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SVP Seeks New CEO

Posted by Willow Russell

The new CEO of SVP Seattle will join a vibrant organization with a reputation for thought leadership and innovation. One that plays a crucial role in broader conversations about the social sector’s effectiveness, impact and related trends. The staff of 13 share enormous comradery and their passion for SVP’s mission and impact is palpable.

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2017 Environment Grant Finalists

Posted by Willow Russell

From bike transit to sustainable and equitable water use, this year’s environment grant finalists are helping to ensure healthy communities for all. SVP’s Environment Grant Committee members reviewed dozens of letters of inquiry and conducted phone interviews with 15 nonprofits before selecting the following five. Learn about their vital work below!

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How Dancing Prepared Sinae Cheh for Philanthropy

Posted by Cecilia Garza

“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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5 Reasons to Watch SVP’s Tech Community of Practice

Posted by Cecilia Garza

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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Activating Open Spaces with Community

Posted by Brad Brickman

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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Welcome SVP New Partners!

Posted by Juliet Le

Since November, SVP has welcomed 40 new partners like Blair and Laura Dillaway who joined SVP to expand and improve the impact of their philanthropic activities. They've lived in Seattle for 30 years and have become increasingly involved with local arts and social services organizations.

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SVP is Hiring a Fast Pitch Program Manager!

Posted by Willow Russell

Do you know someone who is passionate about social change and is great with people, project management and event planning? Tell them about SVP’s Fast Pitch program manager position! This person will work with SVP's incredible network of volunteers to produce our Fast Pitch program that supports nonprofits and social enterprises making a positive impact in the Puget Sound region and beyond.

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