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Partners Hear Update from Emergency Manager

San Antonio has prepared well for the pandemic, however we are asked to maintain social distancing to help us get back to normal soon, was the message that Partners, SVPSA Fellows and members of this year's Master's Leadership Program heard from Partner Kevin C. Dinnin on a Zoom call on March 28. Read More »

Nonprofits Report Funding Decreases but an Increase in Needs

Nonprofits in San Antonio report an increase in need for services but also a drop in funding, loss of earned revenue and technology gaps to provide help in a nonprofit survey just released by Social Venture Partners San Antonio (SVPSA), The Nonprofit Council and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. How to fill this growing gap is the primary concern for nonprofit leaders who are quickly having to adapt to the community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »

February SVPSA Fellowship: Leading Fundraising

The SVPSA Fellowship for February featured Partner Gwen Notestine who led the nonprofit leaders through a day of [...] Read More »

January SVPSA Fellowship: Focus on Leadership

The year started strong with the SVPSA Fellowship where we focused on Leadership for the nonprofit leaders. Lunch guests were First Ladies of Bexar County and San Antonio.  Read More »

Investee Focus: Youth Code Jam Three Years Later

Children are more confident, have better behavior, feel challenged and are learning skills for jobs of the future when they learn coding in elementary school. This is why, Social Venture Partner San Antonio's selected Youth Code Jam two and a half years ago for our first nonprofit investee. Thanks to hard work, visionary leadership at Youth Code Jam and coaching and investment from SVPSA and the community, the organization has blossomed Read More »

SVPSA Welcomes New Partners

SVPSA hosted a New Partner Orientation in November and seven of our new 2019 Partners were able to attend, including (pictured left to right) Lauren Parker, Gwen Notestine, Jordan Abshier, Jeannie Frazier, Jamie Kowalski, (Justin Pawl, founding partner) Lisa Fullerton, (Cindy Jorgensen and Beth Woolfolk founding partners) and Nisi Bennett. Overall, SVPSA has added a dozen new partners (so far...) Read More »

SVPS Celebrates 2019 at Holiday Party

A wonderful event was hosted on Dec. 10th by Board member Beth Woolfolk where we met some of our newest Partners and some of the nonprofit executives who are participating in the 2020 SVPSA Fellowship. We also honored outgoing and founding Chairman of the Board, Jennifer ... Read More »

SVPSA Announces 2020 Board

A new year means new roles and leadership for SVPSA. Starting in January, Billy Cox will lead the Board of Directors as Chairman. The remaining officers include Vice Chairman Justin Pawl, Treasurer Harriet Helmle, and Secretary Kirk Jorgensen... Read More »

Inspire Fine Art Center looks to 2020

Staff and board of Inspire Fine Art Center along with SVPSA Partners met on October 26th to discuss strategy and plans for 2020 as a part of the engagement process. Inspire provides many types of art programs in collaboration with other nonprofits for at risk communities and for the general public. The leadership Read More »

R.I.S.E. Leaders Gather for Strategic Planning

Social Venture Partners San Antonio hosted a strategic planning workshop for the leaders and staff who are building one of our city's most exciting entrepreneurship programs for youth - the Raising and Inspiring Successful Entrepreneurs (R.I.S.E.) program through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The curriculum was... Read More »

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