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Interesting Links: impact investing, AAPIP report, and more!

May 24, 2012

It’s semester-end again and so updating hasn’t been as frequent as we’d like.  Here are some highlights to keep you going!

  • An informative overview of impact investing from the Stanford Social Innovation Review, highlighting the IRS invitation for comments on some fascinating examples of hybrid commercial and charitable activities.  This just speaks to the tax lawyer inside me…
  • Speaking of impact investing, here’s a great profile of Nabeel Ahmed of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (located here at University of Toronto!), who also volunteers for the Association for the Development of Pakistan and the Tessellate Institute, “which provides policy-relevant research pertaining to ethnic and religious minorities in Canada” – including Canadian Muslims.
  • I’m pretty sure we mentioned AAPIP’s new report already, Emerging Opportunities: Giving and Participation by Silicon Valley Asian American Communities, but here is another blurb about this great resource by Sarita Ahuja, this time from Foundation Center.  The report includes an in-depth look at Asian Indian philanthropists in the Bay Area of California.
  • I thought this short piece on NGOs and fundraising in China was fascinating – particularly the cultural differences around government oversight of what charities are doing.
  • This film profiles the friend of a friend who does good work in Nepal – looks like they raised enough money to complete the documentary, so be on the lookout.
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  1. May 24, 2012 8:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing the link! I’d love to chat some day about the work that you do, and about your interest in social finance.

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