Almost 700 of our friends and supporters attended World of Opportunity, our 13th annual luncheon on Thursday, October 29, 2015! Thanks to their generosity, we were able to reach our $150,000 matching challenge and raise over $554,000! This will directly support our research into promising new solutions that can change the lives of millions of people living in poverty.

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Finding Inspiration in Peru

From Global Partnerships' most recent Impact Journey to Peru, Gerarda and Clemente's story of their experience running a small business selling ice cream with the help of ADRA Microfinance's village bank lending platform.

Tags: ADRA Microfinance   impact   Impact Journey   impact journeys   Latin America   microentrepreneurship   PartnerTrips   Peru   philanthropy   travel   village bank   

The topic of innovation was widely debated at the Sankalp Africa Summit in Nairobi, a regional convening of social investors who aim to spur inclusive growth in Africa by supporting new market-based solutions.

Tags: capacity building   creating markets   foundation   innovation   philanthropy   Venture Philanthropy   

I recently attended the Mission Investors Exchange 2014 National Conference, a gathering of foundations and others in the philanthropic community focused on sharing insights and experiences around investing for social impact.

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If impact investors have investment dollars then why do they still need philanthropic dollars? Good question. Last week, Anthony Bugg-Levine, CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), did a great job at explaining a couple key roles that philanthropy plays in impact investing at his organization. In Bugg-Levine’s interview with Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe, it was shared that:

Tags: catalytic capital   credit enhancement   Haiti   NFF   philanthropy