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European Venture Philanthropy Association

News European Venture Philanthropy Association 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Social Impact Funds: mobilizing new resources in CEE 

Raising appropriate financing that balances impact and financial return remains a challenge in Central Eastern Europe (CEE). Currently, only 2 per cent of venture philanthropy investments are allocated in CEE, while 67 per cent go to …

News European Venture Philanthropy Association 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Attracting social investment to Central & Eastern Europe

On March 27-28, 2017, in Warsaw, the Central & Eastern Europe Social Investment Taskforce held the first meeting of its Steering Group. This initiative spearheads a pioneer, collective effort to address the impediments to the …

News European Venture Philanthropy Association 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

EVPA: New workshops on impact measurement and management 

When EVPA developed its first guide on Impact measurement and management in 2011, it noticed that the problem was not the lack of information, but rather the absence of guidance on how to make sense …

European Venture Philanthropy Association 12 July 2016

Bernard Uyttendaele joins EVPA as CEO from August 2016

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) welcomes Bernard Uyttendaele as its new Chief Executive to lead the organisation in a new phase of development. Uyttendaele knows both the non-profit and business worlds. In the late eighties …

European Venture Philanthropy Association 23 February 2016

Case Studies Show Best Practice in Impact Measurement and Management

For the past decade, as the importance of transparency and accountability within the philanthropy and social impact investment sector increased, impact measurement has moved from margin to mainstream, from too hard, to can’t miss.  Today, …

European Venture Philanthropy Association 2 February 2016

How to get started with Venture Philanthropy and Social Impact Investment- From Set-Up to Exit

EVPA, the European association for social (impact) investors and venture philanthropists, has released its latest report capturing the learnings and findings of ten years of practice: A Practical Guide to Venture Philanthropy and Social Impact …

European Venture Philanthropy Association, Lisa Hehenberger and Priscilla Boiardi 23 December 2015

Learnings on delivering non-financial support: how to create real value add

Foundations and other social sector funders have known for a long time that non-financial support is absolutely crucial in helping organisations achieve and sustain effective societal impact. But how to deliver the support which is …

News European Venture Philanthropy Association 1 June 2015

EVPA: Great potential for social change through collaboration

Across Europe, corporations are starting to explore taking an investment-oriented approach to creating strategic social returns, often seeing their business grow alongside. Exploring these developments, EVPA has launched ‘Corporate Social Impact Strategies – New paths …

News European Venture Philanthropy Association 2 March 2015 For Subscribers

EVPA – Survey shows growing depth in venture philanthropy and social investment sector

EVPA is reporting significant momentum and sophistication for the venture philanthropy (VP) and social investment (SI) sector over the past year. The findings are part of the EVPA annual survey, an important yearly indication of …

European Venture Philanthropy Association 26 June 2014

New European Standard on Impact Measurement: a great step for venture philanthropy

As a social funder, foundation, social enterprise or NGO you must have been faced with the dilemma of how to measure or present the impact of what you do. For venture philanthropists, impact measurement and …