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EVPA Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment


EVPA Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment

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During this course EVPA members and Annual Conference participants have the opportunity to hear first-hand stories from different actors from all over Europe who will explain how they practice Venture Philanthropy and Social Investments (VP/SI): their funding, impact measurement and non-financial support models. This year combine your participation to the course with the ImpactFest and get a perfect understanding of the local social ecosystem in the Netherlands.

The day will start with an introduction on the main VP/SI practices and trends. After that a venture philanthropy organisation and an investee will be on stage to discuss, starting from their practical experience, about the venture philanthropy approach to strengthen social purpose organisations and maximise their impact. Furthermore, we will explore how the different actors (e.g. impact funds and foundations) are practicing Venture Philanthropy and Social Investments by showcasing some relevant examples coming from the EVPA members with a solid experience in the sector.

At EVPA we believe peer to peer learning is a key component to move the Venture Philanthropy practice forward. This is why in the afternoon we will organise a workshop in which the participants will have the chance to meet, exchange and orientate with the other delegates. At the same time, the EVPA team members will introduce you to the EVPA Annual Conference, and will guide you through the agenda to help you focus on what is most interesting for you. After that, we will all join the ImpactFest to meet curated social innovators (SPOs) and celebrate "doing good and doing business".

Who should attend?

The training is suitable for all interested to learn more about Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment, 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.

Please note that this training is limited to 80 people.

Fee structure

Please note that EVPA Members and Conference Members have priority access to this training and pay 50% of regular fee. EVPA members can also benefit from a number of travel scholarships reserved only to them.

Please find here all the information on how to apply for a travel scholarship.

  • EVPA members: 150€ (after 15 October 200€)
  • General admission: 300€ (after 15 October 400€)

More information

Stay tuned as more speakers and the detailed agenda will be announced soon!

Please click here to register and get advantage of our early bird prices.

Download the cancellation policy here.

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

Meet the speakers

Celia Tennant

Celia Tennant - Inspiring Scotland

Chief Executive at Inspiring Scotland. With 20 years’ leadership experience in the private sector, chief executive Celia Tennant joined Inspiring Scotland at its inception in 2009.

Martijn Blom

Martijn Blom - EVPA

Martijn joined EVPA in 2020 as the Manager for Benelux and coordinator for the Impact Funds Initiative. In the past years he was active an impact investment practitioner at Hivos Impact Investments, where he was responsible for investor relations at the Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund.

Michelle de Rijk

Michelle de Rijk - DOEN Participaties

In her four years as Impact Investment Manager at DOEN Participaties B.V., Michelle gained profound experience in the world of impact investing.

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.

Lena Vasilopoulou

Lena Vasilopoulou - EVPA

Lena is EVPA's Training Officer and she is responsible for the designing of the organisation's learning offer.

Event prices

  • EVPA Members (Early Bird) € 150
  • Non-Members (Early Bird) € 300
  • EVPA Members (after 15 October) € 200
  • Non-Members (after 15 October) € 400
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With the financial support of

European Commision

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