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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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    SVP is hiring a program manager who will play an important role in furthering our collective action and systems change work through grantmaking and donor education. Applications are due August 19. Please help us spread the word!

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    I used to joke that my college major was papier-mâché or arts & crafts, knowing theater electrics or carpentry, sewing, draping, painting. I thought it was exciting to be part of a team creating a very comprehensive, exciting world. You kind of pick things up as you go and approach it with, “Yes, we’re going to learn this today. Great!”

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    SVP's 2016 Impact Report is packed with stories and data that bring our work to life — from closing the opportunity gap to recycled jeans. You'll hear from philanthropists, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs who'll share the full range of SVP's impact. Enjoy. And please feel free to pass it along!

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    When SVP approached Open Arms about going through a financial assessment, the organization was months away from a leadership transition and had lost two major funding sources in the past few years. What they were enduring was an uphill battle, the kind of hurdles most nonprofits their size face. Today, the assessment provides a roadmap to help them navigate the challenges — and opportunities.

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    Up until five years ago, Tanya Anderson’s definition of ‘philanthropy’ was straight forward: to give money. It might have been her career in finance that had something to do with it. After working with the Finance Community of Practice, though, developing an assessment that greatly simplifies financial management for SVP Investees, she had a change of heart.

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    Featured Events

    SVP Global Conference

    October 20, 2016 4:00 pm

    “I met with great people, wonderful people – people with good hearts and willing to contribute to the world.”

    We hear this again and again from conference participants who gather each year to be inspired, challenged and engaged with those who share their passion for positive change. Join us for three days packed with stellar speakers, engaging workshops and tons of open time for swapping ideas with change-makers from around the globe.

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    SVP Fast Pitch Finals

    October 25, 2016 5:00 pm

    Please join us in supporting the hard work of 14 Fast Pitch finalists who will pitch their great ideas for good live at McCaw Hall! Finalists will pitch a panel of eminent judges and impact investors to win a portion of up to $400,000 of grants and investments. Pitches are fascinating, well-delivered, and quick – you’ll wonder where the time went!

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