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Mike Quinn, Director of Community Investment

Mike leads our grant-making and capacity building work with nonprofits. A native of Colorado, Mike decided to pursue his passion for engaging people in social change by relocating to Seattle to join SVP.  Previously, Mike worked for El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs in their Fellowship program.


Mike received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was also an active member of the Presidents Leadership Class.  He enjoys the outdoors, and has grown to appreciate having the beauty of both the mountains and the water all in one spot!


Please feel free to contact Mike for the following:

Phone: 206.451.8120 |  Email: mikeq@svpseattle.org | LinkedIn

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Going overboard on overhead

Last week, both CBS and the New York Times ran stories about the Wounded Warrior Project and its apparent lavish spending and mismanagement. The questions and concerns raised are valid and I'm not defending any of the Wounded Warrior Project's practices or decisions. However, I do want to address the limitations of using overhead as a proxy for effectiveness.

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The Artist + Moneyball = SVP?!

It’s fair to say a few of us here in the office enjoy the movies, sharing perspectives and recommendations once in awhile. After the Academy Awards last Sunday, we couldn't help but find some great - if surprising - parallels between SVP's work, and the storyline of two Oscar-worthy flicks.

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The Buzz on SVP Staff – From Net Impact to Leadership Tomorrow

SVP staff are racking up accolades! Lynn Coriano was selected as a PLACES Fellow, Mike Quinn was accepted into Leadership Tomorrow’s class of 2012, and Paul Shoemaker was interviewed in the Seattle Times and is a featured panelist at this fall’s Net Impact Conference. Congrats all around!

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