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The Best of 2017

Posted by SVP Seattle

To start the New Year off right, check out this roundup of our favorite moments of 2017.

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Seattle Affordable Housing Gets A Boost from the Sun

Posted by Cecilia Garza

Spark Northwest's partnership with Capitol Hill Housing and Emerald Cities Seattle has led to solar power for 147 low-income residents. Solar installation on Elizabeth James House & two other sites will help bridge the green divide. Plus, residents will get to decide how to use the savings.

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Data-Driven Impact at Open Arms

Posted by Cecilia Garza
Open Arms Perinatal Services, Seattle, Washington

After an introduction with one SVP Partner resulted in a $125K capacity building grant, Open Arms used the support to evaluate their programs. What they found was profound. This infographic shares how their Outreach Doula Program is transforming lives.

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#SVPFinalShowdown: The Live Recap

Posted by Cecilia Garza

Last month our 2017 SVP Fast Pitch winners walked away with more than $240K in cash prizes and pro bono services. It was an inspiring evening that audience members had to share! We collected some of our favorite moments posted on social media. Plus, photos!

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SVP Earns Gold at Community Impact Awards!

Posted by Mike Quinn

SVP Seattle received gold recognition at Seattle Business magazine's fourth annual Community Impact Awards! In a memorable evening celebrating the outstanding work of organizations from across sectors, SVP Seattle was recognized as the region's most impactful organization in Pro Bono Services.

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From Northwest SEED to Spark Northwest

Posted by Cecilia Garza

Executive Director Jennifer Grove hung up the phone and sat back. It was going to happen. With SVP Partner Lisa Wyler’s help, Northwest SEED was going to get the makeover they had been waiting for: a name and brand that reflected the forward-thinking organization they are in practice.

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Partner Column: Achieving a Living Wage

Posted by Jon Kauffman

SVP Partner Jon Kauffman was first introduced to Rainier Valley Corps in 2015 when he was part of SVP’s kindergarten-readiness new grant committee. In his recent article for the RVC blog, he shares how he and RVC staff confronted implementing a living wage for their cornerstone fellowship program.

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