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Become a Partner

Social Venture Partners pool and stretch their dollars, contributing more than they could alone but that’s just the beginning. After joining SVP, most of our Partners continue to increase their giving. They give more strategically, are more civically engaged, and many become community leaders – applying much needed resources and skills to solving our community’s biggest challenges.

Since joining SVP:

Partners give more

  • 60% of partners surveyed have increased their giving
  • 73% of those who increased their giving said that SVP was a factor

Partners give more strategically

  • Through shared learning, collective grant making and volunteering, our Partners develop a more strategic approach to their giving
  • Among those who indicated a change in their approach, 99% say that SVP was a factor

Partners are more involved in their communities

  • The majority of Partners surveyed have increased their civic engagement
  • Among those whose engagement increased, 94% said that SVP was a factor in that change

Source: 2011 Demonstrating SVP’s Impact Survey

What Partners Can Expect

  • Enjoy the diversity of personalities, talents and passions of other like-minded people in Greater Cincinnati.
  • Learn about philanthropy through a minimum of three skill-building workshops per year.
  • Learn about the local nonprofit sector and gain the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to strengthen it with your personal and our collective actions.
  • Learn about the process of strategic grant making, as well as the breadth of nonprofits in our funding focus area(s) by being a member of the Investment Committee.
  • Get the opportunity to utilize your life and corporate skills by working to enhance Social Venture Partner’s internal capacity and/or working directly to make a difference with our investees.
  • Expand the size of your social circle by getting to know a diverse group of philanthropists within SVP.
  • Connect with over 3,500 partners worldwide through the Social Venture Partners International Network via conferences, projects and the intranet.




Social Venture Partners presents opportunities for personal growth and dynamic interaction. Let’s have a no-risk, low pressure conversation about your personal passions and philanthropic journey.  Social Venture Partners may be a perfect way for you to enhance your charitable experience. If you are interested in becoming a Partner our would like to meet some of our current Partners to learn more, please contact info@svpcincinnati.org.