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The Best of 2017

Posted by SVP Seattle

Friends & Colleagues —

For the short time I have served as CEO, I have been increasingly uplifted by the quality of work we’re able to accomplish together. To start the New Year off right, we wanted to share our favorite moments of 2017.

As we each consider the year ahead, I encourage you to turn to your personal networks. Share how SVP has made a difference in your giving, and invite them to learn how they, too, can elevate their impact through SVP.

Wishing you a very happy & festive season!

Solynn McCurdy, CEO
SVP Seattle

Click the photos to read some of our most popular stories from the last year, sharing the unique impact of SVP.

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Your contributions helped us invest $670K into the community!  This was compounded by 64 nonprofit-partner connections, leading to new partner relationships and volunteer projects with the following investees:

Communities in School, Spark Northwest, Open Arms Perinatal Services, Sound Discipline, Team Read, Southwest Youth and Family Services, Transportation Choices Coalition, ECOSS, East African Community Services, Futurewise, Washington Green Schools and Children’s Alliance

• 48 SVP Partners provided their expertise to these nonprofits — amounting to more than 3,000 hours of pro bono support.  SVP also welcomed 2 multi-year investees, Washington Green Schools & Children’s Alliance!

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• 107 partners served on SVP grant committees, communities of practice & more!  Partners participated in nearly 50 SVP trainings, workshops and panel sessions, investing in their own philanthropic education.  Plus, we welcomed 36 new SVP Partners!

Accelerate Innovation


 The 2017 SVP Fast Pitch began with a record-breaking 113 innovator applications.  780 community members, business leaders and activists came together to cheer on social innovation at the SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown.  Culminating in finalists taking home more than $240K in cash prizes and pro bono services.

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