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Welcome Mary Swanson, SVP Program Coordinator

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Welcome Mary Swanson as SVP’s newest staff person! As SVP’s new Program Coordinator, she’ll be responsible for providing management and administrative services to programs that serve nonprofits and givers in order to further the mission of the organization. Learn more about Mary in this blog post. Read More »

Developing Leadership through Connection

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This month, we peek inside SVP’s Invested EDs program – a nonprofit leadership cohort where guided peer learning and structured networking strengthen Boulder County’s nonprofit sector. Whatever the specific focus of their organization, Invested EDs offers participants a confidential and safe environment to explore new ideas in leadership. Meeting in person monthly, the current cohort includes ten executives who explore a theme they’ve prioritized in advance. Read More »

Living SVP’s Values (Part 2): “Risking & Growing”

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There’s sector-wide acceptance that risk is risky – and failure wastes precious, already limited resources. In truth, nonprofits live in risk. This disconnect is the reason SVP chose to name "Risk & Growth" as a core organizational value. Read More »

Stephanie Wilson on Planned Giving

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Stephanie Wilson learned about Social Venture Partners through Community Foundation Boulder County. After a few years of engagement, she decided to include SVP in her estate plan. She notes, "This sort of planned giving is incredibly easy, it allows your dollars to go further by providing tax benefits, and it allows you to support SVP.” Read More »

SVP Adjunct Applications due August 4th!

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Social Venture Partners Boulder County is currently accepting applications for Adjunct Partnerships (formerly called “SVP Fellows”). Those with experience in information technology, process mapping, marketing, fundraising, program evaluation, nonprofit management, or nonprofit consulting, in particular, are encouraged to apply. SVP is accepting applications until August 4th for 1-2 open positions. Read More »

KGNU, SVP’s new 2017 Catapult Investee

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For five months each year, members of SVP’s Investee Selection Committee (ISC) vet applicant nonprofits to craft well-considered recommendations for new Catapult engagements. Following a presentation of finalist nonprofits at the annual SVP Spring Partner Meeting, Partners discussed and approved (by a large majority) the ISC's new investment recommendation for 2017, KGNU Community Radio. As a Catapult Investee, KGNU will receive extensive consulting support and a cash grant of $12,500. Read More »

Year in Review: 2016 Highlights

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Heading into 2016, SVP was ready to roll – three years since earning nonprofit status, we’d firmed up our internal systems. It was big work – including sorting out our most efficient internal operational structures, and adding external programming, expanding the “ways to play” for even more Boulder County nonprofits going forward. Having kept tight focus over the past few years on getting our house in order, in 2016 we decided it was time to hit the road and introduce the “new” SVP to the world around us. Find details about the work of 2016 – our programs, and culture – in our 2016 Annual Report. We’re excited to continue down this road, and take this journey together wherever it leads! Read More »