How we work

 

The network as a whole convenes to discuss issues of common interest to all members, while more specialised exchanges occur through two working groups. These working groups are smaller, "like minded" task forces: the Enterprise Philanthropy (EP) Working Group and the Innovative Thematic Philanthropy (ITP) Working Group.

 

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Members generally share the following features:

  • Demonstrated track record in venture philanthropy;
  • New approaches to solving social problems;
  • Exploration of new strategic models that can deliver more impact;
  • Responsibility for achieving results;
  • Openness to forging innovative and multistakeholder partnerships.

The EP Working Group initiated and oversaw the development of the netFWD study "Venture Philanthropy in Development: Dynamics, Challenges and Lessons in the Search for Greater Impact".

 

oecd logo haakjes  Innovative Thematic Philanthropy (ITP)


Members generally share the following features:

  • Innovative approaches to addressing development challenges;
  • Mutual interest in key development themes (e.g. education, governance, health, youth empowerment);
  • Openness to sharing and discussing best practices and failures as well as ambition to optimise impact;
  • Willingness to act as brokers for more effective development partnerships.

The ITP Working Group initiated and oversaw the development of the netFWD study "Foundations for Youth Empowerment: Innovative Philanthropic Approaches to Support Youth".

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