Looking Ahead at 2020
SVP International has some exciting updates to share! Please read on to learn more about the great changes and additions to our network.
Launching the 2020 SVP Philanthropy Innovation Fund to build on the strength of our entrepreneurial network model. This Initiative will support sector learning and contribute to scaling global solutions. We know that it’s not enough to find solutions—they need to be shared and scaled throughout the sector. Affiliates will be able to apply for mini grants to increase collaboration across affiliates, document learnings, and accelerate promising practices. We will share more details on this opportunity in the coming months!
Welcome SVP Philadelphia as a Launching Member
In December 2019, the SVP International board voted to have SVP Philadelphia join our global network of 43 affiliates, as a launching member! After a year plus of exploration, SVP Philadelphia, with 40 founding Partners, is now officially part of our network. They will spend this launch year engaging our global network to refine their launch plan, equity learning and action plan, community investment and research strategy.
SVP Philadelphia is starting up at an important time in their local context – Philadelphia is at a tipping point, where nearly 1 in 4 people are in poverty and wealth inequality is at record high levels. Addressing these issues will take a group of leaders from diverse backgrounds who are committed for the long term. SVP International is excited to see SVP Philadelphia emerge to fill this role in the community and to partner with individuals to be more community centered philanthropists. We know also that SVP Philadelphia will benefit from the vast resources and experience available within the SVP network and as many affiliates examine how to make philanthropy more just and advance systems change, we have no doubt that SVP Philadelphia will be part of those efforts to strengthen the social sector and cultivate more just, equitable, and effective philanthropy.
“SVP Philadelphia is thrilled to be the newest launching member in the SVP network. As we develop our strategic plan, we look forward to engaging thought leaders and innovators across the network to ensure our affiliate reaches its full potential to mobilize people and leverage resources in Philadelphia.” – Jen Gleason, Managing Director of SVP Philadelphia
Staffing Promotions at SVP International
Megan Stull Riel
Network Data & Information Manager
Staff around the network probably know SVPI’s Salesforce Superstar, Megan Stull Riel. Megan has transitioned her role from Salesforce Administrator to an expanded staff roles with SVPI and SVP affiliates as the Network Data Manager. This role will continue to partner with affiliates on Salesforce needs while also using the year to transition affiliates to better understand their Salesforce administration. She will also focus on integrating network data and information at the SVPI level to gain network insights on our work and opportunities for innovation.
Director, Global Innovation and Expansion
Staff around the network know Emily well. SVPI is excited to grow her leadership in the Network and in our organization. This leadership position will support SVPI’s new strategic direction and growth trajectory by designing and implementing a network-theory based approach to innovation and learning between affiliates and the philanthropic, business, and social sectors. This work also includes researching and catalyzing partnerships and expansion of the SVP network and recruitment of new Partners, especially as these efforts relate to bringing in new connections with key to our success as a network so Emily will be working to ensure that is happening across geographies, issues, and approaches. Emily is already the person many in the network turn to for information about other affiliates and SVPI is excited to grow Emily’s role and support her in bringing her skills and experiences in philanthropy to our work. impacted communities, expansion outside of the US, and partnerships with people of color, young people and other demographics who philanthropic organizations have not historically connected with as deeply. Collaboration and learning amongst SVP affiliates is key to our success as a network so Emily will be working to ensure that is happening across geographies, issues, and approaches. Emily is already the person many in the network turn to for information about other affiliates and SVPI is excited to grow Emily’s role and support her in bringing her skills and experiences in philanthropy to our work.