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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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Prioritizing Reproductive Health in 2017

In 2017 we find ourselves assessing a new global health landscape, and a shifting set of challenges. The reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule (or “Mexico City Policy”) by the Trump administration means that organizations worldwide providing women’s health services will lose significant funding, and the women they serve will suffer the consequences. Populations to…

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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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Social Enterprises are Disrupting Health Care and Chronic Disease in Latin America

Earlier this month Linked Foundation Executive Director Nancy Swanson and I had the opportunity to attend Innovations in Healthcare’s 5th annual forum in Washington D.C. Healthcare innovators and investors from around the globe came to “connect, collaborate and learn” as they work to build sustainable solutions to health challenges. Private sector health solutions are rapidly growing, even in Latin…

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FLII 2015: Four takeaways from a week with the top development innovators and investors in Latin America

By Anna De La Cruz, Senior Advisor to the Linked Foundation The 2015 Foro Latinoamericano de Inversion de Impacto (Latin American Impact Investing Forum) held February 22-24 in Merida, Mexico, was much more than a chance to visit a lovely colonial city on the Yucatan peninsula. The annual forum, held by New Ventures Mexico, is…

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TISA Featured in Center for Health Market Innovations’ Highlights Publication

We are delighted that Tiendas de la Salud is featured in the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI)’s latest edition of Highlights.  This is an excellent publication that features 71 programs working in low- and middle-income countries to deliver better, more affordable care to the poor.  Linked Foundation is honored to be featured among such a group…

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Tiendas de la Salud (TISA) Video

For an informative summary of our efforts in Guatemala in conjunction with Mercy Corps and Farmacias de la Comunidad, please view the TISA video above.  To learn more about TISA – Guatemala, click here.

Tiendas de la Salud, Guatemala – A qualitative evaluation of a micro-pharmacy franchise

  The University of California, San Francisco’s Anna De La Cruz and Naomi Beyeler of The Global Health Group, published this extensive evaluation of our work in Guatemala with Tiendas de la Salud (TISA). In it, they discuss methodology, community wealth and education profiles, community healthcare contexts, and key programmatic elements for TISA’s impact and…

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