The ‘why’ behind philanthropy

Marta Ferro, Managing Director of Philanthropy and Mission Related Investing at Angeles, was recently published at Philanthropy News Digest sharing her views on the importance of families and foundations having a clear and defined vision behind philanthropic giving.

How funders can assess nonprofit effectiveness for investment

As with any investment, the decision to support a nonprofit should be grounded in empirical evidence. An organization is worthy of investment if it’s having a concrete, positive impact in the community and it’s run well enough to maintain operations sustainably. Exceptions include startups that have exciting potential but may not be far enough along…

How Nonprofits Can Work With the Private Sector to Scale Impact

The ground was already prepared for these shifts. Charitable giving has been rising consistently in the United States, while consumer behavior has become more and more socially and environmentally conscious. These trends have driven and coincided with rapidly shifting attitudes in the private sector—companies increasingly recognize that they can’t afford to ignore pressing social issues. Executives are…

A Guided Reflection on Past Year 2/2

This is designed to walk you through the things, activities, and relationships in your life and how they may have changed in the past year. As you work through the three categories (letting go, on the horizon, holding tight), give thought to areas that are both front of mind, and those that may be a…

Children’s Books on the Environment

It is never too late to introduce your children to the idea of environmental consciousness and protecting our planet. Here are some of our favorite children’s books on the environment that make great reads and gifts.   My Friend Earth: (Earth Day Books with Environmentalism Message for Kids, Saving Planet Earth, Our Planet Book) by…