Greater Good Blog

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

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?

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

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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