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Four Takeaways from the Funders’ Roundtable on Women’s Health in Latin America

by Anna De La Cruz In February, twenty like-minded funders and investors gathered in New York to discuss how we could collaborate to amplify our impact on women’s health in Latin America. Organizers Linked Foundation, Funders for Reproductive Equity, and Suzanne Biegel were motivated by a sense of urgency to pool shared knowledge and fund…

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Pfizer Foundation Grant Program Evalutated by Innovations in Health Care

Linked Foundation’s Senior Advisor, Anna De La Cruz, co-authored an in depth report on the Pfizer’s Foundation’s Innovation Grant Program (GHIG). The Pfizer program was launched in 2016 “to support the growth of innovations that improve access to quality healthcare for underserved populations by testing new models, penetrating new geographies, and expanding to different populations”.…

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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 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 Hidden Impact of Microcredit

 Next Billion‘s January theme is microfinance and features articles by Timothy Ogden author of the research paper, “The Case for Social Investment in Microcredit”.  Ogden details some of the less obvious and overlooked positive impacts microfinance has had in lower-income countries. Read the articles: Yes, Microcredit Requires Subsidies…and That’s Great News    

Year End Reflections 2016

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.” ― Leo Buscaglia Every year as the holiday season begins to permeate…

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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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