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Meet SVPI’s new team!

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SVP Global Community, At SVP International, we have been on a journey together. One of reflection. Of discovery. Of reinvention. In fall 2019, we began an internal restructuring process to better lean into what communities are asking of us as a global philanthropic network. The global pandemic and the racial and economic reckonings accelerated our […] Read More »

Reimagining What’s Possible

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Hello SVP Community, Good morning from here in Seattle. How are you holding up? It’s been over nine months of this new pandemic world and while the recent news of a vaccine is certainly heartening, it’s clear we are not going back to gatherings, conferences, working together in person and the like any time soon. […] Read More »

Collective Impact

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Network Friends and Partners, 2020. Whew, hard to believe we’re already in the last quarter of this year of so much change. In Seattle and across the West Coast of the US, we have lately been living with the devastating impacts of climate change right outside our windows – something I know many of our community in […] Read More »

Reimagining Together: Opportunity for Action

Posted by Sudha

Our world is at a turning point and we need to step up. It is with this in mind that SVP International is launching the SVP Reimagine Fund. The SVP Reimagine Fund builds on the impact of local SVP Affiliates and Partners to catalyze more regional, national and cross-country resources to solve pressing social challenges at their root. We will start by responding to needs emerging from this pandemic and from long-standing unjust systems, while demonstrating another way for philanthropy to be close to and accountable to communities. Read More »

At SVP every day is #GivingTuesdayNow

Posted by Sudha

Dear SVP Community, I’m sure you are seeing many emails from nonprofits in your networks about #GivingTuesdayNow, a global giving day to support organizations affected by COVID-19, and the communities they serve.  Read More »

Acting Now For a More Just World

Posted by Sudha

Dear SVP Partners and Colleagues, It’s hard to believe it is already the middle of April. Thank you to the many of you who joined our “All Partner” town halls this month. It was so nice to see faces from around the world and hear your perspectives as we shape SVPI’s next steps. We are glad you are willing to experiment with us in new ways to build community.  Read More »

5 Questions for Engaged Philanthropy

Posted by Sudha

Like many of you, I am worried about what is happening in our world. While I know we are doing as much as we can to flatten the curve, the long-term impacts on our social change work are already starting to emerge. At times it feels overwhelming trying to figure out what comes next and how to lead our network through this moment, but I draw hope and inspiration from knowing that we are a community of do-ers and problem solvers. Read More »