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Mitigating Power Dynamics in Learning and Evaluation

Mitigating Power Dynamics in Learning and Evaluation

Arabella’s Learning and Evaluation team recently helped facilitate a session at the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference titled “Mitigating Power Dynamics: Turning the Evaluative Lens onto Funders.” We had two goals for the session: to share our experiences with disrupting power dynamics while evaluating philanthropic initiatives and to offer a forum for other evaluators to […]

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Overcoming Barriers to Impact Investing

Overcoming Barriers to Impact Investing

As we start a new year, I’m feeling inspired to think big and bold. For me, this means exploring how to knock down what stands in the way of widespread impact investing. At Arabella Advisors, we talk to many funders about impact investing. There’s often a ton of enthusiasm, but it doesn’t always translate into […]

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Philanthropy Can’t Replace Our Broken Government — But It Can Help Rebuild It

Philanthropy Can’t Replace Our Broken Government — But It Can Help Rebuild It

This morning, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published a new piece from Arabella senior director Loren McArthur titled “Philanthropy Can’t Replace Our Broken Government — but It Can Help Rebuild It.” In the piece, Loren notes that “decades of disinvestment in government at all levels has resulted in weakened institutions that are less capable of addressing our most challenging societal problems.”   We have all witnessed the results of […]

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Happy Holidays, and Here’s to a Better 2021

Happy Holidays, and Here’s to a Better 2021

Let’s be honest: Many of us can’t wait for 2020 to end. The loss of lives and livelihoods has been traumatic, the damage done to our civil society has been immense, and the ongoing reckoning with racial injustice has been wrenching (though utterly necessary). Still, as I reflected on the year with my Arabella Advisors […]

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Funding the Arts Can Amplify Your Impact in Unexpected Ways

Funding the Arts Can Amplify Your Impact in Unexpected Ways

This post was originally published on LinkedIn Over the course of this year, we’ve faced astounding challenges—a global pandemic, a reckoning for racial justice, the erosion of our democracy, disrupted education for millions, and destructive wildfires and hurricanes. The philanthropic community has responded with rapid-response support and deep reflection on how it wants to reshape […]

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Arabella Advisors Announces Anne Green as New Managing Director for Pacific Northwest

Arabella Advisors Announces Anne Green as New Managing Director for Pacific Northwest

We are proud to announce that Anne Green has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Anne will help to lead the firm’s West Coast practice, with a special focus on supporting institutional foundations. Green brings to the job more than 20 years of experience in the philanthropy field, most […]

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