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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    August 21
    2019

    Webinar: A Live Conversation with Sara Olsen: Stakeholders Voice and Impact Management Project

    Everything we do impacts people and the planet. Impact management is the ongoing practice of measuring those impacts to reduce the negative and increase the positive.

    The Impact Management Project (IMP) is a forum for building global consensus on how to measure, report, compare, and improve impact performance. IMP looks at five elements. WHAT, WHO, HOW MUCH, CONTRIBUTION, and RISK

    Stakeholder’s voice gives us information about “WHO” do enterprises affect? How underserved are they in relation to the outcomes delivered by enterprises? To address these questions, we analyze the impact data categories under the ‘Who’ dimension.

    How to align stakeholder’s Voice with Impact Management Project?

    Join us for a live discussion with Sara Olsen, SVT group and Unmesh Sheth, Founder/CEO Sopact

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  • Durham, NC - 3 Days
    Monday
    September 9
    2019

    Getting Gender Smart

    Do you want to explore unlocking capital or deploying capital to benefit women and girls? Are you excited about the power of women to make markets? Do you want to contribute materially to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals around women and girls? Are you ready to get beyond the talk and get to the strategies and tactics of action?

    This 3-day intensive course is designed to help you navigate the emerging world of gender smart investing so that you can develop tangible strategies and practice to more easily and quickly integrate gender smart investing as part of an overall investing practice.  Two of the top globally recognized pioneers in gender lens and impact investing will lead the training, sharing their insights and working with you on the key practices of gender lens investing.

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  • Remote - 1 Day
    Monday
    July 15
    2019

    DEADLINE: ISIP Social Impact Accelerator, Batch 2

    The Social Impact Accelerator provides one whole year of support, six months of which is an intensive program designed for selected social enterprises. Through this intensive six-month program, selected social enterprises will receive network and mentorship support to allow them access to markets, talents, capital and guidance from our world-class mentors, advisors and partners.

    The Social Impact Accelerator is part of the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP), a project co-implemented by PhilDev and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade- Australia (DFAT-Australia). ISIP aims to aims to support promising innovative social enterprises in the Philippines to be able to collectively contribute to SDGs’ achievement, acceleration, and sustainability.

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  • Worldwide - 5 Days
    Monday
    October 21
    2019

    Financial Inclusion Week 2019

    As some organizations pursue financial inclusion as their ultimate goal, others are driving toward financial health or the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, financial institutions and fintechs are aiming to profitably serve low-income markets.

    In the face of these trends, we can’t help but ask: What is financial inclusion for?

    Financial Inclusion: For What? What For? is a call to action for our community to reexamine our goals and renew efforts to achieve them. During Financial Inclusion Week this year, October 21-25, 2019, we invite you to convene around this question to reexamine, redefine, and align our goals.

    Now in its 5th year, Financial Inclusion Week is an opportunity to strengthen the diverse community of players involved in building a more inclusive financial ecosystem.

    The objectives of Financial Inclusion Week are:

    • To bring the entire financial inclusion community together to explore issues of financial inclusion beyond access
    • To create leadership opportunities among diverse stakeholders
    • To create dialogue and community
    • To foster partnership and coordination within the financial industry
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  • Turin, Italy - 5 Days
    Monday
    July 8
    2019

    Impact Insurance Academy

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from more than ten years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility.

    By combining plenary sessions with specific electives by the choice of participants, participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions, the Academy offers a dynamic learning environment for participants and experts from all over the world to discuss ways of developing inclusive insurance.

    Target Audience:

    The Impact Insurance Academy targets mid-to senior-level insurance practitioners exploring and setting up inclusive insurance programs in their organizations. Regulatory and supervisory authorities willing to support inclusive and responsible insurance in their countries are also invited to attend.  The Academy is also tailored for financial institutions or other distributors that are interested in inclusive insurance. It is useful for development practitioners, funding agencies and technical assistance providers supporting projects in this field.

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  • Washington, DC - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    May 14
    2019

    2019 Forum to Advance Women’s Leadership in the Global Development Sector

    This one-day forum for leaders at all stages of their career in the global development sector who want to deepen their individual leadership skills and build a culture of inclusive leadership in their organizations and our sector.

