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Martial Paris 25 November 2014

EVPA conference 2014: it takes two to tango

The 10th annual European Venture Philanthropy Association conference took place in Berlin on 17 and 18 November. More than 500 participants discussed the future of venture philanthropy in the next ten years. Given the diverse …

Conference Report Martial Paris 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

2013 SIAA conference: is impact measurement the highway to hell?

The annual conference of the Social Impact Analyst Association (SIAA) took place in Paris on 10 December. SIAA was founded in 2011 to ‘build an active international community of social impact analysts’. The conference theme, …

Conference Report Martial Paris 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

EVPA Conference 2013: Is venture philanthropy useful?

The annual conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is taking place in Geneva today. It is a sold-out event that draws over 500 participants from 23 countries. Ten years after this organization was …

Martial Paris 12 December 2013

2013 SIAA conference: is impact measurement the highway to hell?

The annual conference of the Social Impact Analyst Association (SIAA) took place in Paris on 10 December. SIAA was founded in 2011 to ‘build an active international community of social impact analysts’. The conference theme, …

Martial Paris 28 November 2013

EVPA conference 2013: Should Scrabble be standardized?

Philanthropy is about communications, and thus about words. Like in the game Scrabble, some words are worth double or triple points. What word scores the highest in venture philanthropy? I attended three workshops out of …

Martial Paris 27 November 2013

EVPA Conference 2013: Is venture philanthropy useful?

The annual conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is taking place in Geneva today. It is a sold-out event that draws over 500 participants from 23 countries. Ten years after this organization was …