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SVP selects Kinnect to be next Investee

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Cleveland, the philanthropic venture fund that supports and partners with nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio, has awarded its seventeenth multi-year grant to its newest Investee—Kinnect. Having selected Kinnect from a pool of 52 local nonprofit applicants, SVP will offer Kinnect an initial $15,000 unrestricted grant as well as tailored consulting, pinpointed through a collaborative relationship. The consulting is provided by SVP volunteers with a range of nonprofit-management expertise and a passion to engage with nonprofits making an impact in the community.

The Measure of Success: Following the Process, Recognizing the Progress, Focusing on the Potential

“Impact is one area where SVP needs to continue to evolve.…It’s where we’re going to go, who we’re going to be,” shares SVP Partner Pete Punwani, reflecting on why he chose to not only participate in SVP’s Real-Time Strategic Planning (RTSP) process but also to become one of its Impact Subteam co-leads.

“Impact” was one of three overarching areas of focus that came out of the initial stages of SVP’s RTSP process, which began at the 2017 Fall Partner Meeting…

From Hong Kong to Ohio, SVP Partner Dominique Litmaath Connects Worlds One Question at a Time

“People know Hong Kong as this incredibly densely populated, bustling, cosmopolitan city, but we actually grew up 100 yards from the beach in a small fishing village—Stanley [now well known as a tourist destination and overcrowded market with designer knockoffs]…But when I was growing up, it was all noodle and vegetable stands and pigs running around loose.” SVP Partner Dominique Litmaath reminisces, “I had an incredible upbringing. At the time I thought it was the most normal thing in the world.”…