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This blog is where our community connects and communicates about the challenges and issues they face in practising Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment. The views expressed here are not EVPA's views.


February 18, 2020

Interview with AXA and TADA on their corporate volunteering programme

As part of our course on Employee Engagement on 26-27 March 2020, we will have a site visit to AXA and TADA (ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir) and hear about how they have managed to build a successful corpor...

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November 27, 2017
Sib

Social Impact Bond by Smarter Futures

The Health Movement project aims to reduce the risk of developing Type-2-diabetes through the use of a social impact bond (SIB). The bond to be launched in 2019, is led by RISE Research Institutes of ...

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November 02, 2017
Joanna Macrae

The power to make real choices

At EVPA we know that trust is vital in shaping the relationship between investors and social purpose organisations. Building strong partnerships for impact relies on investors trusting the organisatio...

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October 30, 2017
Annual Conference 2016

Catalysing more and better venture philanthropy in the UK

In the last few months, Big Society Capital carried out some research to understand the state of the Venture Philanthropy (VP) sector in the UK, in collaboration with the European Venture Philanthropy...

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October 02, 2017
Country Meeting Uk

Venture Philanthropy & Social Investment in the age of a changing Europe

At EVPA we run "country meetings" to bring together the top players in venture philanthropy and social investment (VP/SI). It's an afternoon of peer-to-peer learning, discussions and exploration into ...

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September 15, 2017
Gsg

GSG Impact Summit 2017

The GSG is an independent global steering group catalysing impact investment and entrepreneurship to benefit people and the planet. The GSG was established in August 2015 as the successor to and i...

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July 24, 2017
Ipso

Providing peer social counselling to refugees in Germany

A story about the partnership of IPSO and Ashoka Germany ...

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December 13, 2016
Failure

Talking Failure

Why fail? Because when we fail, we learn. When we talked about failure at last month’s EVPA conference in Paris we had a lively response....

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December 05, 2016

How to set up a venture philanthropy organisation or social impact investment fund

Non-profits are increasingly interested in the venture philanthropy and social (impact) investment approach. Taking EVPA's Guide on setting up a venture philanthropy organisation or social (impact) in...

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