Foundation leaders consider the strengths, limitations, and potential of program related investments (PRIs), a form of impact investing intended to further a foundation’s programmatic and charitable goals.
After developing a new building technique, the nonprofit ARZU Studio Hope used the technique to build a preschool in Afghanistan as part of its mission to support education for women and children.
Grantmakers and nonprofit leaders at the Donors Forum—an annual convening in Illinois to advance social change institutions—discuss the real cost of running an effective nonprofit and why it is essential for grantmakers to support indirect costs.
Philanthropist Josh Bekenstein of Bain Capital explains how philanthropists unwilling to cover nonprofits’ indirect or overhead costs are missing the opportunity to completely support that organization’s mission.
Connie Duckworth, founder and CEO of ARZU Studio Hope, discusses her goals for the organization and her intention to run ARZU as a “profitable nonprofit.”
Emmett Carson, founding CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, discusses the importance of seeing evaluation as a partnership between foundations and grantees.
Steve McCormick, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, discusses one of the biggest challenges in the nonprofit world - how to evaluate progress and success.
Steve McCormick, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, discusses what risk really means to both nonprofits and foundations, and why foundations should take more risks.
Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of the Omidyar Network, discusses why he is optimistic about the “age of connectedness” and how increased connection has changed basic expectations about how society gets things done.
Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of the Omidyar Network, discusses investing in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations to scale social impact.