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Funders recognise systems change philanthropy as critical, according to report

27 October 2020
Elika Roohi

How, when, and why do certain solutions achieve system-level shifts? Four years ago, the Skoll, Ford, and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundations, Porticus, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors set out to explore that question through the Scaling Solutions toward Shifting Systems initiative. The initiative’s most recent publication was released this summer: Seeing, Facilitating, and Assessing Systems Change, which focuses on how funders can design for and measure progress on systems change, drawing on experiences from Africa, Latin …

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Kenya’s Neema Project speaks with their sponsor to understand the ‘whys’ behind funding choices

22 October 2020
Greg Lusby and Emily Nelson

Every non-profit has a vested interest in understanding the ‘why’ of philanthropic efforts. As members of the non-profit Neema Project, we tapped into this psychology by interviewing our title sponsor after this year’s major giving campaign. Normal fundraisers allow a sponsor uninterrupted face time with other attendees, but Covid-19 has shifted this year’s campaigns to virtual events with pre-recorded spotlights. This made the guaranteed recognition more ambiguous for our title sponsor adding to the intrigue …

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EVPA founders interview: Serge Raicher

12 November 2019
Serge Raicher

Serge Raicher is still involved in the social investment world, but as an individual, rather than as part of any …

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EVPA founders interview: Luciano Balbo

12 November 2019
Luciano Balbo

Luciano Balbo founded Oltre Venture, which is raising funds for social investment in Italy. Oltre Venture is a member of …

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EVPA founders interview: Michiel de Haan

12 November 2019
Michiel de Haan

Michiel de Haan is GP of Aescap Venture, a life science venture capital company in the exit phase of its …

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EVPA founders interview: Stephen Dawson

12 November 2019
Stephen Dawson

As well as being one of the founders of EVPA, Stephen Dawson co-founded Impetus Trust in the UK around the …

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EVPA founders interview: Doug Miller

12 November 2019
Doug Miller

After setting up the EVPA, Doug Miller went on to found sister organisation, AVPN, in Asia and has now set …

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Conference corner: Kevin Teo, AVPN

9 July 2019
Alliance magazine

At the 2019 AVPN Annual Conference, we spoke to Kevin TEO Chief Operating Officer AVPN, to capture his reflections. Now in …

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Strengthening local development by social enterprise in Kenya

10 June 2019
Alliance magazine

WE!Hub Victoria Ltd. (WeTu for short) is a social enterprise founded by Siemens Stiftung which works across seven locations on …

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Interview with Dr. Frank Niederländer, BMW Foundation

1 June 2019
Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine speaks to Dr. Frank Niederländer from the BMW Foundation ahead of the C-Summit in September 2019. Jointly organised …

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Conference corner: Lucia Martina, Fondazione Lang Italia

28 May 2019
Amy McGoldrick

At the European Foundation Centre 2019 Annual Conference, I speak to delegates to capture their reflections so far. What is …