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Kang Fei Wong

    In the month of March AVPN conducted two presentations in Beijing on the subject of how to set up a Venture Philanthropy Fund as well as a deep dive into the Inspiring Scotland model. On March 6th, Andrew spoke at the CFPA Microfinance Salon, a series of get together seminar/lectures organized by CFPA […]

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Kang Fei Wong

AVPN India and leading law firm Nishith Desai Associates held an event on 14th March in Mumbai with Nobel Prize winner Prof. Yunus. Prof Yunus shared his experience of creating a vibrant social business in the form of Grameen Bank which has led to the formation of the microfinance industry. Paul Carttar, founding president of […]

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Kang Fei Wong

25 Sessions, 98 Speakers and 478 Delegates 28 Countries and 304 Organisations 450 connections via AVPN Connector and many other informal exchanges “Excellent, rich content, experienced speakers who share insights, lessons, advice, inspiring models to replicate. The dialogue/program developed every year as Asian VP sector develop continuously. Great connecting opportunity to more impact.” AVPN’s third […]

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Patricia Chu Patricia Chu

Thank you for making the largest AVPN conference a great success! 25 Sessions, 98 Speakers and 478 Delegates 28 Countries and 304 Organisations 450 connections via AVPN Connector and many other informal exchanges Session reports and photos are now available!  We understand that you might have missed the opportunity to attend some of the breakout sessions given […]

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Clive YE Clive YE

It is less than two weeks to the AVPN annual conference and we have just launched the crowdfunding campaign for the investment showcase session. This year, the 20 organisations represent a diverse and impressive group: spanning across nine countries from US to China, ranging from high-tech social enterprise to a hawker training school. Amongst the founders, there […]

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Kang Fei Wong

The first results of the Peterborough Social Impact Bond (SIB) released last year were eagerly awaited and showed promising outcomes. While the early successes have been widely publicised, not much has been said about how the model was established and the challenges that were faced in pulling it together. Launched in 2010 by Social Finance, […]

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Kevin Teo Kevin Teo

Thank you for all of your enthusiasm and support! Again, we have sold all 400 tickets a month before the conference. Most conference delegates are funders and intermediaries in the venture philanthropy / social investing space and will be coming from 30 different countries! More details at the AVPN 2015 Conference website. We have designed a very exciting programme for you: 25 […]

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Tran Ngo

Our partner, the British Council, seeks your help in answering this question by taking part in a short online survey. The survey asks about the provision of support for social enterprises around the world. It focuses particularly on digital support services to help new and existing social enterprises, as well as organisations that support the […]

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Alfred 3 Poon Alfred 3 Poon

AVPN Conference 2015 early bird sales are open from 8 January till 20 February! AVPN early bird tickets are on sales! Non-AVPN members can get tickets at SGD 700. Please write to conference2015@avpn.asia for more information. AVPN conferences in the past two years were overly subscribed and tickets were sold out weeks before the event. Grab the tickets […]

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Alfred 3 Poon Alfred 3 Poon

AVPN will be in Melbourne and Sydney in February, and together with our member Social Ventures Australia, we will also be speaking on Venture Philanthropy to local foundations on 17th February. If you are interested to find out more, please visit our event listing or contact Stacey@avpn.asia. We are looking forward to catch up with our […]

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Alfred 3 Poon Alfred 3 Poon

  “We can do so much more together,” was the reverberating message from AVPN’s Friday’s casual get-together about Giving Circles (Jan 16, 2015). This month, we had Ruth Jones, CEO of Social Venture Partners International (SVPI), share her 8 years of experience and expertise in managing Giving Circles across Asia. Giving Circles connect and engage […]

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Alfred 3 Poon Alfred 3 Poon

AVPN finished the analysis of our 2014 survey responses and wanted to share with everyone some of the key findings. Members expressed that the top four value added areas provided by AVPN included network and interactions with other like-minded people, the annual conference, the collaboration opportunities and the connections. In line with this, members found […]

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