November 2018 News and Happenings!
Powerful Relationships. Thriving Communities. Engaged Philanthropy.
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Grant Finalists Announced

Following a rigorous and competitive grant application  process, Connections to Independence  (C2i)  and    Southside Services  have been named grant finalists! 

They will make their case why SVP should support them with up 
to $75,000 in financial grants and 4x tha t value in skills-based consulting over the next three years. Join us to hear their pitches at  Pitch Night  on November 29 at 5:30pm.
Why Become a SVP Partner?

SVP Partners are people who care deeply about youth in our communities. They are inspired to work collaboratively, creatively, with humility and curiosity, to realize unfulfilled potential and make a greater impact on the lives of under-resourced teens.

SVP focuses on strengthening nonprofits and building their capacity to serve youth more effectively and impactfully. Our premise is that stronger nonprofits deliver better results. By pooling both the financial gifts and the professional skills of our Partners, SVP provides  nonprofits with much needed  resources. Our shoulder-to-shoulder work with nonprofit leaders, allows SVP partners to build meaningful relationships, get-hands on through an engaged philanthropy approach and apply skills that they've honed or are learning. It is a two-way street of learning, giving and growth.

SVP creates a network of philanthropists, and together we elevate the lives of underserved teens by strengthening the nonprofits that serve them. Guided by our values of Impact, Innovation, Community and Equity, SVP addresses entrenched social problems. All we see is potential!

JOIN US! Speak to Executive Director, Ann Herzog-Olson to explore becoming a SVP Partner today. Register for New Partner orientation on Dec 12.

The SVP Community Partners Program is a three-year skills-based volunteer experience for community-minded professionals, leaders and social entrepreneurs who benefit from all aspects of being a SVP Partner. Through this program, we aim to bring in more voices from the communities that we serve and add skills that Investees need for growth. Read more about the SVP Community Partners Program and how you can nominate a qualified individual. Help us increase our impact on teens and do our work even better!
Get Engaged with Our Investees

The BrandLab  is seeking volunteers for their Twin Cities Classroom Program. Volunteers should have experience in creative fields (i.e. marketing, design, production, etc.) This is a great way to get involved and help be the spark that gets a young person interested in the marketing and advertising industry.  Sign up here.

Cookie Cart has volunteer opportunities this holiday season for groups to join youth employees in the bakery for a 2-hour shift where they work alongside teens making cookies. Volunteer shifts are available Mon-Wed from 4-6pm, as well as Sat from 1-3pm at Cookie Cart Minneapolis; and Wed-Thu from 4-6pm at Cookie Cart St. Paul. For more information about volunteering, or to find an available date, please contact Hope Lockett at or 612-843-0425.
Upcoming Events
Events are open to the public and all are welcome. Contact us if registration fees present a barrier to participation.
Equity Corner

Elections are behind us and no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, we are in need of healing. Watch this brief video about how to have hard (sometimes uncomfortable) conversations with sensitivity, empathy and awareness. 
Stay Connected

Did you know that SVP Minnesota is building its online presence? You can find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Follow us on social media and help us widen our reach!
  • 3M Corporate Partner Nancy Chang will be stepping into the role of Due Diligence Team Lead. Thank you, Jeff Parker for your fearless leadership to date!
  • Michelle & Kelsey Moss
    Congrats to Partners Kimpa and David Moss and Drew Moss on the marriage of their daughter and sister on October 7 in Milwaukee. The happy couple is Kelsey and Michelle Moss.
  • Congrats to Lurie Corporate Partner Rhoda Beaird on the marriage of her daughter in October.
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