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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Not So Super Chickens: Creating a Culture of Learning

July 21, 2017

To kick-off Season 2 of my Friday Learning Notes series, I would like to share some insights about a dynamic and integral dimension of a learning organization: culture.

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Lauren Booker Allen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing
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Ryan Alam
Summer Associate, Impact Investing at Omidyar Network

Why We Invested: The Impact Management Project

July 19, 2017

Learn why we invested in the Impact Management Project, an ambitious effort led by Bridges Impact+ to facilitate a global conversation, coalescing over 700 practitioners across geographies and disciplines  to build consensus about what is relevant when we talk about and manage impact.

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Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: Alliance for Financial Inclusion

July 17, 2017

A big differentiator of Omidyar Network’s approach to investments is our hybrid model.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Looking Back at What We’ve Learned

July 14, 2017

As the senior director of learning and impact at Omidyar Network, I’m passionate about our journey to cultivate learning processes and a learning culture that increases our impact.

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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner
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Ashley Beckner
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: DonorsChoose.org

July 14, 2017

We believe there are few better paths to opportunity and a bright future than a good education, and that an education that begins early in a child’s life sets the tone for everything that follows.

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Masha Lisak
Manager, Intellectual Capital

Understanding Learning Experience at IkamvaYouth

July 13, 2017

IkamvaYouth staff were stumped. Why were high numbers of learners unable to meet the minimum 75% attendance requirement of their after-school tutoring programs?

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Why We Invested: Bridge International Academies

July 12, 2017

In this new video, learn why we invested in Bridge International Academies, an organization working to improve student learning outcomes in underserved communities in Africa and India.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Associate, Investments

Why We Invested: Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI)

July 12, 2017

Just as railroads provided the infrastructure for life in the nineteenth century, digital identity is providing the infrastructure for the twenty-first century.

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Founder’s Corner: Gina Bianchini of Mighty Networks on goal setting, recruiting, and staying customer focused

July 11, 2017

Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, shares how she manages the business day to day, covering everything from daily assessments of big picture goals to tackling customer support tickets to better understand user needs.

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Alissa Black
Director, Investments

Creating a Global Fact-Checking Community | Why We Invested: International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter

As the fact-checking community grows to meet growing global challenges to accuracy and accountability, the International Fact-Checking Network is scaling to support, convene, and connect this work.

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Omidyar Network joins the Partnership on AI

Omidyar Network is pleased to announce that we have joined the Partnership on AI.

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Children of the financial crisis spark a shift from bank to payment accounts

Arjuna Costa talked with Payments Source about Omidyar Network’s recent investment in Chime, a company that uses payment accounts to encourage savings and financial health through steep discounts and incentives.

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Beyond aid: Insights from Social Capital Markets on achieving the SDGs

Devex's Catherine Cheney recaps highlights from last week's SOCAP conference in San Francisco and highlights how capital can be deployed in service of the SDGs. 

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