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EDGE needs to be sharper still

Andrew Milner 2 May 2017

‘If you know everyone at your table, you may be at the wrong table’, declared the facilitator at the start of the 2017 EDGE Funders Alliance conference in Barcelona, a remark which was emblematic of …


Coverage from the EDGE Funders Alliance and Council on Foundations’ annual conferences

Alliance magazine 2 May 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s EDGE Funders Alliance conference in Barcelona, Spain and the Council on Foundation’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas. EDGE Funders Alliance’s 2017 …


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

Martial Paris 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

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, …

EVPA Conference 2013: Is venture philanthropy useful?

Martial Paris 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

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 …

EVPA conference 2013: Finally talking tacheles about venture philanthropy…

Michael Alberg-Seberich 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

In German we use the Yiddish word ‘tacheles’ to express the desire to speak frankly, to do some straight talking. At this year’s  conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in Geneva this desire …

EVPA conference 2013: Leadership, partnership and philanthropy

Jennifer Stout 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

The 2013 European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) conference in Geneva provided a forum for thought-provoking dialogue around the conference’s theme of ‘Responsible Leadership’. One of the topics that emerged across many of the discussions was …

EVPA conference 2013: reflections on the planetary system

Jürgen Griesbeck 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

We always enjoy the annual EVPA gathering as it allows us to reconnect with old acquaintances and build new relations with the frontrunners in the field of venture philanthropy. The picture that resonated most with …

Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship 2013: it’s all about people, really

Swati Chaudhary 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

How can we address ecosystem barriers to help social businesses grow and scale? Panellists at the recent Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship held at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, said the answer is to …

Nexus China Youth Summit 2013: a next gen philanthropist’s view

Charles Ling 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

I joined the Nexus community in 2012, when I attended both the China and the global summits. I find Nexus an open and vibrant platform for young people to share and engage. You can freely …

Nexus China Youth Summit 2013: a social entrepreneur’s view

Ying-Ying Lu 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

 ‘我相信未来的中国一定是属于那些有国际视野和本土资源的年轻人的.’ ‘I believe the China of the future will most certainly belong to those young people with both a global vision and local resources.’ Grant Hu, Nexus China co-coordinator at Nexus China Youth Summit 2013 …