Venture philanthropy and social impact investment - A practical guide

March 21, 2018



'Venture philanthropy and social impact investment - A practical guide' is a critical companion for anyone who wants to understand the venture philanthropy approach, and/or start their own venture philanthropy or social impact investment fund.

This publication combines the insights and experiences of practitioners across Europe and the results of several years of EVPA research. It gives you access to everything you need to know about setting up and running a venture philanthropy organisation or social impact investment fund.

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Webinar | Venture Philanthropy and Social Impact Investment – Practical Cases from Europe and Latin America

LatImpacto and EVPA are co-hosting a free webinar on 20th May at 10.00-11.30 (EST) / 16.00-17.30 (CEST, Brussels time) to discuss about venture philanthropy and social impact investment in Europe and Latin America. Two European and two Latin American investors for impact will showcase how to achieve social impact by applying the venture philanthropy approach in practice. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the conversation and ask questions to the speakers.

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Glossary of Terms

To have an overview of the key terms used in the Venture Philanthropy and Social Impact Investment Space, have a look at our Glossary.


EVPA is thankful to all members who have shared their insights, successes, failures and experiences with the wider community of VP/SI practitioners. In particular, our gratitude goes out to Deirdre Mortell, Pieter Oostlander and Luciano Balbo, three practitioners who wrote the first edition and have been instrumental in shaping this updated guide.

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Luciano  Balbo Luciano Balbo

Priscilla Boiardi Priscilla Boiardi

Alessia Gianoncelli Alessia Gianoncelli

Dr. Lisa Hehenberger Dr. Lisa Hehenberger

Deirdre Mortell Deirdre Mortell

Pieter Oostlander Pieter Oostlander

Elena Vittone Elena Vittone

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