Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment

  September 21, 2020     09:00 -  12:00  

Kick-off EVPA’s 2020 Annual Conference with our Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment (VP/SI). The course will provide an introduction to venture philanthropy through the EVPA e-learning platform and an interactive live session on 21 September from 9 to 12 CEST. Participants will have the opportunity to hear first-hand impact stories from different European actors from the EVPA community

The live session of the Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment will take place in the morning on the first day of EVPA’s Annual Conference. The online course foresees a live dynamic session where participants can interact with experienced speakers and work on practical case studies in break-out rooms. Before the live session, readings and preparatory assignments on the main VP/SI practices and trends will be made available through EVPA’s interactive online learning platform. During the course you will have the chance to hear from an investor for impact and one of its investee organisation about their practical experience on how the venture philanthropy approach strengthens social purpose organisations and maximises their impact. The discussion will also focus on the three core practices of the VP/SI approach: tailored financing, impact measurement and management and non-financial support. Furthermore, you will explore how the different actors (e.g. impact funds and foundations) are practicing VP/SI.

The live training session consists of discussion, intimate group work, live presentations and interactive tools with ample time for Q&A to exchange with peers and speakers.

Meet the speakers

Jamy Goewie

Partner, shærpa

François Gerard

Founder and Managing Director, Helpper

Pieter Oostlander

Fund Manager, SI2 Fund and INZET

Sara Seganti

Senior Training Manager, EVPA

Florian Tuder

Training Academy Coordinator

Gianluca Gaggiotti

Research Associate, EVPA