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SVP Expands Its Partnership

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We have been lucky enough to secure partnerships with several Portland businesses and deepen others. These partnerships not only allow SVP to tap into the great minds of some of local businesses’ best, but they also give corporations access to all the benefits of being an SVP partner – from human resources to marketing and […] Read More »

In Memoriam: Jerry Jones

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We offer deep condolences to the family of a longtime Partner, Jerry Jones, on his passing recently at his home in Ojai, California. I met Jerry not long after I started my tenure at SVP. He was enjoying life with his wife, Kristayani, traveling to exotic locations and deepening his meditation practice. So he wasn’t […] Read More »

Simone’s New Adventure

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After a wonderful three-year tenure with SVP, Simone Wren will be leaving us soon to serve as Product Operations Manager at New Relic, an international technology company. Simone has been invaluable over the last three years to deepening of our relationship with you and our Investees and establishing both the Rising Leaders and SVP Youth […] Read More »

Notes from India: Think 10-Fold

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Earlier this year, I and a small group of SVP partners and staff crossed time zones to India to take part in the first national convening of affiliates around a single goal: one million livelihoods by 2020. The traveling cohort joined SVP India Partners and staff from chapters in Pune, Mumbai, Dehli, Bangalore and Hyderabad […] Read More »

Courage for 2017

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Dear Partners, I wrote you a couple of months ago about how we must be “people with hope to bring.” We are people who believe in the possibility of change and actively build pathways and invest deeply to make it happen. Especially today, we are reminded that we stand on the shoulders of trailblazers like […] Read More »

Thoughts from the C.E.O.

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Dear Partners, Social Venture Partners has never been politically partisan and this message, while expressly reacting to a national election, is not about politics per se. It’s about who we are as a Partnership against the backdrop of our society. No matter your politics or your candidate of choice—if you are celebrating or sobbing this […] Read More »

Shining a Light On A World-Wide Network Of Philanthropists Making A Difference

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  SVP's Conference is Only a Month Away. Register Now!

By Terry St. Marie, SVP Portland Partner and Board Member Recently I attended the SVP 2016 Global Conference in Los Angeles, from October 20-22 It was three days of fellowship, great learning, inspiration, and a lot of fun too. As humans we have an internal compass that yearns to be a part of something bigger […] Read More »