VP in Practice: The Fundamental Toolkit
More about the VP in Practice course and practical information

‘VP in Practice: the Fundamental Toolkit’ is a four-day training open to anyone eager to discover more about venture philanthropy and social investment. By exploring new perspectives and learning a different set of tools, you will be able to approach your organisation anew.

What is it?

The modules of ‘VP in Practice: the Fundamental Toolkit’ have been specifically designed to offer participants, who are new to the VP/SI sector, an overview and a broad understanding of the different investment models within venture philanthropy (VP) and social investment (SI). 

The training covers the whole investment process, including techniques used for due diligence, closing and structuring of deals, monitoring and reporting, governance aspects of a social purpose organisation (SPO), how to manage an impactful exit and portfolio management. Experienced VP/SI experts and practitioners will dig into the key practices of VP/SI, including impact management and non-financial support.

Participants hail from all over Europe which promises excellent networking opportunities.

Who should attend?

"EVPA’s Training is not only informative, providing up-to-date market approaches relevant to those in the VP industry, it's also providing valuable networking opportunities for all participants involved, across the VP spectrum"

The training is designed for practitioners with less than two years of experience. Former participants ranged from grant officers, advisers in philanthropy (banking, family offices), investment managers, foundations and NGO staff, to academic institutions. 

This mix is a unique opportunity to connect and learn from each others in the pursuit of more effective societal impact. Please note that our course is limited to a maximum of 20 participants, in order to guarantee interactivity. EVPA Training Academy will grant a certificate of participation to those who attended all sessions and complete the required assignments.

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The course is taught by an expert team of industry professionals and seasoned academics. They will share their know-how and use active learning, real-life case studies, role-plays, effective group work to offer you an enriching learning experience.


EVPA offers to its members with strapped resources a limited number of scholarships covering the travel costs and the fee for this course. Scholarship applications for the 2017 edition of VP in Practice will open in February 2017.

Cancellation and rescheduling

If you registered for the training, but are no longer able to attend, please read the cancellation and rescheduling policy before getting in touch.


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