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SVPWR’s Investee Impact

Posted by Rose Greensides

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region recently circulated a survey to all current Investees as part of our annual evaluation process to measure our effectiveness with the charities we invest in:  Kinbridge Community Association, Hospice of Waterloo Region and SHORE.  The survey focused on capacity building initiatives over the last 12 months.  Click on the image below […] Read More »

8×10 Planning Committee and Sponsors

Posted by Rose Greensides

Planning is already underway for our annual 8×10 Event being held Friday October 28th, 2016 at Knox Presbyterian Church. 8×10 is an evening featuring inspiring, compelling stories from individuals with a connection to our region. Eight speakers, up to ten minutes each. This year we’re asking speakers to tell their story; a personal moment of sudden […] Read More »

Recap of Capacity Building Session: Social Media Fundementals

Posted by Rose Greensides

  SVP Partners and community members from nonprofit organizations enjoyed a fascinating evening workshop with Jamie Good (Digital Fluency Coach) and Becka (Manager Operations, Stratford‎ Accelerator Centre). The session focused on how social media platforms can be leveraged to increase community engagement and to bolster nonprofit programming. The E2 Committee received great feedback from participants and they look forward to future […] Read More »

Where Did 6 Months Go?

Posted by Rose Greensides

A message from Rose Greensides, Executive Director Last September, I joined SVP Waterloo Region because I fell in love with the engaged philanthropy model.  I have learned so much in 6 short months. As a new ED, it quickly became clear to me that this partnership is full of passionate and talented individuals who want their non-profit investment […] Read More »

Message From Tim Jackson, Board Chair

Posted by Rose Greensides

Dear Partner, As 2015 draws to a close I thought it would be appropriate to reflect back on this year and look forward to 2016. We are fortunate to live in one of Canada’s most innovative communities. Innovation requires trial and error and a willingness totake risks without fear of failure. I think that is […] Read More »

8×10 Recap

Posted by Rose Greensides

SVPWR recently hosted the fifth annual 8×10 celebration and we welcomed our largest crowd of nearly 275 attendees. Each speaker shared personal stories and the “ah-ha” moment(s) that encouraged them to make positive changes in their lives. Whether it be getting more involved in the local community, stepping outside of your comfort zone, never judging […] Read More »

November 2015 Feature Investee: Kinbridge Community Association

Posted by Rose Greensides

When SVP Partners donate time, talent and treasure to local organizations, the results are endless!  The Board skills matrix and Board development plans are now in place.  As a result, strategic priorities are moving forward with great success. The Association recently acquired much needed space (4000 square feet). Facilities will now be accessible allowing a […] Read More »