SVP Minnesota Equity & Social Justice Terminology Document

SVP Minnesota developed this equity and social justice terminology resource, a learning tool to provide a starting point for engaging in open and honest conversation.  This tool is intended to build a shared language of understanding.

Impact Committee Charter

Theory of Change

Engaged philanthropists should understand the strategy an organization uses to achieve change in order to assess the impact of their giving or volunteering for that effort. In the foundation of an organization’s strategies can be found in their “Theory of Change,” which shows the links between the organization’s activities and its outcomes, and intended ultimate […]

The Problem with the Equity vs. Equality Graphic You’re Using

A blog post that highlights the differences between equality and equity.

Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization

A document that displays the steps and traits of moving from a monocultural organization to an anti-racist, multicultural organization.

Characteristics of a White Supremacy Culture

An excerpt from “From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups.” SVPI staff has been using this document in staff meetings to discuss SVPI’s policies, practices and culture, and how white supremacy characteristics show up within the organization, and how we can counter them.

SVP Portland Investment Team Overview and Process (2017)

This document outlines SVP Portland’s investment team approach and process, which seeks to co-create an investment with a potential community partner.

SVP Vancouver’s Values and Behaviors

SVP Vancouver’s organizational values and behaviors.