Posts tagged to 'Impact investing and PRIs'

Transact Or Transform: What Kind Of Giver Are You?

Posted by Kris Putnam-Walkerly on September 5, 2018

Transactional philanthropy is important and necessary to help those in immediate crises meet very pressing needs. For many donors, that’s enough. But what happens when we think more strategically about the needs in question?

Smart Philanthropy: 6 Strategic Questions

Posted by Ashok Alexander on August 22, 2018

Strategic philanthropy is about maximizing the impact of every rupee given away.

Front Row Seat on Impact Investing: Finding Market-Rate Returns in Mission Investments in Smaller Communities

Posted by Rosalie Sheehy Cates on August 20, 2018

There are many options for foundations to make these private mission investments and earn relatively low financial returns. But as foundations open more of their endowments to mission investing, they want more market-rate mission investments.

Fueling a Revolution on International Change: Individual and Family Philanthropists

Posted by Ina Breuer and Maggi Alexander on August 14, 2018

All funders, big and small, are interested in the impact of their investments. This can be particularly tricky in the realm of international philanthropy where investments are made within diverse cultural contexts. It is critical that individuals and families interested in international giving understand that they too can make a difference.

Both/And Investing: Doing well AND doing good

Posted by Ken Mountcastle on June 20, 2018

The Foundation, our partners and the communities we care about are at a critical juncture and “urgency” is the operative word.

Program Related Investments: Why Aren’t More Foundations Using Them?

Posted by Mary Ann Weiss on June 3, 2018

PRIs offer a tool for foundations to make an impact, while recouping dollars for new investments. It’s seemingly a win-win. However, only a small percentage of foundations are actually using them. And most of them are larger and well-resourced. Why is that?

Impact and Outcomes: From Jargon to Meaning

Posted by Giving Compass on May 28, 2018

Ending homelessness. Improving school readiness. Preserving wildlife habitat. Impact statements can inspire and bring together partners, staff and funders around common, long-term goals that deserve focused efforts and resources.

The Next Five Years: Three Reasons We Must Adapt

Posted by Open Road Alliance on May 22, 2018

When is an organization no longer a ‘start-up’? Is it age, size, or some other acquired wisdom that moves it out of the ‘test and experiment’ stage into the ‘institutional’ one? When is it time for an organization to change or adapt? Do we revisit strategies every 3 or 5 years because they are ‘round numbers’? Or do we watch the world around us and continuously react? How do you know when to grow?

Investment Approach 101: Learn the Basics

Posted by Kylie Musolf on May 2, 2018

Lots of foundations are starting to look at their investment strategy as a way to increase the impact of their philanthropic dollars.

Emotionally Invested: A Collection of Articles about Impact Investing

Posted by Tiedemann Wealth Management on April 4, 2018

Impact investing seeks a return from one’s investments other than a strictly financial return. For the majority of impact investors, that means they seek a general or specific environmental, social or governance outcome, in addition to a financial return, from their investments.

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