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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 …


Three key considerations to put social impact at the core of your employee engagement programme

Lonneke Roza and Karoline Heitmann 23 March 2019

Almost 94 per cent of the biggest European companies offer their employees company time to volunteer, but too often the conversation about employee engagement in corporate social initiatives is about the ‘business case’. We talk …


True leaders look within: The road ahead to professionalize the social investment sector

Naina Batra 23 December 2018

It is time to see if non-profit organizations that deploy significant resources use the same rigor and standards to measure themselves and their internal operations as they expect from the beneficiaries they support. We find …

Venture philanthropy as a new round of philanthropic development

Natalya Pyagay 16 December 2018

More than 600 philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, development practitioners and investors were brought together under the auspices of the 14th Annual Conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in Warsaw, Poland on 28-30 November 2018. While many of …

Devorah Mayman Patt appointed CEO of Israel Venture Network

Alliance magazine 9 December 2018

The Israel Venture Network (IVN) has announced the appointment of Devorah Mayman Patt as their new CEO. Before joining IVN, Patt was acting director at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Devorah brings over two …

Finding our way to participatory capitalism

1 Laura Boyle 3 December 2018

Jaqueline Novogratz at the EVPA conference in Warsaw painted a picture of a year key to Poland and beyond. It was 1989. She was studying business at Stanford. The wall had come down. The world …

Venture philanthropy and social investment growing in Central Eastern Europe

Alliance magazine 7 November 2018

The results of the  EVPA ‘Investing for Impact Survey 2017/2018’, has shown an increase in the allocation of resources compared to the past in Central Eastern Europe, which reached seven per cent of the total …

Interview: Joseph Ogutu on Africa’s newest philanthropy network

1 Charles Keidan 22 May 2018

The development of a pan-African venture philanthropy organisation – to be called the African Venture Philanthropy Association – have reached an advanced stage. Who is involved? What will it do? What are the specific challenges …

More countries are now eligible for a free electronic subscription to Alliance

Alliance magazine 20 April 2018

Alliance magazine have added eight more countries from Europe and a further two countries from Latin America to their list of countries that are eligible for a free digital subscription which usually cost £45 per …

New WINGS report discusses trends and diversity of global philanthropy

Emily Hurley 19 February 2018

Philanthropy development and infrastructure body, The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) has published a landmark report – The Global Landscape of Philanthropy – assessing trends and challenges within global philanthropy, and highlighting the full …