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Jennifer Louie

Practical advice Jennifer Louie 16 March 2020

Lessons from a fundraising journey

I have previously written about my views on why donors and philanthropists should give greater consideration to funding first time managers. And similar perspectives have been shared by others in the field. But I rarely …

Conference reports Jennifer Louie 11 November 2019

Transparency is driving impact

The EVPA celebrated its 15th year anniversary with its annual conference in The Hague, marking another milestone in its history of work convening a community of venture philanthropists and investors focused on generating global impact. …

Opinion Jennifer Louie 12 August 2019

Is it time to roll the dice on first-time fund managers?

Over the last year, it feels that philanthropists have become the new target group tasked with a responsibility of ensuring that impact investments continue to scale at the current market pace. My attention to this …

Conference reports Jennifer Louie 25 July 2019

Making the most of my AVPN networking experience

‘Come prepared!’ As the new kid on the block, I did not heed this advice as well as I should have as I embarked on my first annual AVPN conference. As the network rapidly grows …