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Introducing Our New Investee!

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Homeless Youth Connection  For over 20 years, SVP Arizona has been taking a venture capital approach to philanthropy – contributing more than $4.3 million dollars and 35,000 consultation hours for more than 100 nonprofits in our community. With the help of our Partnership of business and community leaders, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and philanthropists, SVPAZ […] Read More »

Why Small Gifts Matter

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Why Small Gifts Matter How the Collective Pooling of Resources Makes a Greater Impact In our last blog, we busted the myth that “small gifts don’t matter,” along with several other myths about philanthropy. This time, we will delve deeper into why this particular myth is so erroneous. In practice, nonprofits are heavily reliant upon […] Read More »

5 Myths of US Philanthropy (& Their Busts!)

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It is crucial for nonprofits and other charitable organizations to understand the philanthropic environment they operate within, so as to maximize their own impact and revenue. However, there are several myths and misconceptions about US philanthropy that if upheld, can thwart an organization’s success. In its fall 2019 issue, the Stanford Social Innovation Review published […] Read More »

What is Venture Philanthropy?

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What is Venture Philanthropy? Taking a Venture Capital Approach to Achieve Philanthropic Goals Just as the for-profit economy has always developed innovations to meet its changing needs, so too is the nonprofit sector evolving. One such development that the nonprofit sector is adopting is ‘Venture Philanthropy,’ a practice that takes its name and principles from […] Read More »

SVPAZ’s Ed Pitch Awards $72,500 to Student Education Innovators

Posted by arizona

The inaugural SVPAZ Ed Pitch event was a success! Our seven student finalists entertained and inspired the more than 200 guests in attendance as they presented their ideas to advance Arizona’s education system to a top 10 ranked school system by 2030. In addition to the finalist pitches, a number of special guests joined SVPAZ […] Read More »

Phoenix Mayor Proclaims March 20, 2018 as Ed Pitch Day

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has proclaimed that March 20, 2018 is Ed Pitch Day in Phoenix, Arizona in support of SVPAZ’s Ed Pitch event at the Phoenix Art Museum on March 20 at 5:30 p.m. Read the full proclamation below and purchase Ed Pitch tickets here! Read More »

First Press Wine Dinner and Auction to Benefit SPOT127

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First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction is an elegant black-tie affair with distinguished wineries that host tables and pair their wines to a five-course gourmet meal. Enjoy live classical music, a wine-tasting reception, experiential auction lots, and fabulous after-hours entertainment. The 16th annual dinner and auction will be held on April 7 at the […] Read More »