To tackle the daunting challenges we face in our community, SVP needs to step up our game.
We need to do more than work with individual philanthropists and nonprofits. We need to be smarter, more connected, more aligned. That’s why we are investing in collaborative solutions. Here are a few examples.
The Denver Foundation
The Denver Foundation is SVP Denver’s closest community partner. Colorado’s largest 501 (c)(3) community foundation, The Denver Foundation is doing amazing work to transform Denver’s most under-served communities. We are proud to align ourselves with the funding priorities of The Denver Foundation – education, basic human needs, economic opportunity, and community leadership. SVP Denver is physically located within and operates as a fund of The Denver Foundation. Partners of SVP Denver become donors to The Denver Foundation and are recognized as such.
TEDx MileHigh is one of Denver’s most inspirational events, bringing together a community of thinkers and doers, ideators and creators, activists and enthusiasts. Last year, over 2,000 people witnessed innovative Coloradans, no matter the sector, give the ‘talk of their life’ around the power of ideas.
SVP wanted to know: how do we turn that inspiration into action?
So we partnered with TEDx MileHigh on their inaugural Action Award. The award was granted to ReWork, who – in their indomitable way – decided to use this prize as a way to pay it forward. Three local social enterprises were chosen to take part in a 3-month accelerator project to take their businesses to the next level, with SVP Partners taking the lead on managing these projects and providing mentorship to the social entrepreneurs. The rest of the think-tank was comprised of professionals from ReWork’s talent pool.
Read more about the social enterprises we worked with and the TEDxMileHigh Action Award.
This year’s TEDx MileHigh saw even more growth and momentum in the community, and SVP is proud to have been there as a sponsor and exhibitor.
ReWork / Front Range BOCES
SVP is always looking for ways to collaborate with innovative organizations in the community. So when we met ReWork, we knew we had a unique opportunity. ReWork has been helping social enterprises quickly move the dial on organizational challenges by surrounding them with experts from a variety of sectors in an intensive, one-day Rapid Prototyping “Scrimmage”. After seeing the power of Rapid Prototyping, SVP and Front Range BOCES had a vision of a Scrimmage focused on education, helping leaders from schools and education-focused nonprofits and social enterprises.
Check out the video from the first Schoolyard Scrimmage –
That’s potential, accelerated!
Using her knowledge as a Corporate Social Responsibility expert, published author and SVP Partner Sue Hyatt wants to educate nonprofit and business leaders alike to foster collaboration between the two sectors. How can your business be intentional about the nonprofits it partners with? How can your nonprofit be successful in building long-term relationships with businesses? What makes a win-win relationship between a nonprofit and a business that both want to make their community a better place? Sue answers these questions and more in a series of workshops presented by CoreThought and SVP.