The power behind SVP Boulder County is our people: our Partner members are the brain trust and workforce that delivers on our programming.
An invaluable part of the SVP ecosystem, we call SVP members “Partners” because – without them – we couldn’t do what we do. Individuals, businesses, families, foundations and others can join SVP as Partners – get in touch to learn more.
Membership in SVP is a unique experience. Our Partners are volunteers, donors and consultants and to ensure everyone has a positive experience we ask anyone interested in becoming a Partner to 1) attend an SVP event, 2) meet with a SVP staff member, and 3) meet with an SVP Partner.
Partner member Ed Victor looks to SVP Boulder County to realize his own vision to advance social change. “I wanted to do more than give $100 here and there. I wanted to be more intentional, more focused, and more effective in my giving – that’s why I joined SVP…” Learn more about Ed’s SVP journey here.
In service of stronger nonprofits, SVP Partners impart their experience as trainers, deliver coaching to nonprofit leaders, facilitate peer learning for executive directors, translate business acumen in consulting projects, serve on committees … and so much more. They are influencers, experts, donors and community builders. They are concerned, informed and engaged. They are individuals and businesses invested in the community where they live and work. (Find Partner Profiles on our blog, and read testimonials from SVP business Partners, here).
We asked our membership what attributes make a good Partner. If you recognize yourself in the attributes below, you could be a great SVP Partner.
Heart Good listener Supportive Value nonprofits Passionate Innovator Smart Curious Respectful Collaborative Fun Enthusiastic Thoughtful Creative
Partners not only share their experience with nonprofits, but also develop their leadership skills, community engagement and philanthropic knowledge through targeted opportunities, including:
- Individualized Partner development – staff offers Partners customized development plans to inform their cross-sector and personal philanthropic aptitudes.
- Peer learn and skills trainings – peer-to-peer learning sessions around specific nonprofit topics designed for members to share, ideate and problem-solve as well as trainings on skills such as coaching, facilitation, and assessments.
- Networking events – intentionally designed social and professional opportunities enhance the tensile strength of member relationships and abilities, both online and offline.
With a range of membership levels and ways to give, interested community members are encouraged to get in touch. Businesses and foundations are encouraged to sponsor the membership of their employees for community engagement and professional development.
To learn more, please contact 303.840.0165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.