Last fall, we talked to Barry Lynn, director of Open Markets, about what role philanthropy could play in countering the growing—and increasingly, ominous—power of Big Tech. Lynn and his team had...more
Five percent. It's a figure that rules the behaviors of so many foundations, and causes great frustration for nonprofits and those of us who follow the sector. It's the minimum percentage of assets...more
NPQ has often written about the use of impact investing by philanthropic institutions. This month, one of the leaders in that trend, the Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF), based in New York City,...more
NCF began this change in investing strategy in 2013 when it committed $6.5 million to social and climate impact. Then, Sharon Alpert ... Investment committees and nonprofit boards in general should...more
NCF, of course, is one of a growing number of major foundations embracing impact investing. About a year ago, the F.B. Heron Foundation announced it had officially moved to investing 100% of its $300...more
The New York-based Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF), which in 2016 agreed grants of $23 million, said its decision would make it "one of the largest foundations to commit 100 percent" to...more
Just Ask Domestic Services founders, Sarah and Steve Hulbert , were awarded the Social Enterprise Mark by Craven District Council chairman Coun Donny Waites and Skipton mayor Coun John Kerwin-Davey for their work in improving the local community.