• I was encouraged to break all the rules but to take the best of philanthropy, the best of investing, and the best of development finance, and experiment with new ways to create this venture capital model of using philanthropy to back patient capital investments, and then build solutions that were measured in terms of the kind of impact and change they were making on people's lives and in the world, not just on the financial return.

    "The Marriage of Love & Power: Conversation w/ Jacqueline Novogratz of Acumen Fund". Interview with Gina Murdock, December 1, 2013.