Posts tagged to 'Impact investing and PRIs'
by Clara Miller
on April 16, 2019
Our mission at the Heron Foundation is to help people and communities help themselves out of poverty. Back in 2012, we... decided to invest 100 percent of our endowment towards fulfilling our mission, by fiscal year end 2017… We achieved that goal on December 21, 2016. Now, shouldn’t we be relaxing a bit? Well, of course not.
by Richard Woo
on November 26, 2018
The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) practices impact investing as a long game built on experiential learning, resilient risk-taking and the primacy of relationships.
by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
on September 5, 2018
Transactional philanthropy is important and necessary to help those in immediate crises meet very pressing needs. For many donors, that’s enough. But what happens when we think more strategically about the needs in question?
by Ashok Alexander
on August 22, 2018
Strategic philanthropy is about maximizing the impact of every rupee given away.
by Rosalie Sheehy Cates
on August 20, 2018
There are many options for foundations to make these private mission investments and earn relatively low financial returns. But as foundations open more of their endowments to mission investing, they want more market-rate mission investments.
by Ina Breuer
and Maggi Alexander
on August 14, 2018
All funders, big and small, are interested in the impact of their investments. This can be particularly tricky in the realm of international philanthropy where investments are made within diverse cultural contexts. It is critical that individuals and families interested in international giving understand that they too can make a difference.
by Ken Mountcastle
on June 20, 2018
The Foundation, our partners and the communities we care about are at a critical juncture and “urgency” is the operative word.
by Mary Ann Weiss
on June 3, 2018
PRIs offer a tool for foundations to make an impact, while recouping dollars for new investments. It’s seemingly a win-win. However, only a small percentage of foundations are actually using them. And most of them are larger and well-resourced. Why is that?
by Giving Compass
on May 28, 2018
Ending homelessness. Improving school readiness. Preserving wildlife habitat. Impact statements can inspire and bring together partners, staff and funders around common, long-term goals that deserve focused efforts and resources.
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by Open Road Alliance
on May 22, 2018
When is an organization no longer a ‘start-up’? Is it age, size, or some other acquired wisdom that moves it out of the ‘test and experiment’ stage into the ‘institutional’ one? When is it time for an organization to change or adapt? Do we revisit strategies every 3 or 5 years because they are ‘round numbers’? Or do we watch the world around us and continuously react? How do you know when to grow?