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Constituent Voices: Lean Data Learnings

Research Report March 6, 2018

Just as consumer testing is a key element in product development, we believe listening to constituents is critical in delivering positive outcomes for the beneficiaries we are working to serve. But too often, those voices are not heard by the actors driving capital, policy, and resources for their benefit.

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Newsroom

High-Volume Recruitment Start-Up Giraffe Closes Second Funding Round

Announcement April 17, 2018

Giraffe, the automated high-volume recruitment start-up, announced that it has closed a second round of equity funding.

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From the Blog

A Partnership for More Responsible Tech: Assessing Facebook’s Role in Elections

April 19, 2018

Last week, Omidyar Network’s Tech and Society Solutions Lab announced a joint partnership with several leading foundations to fund independent academic research into the role that Facebook plays in elections.

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A WORLD OF POSITIVE RETURNS

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IMPACT
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POTENTIAL FOR SCALE
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LEADERSHIP
Is there a strong vision for where to go next?
INNOVATION
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We are structured to support the notion that philanthropy is more than a type of funding. In its truest sense, philanthropy is about improving the lives of others, independent of the mechanism. Consequently, we work across the social and business sectors, operating both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a 501(c)(3) foundation.

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Total amount committed since inception:
$1.29
billion+
For-profit investments since inception:
$610
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$681
million