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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.


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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September 26, 2016

Technology and Venture Philanthropy – Opportunity or Risk?

Innovation and Technology are rarely priorities for the social sector. They are too often perceived as threats and costs rather than opportunities for better outreach and/or better efficiency....

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August 30, 2016

60 Social Impact Bonds across 15 countries show growing global momentum

In 2010, Social Finance pioneered the world’s first Social Impact Bond in Peterborough. The response was unexpected; governments, social organisations and investors contacted us to understand: How did...

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August 30, 2016

Investing in Social Businesses in the Western Balkans

Nadira smiles and takes a sip from her coffee. We are in one of the many cafes and bars in Tirana – enjoying the Balkan culture of meeting over coffee with the Yunus Social Business Balkans team....

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