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Momentum Builds for 100 Percent Impact Investment Movement

Don Shaffer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

When I first started working in impact investing, the field's challenges were foundational: refining the concept, finding suitable investments, figuring out how to measure impact, even determining what to call the concept.

Community Foundations: What It Takes to Become Dynamic Hubs of Local Capital

Don Shaffer | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Community foundations -- with their deep local ties, significant unrestricted assets, and community benefit missions -- are ideally positioned to play...

Making a Difference: Philanthropy Is Not Only Pink, It's Everywhere

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Make philanthropy part of your life each day -- not just during designated months or the holidays. Your actions will have an impact far beyond what you can see.

Government Bailout 101: Foundations Aren't the Answer

Kevin K. Murphy | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Kevin K. Murphy

If you decided to spend down all of the assets of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (by far the largest foundation in the United States), it would fund the federal government for about 80 hours.

House of Genius Brings Entrepreneurs Together to Solve Problems Through Community

Brett Greene | Posted 03.11.2012 | Denver
Brett Greene

Recently I attended the one-year anniversary of House of Genius. Not surprisingly, I wasn't invited because I'm a genius, but to offer me an opportun...

Grocery Chain's Crackdown To Blame For Salvation Army's Donation Drop?

The Washington Post | Paul Schwartzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For more than two decades, bell-ringing Salvation Army volunteers collected donations outside Giant Food stores, a holiday season ritual that gave sho...