We live in an era of intertwined existential challenges: climate change, the rise of authoritarianism, deteriorating social cohesion, and unbridled technological change that is upending our economy, politics, and social relations. Are philanthropy and the social sector up to the task of confronting these challenges? How must philanthropy and the social sector transform their practices, mindsets, and approaches to reckon with these threats? And how can we push beyond them to reshape our economic, civic, and political institutions and build a healthier, more resilient, more equitable and just society?
This year, through virtual convenings, podcasts, and publications, Arabella is bringing together community leaders, experts, and changemakers to discuss how philanthropy could adapt to an era of crises and to imagine the better future we can and must build for ourselves and our children and grandchildren. This conversation is a continuation of Arabella’s Future of the Social Sector series, launched in 2021, which engages a large network of foundations, philanthropists, and impact investors in a dialogue on the future of the social sector and philanthropy’s role in it.
Want to catch up on the series? Watch the previous convenings here.
In the latest webinar in Arabella’s Future of the Social Sector series, Ann Mei Chang, CEO of Candid, and Michele Lawrence Jawando, senior vice president of programs at Omidyar Network, joined Arabella Advisors President Rick Cruz to discuss the role philanthropy can play in this era of crisis. Keep reading for five main highlights.Read More
We invite you to join Arabella Advisors as we continue our Future of the Social Sector series with our next virtual convening.Read More
Sampriti Ganguli shares five takeaways, from our latest Future of the Social Sector series convening, as topics to consider for the community, and in particular for donors who are thinking about their upcoming grant cycles.Read More
We invite you to join Arabella‘s third virtual convening on the Future of the Social Sector, which will focus on new models for investing in financial security.Read More
Last week, during the second virtual convening in our Future of the Social Sector series, Arabella Advisors’ CEO Sampriti Ganguli explored crucial questions about the relationships between philanthropy, government, and the social sector with two leaders in the space: Xavier de Souza Briggs and Cecilia Muñoz.Read More
We invite you to join our next virtual conversation:
Promoting the Public Welfare: Reassessing the Role of Philanthropy and Government on May 12, 2021 at 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. ET.
Our next session will feature Cecilia Muñoz and Xavier de Souza Briggs in discussion with our CEO, Sampriti Ganguli. Together, they will explore questions about the proper roles of government and philanthropy, and how each can—and should—bolster the capacity of the other to provide for the public good.Read More
On February 18, we hosted our first virtual convening in the series, “2020: What Have We Learned from Shifts in Society and Philanthropy?” The conversation featured Nwamaka Agbo and Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson in dialogue with Sampriti Ganguli. The discussion offered a hard look back at our recent crises and at the longstanding effects of systematic racism. It also produced a call to action for philanthropy to meet this historic moment by transforming how it uplifts and sustains BIPOC leaders and movements going forward.Read More
Over the past year, the world has changed. Every industry has been disrupted, democracy has been challenged in unprecedented ways, centuries of racial injustice have been brought into new focus, and we have all had to learn anew how to connect—from behind screens, through masks, and despite disinformation.Read More
Decades of disinvestment in government at all levels has resulted in weakened institutions that are less capable of addressing our most challenging societal problems.”Read More
We are living in a moment when philanthropy has the potential and power to catalyze transformative changes and improve our society. It must be bold enough to seize that moment.Read More