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Interested in creating deeper societal impact? Learn more about our different types of membership. Discover the membership that fits your organisation best and find out how to become an EVPA member. 

Where are you along your impact journey? Discover the membership that fits your organisation best.

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Individual: You are an individual person who wants to join the network. You may represent a UHNWI or NextGen looking to contribute to venture philanthropy or social investment activities.

Academic: Academic institution, research centre or think tank

Regular: This is open to all organisations with an interest in venture philanthropy or social investment. 

Corporate: You are a corporate social investor, such as a corporate foundation, accelerator programme, impact fund or CSR department that aims to create social impact. 

Group: You are a large organisation with multiple entities engaging with our community. Benefit from greater access to free or reduced-priced activities organisation-wide. 

Supporter: Gain greater access to our services and co-create something unique with EVPA to advance the venture philanthropy/social investment ecosystem.

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Associate membership

Associate membership is open to all organisations with a serious interest in venture philanthropy and/or social investment (VP/SI). All applicants initially join EVPA as Associate members.

Download the appropriate EVPA Associate Membership application documents:

Full membership

Full membership is reserved for organisations and/or initiatives that have venture philanthropy or social investing as a significant strategic activity, meaning that:

  • they have capital to invest or assets under management
  • they have, as a main activity, the long-term funding of charities, social enterprises or similar social purpose organisations
  • they actively seek to maximise societal return, and make a credible effort to measure social value
  • they take an active role in capacity building and core development of the organisations they support 
  • they have a strong link with Europe (this includes but is not limited to being based in Europe or having a European office, a Europe-based fund, funding or Board).

Are you currently an Associate member? Talk to a representative from your country/region to explore if you are eligible for Full Membership and discuss the next steps. Learn more about our Full membership benefits and check back soon as we add new Full member benefits.

Supporter

Supporter is a special category of membership open to a wide range of organisations that want to support leading European venture philanthropists, creating even more and greater societal impact.

Associate member: application process

  1. Associate membership applications are evaluated by EVPA’s Membership Committee and applicants are reviewed against the criteria set out in their application. EVPA aims to respond to applicants within one week of receiving their completed application. Apply using the forms at the top or bottom of the page.
  2. A member of the EVPA team will review applications and one of our representatives in-market will get in touch with you to get to know you better. Please note that acceptance as a member is determined by EVPA’s membership committee. Allow up to ten working days to receive a response. Member fee will be requested after membership has been accepted.
  3. All applicants are required to sign EVPA’s Code of Conduct as well as its data policy (included in the membership application).

AVPN member discount

EVPA and its Asian counterpart the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) work together to grow the VP and social investing sector globally. To facilitate connection and interaction between European and Asian practitioners and interested parties, EVPA members enjoy a 50% discount when applying for AVPN membership and vice versa. 

The AVPN 50% discount cannot be combined with any other special EVPA discount offers. A maximum of 50% discount is applied to the regular EVPA member fee.

Sponsorship

EVPA relies on generous support to provide valuable services to its members. Sponsorship levels are available for those who wish to support or host a specific event, to give to the Knowledge Center or to support EVPA’s core costs.

 

Contact for more info

Jamy Goewie , Community and Market Development Director, EVPA

Christina Wu , Community and Impact Measurement Manager, EVPA

Julie Desmet , EVPA Community Officer, EVPA

Dr. Martin Vogelsang , Germany Country Representative, EVPA

Ewa Konczal , Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Manager, EVPA

Damjan Raic , CEE Consultant, EVPA

Alice Millest , UK/Ireland Country Representative, EVPA

Sophie Faujour Le Bon , France Country Representative, EVPA

 

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