AVPN’s Capability Development Model webinar series

First Practice Area: Pre-engagement processes

AVPN’s capability development model (CDM) is an organizational development road map relevant to a set of five venture philanthropy (VP) practice areas designed to help members make sense of best practices and frameworks in the sector. In this webinar we start off with the first practice area of pre-engagement processes. This will be part of a series of webinars related to the CDM model which we will be introducing in the next few months.

The challenges of Pre-engagement often are to locate suitable deals and make due diligence affordable and efficient. The first step in the social investing journey is to locate impact and investment-ready organisations and to screen and structure the engagement so that it is mutually beneficial for investor and investee. In the AVPN capability development model (CDM) this is captured in the practices under the first area of Pre-engagement.

Caspian Impact Advisers will share how they structure their pre-engagement processes through emphasizing pre-launch work, utilizing sector experts to lower the costs and using the term sheet negotiations as a test for the relationship.

The webinar recording is available here:

The webinar presentation slides can be viewed below: