Practicing venture philanthropy involves using a set of engaged practices to support the selected organization with funding as well as a combination of skills and resources towards achieving a social purpose.
How do funders select their projects? What are some of the key indicators that they look for? What are some best practices for venture philanthropy?
AVPN member Shell Foundation will share their approach to selecting projects, engaging with the grantees as well as their monitoring and evaluation process in order to deliver social and environmental impact. They will also share some of the failures and learnings in their philanthropic journey.
When? 29th January 2015, 4pm, Singapore time
About the speaker
Richard Gomes is the head of policy and advocacy work at the Shell Foundation and he works with public and private actors in the social investment ecosystem to explore new forms of collaboration as a way to accelerate innovation and collective impact.
He has led Shell Foundation’s strategic communications work since joining in 2009 and has researched, edited and co-authored several reports examining the lessons learned from Shell Foundation’s programmes.
Richard previously worked for the Shell Group across a variety of financial and commercial roles in the UK, Europe and Asia. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Warwick and a post-graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism.