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New Partner Spotlight: John Moore makes it personal

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by Sabine Kortals Stein As often the case among new Partners, John Moore first learned about SVP Boulder County through a friend. “We were discussing ways to get involved with local nonprofits,” says John, who brings a background in equity trading, entrepreneurship and creative problem solving to our diverse Partner network. “When I mentioned my […] Read More »

Humane Society of Boulder Valley benefits from SVP Tech Team

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by Sabine Kortals Stein According to Jan McHugh-Smith – CEO of Humane Society of Boulder Valley – the more she learned about how SVP Boulder County supports and advances local nonprofits, the more she realized her own organization needed help. “One issue that kept recurring in our strategic planning was technology,” she recalls. “We’re lean […] Read More »

Spencer Downing reflects on addressing our community’s greatest needs

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By Sabine Kortals Stein As SVP Boulder County’s Program + Volunteer Officer since 2018, Spencer Downing recently shared with us his reflections on the successes and opportunities of SVP programs in the last few years; the crucial role of SVP Partners in our community; and the impact of SVP’s nonprofit clients, countywide. “When I came […] Read More »

Nonprofit Spotlight: Temple Grandin School

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by Sabine Kortals Stein The Temple Grandin School (TGS) is more than a school for neurodiverse students – it’s a community. “The students we serve are mostly on the autism spectrum, although that diagnosis isn’t required,” says Jen Wilger, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Boulder-based educational community that will celebrate its 10th anniversary in […] Read More »

SVP Partner advocates for the arts

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By Deborah Malden Just in time for the holidays, approval of one of several vaccines is cause for optimism that life, and economic activity, will return to some semblance of normalcy in 2021. But the outlook for those in the arts and culture sector remains bleak. The pandemic’s impact on the creative economy should concern […] Read More »

Year-end giving in 2020

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Dear Friends, If your mailbox (physical or email) is anything like mine, it’s jammed with requests from nonprofits talking about the “unprecedented” times that we’re all in. And they’re right. It is unprecedented. And unprecedented times call for unprecedented philanthropy. If you’re in a position to give, this is a year to do so with […] Read More »

Local nonprofit merger a win-win

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By Sabine Kortals Stein  Pre-COVID, a study reported on by the Stanford Social Innovation Review uncovered what drives successful mergers, suggesting that more nonprofits should consider mergers as a useful tool to increase impact. Indeed, in 88% of the cases studied, both acquired and acquiring nonprofits confirmed that their organizations were better off post-merger, with […] Read More »