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Collective momentum in 2021: Network stories, and more

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We’re a year into this pandemic. I remember this time last year, as Seattle shut down and we faced so much uncertainty in our communities and in our daily lives. I’m reflecting on how this pandemic and the global racial and economic reckoning have radically altered the way we live, learn, work, give, and engage; […] Read More »

Meet the first round of Reimagine Fund grantees

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I am thrilled to introduce you to the first round of Reimagine Fund grantees – a phenomenal set of organizations leading transformational work in our communities to advance racial justice. Meet the Grantees! Our first iteration of the Reimagine Fund set out to make a statement given the urgent and renewed reckoning on systemic racism that began […] Read More »

Insider look: New possibilities for our network

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Over the past week, we’ve shared an insider look into our evolving Network strategy, how it came to be, and the early results from this collective work (Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4). In our final chapter in this series, I want to turn our attention to the year ahead and explore how this strategic framework can open up exciting new […] Read More »

Insider look: How are we centering our values?

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“…the agency of movements emanates from within oppressed communities—from their institutions, culture and creativity.” – Aldon D. Morris Welcome to part 4 of our five part series with an insider look. (You can click here for parts 1, 2, and 3). Previously, I shared our evolving strategic direction and how it came to be. Next I want to talk […] Read More »

Insider look: Alignment for collective impact

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Earlier this week I shared Parts 1 and 2 of this email series. Today in part 3, let’s get into how we are shifting towards a collective strategy and some exciting early wins. During our many conversations with Affiliate leaders, we heard that the network strategy needs a path for the evolution of SVP – […] Read More »

Insider look: How philanthropic trends shape our strategy

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Yesterday I shared with you part 1 of an email series giving you the inside scoop on our updated strategy. Today I’m digging into the following question: What factors in the global landscape and the philanthropic sector help us understand what’s needed in SVP International’s updated approach? For those of you newer to SVP, you might be […] Read More »

What’s next for SVP? A new series

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Staff, Partners and community at SVP Tucson recently decided to build upon a long-standing and successful Fast Pitch model to adapt it to the changing philanthropic context – one that acknowledges that our local SVPs can play a role in addressing historic inequities in philanthropy. SVP Tucson CEO Ciara Garcia had this to share: “Our […] Read More »