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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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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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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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MDLF helps emerging businesses in their digital transition

EVPA member the Media Development Loan Fund has just gone live with the Knowledge Bridge, a website and monthly newsletter designed to help independent news businesses in emerging markets make the digital transition.

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In the spotlight this month – The First Billion

The First Billion: A Forecast for Social Investment Demand By Adrian Brown and Adam Swersky The social investment market is developing fast. There is an increasing interest from commercial and other investors as well as a growing demand for capital … Continue reading

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Feature on the EU Social Business Initiative

The SBI was initiated by the European Commissioner Michel Barnier, joined by two other Commissioners: Antonio Tajani and László Andor and supported by José Manuel Durão Barroso. It aims at fostering the development of social enterprise in Europe by creating … Continue reading

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VP News from Asia

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, EVPA’s sister organisation, has just been on the road around Asia last week, promoting venture philanthropy amongst its members. Following the successful turnout of last year’s road show, the 2012 Road Show titled “2012 Venture … Continue reading

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News from the sector

ABN AMRO Private Banking has announced the launch of a global partnership with Heidelberg University’s Center for Social Investment (CSI), which will fund innovative research into high impact philanthropy in social, environmental and educational projects. Find more information here.

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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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8th EVPA Annual Conference – only a few weeks away!

The countdown for Dublin has officially started –with only a few weeks to go before the beginning of the Annual Conference this is your last chance to register and be part of Europe’s leading event in the VP and social … Continue reading

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New members’ Q&A corner – The Social Investment Business

As a membership organisation we value the contributions that each organisation brings to the network. Therefore we would like to highlight one of our members and the great work they do. This month we put our new full member The … 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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EVPA welcomes new members

EVPA is delighted to welcome its five new members. We are especially happy to have broaden also geographically with our first member from Turkey, proving the growth and development of venture philanthropy in Europe and beyond.

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In the spotlight – publication of the month

September 2012 Innovation is not the holy grail – it is time to move from innovation as an ideology to innovation as a process By Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair, published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2012 This … Continue reading

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