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    Deadline to apply is July 25th, 2016. Seeking Cleveland’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. Finalists receive: * two months of individualized Fast Pitch coaching * the chance to tell your story to an audience of hundreds including representatives from major foundations, corporations, and other donors * a professionally-designed prospectus of your organization for donors the opportunity to win cash awards * a Fast Pitch video of your live presentation — an excellent marketing tool! * the opportunity for “Cocktails and Collaboration” with SVP Partners to brainstorm over and offer practical solutions * to an important capacity-building challenge Read More »

    CLEVELAND – Social Venture Partners Cleveland (SVPC), the philanthropic venture fund that supports nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio, has awarded its fourteenth multi-year grant to its newest Investee – University Settlement. Having selected University Settlement from a pool of 26 local nonprofit applicants, SVP will offer an initial $15,000 unrestricted grant that is further leveraged by SVP’s commitment to provide volunteer consulting expertise, an essential component of its approach to strengthening regional nonprofits. Read More »

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    June 26, 2016 2:00 pm

    Come enjoy the beautiful summer weather out at Joyce and Kevin Shaw’s lake house located right on the shore of Lake Erie in East Madison, Ohio. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your fellow Partners, and to mix and mingle over a meal and a cocktail. We will be presenting a capacity-building award to EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute and Brandon Chrostowski, founder & CEO, and to Lead Partner Joyce Shaw for achievement of goals in organizational growth. We will also hear from several of our newest Investees. We hope you’ll join us! Read More »