Greater Good Blog

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

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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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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