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August 2018

Encore Fellows Summer Social Potluck

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Whether you are just getting started, are hard at work, or have ended your Fellowship – we want to celebrate the amazing work you do for nonprofit organizations in our community. Please join us at Wallace Park for a time to connect and celebrate the great, ongoing work happening in the Encore Fellows program.

Please BYOB and a small appetizer or desert to share.

If you, or you and your plus one, are ready to join in on the festivities, please RSVP here!


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Financial Planning and Giving Practices (SVP Leveraging Your Philanthropic Impact)

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This workshop aims to start to start the conversation about how to build giving into a financial plan. This course is best taken by participants who are new to wealth planning and are interested in executing engaged philanthropy.

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CEO Lunch Date

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SVP International 2012 Annual Conference

Have questions? Wanting to catch up on the state of the SVP Partnership? As adaptive leaders, we constantly experience change at SVP Portland. Investor Partners (and prospective Investor Partners) are invited to connect each month with SVP CEO, Mark Holloway, who will be available to share the latest and discuss all things SVP!

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September 2018

Partner Happy Hour & End of Summer Social: Hosted by Catalyst Law

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Social Venture Partners Portland has the most interesting, entrepreneurial philanthropists in the world. We are thrilled to introduce two of them, Kimberly Pray and Kate Kilberg. Founding Partners of Catalyst Law, their vision was to create a new kind of law practice focused on promoting social change and sustainable communities using the tools of law, business, and philanthropy.

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Strengthening Capacity through Venture Philanthropy (SVP Leveraging Your Philanthropic Impact)

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Build an understanding of how venture philanthropy works and explore the five key elements of venture capitalist practice. This workshop also explores the human capital side of philanthropy, which is the giving of time, expertise, and talent to support capacity building. Capacity building involves the development of people, systems and resources that keep a nonprofit organization strong and able to successfully deliver its programs and have a positive impact on its community. Often the skills required for these types of projects are not present in the staff of a small nonprofit, so consultants and volunteers (like SVP Partners) can help.

This workshop aims to start the conversation about venture philanthropy and capacity building, and explores how SVP uses this model in the community. It is best taken by participants who are interested in a high level understanding of venture philanthropy and capacity building, or who are interested in learning about SVP’s model of community impact.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to…

  1. Understand how the 5 key elements of venture capitalist practice applies to venture philanthropy
  2. Describe the role of capacity building in nonprofits
  3. Identify the features of a successful capacity building initiative
  4. Explore philosophies around measuring impact of capacity building initiatives

Are you looking for greater impact with your philanthropy? Join us in our workshop series (“Leveraging Your Philanthropic Impact”) to identify your values and design a personal giving plan, explore different methods of financial giving, and learn about venture philanthropy and capacity building to leverage more than just your financial resources to give back to the community.

Register here. 

Check out our other workshops in the series below:

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November 2018

NAYA Gala 2018

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join our Community Partner, NAYA, at the 15th Annual NAYA Gala & Auction at the Portland Art Museum. The largest celebration of Native American Heritage month in the Northwest and one of Portland’s premier events, this wonderful evening of friends and community showcases Native American culture and offers beautiful works of art and exciting experience packages for your bidding pleasure. The 2017 Gala and Auction raised nearly $400,000 for their wraparound programs that impact the lives of 10,000 people in Portland’s Native community. To learn more about sponsorship and to purchase tickets, visit nayagala.org


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