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Speaking Truth to Power

Speaking Truth to Power

The world’s most powerful people gathered in Davos last month for a meeting of the World Economic Forum. But it was one young girl who garnered much of the attention.

Robert F. Kennedy on the Limits of GNP

Robert F. Kennedy on the Limits of GNP

In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy delivered a speech questioning the value of the Gross National Product as a means of judging national health. 50 years later, his words ring truer than ever.

How Impactful is “Impact” Investing?

Impact investing makes investments in companies, organizations, and funds that make positive and measurable social and environmental impacts, alongside a financial return. But how impactful is this type of impact investing really?

Rage Giving? Yeah, It’s a Thing

According to new data, households making first-time gifts to new organizations increased for the first time in 2017. Some analysts have credited this jump to what they call, “rage giving.” In this post, we dig a little deeper into what this all means and how GroundSwell could be a valuable resource for this new class of donor.

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GroundSwell Adds Two New Board Members

GroundSwell, a Washington State Social Purpose Corporation dedicated to creating sustainable revenue sources  for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, announced the addition of David Desharnais and Belinda Rodman to its board of directors.

NW Startup Funding Nonprofits

GroundSwell, a Washington State social purpose corporation based in Washougal, Wash., is shaking up the philanthropic world with a sustainable revenue-sharing approach designed for nonprofit organizations. This month, the company–whose mission is to sustainably fund organizations that make the world a better place–kicked off its final round of investment crowdfunding to raise $1 million for its public launch this fall.

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