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July 2019

SVP Summer Social 2019

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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!

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August 2019

SVP Onboarding: What, Why & How

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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.

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

August 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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!

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SVP Leadership Lunch

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Curious what’s happening at SVP Portland? SVP Partners are invited to join SVP’s leadership for an update and conversation about progress towards our 2019 strategic priorities.

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September 2019

Partner-Hosted Happy Hour with Chris Nelson

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Social Venture Partners Portland has the most interesting, entrepreneurial philanthropists in the world. We are thrilled to introduce one of them, Chris Nelson and his company, Capstone Partners! Join us for a Partner-Hosted Happy Hour featuring Chris on Sept. 11th.

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Workshop: Managing Change

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Unless they are in crisis, nonprofits, like most organizations, tend to resist change. After completing this workshop, you will understand the forces behind resistance to change and be able to plan for and execute strategies to help nonprofits implement changes to improve their operations.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What, Why & How

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

After completing this workshop, you will understand the challenges and strengths that diversity brings to nonprofit operations and be familiar with tools and techniques to incorporate equity concerns and to create an inclusive environment.

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October 2019

Workshop: Creating a Culture of Learning

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

As service versus product organizations, nonprofits face challenges in measuring and monitoring their performance. After completing this workshop, you will be familiar with a methodology for developing performance measures linked to a nonprofit’s mission, be able to apply it, and know how to engage staff to use the information to improve performance.

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Community Partner Site Visit: CAIRO

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

SVP Partners are invited to see your impact, firsthand! Join us on October 29th for a site visit with CAIRO (Center for African Immigrant & Refugee Organization) Academy and observe this high-quality, culturally-specific learning environment for Somali youth in action!

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November 2019

Workshop: Issues & Advocacy

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Addressing community problems by scaling nonprofit operations can be impactful but limited by systemic constraints requiring remedy through government action. After completing this workshop, you will be familiar with the conditions conducive for governmental bodies to act, be able to map the environment of a policy area, and be able to articulate strategies for messaging and promoting government action.

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