A Glimpse into SVP
It was a full house on April 20, as SVP Calgary hosted their first ever Cocktails and Collaborations event, bringing together partners, guests and investees to showcase what it is that SVP does best.
Denise Blair, Founder & Executive Director of Calgary Youth Justice Society (past investee) and Krista Poole, CEO of CanLearn Society (current investee) were on hand to present issues currently facing their organization. Calgary Youth Justice Society was in need of business development expertise and planning and CanLearn Society was looking for creative ways to imagine their new office space.
Partners and their guests had an intense brainstorming session facilitated by SVP Partners and were able to have their questions answered from the investee leaders and their SVP Calgary Lead Partners. Guests learned why SVP is not just about donating money, but equally as important, are time and skills. Participants had a wide variety of backgrounds from finance to law to architecture to marketing, allowing for an invigorating discussion and wide range of solutions presented. Blair and Poole both left the event armed with new ideas and perspectives.