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May 2019

TASTE: United for Equity

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Oregon’s first-ever premier food, wine, and equity celebration event: TASTE. Our mission is to celebrate our diverse community and support equity work in Greater Portland.

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June 2019

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

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Nonprofits increasingly have staff and assist clients from diverse cultures, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and genders. 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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Project Impact Oregon Summit 2019

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This is a great way for our Partnership to learn about impact evaluation! Our very own Executive Director, Lauren Johnson is moderating this panel discussion.Join us on June 18th to learn more!

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SVP Partner Hosted Happy Hour: Featuring David Kahl + Fully

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 host CEO, David Kahl who will share a bit about his connection to SVP and his business, Fully (an office furniture store focused on bringing more movement, energy and joy to your work and life!)

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*(Interested in hosting future Partner events, contact matt@svpportland.org)

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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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September 2019

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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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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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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SVP Onboarding: What, Why & How

November 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 November 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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December 2019

Workshop: Principles of Engaged Philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy & Impact Investing

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

Traditional methods of philanthropy rely on distributing financial resources, typically targeted to specific programmatic objectives. After completing this workshop, you will understand alternative approaches to philanthropy that engage the expertise of the donor to build the operating capacity of nonprofits and to apply the principles of impact investing to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.

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