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Foundation Center and GuideStar join forces to become Candid

1 Alliance magazine 5 February 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar today announced they have joined forces to become a new nonprofit entity named Candid – a global source of knowledge for the entire social sector. Candid will bring together the expertise …

True leaders look within: The road ahead to professionalize the social investment sector

Naina Batra 23 December 2018

It is time to see if non-profit organizations that deploy significant resources use the same rigor and standards to measure themselves and their internal operations as they expect from the beneficiaries they support. We find …

Venture philanthropy as a new round of philanthropic development

Natalya Pyagay 16 December 2018

More than 600 philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, development practitioners and investors were brought together under the auspices of the 14th Annual Conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in Warsaw, Poland on 28-30 November 2018. While many of …

Will Brazilian philanthropy leapfrog the ‘grantmaking phase’ and move directly to an impact investing model?

Jessica Sklair 4 December 2018

In conversation with a foundation director after a recent event on the philanthropy circuit in São Paulo, I mentioned the Brazilian philanthropy sector’s enthusiasm for the rising global trend in impact investing. The foundation director …

Reflections from impact investing in Asia: a diverse and dynamic market

Philo Alto 26 November 2018

This month, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Asia Value Advisors, and BNP Paribas Hong Kong, co-hosted the event, ‘Impact Investing in Asia: A Diverse and Dynamic Market’ at the BNP Paribas Hong Kong’s offices. The forum …

Impact investing: A foundation’s journey from a little to a lot

Richard Woo 11 November 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. Contrary to the playbook of traditional investing, where the dominant values are …

New Philanthropy Capital announce Vaughan Lindsay as new chair

Alliance magazine 28 October 2018

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), has announced Vaughan Lindsay as their new chair of trustees, replacing Richard Atterbury who steps down following four years as chair. Vaughan comes to NPC from Leapfrog Investments, an impact investor, investing …

The impact space in New Zealand

David Woods 16 October 2018

In the last few weeks, at least three events have helped to move forward the awareness of how impact investment is developing as a sector in New Zealand – the RIAA New Zealand conference and …

Small initiatives can create huge impact

Jasper Snoek 14 October 2018

What would you do without your smartphone these days? We depend on it for so many activities. But not everyone is aware of how their smartphone is produced. Our phones hold a complex story of …

The future of impact investing: a view from Asia

Andrew Milner 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Within philanthropy circles, people are beginning to look beyond grants to the creation of a package of what might be called social finance, which will not only be bigger but will involve the kind of …