social impact

Recently, Global Partnerships and Linked Foundation held a rural pharmacies workshop and gathered together various organizations that have been providing essential medicines to rural communities through a market-based model. With the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), we spent to days in Antigua, Guatemala with seven organizations from four countries

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After the 2015 Biennial of the Americas, one impact investing-focused clínica looked

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Reflections on Impact Evaluation

Last week, I joined nearly 100 of my monitoring and evaluation peers in Washington, DC to talk impact, measurement and data at the 2015 Metrics Conference hosted by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).

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What do we mean by impact? We have served over two million people through our partners since our founding in 1994. What does that mean?

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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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In our latest Investors Report, Mark Coffey, chief investment and operating officer, underscores our commitment to investments focused on social impact and reiterates the challenge of focusing entirely on numbers for impact measurement.

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It happens more times than I care to admit. I am holding a promising conversation with a potential investor who signals alignment on impact objectives and geography. Timing works, the approval process is shared, and then it happens: we have the rate conversation.

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As a fund development professional, my weeks are often filled with insular activities that lead to a rather intimate relationship with my keyboard and telephone. My day to day includes reviewing prospect lists, drafting investor reports, and setting up meetings with funders. Please don’t misunderstand me; these are all important aspects of my role at GP, but they often leave me wanting for face to face dialogue and discussion.

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