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

Jennifer Louie 12 August 2019

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 …


Creating impact that makes sense to funders

Bradley Wo 1 August 2019

At the AVPN Conference last month, more than 1,200 funders and resource providers from across 40 countries gathered in Singapore to learn best practices to address critical impact areas. With collaboration as a central pillar …


Making the most of my AVPN networking experience

Jennifer Louie 25 July 2019

‘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 …

Building a common narrative or just using buzzwords? What are we talking about when we talk about…

Nadya Hernandez 18 July 2019

What happens when you put 1,200-plus people in the same space for three full days? Somehow the dots start connecting themselves leaving enough room to ask questions, share thoughts and build some common points. After …

Conference corner: Kevin Teo, AVPN

Alliance magazine 9 July 2019

At the 2019 AVPN Annual Conference, we spoke to Kevin TEO Chief Operating Officer AVPN, to capture his reflections. Now in its seventh year, the AVPN Conference brought together a diverse group of funders and resource …

Listening to the voice of the beneficiary

Andrew Milner 9 July 2019

Funders are too far away from the end-beneficiaries of their programmes. Hearing what they have to say about them can help refine and improve those programmes. It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? And yet the practice …

Brave new world

Liz Gillies 28 June 2019

One of the more contestable issues at the conference is the influence of the for-profit sector on the impact agenda. The Investing in Better Nutrition panel at the end of Day one openly canvassed corporate …

Privatizing failure, socializing success

Liz Gillies 27 June 2019

Day one of the 2019 AVPN Conference opened with a brilliant opening keynote from James Chen, Founder of Clearly, a global campaign which aims to bring clear vision to 2.5 billion people as quickly as …

Catalysing engagement on climate action

Christina Ameln 23 June 2019

‘Our house is on fire!’ Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage activist, regularly reminds the world that she is still a child – yet faced with an awesome responsibility. She is waking up a new generation …

The interesting narrative

Andrew Milner 21 June 2019

Consider the following: ‘The Local Support Group in X started its operational phase in 2008 with a focus on three priority areas: spaces, identity and culture. The first project was the establishment of a ‘creativity …