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Lessons from a fundraising journey

Destiney Mitchell 16 March 2020

I have previously written about my views on why donors and philanthropists should give greater consideration to funding first time managers. And similar perspectives have been shared by others in the field. But I rarely …


GSG announce Cliff Prior as new CEO

Alliance magazine 8 February 2020

Cliff Prior, currently CEO of Big Society Capital (BS), will join the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GS) in May as new CEO, taking over from Amit Bhatia, who is stepping down in March …


ABC Fund makes first investment, backing cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire

Alliance magazine 20 December 2019

The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund) has made its first investment  in a cocoa cooperative based in Côte d’Ivoire – Socak Katana. This investment will help the cocoa farmers secure market access and revenue. The …

Transparency is driving impact

Destiney Mitchell 11 November 2019

The EVPA celebrated its 15th year anniversary with its annual conference in The Hague, marking another milestone in its history of work convening a community of venture philanthropists and investors focused on generating global impact. …

Scaling investments: Small – Bigger – JUMP

11 November 2019

What does it take to scale a social impact investment? Pretty much the same as it takes to scale any start-up company you have invested in! Capital and human resources, but even more importantly, the …

EVPA publish charter to guide investors in growing impact space

Alliance magazine 8 November 2019

The EVPA have launched the Charter of Investors for Impact at their 15th Annual Conference. The anniversary was marked by the launch ‘15 Years of Impact – Taking Stock and Looking Ahead’ which identifies different …

Future is happening now: digital transformation and its impact on giving

Marques Macejkovic 7 November 2019

While there are still discussions whether digital technology is essentially good or bad for philanthropy and charity, it has long been part of our everyday lives. A wide range of non-profits use social media for …

New report on giving trends of private foundations to higher education

Alliance magazine 4 November 2019

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers and the TIAA released another report on the giving trends of private foundations to higher education. Their previous report, on the topic, was in 2017. The 2019 report is an expansion on their …

Foundations can, and must, do more to tackle climate change

1 31 October 2019

Last October, the world’s leading climate scientists issued a final warning: we are running out of time to prevent disastrous global warming. A year on, their message has made its mark in the UK and …

European foundations commit $13 million to tackle planet and climate crisis

Mr. Clemens Dietrich MD and Arnold Ritchie 22 October 2019

Four of Europe’s leading foundations tackling climate change have committed $13 million (€11.6 million) of funding to advance work to protect the ‘global commons’ – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we …