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Better Teams for Deeper Impact

Posted by Cecilia Garza

A lot of us describe our SVP affiliate as a family. It comes with the territory. Close community is essential to the SVP experience, and we carry that into our daily operations. What if I told you there was a tool to help you build a high-performing team based on how we interact with each other?

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Redefining ‘Partnership’ at SVP Vancouver

Posted by Cecilia Garza

What do you do when your partners have all the skills of running a great business, but are missing a key ingredient to sustainably scale a nonprofit? At SVP Vancouver, 'shared services' were the answer. Enter Fundraising Trainer Amanda Burrows.

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Fancy New Curriculum & Why You Should Care

Posted by Cecilia Garza

Maybe you’re sitting at your computer thinking: It’s cool. We got an onboarding series, committees, and long-term partners that help us develop our partners. (Presuming someone out there thinks in full sentences.) Well before you walk out on me, take it from Taylor, Camille and Guff. With this curriculum, you can look forward to cutting down on the stress eating, Frankenstein slide decks, and dinner table problem solving. Thank God.

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Notes from India: Think 10-Fold

Posted by Lauren Johnson

Naren cited an Indian proverb: “Inside every seed there is a forest.” His paradigm for every individual, every investee is: How do we help it grow? Across SVP affiliates I observed this same strong belief in the worth and potential of every human, regardless of caste, gender, education or level of poverty.

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“Suddenly There Are No Ceilings” | SVP Cleveland’s Donor Model

Posted by Cecilia Garza

In 2012, SVP Cleveland did away with the $2,500 and $5,000 giving levels, transitioning to a model that encourages partners to give at whatever is a stretch for them. Total partner contributions have since grown by 71 percent. Their demographics have expanded and their overall partnership is thriving. This is how they did it.

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Tell Us What You Think!

Posted by Cecilia Garza

Like the title of our newsletter says, we’re constantly amped(!) by our work in philanthropy, both on a local and global level. And there's always more to learn. This newsletter is just one way to connect, strengthen and amplify our impact. So tell us what you think!

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There is Always Something to Give

Posted by Cecilia Garza

While Harriet talked across the table, Priscilla Hill-Ardoin pulled the book toward her and began to read the first pages. She was jolted. "There is a reason, a power, in why they all said something like can’t not do. These people have found a cause that grabbed them and won’t let go," she read. Before the end of lunch, she committed to being one of SVP San Antonio's first partners.

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