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From its springboard in Silicon Valley a decade ago, venture philanthropy has grown into a global movement.

            At its heart is a highly engaged partnership that offers development finance coupled with nonfinancial advice that social purpose organizations need in order to grow sustainably.

            The landscape of venture philanthropy contains a diverse mix of players, including neo-philanthropists, traditional foundations, the private equity community, and even governments, working with social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, and other investees.

                These venture philanthropists are creating new forms of social finance, and new ways to increase and measure the impact of their investees’ work.

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