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May 6, 2014

Field Notes: Impact Investing News

Today we’re tuning in to what’s new in the ever-evolving landscape of impact investing.

May 20, 2014

Field Notes: Household Debt and the Recovery

Why was the Great Recession so Great? On The Upshot, two professors argue that it was a lack of attention to household debt.

May 27, 2014

Field Notes: Everything's Coming Up Impact

This week we’re reading about how impact investing continues to grow on Main Street, among millennials and in philanthropy.

Jun 1, 2014

Field Notes: Debate Over 'No Strings Attached' Philanthropy

As more philanthropists explore giving cash directly to the poor, some advocates argue the method works and creates better outcomes

Jun 3, 2014

Field Notes: Why the 'Strategic Model of Philanthropy' Fails

Could an emergent strategy in philanthropy bring a “brave new world” to complex social problems? A Foundation Strategy Group team suggests a new approach.

Jun 5, 2014

Field Notes: Who's Teaching Whom Philanthropy

Does a five-figure cash pot make it easier for universities to teach philanthropy as a “practical philosophy?” A novel grant from a Texas hedge fund manager provokes debate.

Jun 10, 2014

Field Notes: Change Ahead for Seattle's Minimum Wage Jobs

As Seattle addresses income inequality by raising the local minimum wage to $15, how will it affect the low-income job market inside and outside of the city?

Jun 17, 2014

Field Notes: The Impossibility of Investing Otherwise

Today in our philanthropy and impact investing mini-roundup: foundations must find ways to align their investments with their values.

Jun 25, 2014

Field Notes: In Social Enterprise, Scaling is Prevailing

Barriers to scale can jeopardize the potential advantages of social enterprises, but authors in Forbes and Pioneer Post provide a few solutions.

Jul 8, 2014

Field Notes: Corporate Ventures in Social Impact

More companies are delving into social responsibility via venture investment and innovative products.

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