Category Archives: News

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. Listen to EVPA’s partner … Continue reading

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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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CSI launches Expert Training Workshops

EVPA member Centre for Social Investment (CSI) is offering Expert Training Workshops to introduce you to the fundamentals of core issues related to social investment: impact measurement, social innovation or foundation strategies.

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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 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 if you want to link up with them at any of these opportunities.

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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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The Zero Project: Call for Nominations

For all those members keen to highlight outstanding solutions for people with disabilities, the Zero Project is inviting leading experts and organisations to nominate outstanding practices and policies on the topic of Independent Living and Political Participation. Initiated in 2010 … Continue reading

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Inspiring Scotland Marks Five Years of Impact

EVPA member Inspiring Scotland has marked its first five years as a Venture Philanthrophy organisation. Since launching in 2009, Inspiring Scotland has invested £50m of money, raised from a range of parties including the Scottish Government, trusts and foundations and … Continue reading

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Reach for Change Publishes Results

During 2013, its fourth year of operation, EVPA member Reach for Change has improved the lives of over one million children in nine countries. By transferring its strengths to the social arena, canvassing entrepreneurship and innovation, challenging perceived limitations, and scaling … Continue reading

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EVPA’s Gathering of Leaders Assesses State of the Sector

Hosted in Venice by Oltre Venture Capital Sociale, and supported by Fondazione di Venezia, the 2014 “Gathering of Leaders” of EVPA brought together European Venture Philanthropists and Social Investors, for two days of reflection and discussions on the sector’s trends … Continue reading

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Collaboration in the German Capital

What will it take to achieve exponential growth in the European Venture Philanthropy sector in the next ten years? How do we break down barriers to raising capital for social entrepreneurs and investors? Are governments doing enough to stimulate social … 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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EVPA Welcomes New Members

With over 170+ members, EVPA is growing every month. This June we welcomed two new associate members dedicated to the Venture Philanthropy movement. The ForeSight Group from Sweden and the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in the UK are now part … Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters Foundation Partnership Offers EVPA Members Pro Bono Legal Advice

As a membership organisation we value the contributions that each organisation brings to the network. Therefore we highlight new members as they join our community. This month we talk to Programme Manager Shiura Rasheed of new associate member Thomson Reuters Foundation about … Continue reading

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