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CSP become members of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)

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The Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP), has become a member of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) with a view to building its community in South East Asia and partnering with local practitioners to further the understanding and deployment of philanthropic capital.

The AVPN is a leading ecosystem builder that is increasing the flow of capital into the social sector and ensuring that resources are most effectively deployed. AVPN sees social investment as a continuum that encompasses everything from philanthropy and venture philanthropy to impact investing, CSR and sustainable investment.

“The AVPN is particularly well placed to support our mission,” says the CSP Executive Director, Clare Woodcraft, “given its focus on catalytic models such as Venture Philanthropy and its drive to build more efficiency and better outcomes along the continuum of capital. We expect that our own research agenda will contribute to discussions on this topic and very much hope to engage regularly and deeply with both the AVPN team and their membership base.”

The CSP team have historically worked with the AVPN network and their sister organisation the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and believe that using existing networks can help the CSP scale the impact of its work while also helping to further build communities of professional philanthropists to exchange best practice and build partnerships.