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Posts about perspectives-on-strategy

Alan Pierce | Nov 5, 2018 10:48:01 AM

3 Ways Foundations can Scale Climate Change  Solutions

The climate philanthropy is one of many global mechanisms to fund climate change solutions more rapidly and effectively. And yet, historically, it is estimated ...

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Perspectives, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 29, 2018 9:14:05 PM

5 Impact Learnings  When a Family Foundation Tried Impact Investing

If you search Google for impact investing and family foundation one of the first results you’ll get is a link to the Russell Family Foundation web page. And ...

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impact investing, Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Perspectives, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 23, 2018 10:37:41 PM

Foundation Grants & Accountability: Putting Together the Pieces of the Puzzle

In the United States alone foundation grants and giving account for nearly $70 billion annually. That fact implies that a whole lot of impact is being ...

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Strategy, Data Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 15, 2018 6:20:34 PM

Three Sessions We’re Excited to Attend at SOCAP 2018

At SOCAP 2018, people from all over the world will be descending upon Fort Mason Center in San Francisco to connect and to be inspired to continue mobilizing ...

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Social Impact, Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 14, 2018 12:48:23 PM

How Can Foundations Help Reach the SDG Targets?

Financing the Sustainable Development Goals is an international endeavor of huge scale. Some estimate that scale to be $6 trillion annually in order to reach ...

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Social Impact, Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 1, 2018 9:34:38 AM

Aligning Your Small Business With The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ostensibly a vision. They’re a shared framework for a path to a better world. But who are they for? Development ...

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Impact Communication, Data Management
Alan Pierce | Sep 25, 2018 10:13:53 PM

Are You a Social Entrepreneur or Social Media Ninja?

It’s no secret that social entrepreneurs are out to change the world. Telling the world that’s what you’re doing and how you’re doing it isn’t so easy.

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Communication, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Sep 17, 2018 2:46:43 PM

Understanding Social Performance with Theory of Change and Metrics

In the world of microfinance there are social returns to be accounted for, in addition to financial accountability. Implementing a social performance framework ...

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monitoring & evaluation, Perspectives on Strategy, Perspectives on Metrics
Alan Pierce | Aug 29, 2018 1:25:27 PM

Is Collective Impact Model the Future of Social Change?

With the right tools, it might be.

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Social Impact, Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management, monitoring & evaluation, Impact Perspectives
Lorena Rodriguez | Aug 13, 2018 3:46:08 PM

How Impact Funds Leverage Technology for Impact Management

"It was great to see how the Impact Cloud™  software uses language I'm familiar with. This made it easier for us to use compared to other systems." Nancy ...

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Perspectives on Strategy
Alan Pierce | Jul 26, 2018 3:21:05 PM

How Impact Investors Can Help Foundations Make Better Mission-Related Investments

You might think that foundations allocate a considerable amount of their capital towards mission-related investments. You wouldn’t be rash for thinking this, ...

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impact investing, Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management
Hetal Sheth | Nov 12, 2017 1:54:36 PM

Changing Impact Philanthropy: Gender and Generation

Philanthropy is undergoing a revolution. It used to be that wealthy donors were happy sending an annual check, trusting in charitable organizations to use ...

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Perspectives on Strategy
Rachel Dodd | Nov 12, 2017 1:30:09 PM

Are your donors hearing your impact story?

Nonprofits are caught in a balancing act between making an impact and funding their impact. It can be difficult to measure up to the reporting requirements ...

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management