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EUROPEAN VENTURE PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT 2012/2013- The EVPA Survey

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This is the report of EVPA’s third annual survey of European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment. The aim of the report is to provide awareness about European Venture Philanthropy & Social Investing. The survey was conducted by EVPA’s Knowledge Centre and will be repeated on an annual basis. EVPA acts as the main repository of data on the VP industry in Europe. _______________________

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SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGIES FOR BANKS: VENTURE PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT

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This publication, written by Dr Leonora Buckland and with the support of the London Business School, explores how European banks can use their core strengths –financial acumen, investment skills, capital and networks– to actively generate social impact by engaging in venture philanthropy and social investment. It is a compilation of numerous interviews with executives at banks, as well as archival research. _______________________

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EVPA DIRECTORY 2013

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The EVPA Directory 2013 showcases the profiles of our current full, associate, honorary and founding members and provides relevant information on various practices of venture philanthropy and social investment. As such it is a valuable reference for everyone in the sector or interested in learning more.

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MEASURING AND MANAGING IMPACT

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The Practical Guide is a comprehensive resource that distills best practice in impact measurement into five easy-to-understand steps and provides practical tips and recommendations for how to implement impact measurement at the level of the social investor and in the social sector organisations that they support. _________________ Download the publication free of charge. If you would like to order a hard copy please contact info@evpa.eu.com. A Practical Guide to Measuring and Managing Impact is available at the price of € 40,00. _______________________

 

Swedish Edition – ATT MÄTA SOCIALA EFFEKTER: EN HANDBOK FOR SOCIALA INVESTERARE Directory 2013_cover _______________________

The Practical Guide is a comprehensive resource that distills best practice in impact measurement into five easy-to-understand steps and provides practical tips and recommendations for how to implement impact measurement at the level of the social investor and in the social sector organisations that they support. _______________________

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THE EUROPEAN VENTURE PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT 2011/2012- The EVPA Survey

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This is the report of EVPA’s second annual survey of European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment. The aim of the report is to provide awareness about European Venture Philanthropy & Social Investing. The survey was conducted by EVPA’s Knowledge Centre and will be repeated on an annual basis. EVPA acts as the main repository of data     on the VP industry in Europe.

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THE EUROPEAN VENTURE PHILANTHROPY INDUSTRY 2010/2011

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This is the first report of the European Venture Philanthropy Industry. The purpose of the report is to provide key statistics on an industry that is still in the early stage of evolution. The survey was conducted by EVPA’s Knowledge Centre and will be repeated on an annual basis. EVPA acts as the main repository of data on the VP industry in Europe.

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EUROPEAN VENTURE PHILANTHROPY DIRECTORY 2012

__________________________________________________ The EVPA Directory 2012 includes profiles of current full, associate, honorary and founding members. It is intended to be the premier reference for grant-makers, grant-seekers, social investors, service providers, academics and private banks, as well as any other interested in the area. The 2012 edition exclusively includes EVPA’s executive summary of the first ever comprehensive data on the Venture Philanthropy industry in Europe. ___________________________________________________________________ Download the excerpt of the 2012 Directory here for free.

If you would like to order the full version as a hard copy please contact info@evpa.eu.com. The Directory is available at a price of € 15,00.

 

A GUIDE TO VENTURE PHILANTHROPY FOR VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTORS

Ashley Metz Cummings and Lisa Hehenberger June 2011 Through examining case studies of private equity firms from several European countries, this publication explores three possible models of venture philanthropy engagement and provides examples of best practice. The PE industry is increasingly interested in becoming engaged in venture philanthropy activities. This paper identifies a number of motives for PE firms to become involved in venture philanthropy, including the desire to give back to their communities, to help employees develop skills such as judgement, resilience and social competences, and establishing them as a positive social actor. -

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EUROPEAN VENTURE PHILANTHROPY DIRECTORY

November 2010 The European Venture Philanthropy Directory is the first compilation of venture philanthropy organisations and resources in Europe. The Directory is intended to be a useful reference for grantmakers, grant-seekers and private banks, as well as any others interested in the area.

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European Venture Philanthropy Directory supplement 2010/2011

The supplement to the European Venture Philanthropy Directory 2010/ 2011 includes all new members since the last Directory.The next update of the Directory will be published in 2012.   h _____________________________

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ESTABLISHING A VENTURE PHILANTHROPY ORGANISATION IN EUROPE A Practical Guide

Luciano Balbo, Lisa Hehenberger, Deirdre Mortell and Pieter Oostlander November 2010 This is the second edition of a working paper that was first published in 2008. Its goal is to assist start-up or early-stage Venture Philanthropy organisations (VPOs) in Europe by providing an insight into “what works” in a European context. It provides a definition of VP, an account for its evolution and latest developments, and a practical guide to how to set up and run a VP organisation. The new edition takes into account the enhanced experience of existing VPOs, the emergence of new VPOs or new financing instruments and the changes in the financial and economic climates in Europe and around the globe in the past years. a

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STRATEGIES FOR FOUNDATIONS When, why and how to use Venture Philanthropy

Ashley Metz Cummings and Lisa Hehenberger October 2010 This paper investigates the venture philanthropy strategies of foundations. We identified six strategies of foundations engaging in venture philanthropy and explain them through case studies of four foundations based in four European countries. We find that there is a spectrum of engagement models for foundations and that even the same foundation may employ various strategies to fit their individual needs and goals. To most foundations, VP serves as a complement to existing practices and only in one case as an alternative. a  

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Italian Edition Edited by Fondazione CRT – September 2011 Edizione Italiana a cura della Fondazione CRT – Settembre 2011

 

 

 

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German Edition with the cooperation of the BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt and Forum for Active Philanthropy – September 2012

 

 

 

 

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

From definitions to developments in practice Marta Marterich and Margaret Bolton September 2010 This report offers a broad definition of social enterprise and sub-types of social enterprise to provide practitioners with multiple ways to engage in social enterprise. Through case studies of EVPA members, the report illustrates how social enterprises can be effectively supported and highlights some recent trends. a a a

 

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CASE STUDY 1: NOABER FOUNDATION March 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CASE STUDY 2: JACANA VENTURE PARTNERSHIP March 2010

 

 

 

 

 

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DISTANCE LEARNING Managing International Investments

Andrew Milner October 2009

High engagement and the provision of non-financial support are perhaps the chief distinguishing features of venture philanthropy. How are these things achieved when the investee is in another country, even on another continent? This paper addresses these questions through the experience of a number of EVPA’s member organisations with international investments and asks how they managed them, what problems they encountered and what were the main lessons they learned from them. a–  

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PRAXIS European Venture Philanthropy in Practice

Kimberly Ochs February 2009

It belongs to the tasks of philanthropists to contemplate what might be learnt from others, from practice ‘elsewhere’. With its focus on current and emerging practices in Europe, PRAXIS provides an introduction to, rather than an analysis of, the different applications of engaged philanthropy in a European context. The fifteen featured case studies profile the practices and business models of selected organisations in Europe, which follow the principles of venture philanthropy in their support of projects and social entrepreneurs. Organisations profiled in this publication were selected from the membership of EVPA to reflect a wide scope of practices across Europe. a

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