John Bloom

John Bloom is senior director of organizational culture at RSF Social Finance in San Francisco, where he has developed innovative philanthropic programs and contributed to the organization’s thought leadership in the field of social finance. As part of his work at RSF he has been developing and facilitating conversations and programs that address the intersection of money and spirit in personal and social transformation.

He writes frequently for RSF’s Reimagine Money blog on aspects of the new economy. He has worked with over 100 nonprofits over the last seven years in the areas of capacity building and culture change. He has led many workshops, lectured, and written about aspects of money, development, and governance for nonprofits. John has founded two nonprofits, served as a trustee on several, including Yggdrasil Land Foundation, an agricultural land trust, and worked as the administrator at San Francisco Waldorf School for eight years before joining RSF.

He was part of founding the Live Power Community Farm CSA twenty-three years ago and is still an active member. He has been a frequent contributor to Biodynamics journal on topics such as the economics of CSAs and the cultural life of vegetables. He holds an MFA (UNM) in painting and photography, has work in major collections, and sees the integration of the arts as essential to healthy organizational life.

His book, The Genius of Money: Essays and Interviews Reimagining the Financial World (Steiner Books), was published in October 2009. He lives in San Francisco.

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