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SVP SA is looking for nonprofits that want to try a different kind of funding relationship.

SVP has issued a Call for LOI. An information meeting was held on February 28, 2017 – the slides from that meeting are posted here.

The timeline for responding to our call for LOI is as follows:

  • March 10, 2017, 5:00pm: Letters of Inquiry Due: loi@svpsa.org
  • April 18, 2017: All applicants notified of finalist results
  • May 9, 2017: Full Proposals Due from Finalists
  • June 2017: Site Visits (scheduled individually)
  • July 2017: nonprofit notified of award

(Note: Date may be subject to change.)

The LOI (pdf) should contain

  • Basic information – name, address, and website, etc.
  • Organization’s mission and history.
  • A summary of your organizational goals and specific activities.
  • A description of how you will know – and measure success.
  • A one-sentence description of your Executive Director’s philosophy of leadership and a one- sentence description of your board chair’s philosophy of leadership.
  • Recent organization or board assessment.
  • Budget figures

The LOI is limited to 4 pages (plus the IRS determination letter).

For questions

  • read the already posted and answered questions on our blog
  • post a new question on our blog (it may take a day or two for us to respond)
  • send an email to loi@svpsa.org

As always, you can contact Harriet Marmon Helme.