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Working side by side, we bring good business practice to good causes. Facilitating impactful relationships, we increase the capacity and sustainability of nonprofits, while extending the impact of our members.

SVP’s programming includes a range of capacity building support for Boulder County’s nonprofit sector. From training and leadership support to deep-dive consulting, our offerings strengthen nonprofits from the inside out, so they can better deliver on their missions.

In addition to the core work we do with Boulder County nonprofits, SVP also turns a lens on our members, enhancing the understanding and sophistication of how these allies engage with and in the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit advocacy, evaluation of efforts, knowledge exchange and targeted cash grants in support of capacity work round out our engagement in the sector.

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    Last month, we announced our 2017 Boards with Brains roster. This month we announce upgrades to our BWB program pricing. In addition to limited session-specific scholarships for individuals, we’re excited to unveil a new sliding-scale pricing structure for BWB 8-packs. We hope organizations with smaller budgets will take advantage of this easy capacity building opportunity. Read More »

    We’re excited to announce the 2017 Boards with Brains roster! BWB is an open-to-all nonprofit governance education series hosted by Social Venture Partners Boulder County. We design BWB for any member of our community who’s seeking to fortify their personal toolkit around nonprofit governance. Read More »

    At this time of year we look back while preparing ourselves for the months ahead. My natural inclination is to review the year through facts. The numbers will tell you that SVP had great impact in 2016. There is hope in the people of SVP, whether they be members or nonprofit allies. And that is what stands out for me as I look forward to 2017. We have plans for big impact and I know our people will give their all for a brighter future. Read More »

    The SVP team is excited to welcome Carolyn Powell as the Program Manager for Boulder County’s soon-to-launch Encore Fellowships Program. With her extensive understanding of and engagement with the local business, government, and nonprofit sectors, says SVP’s Executive Director Jennie Arbogash, “Carolyn is a superb fit for the Encore Fellowships program and SVP. She brings strong business development, relationship management, and community engagement skill sets while also being an experienced mediator, comfortable in for- and non-profit settings.” Read More »

    Featured Events

    BWB Fiscal Health 101: “Understanding Financial Statements”

    April 20 @ 8:30 am

    Sound financial insight is key to a nonprofit's mission. This session -- not intended as a bookkeeping/accounting fundamentals course -- will familiarize board members and staff with what they need to know to be able to understand nonprofit financial statements. Read More »

    BWB Fundraising 101: “Fundraising 101 for Boards & Staff Who Love Them”

    May 11 @ 5:30 pm

    Every board member can play a unique and important role in the bringing donors and friends to their nonprofit. At this session, staff and board will learn how to mobilize board members to their fullest potential, and ensure they have fun doing it! Read More »