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    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 »

    When most individuals think of philanthropy, thoughts stray to large companies with deep pockets and wealthy CEOs seeking to establish their legacy. However, for the average professional, broad philanthropic gestures are typically far out of reach. Social Venture Partners (SVP) offers up a different solution and a highly unique business model within the non-profit sector. In SVP Waterloo Region’s world, there are partners rather than donors, and cheques (or in the SVP vernacular – investments) are married with expertise from advisors who take a long-term, hands on role helping non-profit beneficiaries build the organizational capacity to succeed and make a true difference in the communities they serve. Read More »

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    bigBANG! 2014

    April 8, 2014 5:45 pm

    Hosted by Social Venture Partners, bigBANG! will convene people from the business, nonprofit, government, academic and philanthropic worlds who want to support a vibrant ecosystem of social entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio and catalyze positive change. Prepare to be informed, inspired to innovate, and to connect across sectors to achieve greater social impact. Read More »