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    Social Venture Partners (SVP), a group of local individuals focused on tackling Waterloo Region’s social challenges involving children and families, today announced that its SVP Teens philanthropy program is now accepting applications from nonprofits in Waterloo Region for its 2016 grant program, which is anticipated to be $3,000 - $4,000 plus volunteer time. Applications can be made by registered charities. Applications must be received by SVP by 5:00 p.m. on February, 29th 2016. Read More »

    What happens when two venture capitalists talk about philanthropy? While this may seem like the start of a joke, it’s actually the founding story of Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR). Jacqui Murphy, Vice President of Marketing at Auvik Networks, and Tim Jackson, Lead Executive at MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, were partners at Tech Capital Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm. In 2010, they both decided they wanted to get more involved in helping out the philanthropic community of Waterloo Region. Read More »

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    Capacity Building Session: Social Media Fundamentals for Nonprofits 101

    February 29, 2016 6:45 pm

    Capacity Building 101 sessions help partners and guests understand the key capacity building areas we work on with our investees. This session will help partners and the general public understand the unique aspects of social media and how it relates to nonprofits. Read More »

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    Capacity Building Session: Social Media Fundamentals for Nonprofits 101 @ Accelerator Centre | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
    Capacity Building 101 sessions help partners and guests understand the key capacity building areas we work on with our investees. This session will help partners and the general public understand the unique aspects of social[...]