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It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together they help build the capacity to solve our most entrenched problems.
That’s Social Venture Partners. A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose.
SVP practices venture philanthropy, a business approach for social impact. We leverage contributions of money, professional expertise and influence from the private sector to grow the most promising solutions and leadership potential in the social sector. Working together, we make transformational change.
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November is here and we are recognizing two of our stellar Partners this month: Julie Gray and Vân Truong. Julie and Vân teamed up this summer to plan and implement our Partner learning opportunities for 2020. Their vision for 2020 is to engage the SVP Partnership in informative, relevant, and fun learning opportunities. Read More »
With funding on the horizon from both the Student Success Act at the State level the Preschool for All initiative with Multnomah County, now is the time to build the Threads of Justice Collective’s capacity to meet the growing workforce development needs. ToJC’s programs are vital to building a robust, skilled early learning workforce. Read More »
A Partner since 2014, Oscar Mayer is passionate about SVP Portland’s venture philanthropy model and our current focus on expanding access to early learning experiences. In this feature, Oscar discusses the role SVP’s Portfolio Management Team plays in overseeing our partnerships with Community Partners to ensure they are well-positioned to grow their early childhood programs. Read More »
The SVP Portland Board of Directors held our annual planning retreat in August to identify intermediate success metrics indicating we are making strong progress toward our goal, as well as priority roles for the next year that position us to maximize our impact. Read on to hear from Board Chair, Kerry McClenahan. Read More »
On September 20th, over 600 people came out to support Latino Network at their annual Noche Bella event. One of the stories featured was the Juntos Aprendemos program, which prepares children and their families for success in kindergarten.SVP Portland's Lead Partner, Holly Levow, has played a crucial role in creating a successful partnership with Latino Network and was honored at the event. Read More »
SVP Portland had the chance to be counted in more deeply when we partnered with CEW in 2014 to evaluate their programs and identify opportunities for capacity building and growth. CEW’s belief that it shouldn’t be acceptable that children have different access to early childhood education based on income level, skin color, or immigration or refugee status, aligned well with SVP Portland’s mission and initiatives. Read More »
November 15 @ 10:00 am
Welcome to Social Venture Partners! Whether you are a new Partner or looking for a refresher on the organization, you are invited to join us at the SVP onboarding on November 15th from 10–11:30 a.m. We will be looking at the Social Venture Partners Network, SVP Portland's history, and expectations and opportunities for your role as a Partner. Read More »
December 6 @ 10:00 am
After completing this workshop, you will understand the challenges and strengths that diversity brings to nonprofit operations and be familiar with tools and techniques to incorporate equity concerns and to create an inclusive environment. Read More »
December 12 @ 5:00 pm
Please join SVP Portland at Uncorked Studios for our annual holiday celebration! Marcelino Alvarez, CEO of Uncorked Studios, will provide a tour of their Creative Lab, where ideas are evolved into reality. Food and drinks provided by Partner hosts, Linda Weston and Stoller Wine Group. Read More »
December 17 @ 11:00 am
Traditional methods of philanthropy rely on distributing financial resources, typically targeted to specific programmatic objectives. SVP directly engages the expertise of the donor to build the operating capacity of nonprofits and generate a measurable and beneficial social impact. Read More »