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Going Beyond Philanthropy

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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    After being in this sector for over a decade, I can say that nonprofit professionals are some of the most awesome people on earth. We are so smart, talented, dedicated, passionate, caring, humble, witty, cool, and hilarious... but, we are burning out, you guys. We work in the evenings and on the weekends, skip vacations, and when we’re on vacation we check our emails because we know if we ignore them, they will start multiplying like hipsters. It is a brutal cycle that leads to many of us leaving the sector to make jewelry that are then sold at farmer’s markets. This is a terrible, terrible tragedy, despite the fact that the world could use more necklaces made out of beach glass and soda can tabs.

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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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    Featured Events

    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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    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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