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Community Insights: Brian Walsh

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  For our latest community insights interview, we sat down with Brian Walsh, Head of Impact at Liquidnet. Brian is one of our founding members here at Markets for Good, and has been a contributor since the beginning. In this interview, we find out a little more about his work, how Markets for Good got started, and his ambitions for the …

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#GivingTuesday: 3 Steps to #GreatGiving

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  When we give to charities, we use our money in a way that is different from investing and consuming. Unlike investing, we have no intention of ever seeing our money again. Unlike consuming, we’re not purchasing products or services that we will personally use. Instead, we are making a contribution and supporting something beyond ourselves and our own self-interest. …

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Fund for Shared Insight Announces $5.26 Million in Grants

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  Several months ago I wrote a blog post for Markets for Good, announcing the Fund For Shared Insight, a multi-year, multi-million dollar effort to improve the practice of philanthropy. Given Markets for Good explores how the social sector can better generate, share, and use data and information to improve decision making, we see the Fund as a very complimentary effort here at Liquidnet.   …

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Philanthropy. Open For Improvement.

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  We call this effort “Markets for Good” but let’s face it: markets are not perfect. “Market failures” are part of the reason why the important work of the people and organizations in the social sector is so critical to a thriving society. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t market dynamics at work in the social sector: the approximately …

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS IN THE MARKETS FOR GOOD CHALLENGE

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INCREASING INTEROPERABILITY OF DATA FOR SOCIAL GOOD One of the key insights we’ve uncovered over the course of the Markets for Good initiative has been that real social impact comes when people across the social sector – from beneficiaries to social entrepreneurs to funders of all sizes – are empowered with better information to make better decisions. Efforts to unlock …

Markets For Good & Beneficiary Insight: A Discussion At The Core Of The Work

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We leave behind the normal preface to Markets For Good content, the rich discussion below speaking for itself. Follow the comments from Brian Walsh of Liquidnet and David Bonbright of Keystone Accountability, then join us with your own opinions in the comments section at the end. Many thanks! Eric J. Henderson, Conversation Curator Markets for Good aims to foster a …

Welcome to the Markets For Good conversation!

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Welcome to the Markets for Good conversation! We hope that this site will serve as the “virtual water cooler” for a sustained, thoughtful conversation about what is needed to improve the social sector’s ability to generate, share, and use information. This conversation encompasses the spectrum of capital and enterprises devoted to social good, from philanthropy to impact investing. We intend …