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

1 Alliance magazine 17 June 2019

As we approach the annual AVPN 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 from those …


New report reveals Big Society Capital made £90 million of new commitments in 2018

Alliance magazine 16 June 2019

Big Society Capital has released its latest Annual Review covering the year 2018, revealing £90 million of new commitments were made over the year. Alongside other investors, the organisation has also made £1.7 billion available …


How to build a community that works towards your goals

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network 6 June 2019

Credit Suisse is leading a movement to help social enterprises thrive Challenge Funders and resource providers are often working in silos and unable to find a strong pipeline of investment-ready opportunities. At the same time, …

Pan-African investor network unveiled

Alliance magazine 26 April 2019

The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) was unveiled this month, which has been described as a unique network for social investors to fund innovative organisations tackling the continent’s social, environmental and economic challenges. Headquartered in Nairobi, …

Socrates’ recipe for systems change: know thyself

Priscilla Boiardi and Alessia Gianoncelli 15 April 2019

Systems change calls for more collaboration among public, private and civil society actors. But how can you collaborate if you’re not transparent about your impact, financial returns expectations and how much of a risk you …

Wider Sense & WINGS webinar | Insights on the future of European philanthropy and social investment infrastructure

Alliance magazine 10 April 2019

More than the Sum of its Parts: Insights on the Future of European Philanthropy and Social Investment Infrastructure What do grantmakers expect from the philanthropy support infrastructure? How does that infrastructure increase the effectiveness of …

Funding by individual philanthropists in India grows 21 per cent over past five years

Alliance magazine 8 March 2019

Funding by individual philanthropists grew by 21 per cent between 2014 and 2018 according to a new report launched today by DASRA and Bain & Company. The India Philanthropy Report 2019 uncovers a continuous increase …

Tamil Nadu government unveil start-up and innovation fund

Alliance magazine 23 January 2019

The Tamil Nadu government has unveiled a new start-up fund worth approximately £27,000,000 as part of the new Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation policy 2018-2023. The Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation policy, aims to provide an …

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, …

Entries are now open for the NatWest SE100 Index and Social Business Awards 2019

Alliance magazine 24 December 2018

Entries are now open for the NatWest SE100 Index and Social Business Awards 2019. Pioneers Post have put together the NatWest SE100 to celebrate the growth, impact and resilience of UK social ventures, naming the …