Frequently asked questions about ImpactAlpha
Q: What do I get with my subscription?
A: News, insight, and opportunities to interact with ImpactAlpha writers and editors, fellow readers and more data:
- Our daily email Brief
- Exclusive deals
- Member-only conference calls, commenting privileges and Slack channels
- Data-driven special reports
- VIP invites to dinners and breakfasts
- Access to our archives
Q: Why is ImpactAlpha charging for subscriptions?
A: Powering our growth with subscription fees aligns our interests with yours: More high-quality content, community engagement and data will attract more and better subscribers, which means we can keep investing in our team and producing more of the content you value.
Q: The subscription price is too high for me. What can I do?
A: Here are five ways readers handle the cost: (please share your suggestions as well!):
- Budget for it. If ImpactAlpha adds value, include it in your planning like other expenses.
- Expense it. Make ImpactAlpha a business expense. It’s less than the price of a typical conference -– with no hotel or airfare required.
- Maximize the freebies. We put out a number of free articles and other features each month, including ‘Returns on Investment,’ our weekly podcast, the ImpactSpace database and more.
- Get a scholarship. Reach out to support@ImpactAlpha.com to find out if you qualify. (Partners: let’s keep that cupboard stocked! We can help develop your own scholarship program.)
Q: Can I share your newsletters and articles?
A: If you find something in one of our newsletters particularly useful for you and your colleagues, by all means share! If you routinely forward them to all your colleagues every day, we encourage you to consider additional subscriptions. If you need more than 10 subscriptions, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can talk about bulk discounts.
Q: Do I need a subscription to access the website?
A: Everyone will be able to read at least three free articles on ImpactAlpha.com each month. When you visit the website, you’ll be prompted to provide your email address.
Q: What happens to Impact Voices guest posts?
A: Any article on ImpactAlpha, including Impact Voices pieces, can be shared. In some cases Impact Voices articles will be made broadly available (i.e. in addition to the three free articles each month).
Q: What’s up with the Slack channel?
A: Slack is a messaging app that will make it easy for all of us — writers, editors, readers, impact investing practitioners — to talk to each other. We use it to post questions, start conversations and check in with you.
Q: What will I get out of Agent of Impact calls?
A: Our Agent of Impact calls are a chance for you to hear directly from ImpactAlpha writers and editors as well as industry insiders about big stories in the industry and where we see the trends leading.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: A full-price annual subscription to ImpactAlpha will cost $399. We don’t offer refunds, but you can always cancel at any time. If you do, you’ll keep access to the end of the period you’ve paid for. Please contact us for nonprofit, start-ups and group rates. You can review our pricing and payment policy.
Q: That’s a lot of money.
A: An annual subscription to ImpactAlpha gives you complete access to all our content, our two daily newsletters, a subscribers-only messaging community, exclusive invitations to events and roundtables for a full year — all for less than the registration fee of a single investing conference — no airfare or hotel required!
Q: What will you do with the money?
A: Subscription revenues will be used to improve and grow ImpactAlpha. We’ll be able to offer more and better coverage, lively community features and more voices from around the impact investing industry.
Q: What if I can’t afford it?
A: ImpactAlpha is committed to accessibility. We’re raising a ‘scholarship fund’ so all readers can continue to be part of our community. Email us at email@example.com.
Q: Who can I contact for technical support?
A: If you are experiencing any issues with our site or are having access related problems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.