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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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EVPA on the Road

by EVPA on July 01, 2014

Our team members cover a lot of ground each month. Find below an overview of where they will be in the coming month. Drop lwolters@evpa.eu.com if you want to link up with them at any of these opportunities.

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EVPA Survey: We Need your Input

by EVPA on July 01, 2014

The EVPA Knowledge Centre is conducting its 4th EVPA’s Annual Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment Survey and is inviting EVPA members to participate. Your input is incredibly valuable in ensuring that the survey is a true reflection of the sector and contributes to growing awareness on and resources within the field in Europe.

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The Zero Project: Call for Nominations

by EVPA on July 01, 2014

For all those members keen to highlight outstanding solutions for people with disabilities, the Zero Project is inviting leading experts and organisations to nominate outstanding practices and policies on the topic of Independent Living and Political Participation. Initiated in 2010 by EVPA member Essl Foundation in partnership with the World Future Council since 2011 and with the European Foundation Centre since 2013, The Zero Project is a project working towards a world with zero barriers. Worldwide, the Zero Project finds and shares models that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with disabilities.

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Inspiring Scotland Marks Five Years of Impact

by EVPA on July 01, 2014

EVPA member Inspiring Scotland has marked its first five years as a Venture Philanthrophy organisation. Since launching in 2009, Inspiring Scotland has invested £50m of money, raised from a range of parties including the Scottish Government, trusts and foundations and corporates. It has invested it in 100 charities which have been able to change the lives of 60,000 Scots. Inspiring Scotland was developed to help equip many charities in Scotland with longer term funding and support to help grow at scale and become stronger, robust and sustainable.

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Reach for Change Publishes Results

by EVPA on July 01, 2014

During 2013, its fourth year of operation, EVPA member Reach for Change has improved the lives of over one million children in nine countries. By transferring its strengths to the social arena, canvassing entrepreneurship and innovation, challenging perceived limitations, and scaling inspired ideas, they were able to put 47 change leaders (– exceptional individuals who have a strong desire to promote children’s rights) in programs of which 97 % were reported to have scaled their operations. The non-profit has now published a report detailing its impact; by keeping track of input and investment, and measuring effectively, they were able to track their results closely. You can find the report here.

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