The power behind SVP is our people; members are our brain trust and the work force that delivers on our programming. An invaluable part of the SVP ecosystem, we call SVP members “Partners” because without them, we couldn’t get the work done. Individuals, businesses, families, foundations and others can join SVP as Partners – just get in touch to learn more.
Membership in SVP is a unique experience. Our Partners are volunteers, donors and consultants and to ensure every Partner has a positive experience we ask anyone interested in becoming a Partner to:
- Attend an SVP event;
- Meet with a SVP staff person; and
- Meet with a Partner.
In service of stronger nonprofits, SVP Partners impart their experience as trainers, deliver coaching to nonprofit leaders, facilitate peer learning for executive directors, translate business acumen in consulting projects, sit on committees, and so much more. They are influencers, experts, donors and community builders. They are concerned, informed and engaged. They are individuals and businesses invested in the community where they live and work. (Find Partner Profiles on our blog, and read testimonials from SVP business Partners, here).
We have asked our membership what attributes make a good Partner. If you recognize yourself in the attributes below, you could be a great SVP Partner.
Heart Good listener Supportive Value nonprofits Passionate Innovator Smart Curious Respectful Collaborative Fun Enthusiastic Thoughtful Creative
Partners not only provide their experience to nonprofits, but also develop their leadership skills, community engagement, and philanthropic knowledge, through targeted opportunities like:
- Individualized Partner development – Staff offers Partners customized development plans to inform their cross-sector and personal philanthropic aptitude
- Partner Bootcamp – Quarterly peer-to-peer learning sessions around specific nonprofit topics designed for members to share, ideate and problem solve
- Networking events – Intentionally designed social and professional opportunities enhance the tensile strength of member relationships and abilities, online and off
With a range of membership levels and ways to give, interested community members are encouraged to get in touch. Businesses and foundations are encouraged to sponsor the membership of their employees as professional development, among other benefits (learn more about Business Partnership). To learn more, please contact SVP’s Membership Director, Shannon Sackmann, at 303-840-0165, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking Members to Work In Community, For Community
For 15 years, SVP has worked to strengthen client nonprofits around Boulder County from the inside, out. As more nonprofits have sought our business acumen to strengthen internal systems and services, we’ve stretched to meet those needs.
With the need for our services continuing to grow, SVP seeks additional resources to meet the demand. SVP member volunteers (“Partners”) share the belief that strong nonprofits deliver better results, and as such we’re looking to strengthen our own organizational infrastructure by gathering clients, friends and allies to join us as members.
Interested members of the Boulder County community are invited to get in touch as SVP actively grows its ranks in fall 2016. Learn more about the benefits of membership and SVP’s impact by exploring this website, downloading the below information sheets, and join us for one of our upcoming campaign events!
- About 2016 Membership Campaign
- SVP Organizational Overview
- About Our Programs
- Partnership Traits & Types
- Get Engaged: How to Play
Members of the community are invited to join us and get a feel for SVP’s programming. For each event listed here, details and remaining availability can be found on Eventbrite:
- Th September 8 @ 6:00-8:00pm – SVP Fall Social (in Boulder)
- W September 28 @ 6:00-8:00pm – ‘Do What We Do’ Event (in Boulder)
- F September 30 @ 11:30-1:30pm – Boards with Brains programming “Structured for Success (Leadership 201)” session
- W October 5 @ 6-8pm – Jeffersonian Dinner featuring Execs Evolve (in Boulder)
- Th October 6 @ 8:30-10:30am – Partner Bootcamp programming “Facilitating Change Inside Organizations”
- Su October 9 @ 6-8pm – Jeffersonian Dinner featuring Attention Homes (in Louisville)
- Th October 13 @ 6-8pm- Jeffersonian Dinner featuring Bridge House (in Boulder)
- F October 14 @ 11:30-1:30pm – Boards with Brains programming “Fail Better: Risk & Innovation in Nonprofits (Leadership 201)”
- Tu October 18 @ 6-8pm – Jeffersonian Dinner featuring WOW! Children’s Museum (in Lafayette)
- W November 2 @ 6:00-8:00pm – Storytelling event (in Longmont)
- Th November 10 @ 8:30-10:30am – Boards with Brains programming “Developing Your Fundraising Pitch (Fundraising 201)”