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2017 Fast Pitch Semi-Finalists Announced

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Social Venture Partners is the largest network of engaged donors in the world. Our model of engaged philanthropy is so successful because we invest more than just money; we invest time and talent as well. This model helps to cultivate philanthropists, strengthens nonprofits and social ventures, and invests in collaborative solutions, all aimed at tackling […] Read More »

Off the Hamster Wheel, Thanks to Fast Pitch

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Coming from the foster care system in Chicago, I was accustomed to having to fight my way to be heard and having frequent setbacks. Because of the system, I could have easily been lost in the shuffle, like so many kids are. And then, thanks to the support of my college (yes, I fought my […] Read More »

SVPAZ | A True Partnership

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People are paramount to the success of Social Venture Partners. Our international network is built upon good people doing good things to ultimately make a huge impact in their communities. In Arizona (SVPAZ), we have engaged more than 300 individuals in our 16 years who have, through their time, talent, and treasure, created true social […] Read More »

Why I Give to SVPAZ

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My parents have been longtime philanthropists and as such, I was raised in a culture of giving and learned its benefits at a young age. However, it was through Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) that I found how to be intentional about my giving and how to apply my professional skills to the organizations we […] Read More »

Giving Thanks

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In the season of thankfulness, the SVP Arizona team is thankful for so much – especially the community of sharing we experience everyday. Our Partners, who share time, talent and dollars . These 100+ individuals are so committed to our community; it is inspiring and equally humbling. You never cease to amaze us. Thank you […] Read More »

I Give Because

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Our Partner roster is full of committed community champions who believe that Social Venture Partners is vital to the success of the Valley. If you believe in our work in strengthening philanthropists and strengthening nonprofits, please join us on #GivingTuesday (November 29) and give as little or as much as you can (any amount helps) […] Read More »

Enriching Experience as Fast Pitch Mentor Benefits More than the Nonprofit

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Read Better Be Better | Sophie, Rick and

As a Fast Pitch Mentor for the 2016 Fast Pitch, I was paired with the founder and CEO of Read Better Be Better, Sophie Etchart, in our “matching” session as part of Social Venture Partners’ rigorous process to prepare the 20 chosen nonprofit organizations for the big night – a three-minute fast pitch with the […] Read More »