Giving circles in Asia are an important and timely development in Asian philanthropy, but they are dispersed and unconnected across a vast geographical region. A new project will set the stage for a network of circles to collaborate on solutions to the region’s complex social issues.
Paul Shoemaker (Social Venture Partners International) looks forward to the positive future for social change he sees in Asia. “The level of CSR, impact investing, strategic and venture philanthropy being explored and implemented is quite impressive.”
The conference promoted a culture of information-sharing about social investing in Asia and many delegates went away with many more connections, which hopefully will go a long way beyond. Article by Stacey Choe.
This month we explore one of six plenaries for WINGSForum—women in philanthropy. We look at regional cross border trade, philanthropy during national transitions, and the impact of women’s rights movements, along with new articles from Barbara Ibrahim, Ruth Jones, and CAF’s Adam Pickering. We also take a special look at gender and agency in Africa…
“SVP is adaptive to each country, but core to the model is engaging citizens in strategic, pooled giving, developing their capacity to function as community leaders and encouraging local SVPs to operate as hubs for community impact. Here’s a look at the local adaptation of the SVP model in Australia, China, India and Ireland.” Article by Ruth Jones.
From 17-19 October, SVP’s Audacious Philanthropy 2013 Conference will bring together hundreds of philanthropists engaged in the hard work of social change. We asked SVP to share with the network more about how it measures its own organisational effectiveness, beginning with its 2012 Report on Capacity Building Outcomes.
Recently the Social Venture Partners Network celebrated 15 years and is enjoying rapid expansion. Standing at 32 members in the US, Canada, Japan, India and Australia—and with more in the pipeline—the Network decided to bring all the cities together under one common brand to communicate its vision and impact more clearly.
The European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector continues to evolve. A new report published by the EVPA, provides key statistics and raises awareness so as to attract further resources for the sector. We met with Ruth Jones, Executive Director of Social Venture Partners (SVP) and WINGS board member, to recap her involvement with Asian Venture Philanthropy Network and talk briefly about what makes SVP different.