Greater Good Blog

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

Philanthropy’s New Future

November 15, 2016

In the wake of the recent elections, philanthropy faces a new future. This is always true when a new administration takes over. But this year the implications for many of us—and, indeed, for the entire nonprofit sector—look especially significant.

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Four Ways Human Rights Funders Can Use Impact Investments

August 15, 2016

Human rights funders should consider impact investing as a powerful complement to grant making and other forms of philanthropic support.

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Three Ways Evaluation Dashboards Can Amplify Your Impact

April 4, 2016

Creating effective evaluation dashboards can increase learning, enhance communication, and improve decision making.

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Investing to Strengthen the Good Food Supply Chain

March 22, 2016

As Americans’ desire for healthier, more sustainable food options increases, the good food marketplace is rapidly maturing, creating opportunities for investors to drive social, environmental, and financial returns.

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Why Strategic Philanthropy (Almost) Always Involves Advocacy

February 1, 2016

To scale up their impact in the coming decade, philanthropists will benefit from working closely with, and employing the tools of, advocates. Their efforts to do so are already creating new opportunities.

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12 Good Food Policy Priorities

December 9, 2015

We need to build a Good Food policy strategy that enables funders, investors, advocates, and others to coordinate efforts and increase the impact of the Good Food movement. Here’s how we can get started.

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