“The business and the person, the person and the business: you have to connect the human side with the business side to create a sustainable business both in the social and commercial environment.”   more
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Shaping impact

May shærpa support you…?
1. Are you unfamiliar with the world of philanthropy and would you like some support on where to start?
2. Are you wondering if there are ways to maximise the impact of your philanthropic activities?
3. Are you curious to hear about the latest trends in philanthropy and interested in applying it into your philanthropic activities?
4. Are you looking for specific expertise to support you with your philanthropic activities?

You are an engaged philanthropist; a person, family or foundation. You’ve allocated financial means to contribute to solving certain social problems. But, you want to be impactful and act in a more business-like sustainable manner. You are the kind of philanthropist who are not satisfied with simply writing a check for charity. Maybe you even dislike simply attending glamorous fundraising events. You want to be engaged in your philanthropic endeavors with the same attitude as you acted in your life as an entrepreneur: always looking to maximize the return on your investments. For you, giving is investing too!

We have colleagues who wrote that their clients “…intend to make an impact by design – and not by default”. We like to quote that phrase because we think you are the same.

Case Studies

Andere Handen Community

Andere Handen Community

Het werk in de zorg verandert snel door de toepassing van technologie en social media en de toenemende nadruk op zelfregie en samenredzaamheid. Andere Handen Community faciliteert een web-based ontmoetingsplek waar zorgwerkers worden geactiveerd en gestimuleerd zichzelf te ontwikkelen. Dit gebeurt door de gebruikmaking van discussies, experts, kennis, innovaties, tips en ervaringen aan te bieden. Voor onze opdrachtgever hebben we de investering geanalyseerd, due diligence en structurering uitgevoerd en begeleiden we de sociale onderneming.

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MemorieCare

MemorieCare

Dementie en Alzheimer tasten de kwaliteit van leven zwaar aan; cliënten raken geïsoleerd, rusteloos en agressief. Het herstellen van het contact tussen patiënten, familie en zorgverlener zal het sociaal isolement en de mate van agressie verminderen. MemorieCare ontwikkelt en verkoopt diverse producten die het contact met dementie- en alzeheimer patiënten herstellen. Voor onze opdrachtgever hebben we de investering geanalyseerd, due diligence en structurering uitgevoerd en begeleiden we deze sociale onderneming.

Into D'mentia

Into D'mentia

A simulation training to bring caregivers and care professionals into the perception of persons with alzheimers or dementia. Into D’mentia offers a  lifelike experience. When you experienced how it is to live with dementia, you will understand better, show more understanding, offer better care, and feel the care as less burdensome….

For our client we structured the investment and provide a coaching role for the social enterprise.

Het Paradijs

Het Paradijs

This Dutch care farm caters for children with ADHD and their parents.

We represent our client as a member of the board of this organisation.Furthermore, amongst many other activities, we have carried out analysis with regard to social return on investment and we have contributed to the efforts to structure the business as a social interest organisation.

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