Inequality

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Field Notes: Money and Power in Impact Investment

How do donors influence the operation and outcome of social impact organizations? Tris Lumley says it’s all about power shifting.

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Field Notes: Should Every Tuesday be a Giving Tuesday

As #GivingTuesday becomes an online sensation, what are the implications for our perception and action on charity?

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Field Notes: Investing Full Tilt

Heron’s Clara Miller and SASB’s Jean Rogers discuss the new impact data that is improving the ability to invest for both financial and mission returns.

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Field Notes: Impact Investment, Vatican Style

The Vatican hosted an unprecedented conference last month, in which Pope Francis stressed the importance of using capital to address global poverty and inequality.

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Field Notes: Corporate Ventures in Social Impact

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.