Measuring one year of Giving

The COVID-19 global pandemic defined 2020, and it will continue to impact much of the world in the foreseeable future. How did grantmakers and donors respond as communities worldwide struggled – especially Black, Indigenous and people of color as well as other populations that have been systemically marginalized and underserved – amid the pandemic’s impact on livelihoods, health, education and more?

In August 2020, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid released Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the First Half of 2020. On March 3, 2021, they will be releasing an updated report examining a year of disaster giving to the worst pandemic in over 100 years.




Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors published the “Impact Investing Handbook: An Implementation Guide for Practitioners”180 pages of helping asset owners turn interest into action. Two years in the making, this practical publication features case studies and detailed guidance for individuals, families, foundations, and corporations. Written by Steven Godeke of Godeke Consulting and Patrick Briaud of RPA, it features input from over fifty experts and practitioners.

The Handbook covers:

  • The Why – Developing a theory of change by merging impact goals with investment goals.
  • The How – Building or shifting a portfolio using the full range of impact tools and structures.
  • The So What – Measuring success through leading principles, frameworks, and standards.
  • The Now What  Crafting a realistic implementation plan by following best practices.
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