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Expert Interview: Pamela Hawley on Everyday Impact

Our interview this month profiled Pamela Hawley, CEO and Founder of UniversalGiving, and a strategic partner of Catalytic Women. Their unique model engages everyday people in giving and volunteering—from donations of $5 to $20,000, from 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds, and from virtual volunteers to hands-on in-country.

Drinking from the Fire Hose that is SOCAP

This week, the largest gathering of social impact entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors and philanthropists met in San Francisco. In its seventh year, SoCap is now 2,500 strong. Normally, we’re publishing our Social Impact Update the first week of the month, but the discussion at SOCAP has been so vibrant, so optimistic, so solution oriented and so filled with […]

Gender Lens … or Binoculars?

This month I’m thinking a lot about Gender Lens investments. But in my mind it’s more than a single lens … it’s gender binoculars. I see two ways to leverage capital towards investments that benefit women, girls and communities around the globe. The first is defined very clearly by Criterion Institute: invest in companies that have women in […]

Expert Interview: Suzanne Skees on Democratizing Giving

Our July interview profiled Suzanne Skees, Director of the Skees Family Foundation and a member of our Advisory Board. Taking philanthropy out of the realm of the uber wealthy and telling the true stories of (not so) ordinary donors that really make most charitable gifts—democratizing access to meaningful social impact—is her vision. And ours.