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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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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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NESsT hosts the Social Enterprise World Forum

In a converted 1871 grain storage facility near Rio de Janeiro’s old waterfront docks, NESsT celebrated its 15 year anniversary by hosting this year’s annual Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF2012). It chose the theme Impact Investing to enhance the sector’s … 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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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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