Impact investing strategies often focus on returns, but one family foundation’s sights are set on building human capacity, collaboration, and diversity in the field.
The effective altruism movement could be more effective if it encouraged adoption of its principles within causes and geographies, not just across them.
President Obama experimented with radically new ways of maximizing the impact of social programs.
To bring more resources to bear on the challenges facing children and families, funders can step outside their traditional grantmaking role to invest in innovative and mission-focused efforts.
Most foundations have endowments with invested assets—but many don’t see themselves as institutional investors. As a result, they are leaving behind some of their influence.
Foundations have an important role to play in impact investing—in building platforms and products that efficiently mobilize capital, mitigate risk, and improve liquidity.
The changing US political playground requires that foundations both focus on what works and actively explore what might work in uncertain times ahead.
How foundations can reimagine a proven philanthropic tool to more effectively address today’s social and environmental challenges.
As impact investing expands in scope and sophistication, foundations are leading the way.