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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.


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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June 30, 2016

The challenge of scaling innovations; barriers, models and success factors

In our experience accompanying the implementation of innovations, we have seen that strategies to scale them up are preferable to simply waiting for others to take the idea and copy the good practice....

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June 01, 2016

Funding and investment equals sustainability

Nine different organisations came together to build a Platform that could help non-for-profit organisations and social entrepreneurs to be sustainable. On May 16th, 2016 GEOfundos was officially launc...

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March 01, 2016

Development Impact Bonds – a new finance model for international development

In a remote region of Rajasthan, India, an experiment in a new finance model for international development is well under way and will soon be announcing its first year results....

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December 21, 2015

First Austrian SIB: Economic and social empowerment for women affected by violence

What can be done to make projects aimed at overcoming social challenges more effective and efficient? A pilot project implemented by the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs in the state of Upper Austr...

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