1. A Few Thoughts Towards More Inclusive Philanthropy

    By Nadia Owusu, Senior Associate for Knowledge and Organizational Development, Living Cities “I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids-and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man Last...

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  2. Crowdfunding for the Common Good: How Does it Drive Social Change?

    By Rachael Young, Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Steering Committee Member, EPIP-NY Crowdfunding platforms raised an estimated $5.1 billion worldwide in 2013, nearly twice the total for 2012. Although most of this booming investment is in private ventures, mission-driven crowdfunding platforms are also emerging on the leading edge of...

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  3. Webinar Recap – EPIP/Public Allies Webinar: Social Impact Bonds 101

    February 26, 2014 EPIP/Public Allies Webinar: Social Impact Bonds 101 Together with Public Allies, EPIP hosted a webinar introducing Social Impact Bonds as a new funding trend. Led by Robert Esposito and Shawn Pelsinger, NYU Law and Social Enterprise Fellows, this webinar covered topics related to social impact bonds, specifically...

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  4. Event Recap and Podcast – Tapping the Crowd to Solve Social Inequity

    EPIP-NY Event: Tapping the Crowd to Solve Social Inequity January 22nd With generous support from the Surdna Foundation, our EPIP-NY chapter partnered with Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to host a fascinating panel discussion on crowdfunding for social change.  The distinguished panel explored a number of issues in the emerging field...

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