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Venture philanthropy

Glossary item: Venture philanthropy - Definition

An approach to charitable giving that applies venture capital investment principles – such as long-term investment and hands-on support – to the citizen sector. Its key characteristics are high engagement; tailored financing; multi-year support; the provision of non-financial support, such as strategic planning advice, executive coaching and access to other networks; organisational capacity building; and performance measurement (European Venture Philanthropy Association definition). See the chapter in A Guide to Giving

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