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Six years after our original investment, Latino Network has built its capacity to scale Juntos and is launching an affiliate pilot with two schools in Central Oregon. Director of Children, Family & Community Service Division, Sadie Feibel Holmes, shares her gratitude to SVP, with a note to the team of twelve SVP Partners and staff who worked closely with the Juntos team over the past several years. Read More »
We are pleased to welcome Stoller Wine Group as SVP’s newest Business Partner! Stoller’s own James Falvey will be representing Stoller Wine Group as an SVP Partner. James was born and raised in SE Portland, where he currently still resides. Read More »
At SVP Portland, we are committed to continuous learning and improvement in order to successfully build community capacity for solving problems together. We mobilize human, social, and financial capital for investment in nonprofits, collaborations, and initiatives to ensure that all children—regardless of ethnicity, wealth, religion, gender, or zip code—have access to quality, culturally-relevant early learning experiences*. To this end, we collect qualitative and quantitative data to understand the impact of our investments, and ensure we continuously improve. Read More »
We are excited to announce that at the last Board meeting, Kerry was reelected to the Board, and as Chair, by a unanimous vote. Kerry is dedicated to helping SVP pursue not the easiest path, but the one with greatest potential, as we navigate inevitable challenges and evaluate opportunities for leveraging our resources towards securing “Preschool for All” and ensuring the long-term wellbeing of SVP Portland. Read More »
In order to secure the resources to drive progress toward our early childhood goal, we know we must provide excellent stewardship of our Investor Partners, as well as strengthen recruitment of new Partners. After a thorough search process, and a unanimous decision, the hiring team was thrilled to name their choice of Matt Little! Read More »
I am proud to announce the Board’s unanimous decision to appoint Lauren Johnson as SVP Portland’s new Executive Director, effective immediately. As our Senior Vice President of Community Impact for the past seven years, charged with providing strategic direction and oversight of SVP’s capacity building investments, Lauren has proven that she can deliver on our mission and commitments to the Portland community. Read More »
March 19 @ 1:00 pm
The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with insights into how a nonprofit builds financial sustainability into its strategy, manages its cash flow, and makes timely decisions to execute its programs, manage its risk, and course correct. Read More »
March 21 @ 5:30 pm
Social Venture Partners Portland is comprised of many interesting, entrepreneurial philanthropists. Join us for some snacks and libations as you mix and mingle with some of our current Partners, including our hosts at the Center for Equity and Inclusion. Join us to learn more about CEI's mission, vision, and our partnership. Read More »
April 25 @ 5:30 pm
It’s time for the SVP Annual Partners Gathering! Join us for an evening of celebration as we connect to share our successes and look ahead at the next level of impact for SVP. Read More »
May 1 @ 8:00 am
Every year, our international community converges to renew its commitment to the challenge of smarter philanthropy. 2019’s summit will gather our network to examine the meaning of servant leadership and centering impacted and historically marginalized communities. Read More »