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There are hundreds of SVP Partners in Washington and thousands worldwide. They range from filmmakers to financial managers, from nonprofit leaders to corporate veterans, and from foundation executives to people just beginning to explore their giving potential. Check out some of their stories.

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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SVP Fast Pitch: Why I Volunteer

Posted by Cecilia Garza
Katrina Spade presents Re-Compose at the 2016 SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown. Photo / Thomas Kokta

SVP Fast Pitch leverages entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders tackling important issues in our society. Meet some of the SVP Partners responsible for the 2017 SVP Fast Pitch and Final Showdown, what is expected to be another powerful event.

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Welcome New Partners!

Posted by Juliet Le

Since June, SVP has welcomed 22 new partners, like Gwen Straley who serves as an advisor at 3rd Creek Investments and executive director of 3rd Creek Foundation, an organization dedicated to global poverty alleviation.

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Accelerating Engaged Philanthropy through Corporate Partnerships

Posted by seattle

Last year, SVP kicked off our corporate partnership program as a way to more fully engage local businesses in our work. We recently caught up with a few of our current corporate partners and are excited to share of some of their experiences!

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Learning the Ropes of Engaged Philanthropy

Posted by Cecilia Garza

Over the five year relationship with former SVP Investee Zeno, Bill helped bring in and manage SVP Partner volunteers for 40 different projects. His experience as a lead partner launched a turning point in his philanthropy.

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Making Lasting Impact as a Community of Practice

Posted by Rebecca Stephens
Photo by Lisa Bontje

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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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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