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Tag: Family Foundations


SSIR blogger Abigail Noble is head of Africa and Latin America for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum.

Impact investing and the Role of Family Offices

Five steps family offices can take to engage in impact investing.



Building a Culture of Philanthropy

Philanthropy is vital to fostering a vibrant community, but how do we deliberately inspire and support a culture of giving?

By Anna Pikovsky Auerbach | 5 | Sep. 19, 2014

Impact Investing

The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good

In The Power of Impact Investing, Rockefeller Foundation's Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg explain impact investing and share impact investors' stories.


A Global Family Affair

Philanthropic efforts funded by private family wealth—long common in the United States—are on the rise worldwide.


The Dirt on Seed-Funding Social Change

As philanthropists, I think our deepest duty is to gamble on people, through untried solutions that just might overturn ancient societal inequities.

By Suzanne Skees | May. 9, 2014


Creating a Smarter Philanthropic Marketplace

Most funders are not adequately tapping into existing data and knowledge to better inform their grantmaking.

By Paul Connolly | 1 | Mar. 7, 2014


Think You Know Private Foundations? Think Again.

The investment and giving behavior of many private foundations differs from that of the mega-foundations; and it matters that we know.

By King McGlaughon | 4 | Jan. 2, 2014

Nonprofit Management

Grantees as Customers

Four ways funders can serve and empower grantees.

By Dave Peery | 6 | Nov. 26, 2013

Individual Giving

Don’t Just Aggregate Funds, Unleash Them!

Raising money is just part of the social change equation—an interview with Helen LaKelly Hunt and Emily Nielsen Jones of Women Moving Millions.

By Alison Powell & Soumya Korde | 6 | Nov. 19, 2013
Emmett Carson


On Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Measuring Impact

Don’t let evaluation distort your mission.

By Emmett D. Carson | Nov. 15, 2013