100&Change Webinar 3 - How do Funders Think About Impact Investing?

February 27, 2019 Videos 100&Change 100&Change Applicants

The words “impact investing” mean many different things to different people. The jury is still out about how much impact investing dollars are out there and how many investable deals exist. In Bridgespan’s opening webinar, “Becoming Big Bettable,” it laid out some key characteristics it thinks are critical in order to enhance the odds that an initiative will attract a “big bet.” In this webinar, we try to break down some of the mythology around how funders think—heads-up, they think a lot about this topic—and what they are looking for in the projects they support.


Jim Bildner, CEO, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation



Kristen Molyneaux, Senior Program Officer, MacArthur Foundation
Charles Coustan, Portfolio Manager, Impact Investments, MacArthur Foundation


Additional Materials and/or Resources

Julie Battilana, Matthew Lee, John Walker, & Cheryl Dorsey, “In Search of the Hybrid Ideal,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2012.
Alice Gugelev and Andrew Stern, “What’s Your Endgame?,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2015. 


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