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Better Teams for Deeper Impact

A lot of us describe our SVP affiliate as a family. It comes with the territory. Close community is essential to the SVP experience, and we carry that into our daily operations. What if I told you there was a tool to help you build a high-performing team based on how we interact with each other?

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Redefining ‘Partnership’ at SVP Vancouver

What do you do when your partners have all the skills of running a great business, but are missing a key ingredient to sustainably scale a nonprofit? At SVP Vancouver, 'shared services' were the answer. Enter Fundraising Trainer Amanda Burrows.

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New SVP Faces Around the Globe!

In November we introduced 20 new SVP staff members at 18 affiliates. Today, a whopping 16 more! As I write, this group of newcomers are energizing their 12 affiliates with fresh talent, skills and prowess. Rawr.

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Notes from India: Think 10-Fold

Naren cited an Indian proverb: “Inside every seed there is a forest.” His paradigm for every individual, every investee is: How do we help it grow? Across SVP affiliates I observed this same strong belief in the worth and potential of every human, regardless of caste, gender, education or level of poverty.

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The Anti-Retirement

“I didn’t have a philanthropic bone in my body,” says SVP Portland Partner Larry Fox. “And when I retired, my goal was to squeeze every ounce of self-indulgence that I could endure. Then, one night when I was going to bed, I pulled back the sheets and I thought – I was just here. And I have nothing to show for it.”

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There is Always Something to Give

While Harriet talked across the table, Priscilla Hill-Ardoin pulled the book toward her and began to read the first pages. She was jolted. "There is a reason, a power, in why they all said something like can’t not do. These people have found a cause that grabbed them and won’t let go," she read. Before the end of lunch, she committed to being one of SVP San Antonio's first partners.

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Hotdiggity, 20 New Staff around the World!

In the past six months, at least 20 new staff members have joined the network, from communications managers to altogether new EDs starting new affiliates! Hotdiggity, that’s bonafidedly fabulous! (Okay, I don’t even know what that means. Its noise, people. I’m making happy noise!)

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Our Reigning Ping Pong Champions! And Other Global Conference News …

Okay, so we didn’t officially keep score, but Dan Tisch and Dara Parker sure LOOK like they’re laying down some solid Canadian backspins, chops and drop shots. (And Dan was no slouch in the Skee-Ball lanes either!) Over many rounds of games and beers our global SVP family laughed, reconnected and kicked off an incredible two days of learning and inspiration.

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Who Will Be There: SVP Global Conference

Every year, 200+ people gather for the SVP Global Conference. Meet (and learn some little known facts about) just a few of our 2016 attendees, like Margi Olson who served as the Dean of Business and the McCallum Graduate School at Bentley University in Boston.

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Global Conference Sparks Fast Pitch Fire

When SVP Arizona Executive Director Terri Wogan-Calderon attended SVP LA’s Fast Pitch in 2009, she recognized immediately this was something she had to share with the folks back home. As it turns out, Arizona wasn’t the only affiliate who caught the Fast Pitch bug at the conference.

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