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The dilemma for a donor: Finance health care or finance the economy

Marcos Kisil 17 April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is presenting countries with major political, scientific, social, economic and public health challenges. Pandemic preparedness and reducing risk of global spread are key concerns; however, the current situation, in which strategies are …

Lessons from a fundraising journey

Jennifer Louie 16 March 2020

I have previously written about my views on why donors and philanthropists should give greater consideration to funding first time managers. And similar perspectives have been shared by others in the field. But I rarely …

GSG announce Cliff Prior as new CEO

Alliance magazine 8 February 2020

Cliff Prior, currently CEO of Big Society Capital (BS), will join the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GS) in May as new CEO, taking over from Amit Bhatia, who is stepping down in March …

ABC Fund makes first investment, backing cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire

Alliance magazine 20 December 2019

The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund) has made its first investment  in a cocoa cooperative based in Côte d’Ivoire – Socak Katana. This investment will help the cocoa farmers secure market access and revenue. The …

Transparency is driving impact

Jennifer Louie 11 November 2019

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. …

Scaling investments: Small – Bigger – JUMP

Anne Holm Rannaleet 11 November 2019

What does it take to scale a social impact investment? Pretty much the same as it takes to scale any start-up company you have invested in! Capital and human resources, but even more importantly, the …

EVPA publish charter to guide investors in growing impact space

Alliance magazine 8 November 2019

The EVPA have launched the Charter of Investors for Impact at their 15th Annual Conference. The anniversary was marked by the launch ‘15 Years of Impact – Taking Stock and Looking Ahead’ which identifies different …

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

Hanna Stähle 7 November 2019

While there are still discussions whether digital technology is essentially good or bad for philanthropy and charity, it has long been part of our everyday lives. A wide range of non-profits use social media for …

New report on giving trends of private foundations to higher education

Alliance magazine 4 November 2019

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers and the TIAA released another report on the giving trends of private foundations to higher education. Their previous report, on the topic, was in 2017. The 2019 report is an expansion on their …

Foundations can, and must, do more to tackle climate change

1 Pavlina Draganova 31 October 2019

Last October, the world’s leading climate scientists issued a final warning: we are running out of time to prevent disastrous global warming. A year on, their message has made its mark in the UK and …