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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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    We’d like to congratulate all of the teams that were selected to advance to the Fast Pitch Quarterfinals! We had a terrific pool of 101 applicants (a 20% increase from last year), and ultimately selected 17 for-profit companies, 14 established nonprofits, 9 young nonprofits, and 3 runner-ups as quarterfinalists. We will be featuring each of the teams as we lead up to the Quarterfinals on September 18th, but in the meantime here is a quick introduction!

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    In the last year, SVP’s Collective Action Teams gave $170,000 in grants towards equitable transit, livable communities, and education in King County – bringing our total investment in collective action to $350,000 since 2012. Though this work, SVP is helping nonprofits engage more effectively in collective efforts, while simultaneously working with other funders to walk the talk – aligning and coordinating our investments for greater impact.

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    By the time you were three years old, 85% of your brain was already developed. The “wiring” needed to think, communicate, move and form attachments was in place before most of us even thought about stepping into a classroom. And yet, that wiring formed the foundation for our educational success. That’s why the work of SVP’s new Investee, Open Arms Perinatal Services is so important.

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    This June, SVP’s teen philanthropy group, Social Venture Kids invested $10,000 in literacy. They were particularly interested in this issue because improving literacy not only increases the employment rate, but can also help break the poverty cycle. Through their research, SVK members also learned that early intervention is crucial, which is why they are excited to announce their two new grantees!

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    On the plane from Tokyo back to Seattle … What can one take away from 12 days in three SVP’s halfway around the world? So much. It's mind-boggling. Since I’ve used the three buckets a few times, I’ll use it once more, what the heck.

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    Featured Events

    Prospective Partners Reception

    July 24, 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

    Join SVP Partners from around the world at this action-packed annual conference! What better way to experience the power of 3000 engaged philanthropists than meeting some of them in person?

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    SVP Fast Pitch Finals

    October 28, 2014 4:30 pm

    Please join us in supporting the hard work of our 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 $250,000 of grants and investments. Pitches are fascinating, well-delivered, and quick – you’ll wonder where the time went!

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