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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

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 …

Co-Impact: well-endowed, but can it shift the power?

1 Alliance magazine 23 January 2018

Towards the end of last year, foundations and philanthropists including the Rockefeller Foundation, Richard Chandler, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Skoll and Romesh and Kathy Wadhwani, launched the Co-impact initiative, a collaboration to bring ‘large-scale, …

Is there a foundation thought leader in the house?

Carsten Terp Beck-Nilsson 14 November 2017

Hello? Is there a thought leader in the Nordic foundation house? Anyone? The thought hit me at the opening session of the EVPA Conference ’Guiding Lights’ in Oslo last week. I was listening to the …

Asia’s social economy heats up 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

The social economy will be crucial if Asia’s projected economic growth is to be distributed to reduce rather than increase present inequalities. The Asia Development Bank calculates that by 2050, the rise in the continent’s per capita income could make ‘some …

Social Impact Funds: mobilizing new resources in CEE 

European Venture Philanthropy Association 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Raising appropriate financing that balances impact and financial return remains a challenge in Central Eastern Europe (CEE). Currently, only 2 per cent of venture philanthropy investments are allocated in CEE, while 67 per cent go to …