There’s a lot of wealth in Silicon Valley–and a lot of will to do good. Asian American philanthropic leaders in Silicon Valley will speak about community-based and globally-focused impact investing at the Committee of 100’s Speakers Forum. APF’s own Dien Yuen will moderate.
Ideas & Insight
In the U.S., giving to international affaires organizations in 2013 was strong. In fact, international affaires organizations showed the most fundraising raising growth compared to organizations in other sectors. Did diaspora philanthropy have something to do with it?
What’s keeping impact investing from being embraced by institutional investors? Is it investor perception, a lack of investment opportunities, or a lack of funding? In the last part of our interview with Asia Community Ventures co-founder Ming Wong, we take a look at what’s holding impact investing back and how to get beyond those barriers.
Overhead isn’t all bad and people in the social sector need to take more risks if they’re really going to achieve sustained social impact, says Ming Wong, co-founder of Asia Community Ventures.
Bob Harris talks to us about microfinance, philanthropy, game theory in Jeopardy, and the five most important words he’s ever heard.
Ming Wong breaks down what every aspiring do-gooder in Asia should know before jumping into the social impact space. His biggest piece of career advice? Go forth and start your own company!
Instead of putting your corporate contributions to nonprofits on autopilot, maybe it’s time to rethink what you’re trying to do and why. Here are 5 questions you should consider asking at your next budget planning meeting.
Bhutanese and Burmese refugees encounter much difficulty when they arrive in the U.S., but we can take steps to help them adjust and contribute positively to society.
Companies may want to do good, but it’s just not possible for them to fill the thousands of grants requests they receive each year. Leith Robotham discusses how companies can donate without giving money.
Tech is changing philanthropy. There’s no doubt about that. But how exactly? That was the subject at a recent event hosted by KQED Public Radio, APM Marketplace, and the San Francisco Foundation.