Free Guides to Help Trustees and Boards Understand Social Investment


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The Get Informed campaign organized by Big Society Capital is an effort to to help boards understand the risks and opportunities of social investment. A key aspect of the campaign is a set of free guides to help trustees get started.

The world of investing is a complicated one. If you know and you understand what is needed in order to invest wisely, it can make or break you. There are many organizations and charities out there that would benefit greatly from investing if there were resources out there for them to be able to understand the complexity of investing.

These organizations and charities would benefit with the financial guidance that would be available to them. This could mean a great deal to these charities. The future of the charities might depend upon the help of the financial guidance that they would receive. They would not have to rely so heavily on their current or previous ways or varieties of staying funded. Read the Entire Article


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Govt, private, philanthropic sectors all needed to tackle social issues: Gates
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Melinda and Bill Gates write a letter each year about philanthropy initiated by the couple. The letter is written openly, addressed to groups such as employees, teenagers or even to the whole world....more

$7 Million in Native Grants From Ford Foundation
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation has bestowed seven million dollars to Native American communities and organizations. The grant money is split between several groups, but there is a common cause. The belief behind...more

Free Guides to Help Trustees and Boards Understand Social Investment

The Get Informed campaign organized by Big Society Capital is an effort to to help boards understand the risks and opportunities of social investment. A key aspect of the campaign is a set of free...more

Mission-Aligned and Impact Investment Strategy for Rockefeller Brothers
Foundation: Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Rockefeller Brothers Fund prioritizes investment policies that enable the foundation to achieve long-term financial objectives. They have an allocation target of 20 percent for impact investments...more

The Transformation of Social Investment throught Blended Finance

More investors are investigating the prospect of meeting their investment goals while also achieving desired social objectives. Simultaneously, many charitable and social organizations have found it...more

Private Philanthropy Should Fill the Justice Gap
Foundation: Public Welfare Foundation, New York Community Trust

Pro Bono legal work, or legal aid for those in poverty, has long been a tradition and a responsibility of the legal profession in this country. It is the opinion of Mary McClymont, the President of...more

Nonprofit Work After Retirement? Maybe You Can Make It Pay

Many people have passions for charities these days. Some love to volunteer in addition to their regular work in the business world. What if you could get paid for working at the Nonprofit for which...more

Hartford Initiates Youth Service Corps
Foundation: Aetna Foundation, Newman's Own Foundation

The mayor of Hartford announced a program to give young people of Hartford an opportunity to earn a paycheck. The city will be putting the young teens that are out of school and unemployed to work....more

What does a Community Foundation do?

A Community Foundation is an organization dedicated to aiding a community by improving the lives of others. The Foundations are local non-profits, and help the community they reside in. It serves as...more

Free social investment guide published by Cass Business School

Did you know that many charities have difficulty grasping social investment and the great bearing it can have on funding? Fortunately, Cass Business School's Centre for Charity Effectiveness has...more







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