Greater Good Blog

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

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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Impact Investing as a Complement to Traditional Philanthropy

Impact Investing as a Complement to Traditional Philanthropy

Earlier today, our founder Eric Kessler was featured in an article in the Financial Times alongside other leaders of organizations involved in impact investing and philanthropy. The article, “How Impact Investing Can Complement but not Displace Philanthropy,” notes that impact investing has become a bit of a buzzword in wealth management circles lately and that […]

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From Commitment to Practice: Reflections on Arabella’s DEI Journey

From Commitment to Practice: Reflections on Arabella’s DEI Journey

At Arabella, we’ve always seen ourselves as mission driven; what motivates us to come to work every day is the prospect of investing in communities and creating social change. About five years ago, some of our staff members and clients began to ask how our commitment to our social mission was reflected in who we hire, how we operate, and what we value. These questions came at a time when the field of philanthropy as a whole was going through a renewed wave of interest for […]

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Giving Done Right: A Conversation with Phil Buchanan and Sampriti Ganguli

Giving Done Right: A Conversation with Phil Buchanan and Sampriti Ganguli

Recently, the Arabella Advisors DC office was happy to host Phil Buchanan, president of the Center of Effective Philanthropy, for an intimate discussion on the state of philanthropy and his new book, Giving Done Right. Phil was joined by our CEO, Sampriti Ganguli, and the conversation was moderated by one of our associate managing directors, […]

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