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Program Related Investments

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Philanthropic Investing for Social Innovation

Publication date: 
07/2015
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.
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PRI Primer

Publication date: 
06/2012
This how-to primer from Mission Investors Exchange is a comprehensive tool to increase your understanding about making program-related investments (PRIs).
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A Compass in the Woods: Learning through Grantmaking to Improve Impact

Publication date: 
09/2010
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.
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Revitalizing Our Cities – How Foundations and Grantmakers Can Invest in a Better Economic Future

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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.