Greater Good Blog

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

Questioning Four Types of Power

Questioning Four Types of Power

Recently, I had the opportunity to present at the Upswell conference, hosted by Independent Sector and targeted toward philanthropy, nonprofit, and other change makers. My session focused on identifying and managing power in social change work, drawing upon a combination of my research on power dynamics in cross-sector partnerships (I’m currently a PhD candidate at […]

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Within Reach: New Vehicles that Bridge Philanthropy and Impact Investing

Within Reach: New Vehicles that Bridge Philanthropy and Impact Investing

For one week in October, impact investors from across America and around the world gather in San Francisco for SOCAP (Social Capital Markets), which describes itself as “a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.” As a team of philanthropic consultants with a passion for impact […]

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Three Opportunities to Drive Change in Education: Themes from GFE 2019

Three Opportunities to Drive Change in Education: Themes from GFE 2019

In late October, I had the privilege to attend the Grantmakers for Education (GFE) annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The multi-day event brought together funders, educators, nonprofits, and leading thinkers in America’s education sector for insightful panels, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and compelling keynote addresses—all surrounding the common themes of overcoming student adversity, advancing justice, […]

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Investing in Native American Food Systems

Investing in Native American Food Systems

During October, impact investors from around the world convened in San Francisco, California for SOCAP’s annual conference, a week-long deep dive into all aspects of investing for the power of good. Arabella Advisors sent its own team of impact specialists, including associate director Shayna Keller, who represented the firm as the moderator of “Investing in […]

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What We’re Hearing: 3 Top Topics Among Environmental Grantmakers

What We’re Hearing: 3 Top Topics Among Environmental Grantmakers

Climate action and environmental justice loom large in recent public discourse. September saw the UN’s Climate Action Summit and sizeable climate action protests across the world. Philanthropy, too, has had climate and environmental justice on its collective mind. Late last month, grant makers from across the nation and around the world convened for the Environmental […]

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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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