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 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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Scripps Howard Foundation announces $6 million to university investigative journalism programs

The Scripps Howard Foundation believes that the future of journalism lies in investigative reporting. The University of Maryland and Arizona State University will open 'Howard Centers,' which...more

Omidyar Sharpens Focus on Multi-Lingual Platforms for India

Investors in India are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into new multilingual technology platforms that are designed to give rural populations an entry point into internet usage. The Omidyar...more

Want to Make an Impactful Grant? Consider Independent Media Outlets

A recent study from the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University has concluded that small news organizations can have a noticeable influence on the issues of today. If as few...more

Charities Focus on Social Investment as a Finance Tool

Charity organizations in the UK have been using the social investment market to raise funds in the past few years. This is part of a larger trend in UK charities, which are moving away from...more

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





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