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EU Webinar Series: EuSEF Regulation

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On the 25th of June, EVPA organised its first EU webinar on the EuSEF Regulation, to clarify its relevance to EVPA members and capture any industry concerns related to the regulation. EuSEF provides for a voluntary label for “European Social … Continue reading

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EVPA Welcomes New Members

EVPA is happy to welcome new associate member Innpact. Founded in 2007 and based in Luxembourg, Innpact has long standing experience with investment funds and an in-depth knowledge of the microfinance industry.

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EVPA on the Road

Our team members cover a lot of ground each month. Find below an overview of where they will be in the coming month. Drop lwolters@evpa.eu.com if you want to link up with them at any of these opportunities.

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Guiding and Mapping the Social Investment Market

The UK Social Investment market was worth an estimated £202 million in 2012, and is growing with 20% year on year. Time for a guide to explain to investees whether social finance is relevant and appropriate to them. Questions such … Continue reading

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Help the Dreamers

Are you in a position to offer your experience and skills to support aspiring social entrepreneurs? EVPA member Ashoka Belgium will organise its second DreamStorming event on October 4th 2014 at Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels during Europe Refresh … Continue reading

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Be Heard in Our Community

While we have always looked at our members to drive the direction of our organisation, over the past year and months we’ve looked to become even more and more community driven in our activities. This, as we believe this is … Continue reading

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Time to Exit?

When a VPO can no longer add value to the investee, it may be time to consider an exit. But how to prepare for this eventuality, and how to manage the process effectively? We’re organising a workshop to cover just … Continue reading

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€4 million Competition for Social Purpose Projects

After the positive results of their first edition, Vodafone Italy Foundation And Banca Prossima have announced a competition worth €4 million euro’s to provide access to credit for non-profit organizations (NPOs) and to develop innovative projects with a social purpose.

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Q&A with New Member Foresight: ‘Sourcing Socially Impactful Deal Flow’

Please tell us a little bit about your organisation and your objectives? The ForeSight Group serves commercial clients, public agencies and philanthropists to speed up and leverage the achievement of major new ambitions. We apply our pioneering intrapreneurial approach that … Continue reading

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Pitching: the New Way

For those familiar with last year’s Geneva conference, you will know we hosted some very successful pitching session, looking to enable the funding of societal issues. This year we are pitching again, but mixing things up.

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Join us in Berlin: Collaborating for Social Impact

As you’re about to head for a summer break, we wanted to share out latest conference news with you. Registrations are open and coming in. We are also in the process of finalising the programme and our first speakers.  Our … Continue reading

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‘European Networks Matter’; Q&A with Last Year’s Organiser Etienne Eichenberger (WISE)

Within our annual conference a special role is reserved for EVPA members in the host country; from offering local insight to forging local partnerships. As we look to this year’s conference in November, we asked Etienne Eichenberger from WISE, a … Continue reading

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EVPA tackles VP in the Health Sector: Site Visit in Ede

This month, EVPA members active in the field of health met for a site visit at Noaber Foundation in Ede, the Netherlands. A few impressions from the two days can be found here. Providing learning opportunities for participants and allowing … Continue reading

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EVPA Survey: We Need your Input

The EVPA Knowledge Centre is conducting its 4th EVPA’s Annual Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment Survey and is inviting EVPA members to participate. Your input is incredibly valuable in ensuring that the survey is a true reflection of the sector … Continue reading

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Europe Reaches Common Ground on Impact Measurement Standard

If you are a social funder or a foundation you have surely been faced with the dilemma of what measurement to use to test impact, or perhaps you are a social business that uses an alternative format than your funders, … Continue reading

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