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Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.
Our network of engaged community members invest time, money, and professional expertise in local non-profits. Through our model of venture philanthropy, we seek to effect significant, long-term social change in our community.
What a remarkable year 2018 has been for SVPWR. More and more community members are talking about us and considering joining our ranks. More and more charities are benefiting from our investments in expertise and funding. Read More »
Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR) is proud to announce that Reep Green Solutions is the recipient of the $8,000 Judges’ Choice Award at the first Perfect Pitch event held on November 13, 2018. Read More »
March 12 @ 11:45 am
Are you part of a local nonprofit/charity who is developing your HR strategy, or seeking innovative ideas for recruiting, rewarding, and retaining employees? Staffing decisions are some of the most important decisions that an organization can make. Join us at our next Nonprofit Lunch & Learn on March 12th! (Rescheduled from February 12th due to weather.) Read More »
April 24 @ 11:45 am
On April 24th, join us for a lunch-and-learn on navigating government relations. Our guest speaker Melissa Durrell will lead a presentation that will look at how to develop strong working relationships with the government, and how to frame your organization’s needs/issues and then effectively pitch them to decision makers. Read More »