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Venture philanthropy

Is there a foundation thought leader in the house?

Carsten Terp Beck-Nilsson 14 November 2017

Hello? Is there a thought leader in the Nordic foundation house? Anyone? The thought hit me at the opening session of the EVPA Conference ’Guiding Lights’ in Oslo last week. I was listening to the …


Asia’s social economy heats up 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

The social economy will be crucial if Asia’s projected economic growth is to be distributed to reduce rather than increase present inequalities. The Asia Development Bank calculates that by 2050, the rise in the continent’s per capita income could make ‘some …


Social Impact Funds: mobilizing new resources in CEE 

European Venture Philanthropy Association 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

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 …

Next stop for venture philanthropy

Andrew Milner 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

When the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) was set up in 2004, venture philanthropy seemed like a vogue – a novelty embraced by the financial industry, whose precepts it drew on, but that the rest …

Is grant-making fit for the digital future?

Tris Lumley 22 August 2017

As pretty much everyone has noticed, we’re in the middle of a great revolution driven by digital technology and the internet. It permeates almost every aspect of our lives—as consumers, citizens, friends, communities, donors and …

Five challenges for French philanthropy

Axelle Davezac 21 August 2017

Another exciting year is coming to an end. In France, foundations have continued to develop fast, to professionalize and to experiment new forms of interventions for the public good. As the largest philanthropic network in …

Attracting social investment to Central & Eastern Europe

European Venture Philanthropy Association 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

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 …

EVPA: New workshops on impact measurement and management 

European Venture Philanthropy Association 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

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 …

EVPA release their European ‘State of Venture Philanthropy’ findings

Alliance magazine 10 November 2016

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) have released findings from their fifth annual survey, polling 108 venture philanthropy and social investment (VP/SI) organisations based in Europe, investing both in Europe and globally, to uncover the …

Bernard Uyttendaele joins EVPA as CEO from August 2016

European Venture Philanthropy Association 12 July 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 …