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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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Child Care Shared Services Alliance Vision: A relationship-driven alliance of providers working together to support sustainable business practices, increase program profits, and protect/support provider well-being. Our ultimate goal is to save providers time so they can focus on meaningful relationships with teachers, children and families and earn a financially secure living doing the work they love. Read More »
We are pleased to report that as a result of persistent efforts, resourcefulness, nimbleness, and an all-hands-on-deck attitude, we can look back on these last six months with enormous pride in what we accomplished. Our resilience and tenacity in the face of multiple challenges has left us optimistic about the future as well. Twenty-one new Partners have joined this year, and more than 80% are already engaged! Read More »
"Part of the joy of being in a new city is the chance to build one's community. During this time of isolation, where so many things feel upside down, I found myself really craving ways to make a meaningful local impact and build my network. SVP Portland turns out to be the perfect solution." Read More »
The Portfolio Management Team just announced two new approved investments, and interestingly, these new MOUs are with one of our newest Community Partners and with our longest ongoing relationship. These two partnerships are great examples of how SVP works with community organizations throughout their life cycles. Read More »
As many of you know, the SVP Portland board of directors gathers each summer, typically in August, for an all-day retreat, where we evaluate goal progress, consider shifts in landscape, and determine strategic priorities moving forward. In the gazillionth example of how 2020 is very different, this year’s retreat was a three-part series of Zoom calls. Each call was two and a half hours, and each focused on a single significant topic that will inform the board’s strategic thinking and planning going forward. Read More »
With more than half of 2020 behind us, we want to share an update with our Partnership on SVP Portland’s accomplishments, challenges, and impact so far this year. In the midst of the massive impact of the pandemic and a long overdue national awakening to the need for fighting systemic racism, we want to circle back to our 2019-2021 Strategic Vision and share progress toward our three Strategic Priorities. Read More »
November 5 @ 5:00 pm
At this post-election virtual meeting for SVP Partners and Encore Fellows, we will discuss the results of Multnomah County’s Preschool for All Ballot Initiative, as well as implications and next steps for SVP and our Community Partners. Joining us will be Mark Holloway and Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson. Read More »
November 18 @ 3:00 pm
Nonprofits 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 navigate our client spaces in more racially conscious and culturally relevant ways. Read More »
December 2 @ 4:00 pm
We invite all SVP Partners and Encore Fellows to join us for an overview of the SVP Partnership, a holistic view of our Community Partners, and ways to engage with SVP. Partners Larry Fox and Kelly Starkey will share their stories of how SVP operates and inspires. Read More »