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Social investment in Asia: philanthropy’s new venture

Andrew Milner 20 June 2017

‘How many people here don’t have their smartphone within easy reach?’ asked Ong Peng Tsin, Chair of Solve Education in the opening plenary of this year’s Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference in Bangkok, 7-9 …


Coverage from the 2017 annual EFC conference in Warsaw, Poland

Alliance magazine 6 June 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s European Foundation Centre (EFC) conference in Warsaw, Poland.  This year’s EFC annual conference, hosted between 31 May – 2nd June, was …


‘Critical’ WINGS nails its colours to the mast in Mexico

Andrew Milner 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

There was a whiff of impending crisis in the air at the 2017 WINGSForum in Mexico City in February: the growth of populism, increasing restrictions on the freedoms of civil society, social problems that seem …

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 …

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: 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: 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 …

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: are we moving towards pension funds for social investments?

Katinka Greve Leiner 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

The change is coming, but it comes slowly – this is my summary of this year’s EVPA annual conference, the European conference on social investments. ‘You are small and insignificant’ – that is how the …