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Alors, je vous présente… our findings about (1) what academic #research already exists about UK charities & #philanthropy and (2) the topics on which UK charities & donors say that they would like more academic #research.

#charity #impact #eval #impinv
2/ Combined, the results are a ‘gap analysis’ which can inform future research. Both studies were funded by @Charity_Futures, re its work establishing an Institute of Charity at Oxford University. But the findings can inform the agenda of any researchers in this terrain.
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“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings.” - Churchill

Thesis: how an enterprise shares profits determines the depth of its social mission.


“The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries” - Churchill

Thesis: the profit motive is the most powerful misery-alleviation mechanism man has yet invented.

Perhaps one of the essential challenges of defining #impinv lies not in defining the impact, but rather in figuring out how to equitably share an enterprise’s profits without introducing regulatory overreach?
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With the CEO of the largest impact-investment fund arrested in the college-bribery scandal, his industry must reflect.

Bill McGlashan is no bad apple. His alleged crime rhymes with the core idea of the #impinv field: that justice should be done in ways that also enrich the rich.
The idea that the pursuit of justice should also earn a return for the very people who have most handsomely benefited from an unjust system, and who have often played a part in rigging it to function in that way, has been called into question more and more. Now this case comes.
None are so defensive as those who think they are doing good and saving the world. But I hope the field is willing to take this challenge and look at itself.

@felixsalmon has a very helpful piece to get you started.…
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The juiciest, most revealing fact in the college-bribery story isn't the Hollywood celebrities. It's a guy named Bill, whose alleged involvement tells us everything we need to know about our age.…
This is Bill McGlashan.

A partner at TPG, the private equity giant.

Not a Hollywood star. But a cornerstone of the business-philanthropic establishment.
Stanford MBA. Yale BA.

Nonprofits and other good causes up to his ears.

@endeavor_global. @marinacademy.

But what is the most telling thing here?
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Last month a friend asked me "what's the best resource you've read thus far on human decision-making?" 1/
After thinking about it, I decided to recommend her one of the first such resources I ever encountered, seven years ago: Doug Hubbard (@hubbardaie)'s How to Measure Anything. 2/…
While I don't agree with every word of it, How to Measure Anything is quite possibly the most important and useful book I've ever read on any topic. Here's why. 3/
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Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
#Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
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