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Grant Writing Lunch and Learn with Jeremiah Smith

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This past Wednesday, we had the pleasure of hosting an SVP Investee grant writing lunch and learn session with Jeremiah Smith, a grants professional.  During his time with us, Jeremiah answered the burning questions our investees had in regards to grants. Michael Shelton, the Board Secretary for SVP Arizona Investee Tigermountain Foundation, said “I found […] Read More »

Fall Partner Meeting

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On Wednesday, October 1st, SVPAZ held the Annual Fall Partner Meeting at John and Suzanne Hensing’s beautiful home.  With the smooth background music by Clarinets for Conservation, the food from Helpings, and, of course, the wine, the event was absolutely delightful! This festive evening was also a time to conduct official SVP Arizona business.  In […] Read More »

Big Giving for Small Nonprofits: How to Leave Your Legacy with Impact

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Contributed Article By Gretchen Barry   While no one likes reminders of their mortality, there are some decisions that you can make today that will leave a lasting good long after your time on Earth. One of the most important steps you can take now is to choose a smaller, community-based organization to gift a […] Read More »

What Does it Take to Participate in Fast Pitch?

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Have you considered participating in Fast Pitch?  With the opening day for applications quickly approaching (September 15th, 2014), it is important to know the basics to participate. Selection Criteria: Must be designated as a 501(c)3 charitable organization; Must be located in or have significant operations in Maricopa County; No restrictions based on organizational size, budget […] Read More »

The Frustration with Innovation: Bright Shiny Object Syndrome and its effect on the nonprofit sector

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This post was originally posted on Vu’s blog, Nonprofit with Balls One of the great things about our sector is how innovative it is. There are smart, talented, socially-conscious people—nonprofit staff, funders, researchers, boards, donors, volunteers. We come up with amazing ideas all the time. In the past few years we’ve had 40 Developmental Assets, […] Read More »

Top Eight Reasons to be a Fast Pitch Mentor

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8. Expand your network Meet nonprofit leaders, individuals from Phoenix’s business community and fellow SVP Partners.   7. Learn about the most innovative nonprofits in Phoenix This is a great opportunity to learn about twenty fantastic organizations, all in one place!   6. Make a difference in the lives of families from around the Valley […] Read More »

Marc Kellenberger’s SVPI Conference Experiences

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“I have attended three or four of the previous SVP Conferences. There are numerous reasons why I look forward to attending each year; you get to meet some really great people from across the country and the world who are working toward the same goal of making their communities better. Being in the same room […] Read More »