Greater Good Blog

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

Envisioning Effective Advocacy—at the State Level and Beyond

Envisioning Effective Advocacy—at the State Level and Beyond

October 23, 2017

Many of the donors with whom Arabella works realize that sustained advocacy efforts are crucial to the passage and implementation of public policies that support the people, places, and causes they care about. They know that by making smart investments in advocacy, they have the potential to accomplish (or, in some cases, prevent) policy changes […]

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Helping Funders Better Understand and Manage Risk

Helping Funders Better Understand and Manage Risk

May 24, 2017

(Illustration by Jean Tuttle for SSIR) Risk is essential to impact-focused philanthropy. We can’t hope to tackle the immense challenges that drive our missions without understanding the risks we face, balancing them against potential rewards, and (only then) making decisions and managing our efforts accordingly. Yet few funders approach risk in a systematic way. Few […]

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Issue Brief: Supporting Women’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

Issue Brief: Supporting Women’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

April 21, 2017

Working with The Hope & Grace Fund, a philanthropic project of skincare and beauty brand Philosophy, Arabella Advisors has produced a new issue brief: “Helping Women Step Out of the Shadows.”

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What We’ve Learned on the Journey Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

What We’ve Learned on the Journey Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 9, 2017

Arabella’s CEO, Sampriti Ganguli, and Whitney Wade, manager of talent acquisition and diversity, were recently interviewed about the firm’s efforts to integrate DEI values into our organization and our work. Five years ago, Arabella began a concerted effort to increase the diversity of our workforce. We’ve written about what we’ve learned and ways in which […]

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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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