Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment

Event details
  • September 23rd, 2020, -
  • Porto
  • Country: Portugal

This year’s edition of the course is launched. Hurry up and book your spot!

During this course and Annual Conference participants have the opportunity to hear first-hand impact stories from different actors from all over Europe. They will explain how they practice Venture Philanthropy and Social Investments (VP/SI): their funding structure, impact measurement system and non-financial support models.

The day starts with an introduction on the main VP/SI practices and trends. After that you will have the chance to hear from an investor for impact and one of its investee organisations their practical experience on how the venture philanthropy approach strengthens social purpose organisations and maximises their impact. Furthermore, you will explore how the different actors (e.g. impact funds and foundations) are practicing venture philanthropy and social investment by showcasing some relevant examples coming from the EVPA members with a solid experience in the sector.

The training programme closes in the afternoon with a reflection moment. You will discuss with your peers your main challenges in adopting the VP/SI approach, exchange ideas and orientate during a facilitated workshop.

Who should attend

The training is suitable for all interested to learn more about the VP/SI approach, and how it can be applied to their organisations, for newcomers into the space and for people looking for new inspiration in innovative financing to tackle social issues.

Fee structure

Please note that EVPA Members have priority access to this training and 50% discount on the regular fee. EVPA members can also benefit from a number of travel scholarships reserved only to them.

More information

Please click here to register and get advantage of our early bird prices.

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