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‘Critical’ WINGS nails its colours to the mast in Mexico

Andrew Milner 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

There was a whiff of impending crisis in the air at the 2017 WINGSForum in Mexico City in February: the growth of populism, increasing restrictions on the freedoms of civil society, social problems that seem …

EDGE needs to be sharper still

Andrew Milner 2 May 2017

‘If you know everyone at your table, you may be at the wrong table’, declared the facilitator at the start of the 2017 EDGE Funders Alliance conference in Barcelona, a remark which was emblematic of …

Coverage from the EDGE Funders Alliance and Council on Foundations’ annual conferences

Alliance magazine 2 May 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s EDGE Funders Alliance conference in Barcelona, Spain and the Council on Foundation’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas. EDGE Funders Alliance’s 2017 …

EVPA conference 2013: are we moving towards pension funds for social investments?

Katinka Greve Leiner 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

The change is coming, but it comes slowly – this is my summary of this year’s EVPA annual conference, the European conference on social investments. ‘You are small and insignificant’ – that is how the …

Nexus China Youth Summit 2013: a next gen philanthropist’s view

Charles Ling 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

I joined the Nexus community in 2012, when I attended both the China and the global summits. I find Nexus an open and vibrant platform for young people to share and engage. You can freely …

Nexus China Youth Summit 2013: a convenor’s view

Abbie Jung 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

Although it would have been much easier to organize a summit in Hong Kong where I had contacts and resources, I chose to convene the first Asian Nexus event in China, the country of my …

Nexus China Youth Summit 2013: a social entrepreneur’s view

Ying-Ying Lu 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

 ‘我相信未来的中国一定是属于那些有国际视野和本土资源的年轻人的.’ ‘I believe the China of the future will most certainly belong to those young people with both a global vision and local resources.’ Grant Hu, Nexus China co-coordinator at Nexus China Youth Summit 2013 …

EVPA conference 2013: reflections on the planetary system

Jürgen Griesbeck 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

We always enjoy the annual EVPA gathering as it allows us to reconnect with old acquaintances and build new relations with the frontrunners in the field of venture philanthropy. The picture that resonated most with …

Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship 2013: it’s all about people, really

Swati Chaudhary 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

How can we address ecosystem barriers to help social businesses grow and scale? Panellists at the recent Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship held at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, said the answer is to …

EVPA conference 2013: Finally talking tacheles about venture philanthropy…

Michael Alberg-Seberich 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

In German we use the Yiddish word ‘tacheles’ to express the desire to speak frankly, to do some straight talking. At this year’s  conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in Geneva this desire …