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Going Beyond Philanthropy

SVP is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.

We connect people who want to give back and the nonprofits that make change possible – cultivating effective philanthropists and strong organizations that deliver greater impact, together.

Side by side, we will reach a day when all kids receive an excellent education and all people live and work in a healthy environment.

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    Do you know someone who is passionate about social change and is great with people, project management and event planning? Tell them about SVP’s Fast Pitch program manager position! This person will work with SVP's incredible network of volunteers to produce our Fast Pitch program that supports nonprofits and social enterprises making a positive impact in the Puget Sound region and beyond.

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    Do you want to learn more about the nonprofit landscape and systems change while building a network of friends with the same kind of passion for social impact? Check out this opportunity to become a fellow at Social Venture Partners!

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    Jane Harvey and her husband Charlie joined SVP in 2011. But it wasn’t until 2013, the first year of the Northwest Conservation Philanthropy Fellowship, that she set out on what would become a philanthropic journey to say the least. It would lead her to become an early supporter of Front and Centered and a devoted advocate for environmental justice in Washington.

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    SVP is delighted to announce that Deborah Jensen will join our team as the interim CEO on Monday, February 27. Drawing on 25 years of experience leading complex, global nonprofits, Deborah brings exceptional skills to the role. She works with boards and executives to help their organizations become successful in achieving their mission and increasing their impact.

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    Peggy’s work helping families nurture their home language is just one outcropping of a growing partnership between OneAmerica and Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC). SVP has supported the two organizations through the Education Collective Action Team (EduCAT) over the last two years. And, in more than one way, the two have gone from complementary to a single force.

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    SVP’s Kindergarten Ready Grant Committee has announced five finalists for this year’s multi-year capacity building grant! These organizations, the committee found, are each uniquely dedicated to ensuring bright outcomes for all children by building equitable access to quality learning and care.

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    Featured Events

    Prospective Partner Luncheon

    March 22 @ 11:30 am

    Are you looking for a way to give back and make a positive change in our community and world? Join SVP Partners at this luncheon to explore how SVP can help you realize greater impact with your giving and volunteer time!

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    SVP Leadership Retreat

    April 19 @ 8:00 am

    Plug into the power of the network! SVP’s Leadership Retreat is a time for board, staff and partners from around the world to learn, share and get inspired. Chock-full of useful resources and opportunities to connect, this year’s line-up features: the unveiling of SVP’s new philanthropy curriculum, peer-learning among SVP staff and board leadership, plus in-depth working sessions on equity and impact investing.

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    SVP Spring Meeting: Conversation, Connection & Civic Action!

    May 25 @ 5:30 pm

    Join fellow SVP Partners and Investees for an evening of conversation, connection and civic action! Hear from Citizen University's Eric Liu who focuses on building a stronger culture of citizenship in this new America. Plus, learn about the work SVP has been doing over the last year and explore how we will deepen our efforts to bring people together and amplify their impact.

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