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My three takeaways from the Losing Control Network Event

Josiane Smith 23 March 2020

On Wednesday March 4 2020, funders, commissioners and local organisations from multiple sectors came together at The Abbey Centre in Westminster to re-imagine what supporting the process and practice of social change could be, not …


Entrepreneurial skills-building…the new frontier in giving?

Michael Dermer 5 March 2020

Three things Star Trek got right about philanthropy in the entrepreneurship space  ’… the final frontier These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise  Its five-year mission  To explore strange new worlds  To seek out …


Making social enterprises financially stable is not easy, but it’s worth it

Sophie Hersberger-Langloh 23 February 2020

While assisting the Global Social Entrepreneurship course of the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) last year, I had the great opportunity to meet inspiring social entrepreneurs from around the world. One of them is Bernard …

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 …

Tony Elumelu Foundation open 2020 applications for entrepreneurship programme

4 Alliance magazine 11 December 2019

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on 1 January, 2020. The programme is open to entrepreneurs from across Africa, either with new startup …

The story behind the numbers: Putting the end-user first in impact measurement

Tatiana van Lier 8 November 2019

As an impact first investor, the actual impact of your portfolio and investees is what matters most. Is this company achieving what it aims to do? What does interaction with this company actually mean for …

Which session at the 2019 EVPA Conference would you most like to read about?

Alliance magazine 8 October 2019

As we approach the 2019 EVPA Annual Cnference next month, we hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend — and hear comments …

Alignment with foundation values can help corporations have an impact in civil society

Paul Streets 20 September 2019

The debate about corporations and their foundations as genuine agents of change is a key one for our times. I recently attended a conference for European Corporate Foundations in Munich organised by the European Venture …

Businesses are from Mars and Foundations are from Venus – or are they?

Sophie Hersberger-Langloh 13 September 2019

A brief report of the first C-Summit, co-organized by the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), and hosted by the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in Munich. ‘The …

The evolving role of corporate foundations in the innovation space

Daniel Nowack 13 September 2019

As part of DAFNE’s and EVPA’s C-Summit, a breakout session dealt with the evolving role of foundations in the innovation space. The fishbowl session focused on how corporate foundations could inspire innovation and included contributions …