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Promoting the Public Welfare: Learning from a Century of Philanthropic Efforts to Improve Government

Promoting the Public Welfare: Learning from a Century of Philanthropic Efforts to Improve Government

Last week, during the second virtual convening in our Future of the Social Sector series, Arabella Advisors’ CEO Sampriti Ganguli explored crucial questions about the relationships between philanthropy, government, and the social sector with two leaders in the space: Xavier de Souza Briggs and Cecilia Muñoz. Their conversation took place against the backdrop of the […]

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Marcus Walton and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Marcus Walton and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

In the latest episode of Arabella Advisors’ podcast, Kim Walker, Arabella’s Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, talked with Marcus Walton, President and CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. Here’s some of what Marcus had to say during their conversation: “First and foremost, I have to say that anything that I have to offer is […]

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Arabella Advisors Adds Debbie Kobak as New Managing Director in Chicago

Arabella Advisors Adds Debbie Kobak as New Managing Director in Chicago

We are pleased to announce that Debbie Kobak has joined the firm as a Chicago-based Managing Director. Kobak’s leadership will increase Arabella Advisors’ ability to serve the needs of philanthropists, impact investors, and other social-impact innovators throughout the region. Kobak brings deep expertise in community and economic development, education, and impact investing.   “I am thrilled to join the team […]

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Three Transformative Takeaways from PEAK Grantmaking’s Webinar Series

Three Transformative Takeaways from PEAK Grantmaking’s Webinar Series

Last month, we attended and presented at PEAK Grantmaking’s virtual webinar series Narrowing the Power Gap and Implementing Flexible Practices, along with over 100 grantmakers representing diverse segments of philanthropy. The forum offered a blend of core concept learning, plenary and small-group dialogue, and case study examples to help attendees reimagine grantmaking “toward a more […]

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How You Can Support COVID-19 Crisis In India

How You Can Support COVID-19 Crisis In India

As COVID-19 continues to ravage India, many of you here in the United States have asked how you can show support and solidarity. In the spirit of addressing the current crisis, as well as thinking through longer term support, I wanted to share some perspectives as to how you might help. 1.      Acknowledge the crisis. All of […]

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Kelli King-Jackson and the Simmons Foundation

Kelli King-Jackson and the Simmons Foundation

In the seventh episode of Arabella Advisors’ podcast series, Arabella Managing Director, Jeremy Gregg, spoke to Kelli King-Jackson, Vice President of Programs and Community Engagement at The Simmons Foundation. Kelli shared about her life, her teachers, and her belief that we accomplish the most together and through education. She also expanded on her belief that […]

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