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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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World-leading fund helps charities and social enterprises win multi-million pound deals

by EVPA on April 14, 2014

Eight charities and social enterprises have won investments and contracts worth £35 million, thanks to a world-leading business support fund managed by the Social Investment Business and funded by the Cabinet Office, reveals a report released few weeks ago.

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The European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector increasingly more important in tackling societal challenges in a difficult economic environment

by EVPA on April 10, 2014

The European Venture Philanthropy Association has published the third edition of its annual report. After three consecutive years of surveying the European Venture Philanthropy (VP) and Social Investment (SI) sector, important trends have emerged.

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Field visits in the Dacca region

by EVPA on April 08, 2014

On June 28th, 2014 the EVPA member Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation will participate to the 5th edition of the Social Business Day in Dacca, Bangladesh. The SBD is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deepen the concept of Social Business established and put into practice by Professor Yunus. It will gather investors, foundations, entrepreneurs, students willing to explore new ways of fighting against poverty through Social Business.

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Save the date: 10th EVPA Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany

by EVPA on April 08, 2014

The conference will take place on 17-18 November in Berlin and will look into the topic of “Collaborating for Social Impact: the Next 10 Years” The Annual Conference welcomes both newcomers on the venture philanthropy scene as well as more experienced organisations. In addition to discussing the key issues and important developments in venture philanthropy and social investment, you will have the opportunity to network with other participants in a number of social events.

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A new crowdfunding experience for more impacts in Africa

by EVPA on March 31, 2014

For the first time, the EVPA member I&P partners with Kiva, the American crowdfunding web platform. Over the past decade, Africa has experienced unprecedented growth, with 5-6% growth rate at the continent level. However, this growth remains heterogeneous, fragile, insufficient and unevenly distributed. Small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) are at the core of the African economic fabric; they are the largest contributors to job creation and are key actors for political and social stability.

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