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Recap of Capacity Building Session: Social Media Fundementals

Posted by Rose Greensides

  SVP Partners and community members from nonprofit organizations enjoyed a fascinating evening workshop with Jamie Good (Digital Fluency Coach) and Becka (Manager Operations, Stratford‎ Accelerator Centre). The session focused on how social media platforms can be leveraged to increase community engagement and to bolster nonprofit programming. The E2 Committee received great feedback from participants and they look forward to future […] Read More »

Where Did 6 Months Go?

Posted by Rose Greensides

A message from Rose Greensides, Executive Director Last September, I joined SVP Waterloo Region because I fell in love with the engaged philanthropy model.  I have learned so much in 6 short months. As a new ED, it quickly became clear to me that this partnership is full of passionate and talented individuals who want their non-profit investment […] Read More »

8×10 Recap

Posted by Rose Greensides

SVPWR recently hosted the fifth annual 8×10 celebration and we welcomed our largest crowd of nearly 275 attendees. Each speaker shared personal stories and the “ah-ha” moment(s) that encouraged them to make positive changes in their lives. Whether it be getting more involved in the local community, stepping outside of your comfort zone, never judging […] Read More »

November 2015 Feature Investee: Kinbridge Community Association

Posted by Rose Greensides
Kinbridge Community Association WR

When SVP Partners donate time, talent and treasure to local organizations, the results are endless!  The Board skills matrix and Board development plans are now in place.  As a result, strategic priorities are moving forward with great success. The Association recently acquired much needed space (4000 square feet). Facilities will now be accessible allowing a […] Read More »

SVP Announces New Executive Director

Posted by Rose Greensides

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rose Greensides as the Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region effective August 31, 2015.  Rose comes to us from Bereaved Families of Ontario-Midwestern Region (BFO-MR) where she has served as the Executive Director for the past nine years. At BFO-MR Rose had overall responsibility for […] Read More »

SVP Teens Receives A Gift

Posted by Rose Greensides

  The photo includes Reception House’s CSS Coordinator Lynne Griffiths and Youth Worker Hser Ta Kay, and SVP Teens Chair Owen Martin. Reception House says “Thank You” to the SVP Teens for their financial and on going support, by presenting the group with a beautiful mural painted by youth served by their organization. Reception House is an invaluable […] Read More »

Reception House Receives Grant From SVP Teens

Posted by Rose Greensides

Today SVP Teens gave Reception House a $4,000 grant to help fund refugee youth programs. Reception House is a community-based organization, which provides a warm welcome, programs and services to government-assisted refugees who settle in the Waterloo Region. Reception House locally serves approximately 245 newly arrived refugees and about 75 secondary migrants each year. SVP […] Read More »