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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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    Race, poverty, privilege, oppression, identity … these concepts have been swirling in my head since I participated in SVP’s Equity Matters Series. It brought up painful childhood memories, many of which were connected to growing up poor. But it also challenged me to reflect on the privilege I experienced as well.

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    Had a 39-hour “layover” in Tokyo on my way to Singapore for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Conference. I spent the afternoon with 40 SVP Tokyo Partners at their annual 2-day retreat. Other than Miki Aoki occasionally leaning over to clarify something being said, 99% of it was unintelligible for me … and it didn’t matter at all. In fact, I may have heard a lot more by just watching and feeling the room for 4 hours.

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    "The reason I've stayed an SVP Partner is that I love the model. And what I like about the model is that I always think of it as a three-legged stool. So one leg is the chance to learn about philanthropy, learn about the nonprofits based in Tucson and around the country. But also the chance to really engage in a way, in a different kind of way... And then the third part is wine. It's fun... so those three things make the model really interesting."

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    “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” From Lynnwood, to the top of Mount Fuji, to the sand dunes of Mui Ne – Juliet Le has lived these words to their fullest. Get to know a bit about SVP's newest staff member -- her professional background, her go-to comfort foods, the scariest thing she has ever done, and more!

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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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    Solar Tour with Northwest SEED

    May 4, 2015 6:00 pm

    Interested in learning more about solar energy in Seattle? Come tour the installation that launched the largest community solar program in Washington State! Plus, learn how SVP Investee, Northwest SEED designs and deploys award-winning solar programs, helping people power their lives with clean energy through community-led solutions.

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