Greater Good Blog

Ideas and insights for funders and investors who want to increase their social or environmental impact.

Tara Abrahams Joins Arabella Advisors as Senior Advisor

Tara Abrahams Joins Arabella Advisors as Senior Advisor

Arabella Advisors announced today that it has hired Tara Abrahams as a senior advisor working out of the company’s New York office. Abrahams brings to the team a longstanding dedication to philanthropy, significant experience working with institutional foundations and individual philanthropists, and a deep knowledge of women’s and girl’s issues. She will work closely with […]

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Can You Spare One Percent for Core Operating Support?

Can You Spare One Percent for Core Operating Support?

It’s on every philanthropy “best practices” list. It regularly shows up on grantee surveys as their #1 request of foundations. It’s the subject of countless blogs, articles, conference sessions. It’s studied and researched. It goes by several names: “core operating support,” “overhead,” “indirect costs,” “real costs.” It gets a lot of attention but no love. […]

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Arabella Listed Among Best Entrepreneurial Companies

Arabella Listed Among Best Entrepreneurial Companies

Today, Entrepreneur magazine named Arabella Advisors to its list of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America.” The announcement comes as a result of the magazine’s annual “Entrepreneur 360,” a premier study delivering what Entrepreneur Media calls “the most comprehensive analysis of private companies” in the United States. Based on the study, Arabella is being recognized for excellence across five […]

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Achieving Outsized Impact on the Environment

Achieving Outsized Impact on the Environment

This week, in conjunction with the Environmental Grantmakers Association annual retreat, the Windward Fund, The JPB Foundation, and Arabella Advisors shared a new memo: “How Donors Can Achieve Outsized Impact on the Environment with Non-Endowed Funds.” The memo explores how non-endowed funds are building bridges and enabling connections that are helping to advance the environmental movement.  The […]

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Good Food Ventures Returns for Third Year

Good Food Ventures Returns for Third Year

This week, Arabella Advisors and its food-system investment team announced the launch of “Good Food Ventures III.” Good Food Ventures (GFV) is a private impact investing club that provides members with access to hard-to-find, professionally vetted, early-stage impact investment opportunities. All opportunities identified are related to building a true “Good Food” system—one that delivers delicious, […]

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Helping to Hold Corporations Accountable

Helping to Hold Corporations Accountable

In last week’s edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, our own Loren McArthur penned an insightful piece encouraging philanthropy to invest more in corporate accountability strategies. In the piece, “How Philanthropy Can Help Hold Corporations Accountable to the Public Interest,” Loren contends that philanthropy has a significant role to play in this area and should […]

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