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#EVPA20: Building Alliances for Impact

Alliance magazine 29 September 2020

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s EVPA Annual Conference. This year’s event was dedicated towards ‘Building Alliances for Impact’ and brought together practitioners from Europe and across the …

Alliance webinar: Should philanthropy be more open about its investments?

Amy McGoldrick 29 September 2020

As part of Alliance’s 13-week focus on foundation investments (take a look at our new issue on the topic if you haven’t had the chance), last week we hosted a webinar on investment transparency, kindly …

#EVPA2020: The magnifying glass

Andrew Milner 29 September 2020

COVID-19 has acted as a magnifying glass, said EVPA board chair in his keynote speech opening the Association’s 16th annual conference. It has exposed the limits of our socio-economic systems. Even the Netherlands with its …

Leveraging connections and knowledge from Latin America: engaging investing for impact practices

1 Andrew Milner 29 September 2020

Last week EVPA held their Annual Conference, this time entirely virtually, and Alliance asked our readers in a poll for the session you’d like to hear most about. The winner was ‘Leveraging Connections and Knowledge …

What are the barriers for young people accessing the green economy?

Joshua Alade 29 September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an increase in job loses for millions of young people globally and the absence of a safety nets or government palliatives in the global south has made this period …

Social innovators are driving the digital infrastructure for a more sustainable and inclusive future

Filipe Santos 29 September 2020

At this year’s annual EVPA conference, the EIB Institute hosted a session, which I moderated, showcasing how social innovators are adapting their business models to the pandemic situation. We had presentations from eight european social …

Which session at the 2020 EVPA Conference would you most like to read about?

2 Alliance magazine 15 September 2020

As we approach the 2020 EVPA Annual Conference next week, we hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend — and hear comments …

Shloka Nath on climate, collaboration, and COVID-19

Andrew Milner 15 September 2020

One of the panellists as AVPN 2020 was Shloka Nath, Executive Director of the recently-formed India Climate Collaborative (ICC). As one of the conference themes was collaboration, she talks to Alliance about how ICC puts …

How to make online workshops better

Joe Hill 3 September 2020

Virtual meetings may have been an invaluable tool in this crisis, but it’s fair to say they also have their limitations for longer, group meetings. Spring Impact certainly felt the immediate impact of this, as …

You call It philanthropy, we call it ‘Devlopman Tèt Ansanm’

Marie-Rose Romain Murphy 2 September 2020

Lessons from The Haiti Community Foundation This is the second article in a global series about philanthropic responses to COVID-19 and its effects, co-hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange and Alliance Magazine. In an effort to challenge current discourse …