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2021 Encore Fellow Superstar Yearbook Awards

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

SVP Portland would like to congratulate all Encore Fellows who completed their fellowships in 2021! They each completed at least 1000 hours with local nonprofits, sharing their enthusiasm, professional skills, and expertise. They also gained valuable experience from their work alongside nonprofit leaders, including learnings about social issues, community-driven solutions, and nonprofit management. While all fellowships focused on capability-building projects, the areas of focus were vast - from IT systems to websites, data analysis, studies on forest recreation usage to employee satisfaction, computer education and fundraising to accreditation and archiving. They accomplished all of this while adjusting to the ever-changing demands during the pandemic. Here’s to the 2021 Encore Fellows graduates! Read More »

Threads of Justice Reinvestment & Insight

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At the October meeting, our Portfolio Management Team voted to approve a reinvestment in Threads of Justice Collective, including Partner time and a $20,000 grant. We initially partnered with the collective in 2019 to support their focus on early childhood anti-bias education. SVP strongly believes the program offerings are important and needed in the early learning space, so this continues to be a critical investment. Read More »

20th Anniversary Equity Journey Reflections

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The 20th anniversary of SVP Portland gives us an opportunity to reflect on our evolution to an organization that puts anti-racism and social justice at the core of our goals. We want to share our progress toward our commitment to advance racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in order to stay accountable to our Partnership and community. We know that lasting change will not happen overnight within our Partnership, nor the broader community. Our commitment will continue beyond our current goal, and regardless of discomfort or setbacks. Read More »

Tips to Maximize Your Dollars During End of Year Giving

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

The season of giving is upon us! When making your donations this giving season, check out the tips from Katherine Fox, CFP® and Investment Advisor at SVP Business Partner Arnerich Massena, to help you and your family maximize your dollar. We celebrate the impact you’re making on our community and the world through your donations! Read More »

Business Partner Highlight: Erica Penner

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SVP Business Partner Brighton Jones is a financial wellbeing company that joined our Partnership in 2020 because they are a philanthropically-minded organization that wants to give employees opportunities to engage with SVP and our Community Partners. Erica Penner was one of its first employees who was eager to engage. "I have had the privilege to learn about the wide variety of backgrounds, expertise, and careers of other SVP Partners along with the phenomenal organizations that we support as a collective." Read More »

Matt Little, Looking Forward and Reflecting Back

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How many of us have a childhood aspiration and actually have the opportunity to achieve it? We now know one of those people: Matt Little, SVP Portland’s Director of Investor Partnerships. Many of you know Matt because he helped recruit you to become a Partner, or because you’ve met with him to discuss engagement opportunities at SVP. What you may not know is that Matt dreamed of working at Ducks Unlimited since he was a kid in Minnesota hunting, fishing, and exploring with his dad. So, when the organization recently recruited him to be the Director of Policy for the Western Region, Matt accepted. Matt will be working on his dream to promote policies that conserve wetlands and wildlife. Staff and Partners alike feel this is bittersweet, and it is with both sadness and excitement that we wish Matt our best with his new role starting December 1. Read More »

Adelante Mujeres: Growth Through Partnership

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SVP Portland began our partnership with Adelante Mujeres in 2012 to help them realize their goals, including strategic planning, which ultimately led to the desired organizational growth. Adelante Mujeres served nearly 3,000 people and had eight programs in 2012. Today they serve more than 10,000 people and have ten thriving programs, including an Early Childhood Education Program. Read More »