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Funding for a finite planet

12 November 2019
Zibran Choudhury

The 2019 Annual Conference of the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) bought together trusts and foundations from across the UK to engage them on taking action on the climate crisis. It’s been an active 12 months for the ACF. At last year’s conference, Selina Nwulu from 2027 shared how they’re addressing the behemoth problem of diversity and the ACF has since launched ‘The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ working group – one of the six underpinning the Stronger …

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Transparency is driving impact

11 November 2019
Jennifer Louie

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. For me, being amongst such a diverse group of influencers and impact investors, was an absolute treat. The starkest contrast to other impact focused conferences was the level of transparency and evident commitment to sharing the best practices. There was …

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Scaling investments: Small – Bigger – JUMP

11 November 2019
Anne Holm Rannaleet

What does it take to scale a social impact investment? Pretty much the same as it takes to scale any …

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A spotlight on the dark side of passion

11 November 2019
Kirsten Ottens

What role should impact investors play on the topic of wellbeing of social entrepreneurs? This was the question on our …

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Rigid regulatory and legal frameworks keeping Canadian philanthropy behind the curve

11 November 2019
Caroline Bergeron

The certificate in philanthropic management of the Université de Montréal has partnered up with PhiLab in launching the 2019-20 academic …

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Time to modernise dated definition of philanthropy to reflect new Canadian reality?

10 November 2019
Katherine MacDonald

Amidst the many activities happening to launch the 2019-2020 academic year, the Certificate in Philanthropic Management of Université de Montréal …

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The story behind the numbers: Putting the end-user first in impact measurement

8 November 2019
Tatiana van Lier

As an impact first investor, the actual impact of your portfolio and investees is what matters most. Is this company …

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Future is happening now: digital transformation and its impact on giving

7 November 2019
Hanna Stähle

While there are still discussions whether digital technology is essentially good or bad for philanthropy and charity, it has long …

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Sussex in the City 2019: Community philanthropy is coming of age

7 November 2019
Kevin Richmond

Back in April 2019, our Head of Philanthropy, Stephen Chamberlain, made a ‘seeing-is-believing’ visit with Violet Hancock, the current High …

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Reflections from EFC’s Grantmakers East Forum 2019

30 October 2019
Ruzanna Ter-Ghazaryan

It was a pleasure to participate in the EFC Grantmakers East Forum (GEF) 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.  The focus of …

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Are we digitalizing civic movements?

29 October 2019
Antoaneta Ivanova

During the EFC Grantmakers East Forum in Tbilisi, the donors in attendance were united when pondering the main question: How can institutional …