EVPA offers three types of membership:
Associate membership is open to all organisations with a serious interest in venture philanthropy and/or social investment (VP/SI). All applicants initially join EVPA as Associate members.
Full membership is reserved for organisations that have venture philanthropy or social investing as their primary activity, meaning that:
- they have capital to invest
- they have, as their main activity, the long-term funding of charities, social enterprises or similar social purpose organisations
- they seek primarily a social return rather than a financial return, and make a credible effort to measure social value
- they play an active role in helping to develop the social purpose organisation
- they assess, develop and support the core development of the organisation with a holistic approach
- they have a strong link with Europe (this includes but is not limited to being based in Europe or having a European office, a Europe-based fund, funding or Board)
Supporting membership is a special category open to a wide range of organisations that want to help EVPA in our efforts to support leading European venture philanthropists, creating even more and greater societal impact.
Associate member: application process
- Associate membership applications are evaluated by EVPA’s Membership Committee and applicants are reviewed against the criteria set out in their application. EVPA aims to respond to applicants within one week of receiving their completed application. Prospective members can apply using the designated form at the bottom of the page.
- EVPA will review applications and organise a phone call with the applicant to go through the application and answer any questions. Please note that acceptance as a member is determined by EVPA’s membership committee at its discretion. Please allow ten business days to receive a response. An applicant can withdraw from the process at any time. The annual membership fee will only be requested after membership has been accepted.
- All applicants are required to sign EVPA’s Code of Conduct as well as its data policy treatment (included in the membership application).
EVPA members pay an annual fee based on their membership category. Membership fees apply to the calendar year (January to December) and membership renewals are paid in January each year.
Benefits for AVPN members
EVPA and its Asian counterpart the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) work together to grow the VP and social investing sector globally. To facilitate connection and interaction between Asian and European practitioners and interested parties, AVPN members enjoy a 50% discount.
EVPA relies on generous support to provide valuable services to its members. Sponsorship levels are available for those who wish to support or host a specific event, to give to the Knowledge Center or to support EVPA’s core costs.
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