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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 …

European foundations commit $13 million to tackle planet and climate crisis

Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 22 October 2019

Four of Europe’s leading foundations tackling climate change have committed $13 million (€11.6 million) of funding to advance work to protect the ‘global commons’ – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we …

Big Society Capital and Bristol Council invest £10 million in new place-based impact investment fund

Alliance magazine 18 October 2019

Big Society Capital and Bristol City Council have been announced as cornerstone investors in City Funds – a new place-based impact investment fund aiming to address the causes and effects of inequality, whilst also generating …

Debate sparked between MEPs and philanthropists on Idea of single market philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 October 2019

Members of European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee and stakeholders from philanthropy, recently discussed creating a European space for donors and fostering cross-border giving, solidarity and civil …

UNICEF and Islamic Development Bank launch global Muslim philanthropy fund

Alliance magazine 9 October 2019

The Global Muslim Philanthropy Fund for Children (GMPFC), is the first organisation focused on Muslim giving, to be launched by a United Nations organisation (UNICEF) alongside a multi-lateral development bank. The goal of GMPFC is …