Testimony: Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise


The Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise was established by the Executive Order of Governor Pat Quinn on November 2, 2011.1 The purpose of the Task Force is to provide recommendations on how Illinois can better foster an environment to: create, scale, and sustain innovative social programs; build the capacity of nonprofit organizations and government to pursue entrepreneurial ventures; and attract funding to Illinois to support these ventures.  Central to the Task Force’s mandate is to provide a series of reports to the Governor and General Assembly, with recommendations on how to position Illinois to achieve the aforementioned purpose. 

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 the Task Force heard testimony from Mr. William Burckart who offered his actionable policy recommendations to help Illinois support the impact investment industry by stimulating supply, directing capital and regulating demand. A report on the progress of the Task Force (including Burckart's testimony) is available here.