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The What, Why and How of Metrics

Linked Foundation’s Senior Consultant, Anna De La Cruz, contributed to the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Metrics Conference sharing her insights on the importance of metrics for gauging the results intended, or not, of an intiative. Anna, along with other experts in the field of impact investing, explain how using metrics creates better results in social…

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“Powering Up Your Social Justice Career” by Jonathan C Lewis

 Linked Foundation is excited to highlight the release of Jonathan C. Lewis’ book The Unfin sh d Social Entrepreneur”  or and I quote him, a book to “power up your social justice career”. Founder of MCE Social Capital and winner of the Social Venture Innovation Award, Lewis is a leader in effecting social solutions. MCE is a result of Lewis’ vision…

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The Confluence of Grant Making & Investing

This year Linked Foundation joined the Confluence Philanthropy community and I was fortunate to attend the 7th Annual Practitioner’s Gathering in New Orleans, LA in March. Confluence Philanthropy ‘advances mission-aligned investing and supports and catalyzes a community of private, public and community foundations, families, individual donors, and their values-aligned investment managers representing more than $71…

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“The Pink Hats Were Awesome. Now Let’s Deliver”

 Kevin Starr, Director of the Mulago Foundation, gets fired up in his article on the next steps for those working in social impact in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Starr like many of us, hit the streets for the Women’s March “I figure that’s the least I can do as a citizen. Those of us…

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The Case for Social Investment in Microcredit

“There are strong arguments for continued investment in microfinance. These arguments are based on, not in contradiction to, the recent evaluations of microcredit impact. That the average impact of access to microcredit is modest is not in serious doubt. However, every evaluation of the impact of microcredit shows that there are people who benefit, and…

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Skoll World Forum April 2016

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.  Without them humanity cannot survive” – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama It was the first year for Linked Foundation to have the opportunity and privilege to attend the Skoll World Forum  in Oxford, England. The mission of the Forum is to highlight both thinking and action, and calls…

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Linked Founder Dorothy Largay Receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Linked Foundation is honored to report that the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation has awarded Founder Dorothy Largay its 2015 Rock Star: Life Achievement Award. She receives the award, along will 11 other female entrepreneurs, for her work fostering entrepreneurship over her lengthy career as a management consultant and founder of Linked. Read more about the…

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Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review

We’re delighted that the SSIR has featured our initiative in Guatemala. Linked Foundation advisory team member David Lehr, authored this excellent summary of our efforts to improve the health of impoverished families in rural Guatemala. Making a Healthy Exit: In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on…

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Honored: Bamboo Finance Features TISA Project

The most rewarding part of our work at Linked Foundation is witnessing sustainable improvements in people’s lives and health. That said, it is also gratifying when leaders in our sector recognize our efforts. Last year we were honored when Bamboo Finance, a commercial private equity firm specializing in investing in business models that benefit low-income communities,…

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