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SVP Melbourne is support ‘The City Services Scoping Project’, which presents an opportunity to scale in a [...] Read More »

How Social Venture Partners Began

Read here about Paul Brainerd and his wife, Debbi, who established Social Venture Partners. SVP now has over 40 [...] Read More »

I CAN Network Update

I CAN Network is driving a rethink of autism, from 'I Can't' to 'I CAN', mentoring the 'awe' in AWEtism through [...] Read More »

Youthworx Update

  Exciting news at Youthworx, as they have secured the space downstairs and are now able to expand their [...] Read More »

100 Story Building Update

"SVP Melbourne's first investee, 100 Story Building, a custom-designed children's creative space in Footscray, [...] Read More »

SVP Melbourne as a Case Study

Giving Circles Asia has used the SVP Melbourne story as a case study of setting up a philanthropic venture in [...] Read More »

SVP Melbourne and the I CAN Network

The I CAN Network was one of two shortlisted candidates for SVP Melbourne's 2015 grant round. As we announced here [...] Read More »

Journey to being an SVP Partner: Paula Giles

Read Paula's SVP journey in this interview with herself! Read More »

Applying engaged philanthropy to 100 Story Building: some reflections

After our Partners voted overwhelmingly for 100 Story Building to be SVP Melbourne's first investee in October 2014, it was up to Lead Partners, Paul Higgins and Susan Keyes Pearce, to work out how to put SVP's engaged philanthropy model to practice. Read More »

Paul Higgins: SVP Melbourne's Co-Lead Partner for 100 Story Building

Paul Higgins is SVP Melbourne's Co-Lead Partner for our first investee, 100 Story Building. Read on about his journey with SVP.... Read More »

Susan Sullivan: King County’s Youth Connector

When Susan and Bill joined SVP, she wanted to volunteer, but couldn’t find a good fit. SVP focuses on strengthening nonprofits in areas like board development, technology, human resources, leadership, and so forth. Susan didn’t feel she had the right expertise to volunteer in these areas, and so she held off, focusing on her family. Read More »

One Partner’s Journey

After leaving Microsoft in 2000, I knew I wasn't ready to retire and I wanted to find meaningful work that gave me satisfaction. Given how fortunate I was for having worked at Microsoft, I was looking for the right opportunity that would allow me to give back to the community. I heard about Social Venture Partners, and was immediately interested... Read More »

Choosing Her Own Path: Cheryl Edmonds’ Story

To say Cheryl Edmonds’ life has been a long and winding road to becoming an Encore Fellow would be an understatement. At various times an art store owner, children’s dress designer, engineer, psychology student, and non-profit executive, she has never been one to get stuck in a rut. Read More »