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Is Governance in Your Organization the Best It Can Be?
Mon, May 8 from 4-7pm -  Hosted by 3M
Get hands-on in this interactive workshop f acilitated by SVP partners Bill Bluhm and Linda Ireland . Learn how successful, scalable, mission-impactful non-profits govern their organizations. Bring your staff, Board members and other stakeholders to engage in this impactful and practical workshopRead more and RSVP >>

Interested in becoming an SVP partner? 
Wed, May 17 from 7:30-9am - Hosted by Riverbridge Partners
Are you seeking to realize a greater impact with your giving?   Learn how our engaged philanthropy  model  works and why we think it is the best way to affect social change.  Read more and RSVP >>

Mon, June 5 from 5-7:30pm - Hosted by Lurie LLP
Susan Brower
MN State Demographer Susan Brower will address "How Demographic Changes are Transforming Minnesota."  Learn about the very real impact of changing demographics on underserved teens and the nonprofits who serve them.  Read more and RSVP >>
Celebrating 15 Years!
SVP Minnesota 15th Anniversary Video

"15 Years, 15 Stories" was the theme of SVP's 15 th anniversary celebration on March 2 with over 150 social entrepreneurs in attendance.  It was a night filled with social impact, reunions and fun. Many thanks to the Bush Foundation, Lurie LLP and The Minneapolis Foundation for their sponsorships.  Read more >>

Check out our video! Visit Facebook for event photos.
Meet Our New Investee

On April 6, SVP Minnesota Partners voted to choose The BrandLab as our new investee. We are thrilled to welcome The BrandLab to our portfolio! We look forward to building a team of SVP partners who will work to help them build their capacity. Linda Ireland will serve as Lead Partner on the team, with Andrea Stark as co-lead. If you are a partner and want to join the partner team, contact Esther.

The BrandLab joins five other innovative and promising nonprofits currently in our portfolio.

Partner Spotlight: Karen and Dan Kinsella

Meet new SVP partners, Karen and Dan Kinsella! They bring a passion for serving those with fewer advantages. Welcome to the SVP community!
SVP Welcomes New Communications Intern

We are excited to welcome  Margaux McClure  to our SVP team and we are grateful for her volunteerism.   Margaux recently graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communications and journalism.  Read more>>
Get Engaged!
Support Breakthrough Twin Cities by attending their annual gala " Booyah Bashon Friday,
May 5th.    Social Venture Partners will be honored by Breakthrough at the  event for its powerful partnership that has brought impressive growth and a sustainable model. Special rates  for SVP Rising Leaders.

On Friday, May 11th, World Savvy celebrates with " A World of Good"  fundraiser. 

What does it mean to be a global citizen? Get hands-on with students learning about global competency as a World Savvy Festival Volunteer or World Savvy Project Ally.  More info and sign-up >>
  • Partner Brian Garshelis has been accepted to the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute. The James P. Shannon Leadership Institute is a yearlong leadership program that offers community-serving leaders from all sectors the opportunity for renewal and reflection. 
In the Community
  • Nominate a nonprofit leader today! The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is accepting nominations for Leadership Awards, which recognize the passion and energy of  individual leaders at various stages in their nonprofit careers. Due April 20.
  • AARP and Pollen present the second year of "50 Over 50" - a list of the most accomplished, inspiring leaders from Minnesota who are living life on their own terms and improving the lives of others all at the same time. The nonprofit category caught SVP's attention - seeking nominations for "individuals working to grow and strengthen the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors including educational institutions." Nominate a 50 over 50 leader. Due May 13.
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