Social Venture Partners (SVP) is both local and global.
On one hand, our philanthropy is local. Our Partners invest money, time and skills in nonprofits in their immediate community.
On the other hand, our Partners are part of a 3000+ global network of philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and changemakers. They share common ideals, similar struggles, and can tap into a wealth of experience and knowledge through network-wide forums and SVP’s annual conference.
There are 39 SVP network member organizations from Boston to Bangalore (and new ones crop up every year). The SVP Network Office is the invisible backbone, the hub that links everyone together – Partners and nonprofits and cities – allowing them to convene and learn from one another, while fostering new members throughout the world.
SVP is setting new standards in philanthropy development and receiving high marks from nonprofits for outstanding service and unrestricted financial support.
No other grant making organization has learned more about the subject of philanthropic leadership and philanthropy development than the SVP Network, nor have they invested as much in evaluating the effect of donor education in terms of giving, volunteering and civic engagement.
Network findings prove the SVP model is working well. Recent outcomes from independently validated surveys indicate that SVP Partners are giving more dollars, giving more strategically and volunteering more hours in their communities. Plus, nonprofit investees are giving SVP high marks for service and support. Learn about our organizational effectiveness here.
An increasing number of philanthropists around the world are approaching SVP to join the network because they see the value for their community or for their country. Additionally, SVP is the perfect launching point for private sector professionals interested in pursuing second careers with a social purpose.
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