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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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Read the report of the 9th EVPA Annual Conference

On 26-27 November 2013 EVPA organised its 9th Annual Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. During this event, over 500 venture philanthropy and social investment experts and practitioners came together to discuss the theme ‘Responsible Leadership: Inspire and Act!’

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Sweden embraces impact measurement: EVPA publish the Swedish translation of “A practical Guide to Measuring and Managing Impact”

The Swedish version of the EVPA Practical Guide to Measuring and Managing Impact (the “Guide”) was launched in Stockholm on December 10. The translation was made possible through the generous assistance of the Forum for Social Innovation at Malmö University, … 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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9th EVPA Annual Conference: some insights from an inspiring journey

On 26 and 27 November the 9th EVPA Annual Conference took place in Geneva and gathered 500 delegates from a variety of countries (23 different nations were represented) and sectors, including venture philanthropy and social investment funds, foundations, private equity … 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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New member Q&A:Yunus Social Business

1. Could you tell us more about your history and your aims? Co-founded by Professor Muhammad Yunus in 2011, YSB initiates and manages incubator funds for Social Businesses in developing countries. YSB aims to create and empower social businesses to … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Impact Measurement

Monday 12th November and Tuesday 13th November saw EVPA’s Impact Measurement Workshop taking place in Dublin just prior to the Annual Conference. The turn out of 80 participants plus a long waiting list confirmed that social impact measurement is a … Continue reading

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Members’ Q&A Corner

Adessium Foundation As a membership organisation we value the contribution that each organisation brings to the network. Therefore we would like to highlight one of our members and the great work they do in our monthly VP Update. This month … Continue reading

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EVPA on the road in 2013

With the 8th EVPA Annual Conference behind us, we are already busy planning next year’s events. We would here like to highlight some events taking place in 2013. Look out for more detailed information in the coming VP Updates. We … Continue reading

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WISE receives the Innovation Award 2012

On 26 November, EVPA member and supporter of the 9th EVPA Annual Conference in Geneva, WISE, philanthropy advisors, received the “Innovation Award 2012″ at the 10th economic event of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG), organized in partnership … Continue reading

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EVPA welcomes new members

We are happy to welcome three new members on board this month! Our new full members include one of UK’s largest social investors The Social Investment Business. The organisation has made over 1300 investments in civil society organisations ranging from … Continue reading

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Kois Invest joins Social Venture Fund in supporting Auticon

Brussels-based impact investor Kois Invest has recently invested in Auticon, the Berlin-based social enterprise providing quality IT jobs for people with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism. The main aim of the social enterprise is to give people diagnosed with … Continue reading

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German venture philanthropy&social investment scene gathers in Munich

On 11 September, EVPA, together with members BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt, Auridis, Ashoka and BonVenture, organised the second country group meeting for German members. The event was also open to invited non-members. More than 60 representatives from social investment funds, … Continue reading

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The 8th EVPA Annual Conference – an update

Thanks to all who have already registered for the Annual Conference in Dublin. For those of you who have not made up your mind whether you should attend, let us remind you of the great things you can expect and … Continue reading

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