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Financing for Social Impact Online Training

11/10 - 21/10 2021

Financing for Social Impact Online Training

2021 TA FSI Online Course Speakers update


The online training on tailored financing for social impact is the perfect match for all those interested in deepening their understanding of the strategies that investors for impact use to design financial instrument(s) and support social purpose organisations (SPOs) in the best way to create more impact.


This online course is divided in two parts:

PHASE 1: Self-paced learning on demand through our e-learning platform with short readings, videos and other interactive materials/assignments. You will build the necessary knowledge on:

  • … EVPA’s approach to tailored financing as one of the three core practices (along with impact measurement & management and non-financial support).
  • … the variety of financial instruments and mechanisms available, incl. hybrid financial instruments combining different financial instruments and hybrid financing mechanisms such as social impact bonds.
  • … the case studies you will be working on with our experts and your peers during the live sessions to move from theory to practice.

PHASE 2: In four interactive live sessions you will be applying your learnings from phase 1. Through the case studies and interactive working groups, experienced investors for impact will share and discuss their practical experience with participants on how different financial instruments serve different purposes. The EVPA Training and Research Team will provide additional insights on latest developments in the sector and facilitation support with innovative collaboration tools.

The dates of the four live sessions are 12, 14, 19, 21 October 2021 (09:00-12:00 CEST). In order to get to know your peers before the course, we offer a one-hour informal network session on 11 October 2021 (12:00-13:00 CEST).

The course is based on the EVPA “Financing for Social Impact: The key role of Tailored Financing and Hybrid Finance” report, outlining how tailored financing can lead to more sustainable and stronger SPOs.


If you are interested in learning how to choose the most suitable financial instrument(s) to support a social purpose organisation (SPO) in a more efficient way, then this is the perfect course for your needs. In this course you will

  • … learn how to get a better understanding of the financial instruments - grants, debt, equity, and hybrid instruments - available to fund SPOs.
  • … learn how to acquire practical knowledge on how to use them to match your goals as an investor for impact with the needs of SPOs.
  • … learn more about hybrid financing mechanisms such as social impact bonds and the related challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt.
  • … learn how to tailor the financial support you provide to maximise the social impact generated.
  • meet practitioners with plenty of experience who will work with you on real-life case studies in an interactive and participatory way to enhance your learning.

The programme primarily targets investment managers of organisations that invest for impact, social impact & impact investing funds, grant-making foundations, and private investors. The training is also open to other professionals interested in the topic, provided that they have at least a basic knowledge of financial analysis in order to allow them to make the most of the course. Please note that this course will not address the practical technicalities linked to the design of financial instrument(s) in specific countries.


  • From 4 October: e-learning phase
  • 11 October 2021, 12:00-13:00 CEST (Informal Network Session)
  • 12 October 2021, 09:00-12:00 CEST
  • 14 October 2021, 09:00-12:00 CEST
  • 19 October 2021, 09:00-12:00 CEST
  • 21 October 2021, 09:00-12:00 CEST


EVPA members have priority access to the courses and pay 50% of regular fees.

  • Regular fee: 800 €
  • Fee for EVPA members: 400 €


  • Registration: deadline 12/09/2021. You can register here. Places are limited, so be sure to book your place as soon as possible.
  • Scholarships: deadline 09/09/2021. Some scholarships are available for EVPA members who cannot afford the course fee. Please find all the information on how to apply here.

Meet the speakers

Anne Holm Rannaleet

Anne Holm Rannaleet - IKARE Ltd

Anne is a Trustee and Executive Director of IKARE Ltd (IK Aid and Relief Enterprise Ltd), whose main donor since inception in 2006 is the private equity firm IK Investment Partners Ltd.

Espen Daae

Espen Daae - Ferd Social Entrepreneurs

Espen works for Ferd Social Entrepreneurs as Portfolio Manager and Business Developer. He has extensive experience of venture capital and consultancy in the areas of renewable energy and biotechnology, as well as experience in Corporate Finance and business development.

Chloe Eddleston

Chloe Eddleston - Social Finance UK

Chloe Eddleston is an Associate at Social Finance, and works primarily on the International team. Chloe has worked on the scoping, design and performance management of several Development Impact Bonds, as well as feasibility studies for a wider range of innovative financing mechanisms in both the humanitarian and development sector.

Marco Gerevini

Marco Gerevini - Fondazione Social Venture Giordano Dell'Amore

Mr. Gerevini is currently the Managing Director of Fondazione Housing Sociale, a private and non profit entity working for the purposes of public and social interest.

Alessia Gianoncelli

Alessia Gianoncelli - EVPA

Alessia is the Head of Knowledge, Community and Market Development at EVPA, where she is responsible for research activities, content development and data collection. Since 2014, she co-authored publications, practical cases, and articles on venture philanthropy, impact measurement and management, impact strategies, the European impact ecosystem, tailored and hybrid finance.

Gianluca Gaggiotti

Gianluca Gaggiotti - EVPA

Gianluca Gaggiotti is Research Manager at EVPA, where he is directly involved in several research activities, with a specific focus on data analysis and content development of several research-related initiatives.

Sara Seganti

Sara Seganti - EVPA

Sara is EVPA's Training Manager. She joined EVPA in 2017 to structure and to further develop the Training Academy activities, after more than ten years working as a project and impact manager and as a trainer in the social impact field.

Florian Tuder

Florian Tuder - EVPA

Florian joined EVPA in March 2020 as Training Academy Coordinator. He previously worked as project and training manager in Brussels for a European federation of social & health care service providers, and before that as programme manager for a foundation in Vienna in the field of intercultural dialogue.


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