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From the CEO: Affirmations

Posted by Solynn McCurdy

My colleague Michael McAfee, incoming president and CEO of PolicyLink said that "power is the ability to create and change the rules." We have the ability, and we can continue to make the necessary change to reinvent philanthropy.

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Podcast: Technology Access Foundation presents “This is the Work”

Posted by Cecilia Garza

SVP Partner CC Gardner Gleser and SVP CEO Solynn McCurdy have spent their lives working towards equity for young people. They are also helping pave the way for an emerging transition in philanthropy. This month they get real with Technology Access Foundation on the role of philanthropy and what it's like for nonprofits led by people of color, including authentic discussions of race, philosophy, and experience.

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Welcome New Partners!

Posted by Cecilia Garza

Since September, SVP has welcomed 33 new partners, like Jeremy Taylor a financial planner and President of Mainspring Wealth Advisors.

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Investing in the Strength to Do More

Posted by Cecilia Garza

Friends of the Children has more than doubled their revenue and number of students served since 2009. In fact, they’re on track to double their reach again. As former Executive Director Kelly Stockman McKee describes it, SVP’s greatest gift to Friends of the Children was establishing a culture of capacity building.

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Lasting Impact at Southwest Youth & Family Services

Posted by Cecilia Garza

Southwest Youth & Family Services' (SWYFS) New Futures program was SVP's inaugural investee in 1998. Now, 20 years later and as a current multi-year investee, SWYFS and SVP Partners are helping lay the foundation for a county-wide movement toward better outcomes for children.

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Apply to be SVP’s Next Brainerd Fellow

Posted by benmitchell

Are you a person of color who wants to learn more about the nonprofit landscape and systems change while building a network of friends with the same kind of passion for social impact? Have you always wanted to dig into capacity building and collective action for organizations working right here in King County? Check out this opportunity to become a fellow at Social Venture Partners.

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From the CEO: On the Horizon for SVP

Posted by Solynn McCurdy

My first six months have been an exciting ride, learning our strengths and weaknesses through hundreds of conversations with partners, community members and stakeholders. It’s apparent that SVP has played a significant role in our partners’ philanthropic growth. Yet one question remains at the forefront of our ability to effect change.

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