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SVP Spring Refresher

Social Venture Partners Minnesota (SVP) believes that all youth should have opportunities to succeed. So...we  create a network of philanthropists (our Partners - see below), and together we elevate the lives of underserved teens by strengthening the nonprofits that serve them (our Investees - see below too). Guided by our  values  of Impact, Innovation, Community and Equity, SVP addresses entrenched social problems and has real impact on better outcomes for Twin Cities teens. 

SVP Partner Video: Nathan Espinosa's Story Feb 2019
SVP Partners  are people who care deeply about youth in our communities. They are inspired to work collaboratively, strategically, with humility and innovation, to make a greater impact on the lives of under-resourced teens.  Through shoulder-to-shoulder work with nonprofit leaders, SVP Partners build meaningful relationships, get hands-on in their philanthropy and apply valuable skills to capacity building projects. 

SVP Investees are promising nonprofits that receive up to $75,000 in general operating grants and four times that value in consulting services from SVP Partners over our three year grant relationship.  

Want to be part of this unique philanthropy model? We help you amplify your giving! Contact Executive Director,  Ann Herzog-Olson to discuss.
Partner Spotlight: Jeanne Rudelius

New Partner Jeanne Rudelius jumped right into volunteering with SVP.  After being a Partner for only a few months, she stepped up to lead the team working with Connections to Independence (C2i). Read about  Jeanne and why she believes she can make a difference through the SVP model.
Upcoming Events
Events are open to the public and all are welcome. Contact   SVP if registration fees present a barrier to participation.
Equity Corner

SVP International and SVP Los Angeles are teaming up to host a trip to Montgomery, AL to visit the  National Memorial for Peace & Justice  and the  Legacy Museum . This trip is open to anyone who wants to understand U.S. history and present-day inequities and terror. Taking place from July 17-19, attendees will visit the museum and memorial, participate in small-group dialogue and affinity group conversations, and be a part of a small-group dialogue with staff from the Equal Justice Initiative. More info here .
Engage with Our Investees

May is National Foster Care Month and Connections to Independence (C2i) is kicking off the month with their  6th Annual "Friendraiser"  Kentucky Derby Celebration: Run For the Roses  on Saturday, May 4  from 3-7pm! Event sponsorship and silent auction/prize donations are welcome. Contact Jessica Rogers for more information about supporting the event.

Cookie Cart has ongoing individual and group volunteer opportunities. For more information about volunteering, contact  Hope Lockett  via email or at 612-843-0425.

Join Elpis youth at their Quarterly Intern Convening on May 21 from 5-7pm at 2161 University Ave W, Minneapolis, MN 55114. This networking event is an opportunity to engage with youth, learn about their career plans and hear stakeholder perspectives on shaping Elpis' programs.

Spark-Y Plant Sale: Stock up on vegetables, herbs, flowers, Minnesota natives, and more at Spark-Y's 3rd Annual Spring Plant Sale. By shopping the plant sale you also help grow Spark-Y's mission of youth empowerment. 
May 4 from 10am-5pm at 681 17 th  Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

The BrandLab is always looking for industry professionals that are willing to volunteer their time and expertise with their students and alumni. If you would like to get involved,   sign up here !
SVP Network News

SVP Minnesota is part of a global network of philanthropists and change-makers who care deeply about impact. Together we work to strengthen our communities and tackle deeply-rooted social challenges. In late March, Kenji Hosokawa, an SVP Tokyo Partner, was in the Twin Cities and had lunch with seven of our Minnesota Partners.  It was an interesting opportunity to meet with and learn more about SVP Tokyo and his role on SVP's international board of directors. Thanks to Guff Van Vooren (who serves on the SVPI Board with Kenji) for setting up the lunch.
We welcome Sudha Nandagopal who recently began her role as new SVP International (SVPI) CEO. Read more about Sudha and her vision for SVPI.
We've Moved!

SVP staff is happily settled into new co-working space at 2828 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. We are pleased to be closer to the communities we serve--and the awesome market across the street doesn't hurt either! Stop by to visit any time!
Stay Connected

Did you know that SVP Minnesota is building its online presence? You can find us on FacebookLinkedIn  and  Twitter. Follow/like us on social media and help us widen our reach!
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