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Long-time Partner Kerry McClenahan Resumes as Board Chair

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

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 »

Please Welcome Our New Director of Investor Partnerships

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

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 »

Partner of the Month: Diane McCartney

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

February’s Partner of the Month, Diane McCartney, is no stranger to the SVP world. While she has only been in Portland for a little more than a year, Diane has been an SVP Partner for more than a decade—first in Dallas and then as a founding member of SVP Austin. Read More »

Partnership with the Center for Equity & Inclusion

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

Working with Hanif Fazal, CEO of CEI, we are forming a new partnership with CEI. SVP will invest as we would with any Community Partner, providing human capital in areas of expertise that can help CEI achieve its social mission. In turn, CEI will engage with SVP as they would one of their clients, investing in our equity journey through trainings, consulting, and tools for implementation. Read More »

SVP Board Appoints New Executive Director

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SVP Board Appoints New Executive Director

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 »

Investing in Systems Change

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

A critical aspect of SVP’s strategy for impact is leveraging the investments with our Community Partners by securing the resources they need to scale up successful early childhood programs. Before doing that, we work collaboratively to ensure clarity of organizational vision and strategy as well as measurement of their desired community impact. Once these are clear and compelling, they need the resources! Read More »

Learning Opportunities Survey

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Social Venture Partners is a learning organization, committed to providing unique opportunities for our network to become familiar with a variety of issues. In order to help us meet your needs, please complete this two-minute survey. Read More »