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Equity in Practice, Part 2: A Closer Look at Risk Management

Equity in Practice, Part 2: A Closer Look at Risk Management

In this two-part series, learn how some funders are turning talk into action to achieve more equitable grant-making practices. In Part 1, we explored transparent processes and decision making. Here, we’ll consider the connections between equity and responsive risk management practices. Philanthropy has seen a surge of interest in racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. As our conversations […]

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Equity in Practice, Part 1: A Closer Look at Transparency

Equity in Practice, Part 1: A Closer Look at Transparency

In this two-part series, learn how leading funders are turning talk into action to achieve more equitable grant-making practices. Here, we consider the issues of transparent processes and decision making; Part 2 explores the connections between equity and responsible risk management practices. Philanthropy has seen a surge of interest in racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. As our […]

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Unpacking Funder Fragility Around Racial Equity: Video and Transcript

Unpacking Funder Fragility Around Racial Equity: Video and Transcript

Arabella Advisors’ Chicago office recently had the pleasure of hosting a salon discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the world of philanthropic giving. The event, Unpacking Funder Fragility Around Racial Equity: How to Do it and Why It’s Important, was co-sponsored by Forefront and featured the insightful Angelique Power, president of the Field […]

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New Report: Moving Beyond Theories of Change

New Report: Moving Beyond Theories of Change

Over the last 14 years, through more than 1,000 engagements across the country and around the world, Arabella Advisors has helped hundreds of clients go from inspiring philanthropic ideas to life-changing impact. Today, we’re proud to release a new report authored by Gwen Walden, one of our senior managing directors, that builds on that work […]

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Arabella Volunteer Day 2019

Arabella Volunteer Day 2019

In June, we marked Arabella’s 14th birthday. After taking time to look inward and reflect on our journey (and eat some cake!) we turned our attention to the communities around us for our annual Volunteer Day. An Arabella tradition, Volunteer Day is a yearly event where we celebrate the birth of the firm and live […]

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Four Features of Effective Donor Collaboratives

Four Features of Effective Donor Collaboratives

Over the last 14 years, the team at Arabella Advisors has had the privilege to partner with many of the most innovative donors in the country to design, build, and manage a wide range of donor collaboratives. Addressing issues from food policy to disaster recovery to student success, these collaboratives include different partners, tackle different […]

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