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Registration open for the II edition of the course “VP in practice: the fundamental toolkit”12-13 June Barcelona, 23-24 September Brussels

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After a successful completion of the first edition, the EVPA Training Academy launches its second edition of the course: ‘VP in practice: the fundamental toolkit’, a two-module training providing a solid introduction to Venture Philanthropy.

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Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

A global initiative to empower young entrepreneurs and innovators for positive change Young people from all regions of the world between the ages of 15 and 30 have now the great opportunity to enter the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition (http://www.youth-competition.org) … Continue reading

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Interesting conversations between policy makers and philanthropists at the Euro Philantopics Conference

EVPA together with EFC, DAFNE and NEF hosted Euro Philanthopics in the Philanthropy House in Brussels on 14 November. The event gathered key players from the European philanthropic landscape and European Institutions to learn from one another’s experiences, further develop … Continue reading

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Continue to learn from each other – the secret to responsible leadership: an interview with Olivia Leland

On 26 and 27 November at the 9th EVPA Annual Conference in Geneva 500 delegates conversed around the theme “Responsible Leadership: Inspire and Act!” EVPA had the opportunity to interview Olivia Leland, director of the Giving Pledge and one of … Continue reading

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EVPA on the road

In the last month, EVPA was present at a number of events throughout Europe. Below, we give you a short overview of those. On 4 October, EVPA organised a lunch event together with the City of London Corporation for its … Continue reading

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EVPA welcomes new members

EVPA is delighted to welcome its new members the Emirates Foundation, Investir & + and Wise. This month we celebrate our first member from the United Arab Emirates, The Emirates Foundation, underlying the success and development of venture philanthropy beyond … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT – The European Venture Philanthropy Industry 2010/11

EVPA publishes “European Venture Philanthropy Industry 2010/11” Early this month EVPA’s Knowledge Centre published the first report on the venture philanthropy industry in Europe, providing key statistics on the industry.

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Event report: “A continental breakfast”, London UK

On May 16th an expert impact investor breakfast was held at the inspiring location The Exchange, London. The event was organised by Audrey Selian, chief executive of EVPA member Artha Iniative – Rianta Capital, and hosted by Ben Metz. The … Continue reading

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EVPA in Belfast for the 23rd EFC AGA!

On 7 June EVPA, together with its member Fondazione CRT, will be hosting a session on venture philanthropy as part of the 23rd EFC AGA will take place on 6-8 June in Belfast. The session titled “Strategies for foundations: when, why … Continue reading

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700 participants meet in Paris for the Impact2 event

On 11 April 2012, EVPA member le Comptoir de l’Innovation and Social Capital Markets organised the first meeting in Paris dedicated to impact investing, a new segment of finance fighting exclusion and poverty. This founding event gathered participants from all … Continue reading

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Scaling up across borders – the Auticon case

Societal problems are often similar in developed countries in Europe. Nonetheless, while there are many great initiatives developed in different countries, they are seldom scaled up across borders. Indeed, the EVPA industry survey conducted byt he Knowledge Centre in 2011 … Continue reading

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Reserve your 2012 EVPA Directory!

The European Venture Philanthropy Directory, published annually, includes the profiles of all EVPA members and gives an overview of recent developments in venture philanthropy in Europe. It includes case studies from our full members showcasing how venture philanthropy works in … Continue reading

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In the Spotlight – What’s your opinion?

“When Aims and Objectives Rhyme” How Two of Ireland’s Largest Foundations Found Common Ground and Built a Portfolio of Nearly €60m Without Compromising the Features That Makes Them Distinct Tony Proscio, Duke Stanford School of Public Policy, Centre for Strategic … Continue reading

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