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EVPA provides timely news coverage from EVPA and the broader VP community on the website and in the VP Update, which is sent monthly. If you are interested in receiving it please visit the VP Update page. From this page, you may also download past quarterly issues.

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Pitching: the New Way

by EVPA on July 22, 2014

For those familiar with last year’s Geneva conference, you will know we hosted some very successful pitching session, looking to enable the funding of societal issues. This year we are pitching again, but mixing things up. Listen to EVPA’s partner in organising the session, Dominik B. Domnik, Founder at seif explaining what you can expect: “What makes a good pitching event? At the base we can expect a selection of stellar social entrepreneurs with great stories. And at an EVPA event, we can expect compelling and measureable social impact cases with sound business benefits. But let’s add a pinch of reality to the pitch and take it beyond financing needs (investment or grant-seekers) – let’s address non-financial needs as well. Challenging situations that may require an array of resources and problem-solving capabilities.

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Join us in Berlin: Collaborating for Social Impact

by EVPA on July 22, 2014

As you’re about to head for a summer break, we wanted to share out latest conference news with you. Registrations are open and coming in. We are also in the process of finalising the programme and our first speakers.  Our annual conference will be covering a variety of topics, relevant to both newcomers and more experienced participants.

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‘European Networks Matter’; Q&A with Last Year's Organiser Etienne Eichenberger (WISE)

by EVPA on July 22, 2014

Within our annual conference a special role is reserved for EVPA members in the host country; from offering local insight to forging local partnerships. As we look to this year’s conference in November, we asked Etienne Eichenberger from WISE, a major supporter of our 2013 conference in Geneva to share his experience in organising last year’s conference.

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CSI launches Expert Training Workshops

by EVPA on July 17, 2014

EVPA member Centre for Social Investment (CSI) is offering Expert Training Workshops to introduce you to the fundamentals of core issues related to social investment: impact measurement, social innovation or foundation strategies.

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EVPA tackles VP in the Health Sector: Site Visit in Ede

by EVPA on July 01, 2014

This month, EVPA members active in the field of health met for a site visit at Noaber Foundation in Ede, the Netherlands. A few impressions from the two days can be found here. Providing learning opportunities for participants and allowing for an exchange of best practices, site visits are a key opportunity to get a practical understanding of issues and opportunities within a certain VP field.

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