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It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together they will help build communities able to solve our most entrenched problems.

That’s SVP. A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose.

Helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions – we make connections that make a difference. Connections that unleash potential.

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    A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about solo vigils and why it’s good to make philanthropy hard. Sort of kept rolling through my head. I am such a huge believer that, until you make your philanthropic work challenging, grounded, and push yourself, you are just swimming in the shallow end of the pool. I came across three more reasons why it’s good to make your philanthropy "harder."

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    On Thursday, Sept. 18, at Paccar Hall, University of Washington, 41 Fast Pitch quarterfinalists, pitched in front of a panel of judges. This is the most competitive Fast Pitch to date and 22 instead of 20 semifinalists were selected!

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    SVP is hiring a Program Associate for Community Investment! This person will manage SVP’s volunteer matching program, facilitate grant committees, and assist with ongoing engagement of SVP Partners and Investees. Apply now or help spread the news!

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    Last week I flew to Los Angeles to talk to a group of 12 or so Asian/Pacific Islander EDs who are in a leadership program of which I am an alum. This cohort was a group of all women. I was a bit nervous, looking at the leaders seated in a circle. First of all, there were some EDs who have had way more experience than I do. And second of all, people in LA are hella stylish, and in comparison, I looked like I was dressed by a few smarter-than-average bonobos.

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    Did you know that SVP has more than 550 Partners in Washington and more than 3000 worldwide? And there are new people joining all the time! Between March and June of this year, 37 people (like Ian Hudson pictured here) became SVP Seattle Partners. Follow the link below to meet some of them!

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    Featured Events

    Think Tankathon! SVP’s Fall Meeting

    October 1, 2014 5:30 pm

    Great minds and action collide as we tackle real-world problems! Whether you’re an SVP newbie or veteran, this event will stretch your creative muscles while introducing you to fellow Partners and the terrific nonprofits we support.

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    Prospective Partners Reception

    October 14, 2014 6:30 pm

    Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Join us to explore how SVP can connect you with others on that same journey!

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    Audacious Philanthropy: SVP’s Annual Conference

    October 16, 2014 4:00 pm

    What better way to experience the power of 3000 engaged philanthropists than meeting some of them in person? This two-day conference includes inspiring speakers, excellent workshops and tons of opportunities to meet SVP Partners from around the world!

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