EVPA to strengthen its services in partnership with Omidyar Network
Following a successful conference in Dublin held November 12, 13, 14, the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) has announced that it will be strengthening its role as a thought leader by advancing its research capacities, investing further in training to increase and facilitate learning for venture philanthropy players and expanding its membership services.
EVPA has signed its first structural partner to support these new initiatives: Omidyar Network - a philanthropic investment firm which helps scale innovative organisations to catalyse economic and social change.
Vineet Bewtra, Director of Investments at Omidyar Network, said of the partnership with EVPA: “EVPA has established itself as the leading European network across venture philanthropy and impact investing by doing two things exceptionally well; building the strongest network of stakeholders across Europe and consistently being at the forefront in cultivating innovative thought in the sector.“
EVPA is delighted about the possibility to expand its current efforts in the next few years.
EVPA is the pioneer in building and monitoring the growth and development of the venture philanthropy industry in Europe. The EVPA Knowledge Centre published key data on the VP industry earlier this year, demonstrating its impact with over €1 billion invested in social purpose organisations. The EVPA Knowledge Centre will provide an update of the study within the coming months.