The fields of health and health philanthropy have seen dramatic changes in recent years. This special report from Grantmakers in Health and Arabella Advisors explores the role that new actors are playing in the field of health philanthropy, as well as the unique attributes, approaches, and priorities that they bring to the field. The pioneering approaches of nontraditional actors in health philanthropy present opportunities for traditional funders—and for the field as a whole—to make the most of the enormous potential of the changes that face the US health system.
Arabella Advisors, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, conducted an in-depth analysis of the causes and consequences of long-term unemployment and strategies to effectively address it.
This report identifies approaches to:
- Increase employer demand for workers who are vulnerable to long-term unemployment
- Ensure long-term unemployed workers have the skills and credentials necessary to access and retain
- Improve employment processes to better match long-unemployed job seekers with open jobs
This guide from Mission Investors Exchange and the Council on Foundations features resources and connections for community foundations interested in learning about, designing, and activating impact investing programs. The vision for this Field Guide came from the collective wisdom of a working group convened by the Council on Foundation in August 2012. Arabella Advisors was part of the working group that met over the course of the year to strategize on how best to move the community foundation field forward in impact investing. Cynthia Muller, Arabella’s director of impact investing, also contributed the Choosing Your Investments chapter.
Use the Community Foundation Field Guide to Impact Investing on the Mission Investors Exchange site here.
Interest in the power and potential of impact investing—the use of return-seeking investments to pursue social and environmental goals—continues to grow, even as the practice expands across the globe. With that in mind, the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group and Arabella Advisors partnered to host this webinar geared towards private foundations that covered the history and growth of the impact investing field, foundations’ role in impact investing, and the growth of impact investing in Africa. It also featured a discussion with a grantmaker that is beginning to make impact investments in Africa.
This webinar, which is the first in a two-part webinar series, features:
• Niamani Mutima, Executive Director, Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group
• Cynthia Muller, Director of Impact Investing, Arabella Advisors
• Scott Wallace, Co-Chair, Wallace Global Fund
• Daryn Dodson, Consultant, Wallace Global Fund
View and listen to the entire conversation to learn more.
Changing the world takes more than great ideas and dedicated people. It also takes organizations with effective leadership and strong management practices – organizations that can execute effectively on programs that generate impact. Developed in partnership with The Management Center, an organization that specializes in building nonprofit leaders’ management skills, Helping Grantees Build Management Skills will help you understand how you can better engage with your grantees on this front.