Ideas and Impact

Though much of the work we do for clients is confidential, we share what we learn whenever possible and appropriate. We hope the resources here will help you take the next step on your impact journey.

An Economy for All

An Economy for All

With support from JP Morgan Chase & Co., the New Venture Fund’s Harriet Ecosystem Initiative partnered with Arabella Advisors to produce ‘An Economy for All,’ a report which explores race- and gender-based inequalities in entrepreneurial funding and which proposes ways for philanthropy to use the power of impact investing to unlock capital for these entrepreneurs.

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Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation

Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation

In a new Arabella report, Senior Managing Director Gwen Walden proposes a framework for closing the gap that too often exists in philanthropy between big ideas and their effective implementation--via the people, partners, and platforms that empower social impact.

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Recommendations for Incorporating DEI in Grant-Making Practice

Recommendations for Incorporating DEI in Grant-Making Practice

A checklist designed to help donors incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in their grant-making practice.

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Exploring Demand for Leadership Development among Leaders in Early Childhood Care and Learning

Exploring Demand for Leadership Development among Leaders in Early Childhood Care and Learning

Leaders in early childhood care and learning must become skilled at managing individuals and teams. Few have received formal training to develop these skills, but many eagerly seek the opportunity.

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Understanding and Confronting the Prison-Industrial Complex: An Overview for Philanthropists

Understanding and Confronting the Prison-Industrial Complex: An Overview for Philanthropists

Funders can help address over-incarceration in America by supporting efforts to better understand and confront the network of companies that currently profit from the US prison and detention system.

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The Global Fossil Fuel Divestment and Clean Energy Investment Movement (2018 Report)

The Global Fossil Fuel Divestment and Clean Energy Investment Movement (2018 Report)

As of September 2018, institutions and individuals with assets over $6.2 trillion have committed to divest from fossil fuels. Our latest report tracks and analyzes this movement's continuing growth.

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