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That's the question more than three-dozen social-sector leaders set out to answer in November 2022 during a convening at the Yale School of Management. Read a summary of the daylong conference, where participants shared ideas, discussed what’s working, and considered how to begin turning enterprise capital into a broadly accepted philanthropic asset class.

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On April 1, 2021, the Yale School of Management hosted Andrea Levere and Paul Bradley, President of ROC USA, to discuss the role of enterprise capital plays in financing nonprofit organizations  to build, rather than detract from, organizational capacity and impact.


At the 2021 Yale Philanthropy Conference,  Blueprint lead author Andrea Levere moderated “Building 21st-Century Nonprofit Capital Markets: Scaling Enterprise

Capital,”  a panel that brought together nonprofit CEOs, a foundation executive, and a Yale finance professor to frame

a new vision for nonprofit capital markets. The five Blueprint

co-authors led a discussion on building the social sector’s resilience  and investing in organizations led by or serving communities of the color.

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“Investors  Trust the Companies
They Support. Here’s How Grant MakersCan Do the Same.”

in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The result is a kind of “reverse engineering” in which grantees reconstruct their operations and program offerings to align with funding requirements —
rather their own missions.

Learning from
Emerson Collective’s
“philanthropic recipe”
for these times

in Responsive Philanthropy

We should also celebrate philanthropic innovations that provide tools such as ... “philanthropic equity” or operating funding that invests in a business strategy designed to generate revenue for an organization over the longer-term, in contrast to funding the operating costs of specific program or service.

“Frictionless philanthropy:
Bringing 21st century innovation
to a 17th century discovery”

on The NCRP Blog

...most sources of funds
have few accountability mechanisms besides a payout percentage and general board oversight, which means capital can be delivered in ways that are lumpy, unpredictable or unexpected.


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