I have mixed feelings about the word “philanthropist.” For me, the word brings up images of men in tuxedos and women in gowns and pearls walking down grand staircases.
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 […]
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 […]
Jacki Zehner combines her passion for philanthropy and business. She was the first female trader to become partner at Goldman Sachs.” This month, Jacki spoke with Porsche on leadership. I want to be with people who have vision, people who have energy, and with people who have the ability to move others forward to make […]
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.