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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 »

    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 »

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