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We Help Donors & Advisors Who Care About Impact

Established in the spring of 2006 by the dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice and a small group of anonymous Wharton alumni, the Center provides independent analysis, education and other decisionmaking tools for donors concerned with maximizing the social impact of their funds.

To meet our goal of providing smart, practical guidance to donors who care about impact, we synthesize the best available information from three domains: research, informed opinion and field experience.

We believe the most promising opportunities exist where the recommendations of these three domains overlap. Here are some Quick Facts About the Center.

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  1. March 1, 2010 12:48 pm


    As you know, on Tuesday, January 12th, a devastating earthquake rattled the island nation of Haiti killing and injuring thousands. Among the relief effort sit philanthropic organizations focused on disaster relief. You’ll notice that there are some that go above and beyond delivering simple monetary donations, providing a clear rally cry for supplies, funds, and an approach for long term restoration.

    Many of these organizations are American based and are now out-pacing previous aid efforts to the city of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and also Indonesia after the tsunami. With all the buzz around Haiti Awareness Week, I’m particularly interested in unearthing what’s working and what’s not from the topic at hand, and hopefully discussing with you and readers of

    Let me know what you think, I’d appreciate the opportunity to collaborate.


    Jack Lundee

  2. October 14, 2011 6:17 am

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    In July Alliance Magazine launched Latest from Alliance, a philanthropic and social investment blog. It is concerned with global philanthropy and has a team of regular bloggers from all around the world that report on the latest developments in philanthropy and social investment in many regions around the world. The aim is to encourage a global conversation about philanthropy.

    We think your readers may be interested in our blog and would like to request to be added to your blogroll/ philanthropy blogs, and would be more than happy to do the same for you in return.

    Best Wishes,

    Charlotte Gin-sing

    • January 30, 2012 1:13 pm

      Hi Charlotte! Happy to add @lliance Mag to our blogroll! We’ve been following @lliance for quite some time, especially on social media.


      Autumn Walden

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