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It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together they will help build communities able to solve our most entrenched problems.
That’s SVP. A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose.
Helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions – we make connections that make a difference. Connections that unleash potential.
The importance of literacy — and the impact it has on kids like Gavin — was exactly the reason the organization Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region selected Strong Start as its initial investee in the summer of 2011. Founded in 2010 by local business partners Tim Jackson and Jacqui Murphy, Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region pairs community leaders with non-profit organizations in an attempt to create long-lasting social change. Read More »
Social Venture Partners (SVP), a group of local individuals focused on tackling Waterloo Region’s social challenges involving children and families, today launched its new teen philanthropy group, SVP Teens, as part of its 3rd anniversary in Waterloo Region and the global GivingTuesday movement. Similar to events and organizations such as We Day and Free the Children, SVP Teens rallies youth together and energizes them to get involved with the causes they are most passionate about, but it also goes further and deeper. SVP Teens prepares and empowers youth to address problems facing their community throughout the year and teaches them the importance and value of strategic and engaged philanthropy. Read More »
December 3, 2013
Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday…now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on December 3, 2013.
It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.
“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”