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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 community where all kids receive an excellent education and all people live and work in a healthy environment.

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    "For me, SVP was the perfect match of business skills that had developed over thirty years and the opportunity to apply those skills to nonprofits to make the community a better place to live. And that to me is a very effective use of talent."

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    $335 billion dollars. That’s how much was given to charitable causes in the United States in 2013. Roughly three-quarters of that came from individual donors – which is why SVP’s work matters. Through education, collective grantmaking, and strategic volunteerism, SVP strives to cultivate increasingly savvy, generous, and engaged philanthropists. Every two years, we evaluate our progress.

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    Two weeks ago, I sent out the note below to current and past SVP Partners and hundreds of friends, colleagues all over the world. Hitting "send," knowing that my next career path in life is TBD, took me a few extra seconds ... but then once I did, it felt good. I LOVE what I am doing today AND I can't wait to see what the future holds, not just for me, but for everyone in the SVP network all over the world.

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    Dozens of bus routes poised for a dramatic drop. A startling 180 degree flip from preserving to expanding service. And then … a final surge of yes votes in November. Find out how a mapping project helped Transportation Choices Coalition and their partners navigate last year's harrowing ride to secure transit for all.

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    Featured Events

    Prospective Partners Reception

    April 28, 2015 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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    SVP Spring Gathering & Leadership Retreat

    April 20, 2015 8:30 am

    Join current and rising leaders from Seattle and around SVP's global network to for a two-day retreat in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. You'll tackle tough questions and walk away with relevant tools, actionable ideas, and the skills to grow beyond transactional leadership.

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