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    On the eve of SVP Boston Grantee Phoenix Charter Academy's 10th anniversary, the Boston Globe features a compelling article about Phoenix's success. Governor Charlie Baker says of Phoenix, "They serve kids nobody told not to drop out, [and] they don’t quit on these kids.” Read More »

    After a rigorous vetting process, Social Venture Partners Boston has selected three finalists – Courageous Parents Network, Doc Wayne, and Union Capital Boston. Read More »

    Two of My Life My Choice’s Tiger Team members, Rich Croak and Steve Kenney, chatted with us about the team’s work over the last few months. Much like the proverb that says, “there’s no off switch on a tiger,” there’s no off switch on our SVP Tiger Team either – making great progress in a few short months. Read More »

    Darcy Madden, Executive Director of SVP Boston, was recently interviewed by the Boston Business Journal for their “Emerging Leaders” feature. Read More »

    NECN's Peter Howe interviews Mike Wasserman (Executive Director of Bottom Line MA), Jeff Kushner (SVP Partner) and Marjorie Ringrose (SVP's Director of Social Impact) about the Social Venture Partners model. Read More »

    After four months of due diligence and getting to know some of the area’s finest nonprofits, SVP Boston is pleased to announce our newest Grantee: My Life My Choice! Read More »

    Our money and time are precious, especially during the holidays. Here are some tips to take the guess work and frenzy out of charitable giving and make your giving matter. Read More »

    Marjorie Ringrose, SVP Boston's Director of Social Impact, chatted with WBZ Radio's Jordan Rich recently about how to make the most impact with your donations this giving season Read More »

    Wellesley Townsman features Laurel Ferretti, SVP Boston Partner and Board member, in a recent article. Laurel applies her hands-on experience as a former director in the Global Business Development Group at Babson Capital Management as well as her MBA education from Babson College to Boston's most promising nonprofits. Read More »

    “After spending 20 years working within the financial services industry, Jeff Kushner...now spends his time sharing his expertise with high impact nonprofits to help them grow.” Read More »

    Marjorie Ringrose of SVP Boston discusses the double bottom line of volunteering in a recent Philanthropy Journal article. Read More »

    Organizations operating with an engaged (or venture) philanthropy model, which focus on donations of time as well as money, have practices in place to address the skilled volunteering gaps in the nonprofit sector. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Chew on This Dinner

    May 5, 2016 6:30 pm

    Join ten SVP Partners and friends for an intimate dinner and lively conversation about your experiences, challenges, and successful strategies in advising nonprofits. Influence without authority -- SVP Boston's first Chew on This dinner. Read More »

    Spring Investment Celebration

    June 7, 2016 5:30 pm

    Coming and Going and Everything in Between: Join SVP Boston in welcoming our newest Grantee, wishing a fond farewell to Grantee Phoenix Charter Academy Network after three amazing years, and engaging in rich conversation about the important work of three of our Grantees and how SVP is helping accelerate their impact. Read More »