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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 day when all kids receive an excellent education and all people live and work in a healthy environment.

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    Last month you learned about SVP Partners Dave Thompson, Kevin Phaup and the launch of the Tech Community of Practice. With that top of mind, I had to share a short and powerful note we received from Dr. Judy Margrath, of SVP Investee Team Read.

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    SVP Fast Pitch is the Northwest's largest training and pitch competition for both nonprofit and for-profit social innovators. And we are looking for people who want to change the world! Please help us spread the word.

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    “I commonly say that my mom was the one with the talent. My dad was the one with the vision,” says SVP Partner Sinae Cheh. “My dad, he looked to the future and he said there will come a time when as Korean Americans we will have to be able to assert our identity in this diverse culture.”

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    Dave Thompson is a self-described technology guy. But believe it or not, he didn’t realize that getting involved in the community would mean helping implement sustainable tech solutions. That was, until he crossed into the nonprofit sector as a volunteer and board member and saw that technology was a sector-wide struggle.

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    When I first became involved with Cheasty Greenspace in 2014, I was swept up in the movement. Rainy Saturday after rainy Saturday, I joined a community work team to remove invasive species and restore native plants. I built friendships with leaders and participants. We celebrated when we were approved for a $100,000 grant. But what I didn’t realize was not everyone in the community was bought in to the project. A lesson I will not soon forget.

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    Featured Events

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    Prospective Partner Luncheon

    June 6 @ 11:30 am

    Are you looking for a way to give back and make a positive change in our community and world? Join SVP Partners at this luncheon to explore how SVP can help you realize greater impact with your giving and volunteer time!

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    Think Tank-A-Thon

    June 13 @ 9:30 am

    Great minds and action collide as we tackle real-world problems with SVP Investees! 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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    SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown

    October 24 @ 5:00 pm

    If you are looking for a jolt of inspiration and optimism for the future you won't want to miss this exhilarating event where great ideas for good are in the spotlight!

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