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Online Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment


Online Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment

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This year’s edition of the course is launched. Hurry up and book your spot!

Kick-off EVPA’s 2020 Annual Conference with our Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment (VP/SI). The course will provide an introduction to venture philanthropy through the EVPA e-learning platform and an interactive live session on 21 September from 9 to 12 CEST. Participants will have the opportunity to hear first-hand impact stories from different European actors from the EVPA community

The live session of the Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment will take place in the morning on the first day of EVPA’s Annual Conference. The online course foresees a live dynamic session where participants can interact with experienced speakers and work on practical case studies in break-out rooms. Before the live session, readings and preparatory assignments on the main VP/SI practices and trends will be made available through EVPA’s interactive online learning platform. During the course you will have the chance to hear from an investor for impact and one of its investee organisation about their practical experience on how the venture philanthropy approach strengthens social purpose organisations and maximises their impact. The discussion will also focus on the three core practices of the VP/SI approach: tailored financing, impact measurement and management and non-financial support. Furthermore, you will explore how the different actors (e.g. impact funds and foundations) are practicing VP/SI.

The live training session consists of discussion, intimate group work, live presentations and interactive tools with ample time for Q&A to exchange with peers and speakers.

Who should attend

The training is suitable for all interested to learn more about the VP/SI approach, and how it can be applied to their organisations, for newcomers into the space and for people looking for new inspiration in innovative financing to tackle social issues.

Fee structure

Please note that EVPA members have priority access to this training and 50% discount on the regular fee. Interested in becoming a member? Find out how here.

More information

Should you have further inquiries related to the Crash Course, please send them to trainingacademy@evpa.eu.com.

There is a limited amount of 40 seats for this training! Book now to avoid disappointment.

Application deadline: 20 September 2020

Meet the speakers

Jamy Goewie

Jamy Goewie - shærpa

Jamy Goewie is partner at shærpa, the agency behind SI2 Fund and INZET. She has launched two initiatives promoting youth-entrepreneurship in Africa and Asia, one of which she turned into an international NGO.

François Gerard

François Gerard - Helpper

François Gerard is founder and managing director of Helpper. This fast-growing social enterprise connects vulnerable people in need of home support with helpful neighbours through a digital peer-to-peer platform. It won the ‘Care Entrepreneur’ award in 2017 and the audience award of ‘Radicale vernieuwers’ (radical innovators) in 2019.

Pieter Oostlander

Pieter Oostlander

Pieter Oostlander is the founder of shærpa and was appointed Fund Manager when SI² Fund and shærpa merged in 2015. Pieter has been active in the social investment sector since 2004.

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.

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.

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