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March 23, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am

As part of the Philanthropy Northwest Impact Investment Collaborative, RBC Global Asset Management and Philanthropy Northwest invite you to a discussion about the "why" and "how" of investing liquid assets with a racial equity focus.

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March 11, 2021 to March 12, 2021
12:00pm to 1:15pm

The practice of family philanthropy is evolving and so too are the structures that social impact practitioners employ to accomplish their objectives. However, a number of questions remain on the minds of philanthropic families. What are the available vehicles that promote social impact? How do...

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February 2021 |

This report is for philanthropic foundation investment committees exploring racial, gender and social equity issues. We distilled some key process and decision points that committees encounter, based on interviews with trustees, CEOs and finance staff, along with foundation financial advisors and advocacy groups. A diverse set of experts reviewed and expanded on the ideas.

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February 2021 | The Giving Practice

Developed in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, this report explores a new version of fiduciary duty that centers racial, social and gender equity. The report is based on extensive interviews with foundation trustees, CIOs, investing staff, outside investing advisors and industry advocates centering equity in investment committees - and distills key processes and decision points that investment committees encounter along the way. 

Foundation investment committees on racial, gender, and social equity
November 2019 | The Giving Practice

Behind every great foundation is… a lot of money. We know those funds have to be invested to generate returns that pay for grants and operations. But can the money at the heart of the foundation business model be responsive to a foundation’s important values of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)? The answer to this question is yes. You can read all about it our new report that includes interviews with executives at eight large foundations that have embraced organization-wide DEI efforts.

July 2019 |

It’s magic to watch impact investing happen in a small town. In June, a group of local people met in Missoula, Montana for 90 minutes and crafted a $300,000 loan enabling a nonprofit organization to buy land for an innovative affordable housing development. Their transaction paves the way for Homeword to develop up to 72 new homes and support services that are sorely needed in Missoula. 

May 2019 |

There is nothing like impact investing to bring mental models to the fore for foundation boards and investing committees. We all have our view of impact investing, and it is often based on “something I heard” or a random example.

That is a problem because impact investing is a big wide...