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5 Ways Social Enterprises Can Finance Growth

Don Shaffer | Posted 05.24.2015 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Social entrepreneurs seeking growth funding often get caught up in the culture of venture capital -- they position their enterprise as a rocket business, look for a miracle angel investor, and start giving away equity.

$220 Billion in Donations to Nonprofits Costs Americans $45 Billion: We Can Get Even More Social Impact for Our Dollars

Beth Sirull | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Beth Sirull

The idea is that by subsidizing charitable donations, we as a society are getting greater positive social impact than we otherwise would. It's logical to ask, "How can we get the most positive social impact for our money?"

Impact Investing + Policy = Collaboration Needed

Ben Thornley | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Ben Thornley

Whether we like it or not, government is an increasingly central player in social and environmental markets. After all, there is a clear public interest in the positive benefits impact investing can bring.

Philanthropy on Another Planet

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

Although there are good reasons for a foundation to spend down its assets today, there are also legitimate reasons for it to continue its work in perpetuity.