April 20, 2021

Launch of the crowdfunding for impact e-talk series

Join with both experienced practioners and interested newcomers.


Crowdfunding e talks series 2021

Join with both experienced practitioners and interested newcomers

EVPA invites you to a new event series on the role of crowdfunding as a growing channel for investing for impact capital. Our intention is to give visibility to this new area, share best practices, explore opportunities for impact and foster exchange between with those already active and those interested.

Crowdfunding for impact series will provide our members and practitioners in general with the opportunity to explore the topic, building knowledge and networks. It will build on the new original EVPA research: “Accelerating the SDGs – The role of crowdfunding in investing for impact”, which can be accessed here.

Two E-talks will allow deeper dives into real life examples, before building to an open discussion at the EVPA conference in November on the role of crowdfunding as a source for increased investing for impact capital.

We will also join forces with our sister member networks in Asia (AVPN), Africa (AVPA) and Latin America (Latimpacto) for future exchanges.


STEP 1: 31 May – Report Launch

Launch of the report “Accelerating the SDGs – The role of Crowdfunding in Investing for Impact”.

Bringing together insights from over 40 practitioners, funders and actors in the space, this original research highlights the growing opportunities, challenges and areas for exploration faced by crowdfunding. With inputs from a wide range of experience, this short incisive report both builds on previous work in this area and acts as a starting point for discussions to move forward the space.

This report was created in partnership with Progress2Impact (operating name: Fund4Impact) and made possible by funding from InnovateUK.

The report is available for free download here.

STEP 2: E-Talks – sharing examples and digging deeper

These two 60-minute sessions will share the headlines of the research alongside a wider picture of the sector before handing over to a practitioner’s case sharing session

Allowing for a deep dive and time for open conversation and questions.

We are glad to be joined by our friends at the European Crowdfunding Network who will provide context at both sessions.

    STEP 3: What next? Growing crowdfunding for impact to achieve the SDGs

    15-17 November – EVPA Annual Conference [Porto & online]

    At our annual flagship event, we will be hosting an open discussion on how Crowdfunding can play a bigger role in driving societal recovery and transformation.

    Calling on contributors from all sources of capital and wider infrastructure players. Alongside sharing updates and inputs on the existing research, this interactive session will look to explore appetite and resources for further action.

    Exploring how we as the community of Investors for Impact can look to address the challenges highlighted and build on the opportunities within Crowdfunding.

    For more information please do contact: Knowledge.centre@evpa.eu.com

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