Who are they and what do they do?
Our Investment Team (aka the I-Team) is essential to all that we do at SVP. In order to pick a nonprofit each year, our Partners rely on the matchmaking and vetting the I-Team conducts. They are our eyes and ears and heart.
After reviewing nonprofits’ initial applications and subsequent proposals, conducting site visits, interviewing executive directors and board presidents, and assessing the “fit” between the potential Investees’ needs and our Partners’ expertise, the I-Team makes recommendations to the entire SVP Partnership.
The I-Team’s insights guide our Partnership and help them select our next Investee for a two-year collaboration.
What do I need to know in order to join the I-Team?
I-Team membership is open to any SVP Partner — whether you’re new to our Partnership or a founding member. Prior volunteer or grant-making experience is not necessary, but there will be a mandatory training for all I-Team Members. All you need to do is bring an open and curious mind, a willingness to collaborate, and the ability to meet several times each month for four months.