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    Dear Partners, In my continued commitment to consistent and transparent communication, I want to follow up to my April letter and our Annual Partners Gathering. I begin with a personal reflection, and am also including organizational highlights here for those who want a deep-dive on SVP progress. Read More »

    The fact that MFS and Adelante have continued to build upon their learnings from the Project Impact cohort and expanded the evaluation strategies to multiple programs demonstrates how a small SVP Portland investment can result in significant, sustained return.  Read More »

    After two and a half years in the George Lawrence building at SW 1st and Oak, SVP Portland is relocating to the Pearl District! Starting July 1st, we’ll be at CENTRL Office on NW Everett and 14th. And this isn’t just a move. In true SVP fashion, we are thrilled to announce that this is also a business partnership with CENTRL! Read More »

    July’s Partner of the Month, Liz Fouther-Branch, is no stranger to the SVP world. While Liz brings more than 30 years of experience in the areas of art, education, mentoring, volunteer recruitment, and sales, her true passion is working with progressive groups that seek to change institutional systems that are inefficient and unproductive toward solving social and economic problems in under-resourced communities across the state. Read More »

    In early May of this year, six SVP Portland Partners and three staff ventured up the I-5 corridor for the annual SVP Global Summit. Hosted in collaboration with SVP Vancouver, the 2019 Global Summit brought together Social Venture Partners board leaders, affiliate staff, philanthropists, and nonprofit partners from around the world. Read More »

    Featured Events

    SVP Summer Social 2019

    July 25 @ 5:00 pm

    It's summertime and, in celebration of all that we've accomplished this year, it's time for our annual Summer Social. Join us on July 25th for a wine tasting with Stoller Wine Group and celebrate with good food, good drinks, and good friends! Read More »

    SVP Onboarding: What, Why & How

    August 15 @ 10:00 am

    Welcome to Social Venture Partners! Whether you are a new Partner or looking for a refresher on the organization, you are invited to join us at the SVP onboarding on August 15th from 10–11:30 a.m. We will be looking at the Social Venture Partners Network, SVP Portland's history, and expectations and opportunities for your role as a Partner. Read More »

    Co-Creating Systems Change: Using equity-centered design to develop Preschool for All

    August 22 @ 4:30 pm

    SVP Portland Partner, Erin Stevanus and Community Impact Manager, Sarah Cohen-Doherty presented on co-creating systems change at the SVPI Global Summit in May 2019. We are excited to share this session with SVP Portland! Read More »