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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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    SVP Portland brings together professionals and organizations in partnership to address community challenges. Our Partners are leaders in their fields (strategy, marketing, IT, finance HR). One such Partner who brings her remarkable expertise to the Partnership is Linda Weston. We are proud to recognize Linda as April’s Partner of the Month!  Read More »

    SVP launched a unique partnership with the Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) in 2019, and we are excited to build upon accomplishments we’ve made over the past year, through newly established goals for continued impact in 2020. Read More »

    In honor of our 20th anniversary, we are taking a look back at our past investments to see where they are now. When we first partnered with The Children’s Book Bank (CBB) in 2014, they were a five-year-old organization dedicated to closing the “book gap” that exists between low-income neighborhoods and middle- and upper-income communities. From 2014 to 2017, over ten SVP Partners and four Encore Fellows engaged with CBB to build their organizational capacity. Read More »

    SVP Partner Larry Fox explains why the Lead Partner role is the linchpin of success. Lead Partners are the primary contact with our Community Partners. Their job is to bring together a team of Partners to create mutually-shared goals with the Community Partner, to ensure that resource needs are communicated to SVP staff, to monitor progress, and to suggest adjustments as necessary… but the role is so much more. Read More »

    On February 25, Partners gathered to learn about and discuss our 2019 impact and 2020 strategy. In case you missed it, here is a recap of the conversation. You can also read more about our 2019 impact in our Year in Review, listen to the Partnership Meeting, or see the presentation.    Read More »

    Featured Events

    SVP Partnership Virtual Gathering: April 9

    April 9 @ 12:30 pm

    Please RSVP below for an upcoming SVP Partnership Virtual Gathering on April 9 at 12:30 pm where you can learn what we are hearing from leaders about the greatest community needs, and how we are leveraging SVP resources to assist our Community Partners. We will welcome your questions and perspectives. Read More »

    SVP Partnership Virtual Gathering: April 21

    April 21 @ 5:00 pm

    Please RSVP below for an upcoming SVP Partnership Virtual Gathering on April 21 at 5 pm where you can learn what we are hearing from leaders about the greatest community needs, and how we are leveraging SVP resources to assist our Community Partners. We will welcome your questions and perspectives. Read More »

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What, Why & How

    May 19 @ 4:00 pm

    Nonprofits increasingly have staff and assist clients from diverse cultures, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and genders. After completing this workshop, you will be familiar with tools and techniques to incorporate equity concerns and create an inclusive environment. Read More »