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Fast Pitch 2017 | Top 10 Reasons to Apply

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  Shark Tank. The Voice. The Biggest Loser. Food Network Star. What do these shows have in common? Mentorship. Presentation. Dreams becoming reality. In a similar notion, SVPAZ’s Fast Pitch program is a free, two-month mentorship and training program for Valley nonprofits, students, and a newly added for-profit group, designed to help craft a pitch […] Read More »

Lead Partner Update | September 2016

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On Wednesday, Sept. 5, a few of our Lead Partners gathered to give an update on current nonprofit Investee organizations. Our Lead Partners mentor our Investees to ensure the SVPAZ mission to cultivate effective philanthropists and strengthen organizations is upheld. Our current Investee portfolio includes: One TRUe LOVe (OTL), mentored by Alison Lewis. Currently working […] Read More »

SVP Conference | Is It For You?

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You might be a SVPAZ founder or newbie, regardless of your tenure with us, there are a few commonalities among you – you love to learn, you’re passionate about social change, and you’re looking to make a difference in our community.  So why not join other like-minded changemakers at the SVP Global Conference in Los […] Read More »

SVPAZ and the HPE Living Progress Challenge

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Social Venture Partners has cemented itself as the premier organization when it comes to communication training and coaching for social entrepreneurs. Recently, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) partnered with the Social Venture Partners network to mentor, coach, and advise ventures participating in the Living Progress Challenge, a competition to mobilize digital solutions to improve the lives […] Read More »

SVPAZ Staff Q&A | Cindy Vandervort

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  SVPAZ’s Cindy Vandervort is celebrating six years of service as the Operations and Finance Manager. “Cindy’s high energy and passion for the work of SVP has strengthened our organization during the last six years,” Terri Wogan-Calderon reflected. “She makes sure our events run smoothly and has played an integral role in our entire Fast […] Read More »

SVPAZ | Part of the Pokémon Go Hype

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Thanks to our friends at Local First Arizona, Social Venture Partners Arizona has been notified that we are near a Pokémon Go – PokéStop. As we’re sure you’re aware, Pokémon Go is the mobile phone game that encourages users to travel in the real world. The game has exploded in popularity. So, what exactly is […] Read More »

Fast Pitch 2016: The Results

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Fast Pitch 2016 Recap In early March, Social Venture Partners Arizona hosted its annual Fast Pitch program, attracting a record number 600 attendees. Held at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, eight Phoenix-area nonprofits and one student group from Arizona State University competed for $60,000 in cash awards and grants. After hearing the pitches, […] Read More »