EVPA Conference 2013: Is venture philanthropy useful?

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The annual conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is taking place in Geneva today. It is a sold-out event that draws over 500 participants from 23 countries. Ten years after this organization was founded, these two figures show that the concept of venture philanthropy is still very attractive even though it is not clearly defined. It comprises seven key elements: high engagement, tailored financing, multi-year support, non-financial support, involvement of networks, organizational capacity and performance measurement.

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