Dollars, Local Sense and The Local Economy Solution. She co-founded Regenerative Finance in 2014 to organize other young people with wealth to shift control of capital to communities most affected by racial, economic and environmental injustices.

She is a member of Resource Generation, a nonprofit organizing young people with wealth to redistribute land, wealth and power, and she has served on the board of directors of the Schumacher Center for New Economics since 2017.

Kate loves dance and feminist performance art, and enjoys creating comics about Buddhist economics, Jewish economics, and reparations. Kate lives in Asheville, NC, with her partner who is also named Kate.

Tiffany Brown, Kate Poole and Chordata Capital are investment advisory representatives of Natural Investments, LLCNatural Investments is an independent Registered Investment Advisor firm. Chordata Capital is not a registered entity and is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Natural Investments.

Tiffany Brown, Kate Poole and Chordata Capital are investment advisory representatives of Natural Investments, LLCNatural Investments is an independent Registered Investment Advisor firm. Chordata Capital is not a registered entity and is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Natural Investments.

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