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Books and Guides

The Practical Guide is a resource that distills best practice in impact measurement into five easy-to-understand steps and provides practical tips and recommendations for how to implement impact measurement at the level of the social investor and in the social sector organisations that they support.

Case Studies

EVPA, the membership body for European organisations engaged in social impact investment or venture philanthropy, release two in depth case studies investigating impact measurement in funding organisations.

Event Reports

The 8th EVPA Annual Conference took place in Dublin on 13-14 November 2012 and addressed
the question “Backing the change-makers in a time of uncertainty: can we do more?”

External Databases and Resources

Venture Philanthropy and Impact Investing from the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a compilation of resources on venture philanthropy, grant philanthropy, social investment and impact investing.

Impact Reports

EVPA, the membership body for European organisations engaged in social impact investment or venture philanthropy, release two in depth case studies investigating impact measurement in funding organisations.

Working Papers and Research

This research report by EVPA, is a collection of experiences and lessons from twelve organisations within venture philanthropy and social investment. It aims to share their learnings from failure with other practitioners.

This publication from the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), written by Dr Leonora Buckland and with the support of the London Business School, explores how European banks can use their core strengths –financial acumen, investment skills, capital and networks– to actively generate social impact by engaging in venture philanthropy and social investment. It is a compilation of numerous interviews with executives at banks, as well as archival research.