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The Relationship Between Money & Mission: Understanding ROI in Philanthropy & Social Investment (Part 3)

Autumn 2016

The Relationship Between Money & Mission: Understanding ROI in Philanthropy & Social Investment (Part 3)

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This is the third magazine issue in our four-part series focusing on the return on investment and measuring impact. 

The Arcus Foundation is pleased to be partnering with Philanthropy Impact and to be sponsoring this edition of the magazine. Achieving and measuring impact is an essential element of any philanthropy. To read more about the Arcus Foudation please visit www.arcusfoundation.com

Magazine contents

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In 2011, when the Arcus Foundation’s Dr Annette Lanjouw and Dr Helga Rainer were asked to join Dr Rebecca Kormos to develop an approach that would ensure the inclusion of...
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Download this article as a PDF. When it comes to investment, the traditional approach has been for charities to aim for the best possible financial return within an acceptable level...
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Download this article as a PDF. The development and evolution of a social investment market is predicated on the belief that there are organisations which can produce social outcomes and,...
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The important multiplier role that philanthropists and foundations play as early investors
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The primary purpose of a for-profit business is to make a profit for its shareholders. Sure, the business should try to be a good corporate citizen, to operate in an...
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The conventional approach to investment would typically consider three things. Firstly, your needs and attitudes. How much risk are you willing and able to take? Are you looking for regular,...
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Social impact organisations face external threats to their futures from swings in public policies, cuts in funding, escalating demands, fragile public confidence and shifts in the operating environment. The current...
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Before I became a trustee for Children in Crisis (CIC), I needed to see the impact of the funds. Coming from a financial background and my experience in the City,...
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Download this article as a PDF. The relationship between ‘money impact’ and ‘mission outcomes’ can better be understood if the intended investments are strategically clearly defined and if progress can...
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Download this article as a PDF. The relationship between money and mission is not as straightforward as looking at a balance sheet and calculating your turnover, profit and loss; it...
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Download this article as a PDF. Legacy giving is said to contribute over £2 billion to the voluntary sector. This article explores the risks and opportunities in promoting legacy fundraising,...
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Few seem to doubt that companies are better at making profit than charities are at having impact. Personally, having started my career advising multi-nationals, I question the assumption that business...

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