    On May 14th, 2019, join 350 seasoned and emerging leaders from across the global development sector to deepen your individual leadership skills and expand your understanding of how to lead organizational change. Dozens of dynamic speakers will share their insights about leading as a woman, inclusive leadership, multi-cultural team-building, and more. The nature of the program makes it easy to connect with other people at a very authentic level which makes this one of the best networking events you’ll attend in 2019.

    Anne-Marie Slaughter, President & CEO, New America, will deliver the opening keynote address “Leadership Lessons from a Sixty-Year-Old Entrepreneur”. In the afternoon, Garry O. Ridge, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director WD-40 Company, keynotes “It’s All About the People”. There are 52 speakers from 35 organizations for the Forum. You’ll engage with women and men who are industry leaders in the global development sector, young change-makers who are sparking affinity groups as well as people recognized globally as leadership gurus by Harvard Business School and Forbes.

    The Forum’s theme this year is “Greater Diversity = Greater Impact” with content organized around the following tracts:

    -Skills to Lead at Every Level

    -Organizational Development for Greater Inclusion

    -Sector Transformation

    For the detailed agenda along with workshop descriptions and roundtable information, click here.

    Register early, the 2018 event sold out.

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  • New York, NY - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    July 9
    2019

    Venture Nurturing™

    This unique program allows 25 qualified startups to network, FREE of charge, at The 2019 New York Venture Summit with hundreds of Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Corporate VCs, Investment Bankers, CEOs and Founders of venture backed and emerging growth companies, Technology Transfer Professionals, Incubator managers, University Researchers, Industry Leaders and Professional Service Firms.

    The opportunity for VentureNurturing startups is totally free.

    To qualify, your startup or the startup you nominate must meet the following criteria:

    1. Have not raised any funding to date
    2. Have less than $100K annual revenue
    3. Have not previously attended a youngStartup Ventures conference

    Startups selected will be awarded one ticket to the Venture Summit | West 2019 and will be chosen at youngStartup’s discretion.

    To request a ticket you must apply by filling out the form below.

    Once you’ve filled out the form you must tweet why we should select your company using hashtag #venturenurturing.

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  • Virtual (Paris time) - 2 Days
    Saturday
    May 18
    2019

    Grant Proposal Writing Course

    Step-by-step interactive training on how to write a winning grant proposal and improve your chances of funding success. Take advantage of our post-training support and let our expert review your proposal before you submit it to potential donors. Sign up now!

    Learn how to write winning grant proposals in just 2 days!

    8 key skills you will learn:

    • Understand what type of donors will be interested in your project and how to approach them in a professional manner.
    • Learn howproposal evaluators will read your proposaland how to address donors’ requirements and expectations.
    • Define the strategies and appropriate methodology for development of your grant proposal and apply the suitable proposal style.
    • Learn how to use a logical framework to structure your proposal and how to build an evaluation plan.
    • Learn how to create a project needs analysis and adequate solution within your project idea.
    • Find out how to incorporate a cost analysis properly and master the art of preparing accurate and realistic budgets.
    • Improve your writing skills and learn how to proofread and edit effectively.
    • Learn how to assemble a proposal package for submission and how to manage post-award or rejection communication with funders.

    The training is delivered by an expert in European and International Politics. Penelopi has been working with nonprofit, community-based and civil society organisations in international development projects and programmes. She has been providing training, including grant proposal writing training, and technical assistance in EC funded projects over the last 16 years,

    Her professional experience covers implementation and management of technical assistance projects for major international donors (EU, World Bank, UNDP), with  a solid track record as a grant expert, collaborating with donors and program directors to pair program needs with appropriate funding sources, overseeing grant proposal writing, contracts, and award phases of grants and endowments and managing projects’ spending, reports and invoicing.

    She has been providing technical assistance to programme initiators in the development and launching of grant schemes by preparing calls for proposals and guidelines for applicants in different sectors including regional development, social inclusion, economic competitiveness and energy efficiency.

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