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Experiences in Impact Investing in Africa, part 2

December 2013

The second webinar in a series hosted by the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group and Arabella Advisors, this conversation covered the characteristics of funders’ investments in Africa and offered insights about their experiences managing their investments and investees at different investment levels. The panelists included: 

Niamani Mutima, Executive Director, Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group
Cynthia Muller, Director of Impact Investing, Arabella Advisors
Brinda Ganguly, Associate Director, the Rockefeller Foundation
Brett Stevenson, Manager, Global Impact Investing Network

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Understanding the Opportunity for Impact Investing in Africa, part 1

June 2013

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

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Arabella Insights: Helping Grantees Build Management Skills

January 2013

Changing the world takes organizations with effective leadership and strong management practices, and funders are uniquely placed to help build and scale such organizations. Our webinar featured a robust panel discussion on how funders can best support strong nonprofit management.

Our speakers included:

  • Jerry Hauser, CEO, The Management Center
  • James Mumm, Staff Director, National People’s Action
  • Sylia Obagi, Director of Operations, Annenberg Foundation
  • Belen Vargas, Vice President, Grant Operations, Weingart Foundation
  • Gwen Walden, Managing Director, Arabella Advisors

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Arabella Insights: Greater Good Through Political Giving

September 2012

With the 2012 election drawing near, many donors have questions about how political giving can reinforce their philanthropic strategy, amplify their voice, and impact the issues they care about most. This webinar explained the many different ways political contributions can be used to candidate committees, PACs, 501(c)(3)s, and other organizations to advance one’s philanthropic strategy.

Our speakers included:

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Arabella Insights: Women, Philanthropy and the Future of Wealth

March 2012

Women are positioned as never before in history to make a huge difference in philanthropy, not only with their time and compassion, but also with their money. As women’s wealth and influence grows, organizations that want to engage them in philanthropy will have to shift their approaches to address women’s unique interests and leadership styles.

Recently, Managing Director Sam Beinhacker spoke with several leaders in engaging women in philanthropy to discuss what the coming shift of wealth to women means for the future of women in philanthropy. During a rich hour-long discussion, they covered topics ranging from the importance of a sense of community among women in philanthropy to the blurring of the lines between philanthropy and investing with the emergence of impact investing. They also covered a variety of other critical topics in the webinar, including two groups of women in philanthropy that warrant special attention: women of color and millennial women.

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