Venture philanthropy – future trends: Good results will be addictive

Warren Tranquada and John Pepin

The venture philanthropy movement is evolving out of the incubation phase into a mature and increasingly accepted practice. Prominent innovators in the field have influenced the shape of the social sector and grantmaking practice. The growth of new venture philanthropy funds has appeared to plateau in the United States, but European activity is at an earlier stage and continues to grow. How will this movement evolve and expand in the future? In preparing this paper, we looked at our experiences and the experiences of our clients, leveraged other public research, and interviewed international thought leaders to establish some predictions as to the positive trends that will be felt from venture philanthropy activity.[1]

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