Greater Good Blog

How Philanthropy Can Help Texas Respond Today and Prepare for Tomorrow

How Philanthropy Can Help Texas Respond Today and Prepare for Tomorrow

This post was originally published on LinkedIn, by Arabella Adviors’ Managing Director in Texas, Jeremy Gregg. ~ “You know the weather is bad when even virtual events are being canceled!”  I halfheartedly laughed when a friend said this, but I was aware I was doing so from the comfort of a home that still had power, water, and the Wi-Fi necessary for me […]

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Lysa Ratliff and KABOOM!

Lysa Ratliff and KABOOM!

In the fourth episode of Arabella Advisors’ new podcast series, Gwen Walden spoke to Lysa Ratliff, CEO of Kaboom!, about building relationships that transform communities and investing in the amazing potential of children. Here are some soundbites from their conversation:    “Telling our personal stories and sharing insights is really important; nothing better to talk about than childhood: 100 percent of who I am stems […]

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Join Us for Our Upcoming Webinar

Join Us for Our Upcoming Webinar

Over the past year, the world has changed. Every industry has been disrupted, democracy has been challenged in unprecedented ways, centuries of racial injustice have been brought into new focus, and we have all had to learn anew how to connect—from behind screens, through masks, and despite disinformation. We now have a chance to turn […]

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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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