EVPA and Social Value UK will help you learn how to maximise the impact you are generating. This course is especially designed to support the funders, venture philanthropy organisations and social investors (VPO/SI) in understanding how to measure and manage impact at the portfolio level.
Important message: Due to COVID-19, this course will take place virtually instead of in person. See below for more information about the format, dates and prices. If you have questions please get in touch.
EVPA and Social Value UK will use their in-depth knowledge of the practice of social impact measurement and management to help you learn how to maximize the impact you are generating. Due to physical and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, we have adapted this training to a virtual course. This solution should also provide an alternative to participants who had already registered.
The start date of the course will remain the same, April 23 and will begin with a 2-hour live session from 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST). After this introductory session, you will gain access to EVPA's Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS will support participants to utilise the training by providing readings and assignments for a maximum of 2 hours a week, for four weeks. This will be accompanied by three more live sessions of 2-hours each at the same time: 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST) on April 30, May 7 and May 14. We will do our best to foster the most interactive and engaging online training, so you can get the most out of this learning experience. EVPA is happy to offer all participants a 50% discount on the training fee for this first online edition!
This course is especially designed to support investors for impact, both foundations, social impact funds and other types of capital providers, in understanding how to measure and manage impact at the portfolio level.
If you are interested in:
- understanding and measuring the impact you generate
- improving your existing impact measurement system without burdening too much your investees/grantees
- learning how to use the data you collect to take relevant decisions on your day-to-day activity and maximize the use of your resources
and you want to do it by:
- learning through real-life case studies and group work
- discussing openly with experienced practitioners
- sharing challenges and learnings with your peers
then the Social Impact Measurement and Management Training is the course for you!
Save the dates of the virtual live sessions in your calendar:
23 April, 30 April, 7 May, 14 May: 10:00 to 12:00 (CEST)
Who should attend
This course is especially relevant for investors for impact such as foundations and social impact funds or , in general, capital providers, who are about to set up or are considering improving their impact measurement and management system. Former participants ranged from grant officers and social investors to philanthropy advisors (banking, family offices, etc...), investment managers and social programme managers.
Don’t forget that EVPA members have priority access to the courses and pay 50% of non-members fees.
- Member fee: 400‚Ç¨
- Non-member fee: 800‚Ç¨
Registration and deadlines
- Registrations: deadline 15/04/2020. You can register here. Places are limited, so be sure to book your place as soon as possible.
- Scholarships: deadline 10/04/2020. Some scholarships are available for EVPA members who cannot afford the course fee. Please find all the information on how to apply here.
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Adam Richards PhD, is Director of Impact at Social Value International leading on international training, projects, and supporting people and organisations around the world to affect change. Before joining Social Value International, he was a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.
Sara is Impact Europe's Training Manager. She joined EVPA in 2017 to structure and to further develop the Training Academy activities, after more than ten years working as a project and impact manager, and as a trainer in the social impact field.
Before, Sara provided secretariat support to the Italian Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK's Presidency of the G8. She is today the Secretary General of Social Impact Agenda per l'Italia, the Italian network for impact investing. She is a graduate in political philosophy and holds a master's degree in management of social enterprises from Bocconi Business School.
Karen is a Senior Advisor on sustainability, ESG and impact. Throughout her career, she has worked across the public and private sectors, including venture capital and investment banking as well as over 12 years leading work at the OECD on financing entrepreneurship and innovation, impact investment and impact measurement. She co-led the launch of the Impact Management Platform in 2021, which seeks to provide coherence on sustainability standards for companies and investors.
She is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Impact Linked Finance Fund and a board member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). She was a member of the G7 Impact Taskforce Working Group on Impact Reporting, Integrity and Transparency and served on the Global Impact Investment Steering Group (GSG) Board of Trustees Strategy Committee. She also serves on the Social Advisory Group of the Columbia Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund and the Climate Advisory Group of the Multi-Asset Climate Solutions Fund of Aberdeen Standard Investments.
She is an Associate Fellow at Said Business School at Oxford University and a Senior Advisor and Sustainability/ESG Lead at the Institute of Strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, where she also is a Visiting Lecturer. In 2022, she was selected by the Sorenson Impact Center as a Global Impact Leader.
Marjolaine is an Investment Director at AlphaOmega Foundation. She has spent most of her career doing Investment Banking in Santiago de Chile and New York. Marjolaine holds a Master in Finance from Kedge Business School and graduated from IE Business School's International MBA in 2018. She has several experiences as an entrepreneur and within charities, mostly in Spain and South Africa.
Lara Viada is the Investment Director at CREAS and she is passionate about Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing. She believes that organisations with sustainable business models can solve pressing social and environmental issues in a sustainable way.
Lara started her career in finance and marketing at L'Oreal but after 4 years she had the clear goal to shift to a more purpose-led line of work and decided to pursue a masters in international development and economics in Johns Hopkins University. Since then and for the last 8 years, she has been working in impact investing, first at the Overseas Private Corporation (OPIC) in DC, then for Grassroots Business Fund in Latin America and later for Vivergi and then Creas in Spain. During this period she also worked directly with social enterprises and accelerators and did consulting work for organizations like UNDP, the World Bank or Intermon Oxfam. She actively supports the development and consolidation of the thriving Spanish Impact Investment Sector.