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Strategies for Foundations, When, Why and How to Use Venture Philanthropy (2010)

This paper investigates the venture philanthropy strategies of foundations. We identified six strategies of foundations engaging in venture philanthropy and explain them through case studies of four foundations based in four European countries. We find that there is a spectrum of engagement models for foundations and that even the same foundation may employ various strategies to fit their individual needs and goals. To most foundations, VP serves as a complement to existing practices and only in one case as an alternative.

This report is tagged under:

  • Philanthropy Advice
  • Social investment
  • Strategy advice
  • Trusts & foundations
  • Venture philanthropy