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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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    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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    My son, Sam recently got back from a two-week hike in the Olympics, having taken on a 24-hour solo vigil at Toleak Point. It makes us parents a little nervous – from sunrise to sunrise, each young man is on their own with just a sleeping bag, water, and a single match. It's a challenge. And it's meant to be. Because that’s when we learn about ourselves, what we are made of. It’s when we truly grow and become better, stronger people.

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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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    One of the fun parts of working at SVP is hearing about all the great stuff our Partners are doing out in the community. Here is just a sprinkling of news from five of our Partners, starting with Cikeithia Pugh who received a SOAR Community Achievement Award for her contributions to early childhood literacy!

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    Featured Events

    Prospective Partners Reception

    September 23, 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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    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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    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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