Greater Good Blog

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

Five Ways to Dramatically Reduce Food Waste

Five Ways to Dramatically Reduce Food Waste

February 9, 2017

The food we leave on our plates, that we let linger on our shelves too long, that stores and restaurants toss, and that farmers leave in fields negatively affects our health, our economy, and our environment. These on-the-ground solutions are springboards to a more resilient and productive food system.

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A Time to Act

A Time to Act

January 31, 2017

In this new political climate, donors should take swift action to protect the rights and values they hold dear.

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Don’t Let Risk Get in the Way of Big Bets

Don’t Let Risk Get in the Way of Big Bets

January 23, 2017

With the right approach, smart risk taking can help funders achieve even greater impact.

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Eliminating Implicit Bias in Grant-Making Practice

Eliminating Implicit Bias in Grant-Making Practice

December 19, 2016

Some of philanthropy’s core practices may unwittingly be leading funders to perpetuate the inequities they’re trying to eliminate. In an article originally published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, we examine how.

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What Should Philanthropists and Their Advisors Be Talking About?

What Should Philanthropists and Their Advisors Be Talking About?

December 14, 2016

Giving back can be one of your most rewarding activities, but it doesn’t come without challenges. Engaging an advisor to help you plan and work with you along the way can ease the burden and ensure you genuinely enjoy your philanthropy.

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Philanthropy’s New Future

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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