This fall SVP Tucson will offer and encourage all partners to learn and grow as philanthropists and individuals through SVP International’s Philanthropy Development Curriculum modules. The first three modules are available now and funding to produce more has been secured. The full development plan calls for 30 courses in all. From “SVP’s Principals in Action” to “Issue Areas and Regional Needs,” these modules offer partners an opportunity to connect and learn. SVP Tucson will request that all partners engaged in work with nonprofit investees and on selection teams attend select modules to help supplement their nonprofit knowledge, understanding and awareness. Learn more about the vision, goal and design of this curricula below.
Philanthropy development is the core of SVP’s mission. Whether at the local organizational level, or through the skills and engagement of our partners around the globe, SVP seeks deeper and more effective philanthropy.
SVP’s greatest asset is human capital, our consistently developing community of dedicated partners and staff that, over the course of twenty years, has grown into the largest network of engaged philanthropists in the world. And now, by sharing our most effective methodologies centered around experiential learning, we are working to significantly increase partners’ competencies as strategic volunteers and philanthropic leaders.
A comprehensive development initiative that:
- Deepens SVP’s impact on organizations and communities
- Increases the number of well-equipped civic leaders who are engaged at the local, regional, national and international levels of philanthropy
- Lifts sector-wide expectations for the level of knowledge, skills and commitment present in our philanthropic leaders
Supported by a modular program through which:
- Partners develop a high level of understanding of — and sense of accountability to — SVP’s values, community goals and core beliefs about equity
- Partners have meaningful, sufficient engagement, taking the initiative to lead with confidence and set clear expectations in alignment with SVP’s values
- Partners and other philanthropic leaders fill higher and more significant leadership roles in their communities
Courses are created using best practices based on research about adult learning and can be delivered by any experienced facilitator. While a basic understanding of content is helpful, it is not necessary to have expertise in each topic.
Focusing on individual reflection, conversation and simulations to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills, the courses do not rely heavily on presentation.
Content is scalable — equally effective when delivered to a table of 3 or 4, or a large, formal workshop with 30 or more participants.