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Mission Capital – Working to Understand the Social Sector’s Leadership Gap

Posted by SVPI

Mission Capital, our SVP Affiliate in Austin, Texas, led by new CEO Madge Vasquez, is partnering with Building Movement to administer the Race to Lead survey in their community to gather insights on the racial and gender leadership gap in the social sector. Read More »

Reflections & Questions

Posted by Sudha

I hope you are all having a nice July. Over here at SVPI we are continuing our transition - figuring out our staffing plan, thinking about and incorporating the lessons of the Summit, and determining next steps to continue building a strong learning community for all of us.  Read More »

Hello From the Road!

Posted by Sudha

I'm writing to you all from the "road" -- I'm in Bengaluru, India as part of our SVP India Sustainable Livelihoods Conclave. The SVPI team is here learning from the great work happening through this collaboration of NGOs, Partners, and affiliates. What an incredibly vibrant network we have here in India. The energy is contagious! Read More »

Sudha Nandagopal, New SVPI CEO

Posted by Michael Castle

Social Venture Partners International is proud to announce long-time progressive movement strategist, racial equity expert, and community builder Sudha Nandagopal as our new CEO. Sudha has worked across many sectors to provide strategic vision and lead change, including in government, non-profits, political campaigns, and philanthropy. In all her work—social movement leadership, communications, organizational development, facilitation, […] Read More »

Time to Reflect & Rewire

Posted by Tim Schottman

If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. — Lilla Watson Slow down, be kind. — Fred (Mr.) Rogers In the last two and a half years, one of the greatest rewards of […] Read More »

SVP Attends Global Engagement Lab with Edge Funders Alliance

Posted by Cathy Lehman

In early November I had the opportunity to represent SVP International at a four-day retreat in France for global funders committed to systems change philanthropy. The Global Engagement Lab was created by the Indie Philanthropy Initiative and Edge Funders Alliance to explore how “systemic crises” are being countered by “systemic alternatives” in the philanthropic sector. It’s a six-month cohort for roughly 30 global philanthropic […] Read More »

Impact Investing Community of Practice Call- Jan. 16, 2018

Posted by Emily Reitman

While SVP’s traditional model leverages grantmaking practices to increase the impact of community nonprofits, other financial mechanisms can direct additional capital to nonprofits and entrepreneurs tackling community problems. This call  focused on a specific impact investment structured by SVP Denver Partners. SVP Denver recently syndicated an Impact Investment in one of their nonprofit social enterprise clients, […] Read More »