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    Social Venture Partners (SVP) -- the philanthropic venture fund that supports and strengthens local nonprofits while simultaneously unleashing the potential of its donors -- announces that Hilary Sparks-Roberts has been appointed executive director, effective August 1, 2014, following the departure of Linda Springer, who is transitioning to new endeavors after nearly 10 years in the role. Hilary moves into the position after three years at SVP Cleveland, first as director of partner engagement, and then as deputy director. Program Assistant Caroline Linden is promoted to manager of programs and operations. Linda will continue as a Partner of SVP. Read More »

    Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute recently celebrated its first graduating class since opening in November 2013. These 29 graduates completed a rigorous six-month training program covering both front and back-of-the-house skills. Congratulations, graduates! Read More »

    Having selected NAC from a pool of 21 local nonprofit applicants, SVP will offer an initial $15,000 grant which is further leveraged by SVP’s commitment to provide volunteer consulting expertise, an essential component of its approach to strengthening regional nonprofits. Read More »

    The past twelve months have seen significant expansion of the Social Venture Partners network into several new countries, including Australia, China, India and Ireland, providing these nations with a new tool for tackling pressing social problems. Read about the local adaptation of the SVP model in these countries in this piece that was recently published by Alliance Magazine. Read More »

    Featured Events

    October 16, 2014 8:00 am

    Social Venture Partners Conference

    When:  Thursday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Where:  Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol 
    701 East 11th Street
    Austin, Texas 78701 United States

    Room Rate: $199 + tax. To secure this rate ask for the Social Venture Partners International group (rate valid through September 15)

    Who Attends:  SVP partners and staff, venture philanthropists, entrepreneurs, business, foundation and nonprofit leaders from around the world.

    What People Are Saying: “There are many conferences which I’ve attended that I didn’t learn anything new, either from the sessions or from my peers.  This SVP conference was different.  I like to be challenged and the topics stretched my thinking both as a SVP Partner and also as a philanthropist.  The choice of presenters was excellent.” – Sarah Blum, SVP Partner, Boston

    Special acknowledgement to our host Greenlights \ Innovation+ and our Producing Partner CliftonLarsonAllen and our Media Partner Alliance Magazine.

    Produced by the  SVP Network Office

    Early bird registration ends September 15th