Arabella Advisors, a leading philanthropy services firm, helps philanthropists and investors achieve greater good with their resources. The firm provides customized services built from a comprehensive platform spanning strategy, due diligence, evaluation, grant making, impact investing, project incubation, donor collaboration, foundation management and more. Arabella Advisors works exclusively with funders, providing objective advice to help them increase the impact of their assets.
In this piece for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Arabella explores its ongoing efforts—stumbles and all—to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, in the hopes that others can learn from our experience as they work toward our shared goals… Read More
A Checklist for Eliminating Implicit Bias in Grant-Making Practice
Posted on July 20, 2020 by Arabella Advisors
A checklist designed to help donors incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in their grant-making practice. … Read More
From Talk to Action: Embedding Equity and Inclusion in Governance
Posted on April 28, 2020 by Arabella Advisors
This resource from Arabella Advisors shares useful lessons and considerations that may help as stakeholders across the social sector work to craft equitable and inclusive governance structures. … Read More
Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation
Posted on July 15, 2019 by Gwen Walden, Arabella Advisors
This report reflects on the current state of philanthropic practice and points to a gap that frequently exists between lofty philanthropic ideas on the one hand and their implementation outside the boardroom on the other… Read More
Building an Economy for All: How Philanthropic Families Can Help
Posted on March 27, 2019 by Cyrus Kharas, Kate McAdams, Arabella Advisors
Providing equitable access to the capital entrepreneurs need to build their businesses is essential to creating a just society and to realizing our full economic potential. Unfortunately, a growing body of research shows that deeply embedded biases currently restrict access to capital for businesses led by women and people of color. Kate McAdams and Cyrus Kharas offer concrete steps for philanthropic families to correct this market failure through what the Arabella Advisors team describes as “inclusive investing.”… Read More
Why Investing in Media is Critical to Successful Advocacy
Posted on July 12, 2016 by Arabella Advisors, Shelley Whelpton
Three experts explain why, and how, funders should integrate smart communications into their broader advocacy strategies to maximize results… Read More
Essentials of Impact Investing: a Guide for Small-Staffed Foundations
Posted on November 20, 2015 by Arabella Advisors
Impact investing has the potential to enable every foundation, regardless of size, to pursue its philanthropic mission more effectively. It can help individual donors, families, foundations with few or no staff, and all sorts of giving entities put more and different types of capital to work for social good. Even better, it can deliver philanthropic impact alongside financial returns—which can enable reinvestment of those funds in… Read More
The Rockefeller Foundation’s Program-Related Investments Portfolio
Posted on July 8, 2013 by Arabella Advisors
From the Executive Summary: The Rockefeller Foundation’s Program-Related Investments (PRIs) have generated modest financial returns for the Foundation, contributed to investees’ financial sus- tainability and generated positive social returns on a variety of fronts. Individual invest- ments have helped organizations promote asset ownership, extend access to products and services on more equitable terms and in new ways to previously excluded… Read More
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