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Sheryl Sculley Speaks to SVP SA

Posted by Billy Cox

On Monday November 6, we had the pleasure of hosting San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley. Sheryl spoke of the unique strengths of San Antonio based on broad involvement of the city with numerous philanthropic groups. Unusual for a city our size, 21% of our general spending goes towards human services – and in a strong […] Read More »

Youth Code Jam Fall Jam

Posted by Billy Cox

Youth Code Jam, Social Venture Partners SA’s 2017 investee, held their Family Jam this past Saturday Sept. 15 at the Region 20 convention center. The event was a huge success with ton’s of young folks learning everything from Scratch, to Finch, to Android, to C and Python programming. I had the pleasure of helping in […] Read More »

Youth Code Jam community wide event

Posted by Billy Cox
Youth Code Jam

UPDATE: The 2017 Fall Youth Code Jam community event was a huge SUCCESS! Read more about this event in our post-coverage writeup. This coming Saturday, September 16, 2017, SVP SA investee Youth Code Jam is holding a community wide event. The event is 1-4pm at the Region 20 offices, 1314 Hines, San Antonio. These Code Jam […] Read More »

FAQ for Nonprofits Responding to Call for LOI

Posted by Billy Cox

Q: How much partner time would be available? A: The number of hours we expect to provide are varied based on the needs of the nonprofit and the willingness of partners to volunteer. We do expect the number of hours to be sufficient to be impactful. Q: Are we open to multi-agency collaboration grants? If a […] Read More »

SVP SA in the news

Posted by Billy Cox

The Rivard Report just published an article on SVP SA: “Entrepreneurial Group Releases First Grant Opportunity” highlighting the unique approach that SVP brings to philanthropy: involvement as well as funding. Shari Biediger wrote a very insightful article capturing the essence of SVP and how we interact with the community. “It’s not about just writing a check,” […] Read More »

San Antonio hosts Paul Shoemaker

Posted by Billy Cox

The SVP chapter in San Antonio was host to Paul Shoemaker on Feb 20, 2017. Notables from across San Antonio made their way to Ed and Linda Whitacre’s home to hear and interact with Paul, Dennis Cavner (SVP Austin), and many other leaders in the San Antonio and surrounding area. Paul spoke on the “can’t […] Read More »

Collective Impact Groups

Posted by Billy Cox

Our October 5th meeting was an excellent education on what a “Collective Impact Group” is and how we, as SVP SA, should consider partnering with such a group. If you haven’t read the Stanford article, here, I would strongly recommend it as required reading. Bob Dugas introduced the topic with a summary of the places […] Read More »