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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 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 …

Three questions about corporate responsibility

Daniel Nowack 10 September 2019

On September 11 and 12, the EVPA is hosting a ‘European Corporate Philanthropy and Social Investing Summit’ (the ‘C-Summit‘). As the world is in uproar about social inequality, climate change and trade wars, this summit …

What can the social sector learn from Silicon Valley?

Dan Berelowitz 16 August 2019

Silicon Valley is hardly the natural source of inspiration for those aspiring to do good.  Once heralded a beacon of progress, it is now famed more for being the hub of a sinister assault against …

Strengthening local development by social enterprise in Kenya

Alliance magazine 10 June 2019

WE!Hub Victoria Ltd. (WeTu for short) is a social enterprise founded by Siemens Stiftung which works across seven locations on Lake Victoria on solutions for drinking water and energy supply, as well as in the …

Applications open for Tony Elumelu Foundation entrepreneurship programme

Alliance magazine 7 January 2019

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has begun accepting applications for the 5th cycle of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. If you are an African entrepreneur with a business idea or a startup with high growth potential, you are encouraged are encouraged to apply. The …

It’s not a game of choices

Décio Emanuel 4 January 2019

BuySocial currently markets itself as ‘aiming to build markets for social enterprises among the general public and private and public sectors’. But that’s not building a market, is it? It’s pushing against the existing markets, …

The greatest marketing strategy for 2019

Décio Emanuel 27 December 2018

It’s simple. It’s one single word. Transparency. On the back on an economic crisis in 2008, suspicion and dubiety has become increasingly prominent in our society. Uncertainty about the future generated fear, austerity measures were …