We are experiencing a dramatic change in the practice of philanthropy, including the tremendous growth and interest among foundations in employing a wide range of financial strategies to achieve their philanthropic goals. How are regional associations both taking a leadership role in impact investing and equipping themselves to be responsive to members’ questions and needs? This session will provide a brief overview of impact investing from the national perspective, along with specific examples of how regional associations are approaching this work with their membership. In direct response to Forum member surveys, the session will also touch briefly on pay for success, investing in social entrepreneurship, and mission investing to complement your grantmaking. You will leave the session with resources and ideas to help you continue the learning both on your staff and on behalf of your members.
Program Related Investments
This how-to primer from Mission Investors Exchange is a comprehensive tool to increase your understanding about making program-related investments (PRIs).
This research into the state of philanthropic learning finds that foundations over-invest in stand-alone learning activities and publishing “lessons learned” at the end of a program.
The use of program-related investments, or PRIs, is somewhat rare, but expanding. A new analysis from the Foundation Center documents the who, what, how and where of recent foundation PRI activity. To learn how others are leveraging the impact of this non-grantmaking tactic, download the full report.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from CECP, The Conference Board, GrantCraft, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation and Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Minnesota Council on Foundations and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Minnesota Council on Foundations, TCC Group, and Surdna Foundation.
Our top ten philanthropy resources from around the sector including trends in philanthropy, developing a theory of philanthropy, providing general operating support grants, and storytelling in philanthropy.
Please join Venable LLP and The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers for an analysis and discussion of program-related investments and similar strategies to make a meaningful impact on the economic landscape. Our panel will address both legal and practical considerations for foundations, including case studies, and lead a conversation on current priority areas for some of the cities at the forefront of these efforts.