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Social Entrepreneurs  Leading for Impact
Thu, September 14 from 5 -7:30pm -  Hosted by The Nerdery

Duchesne Drew will facilitate a panel discussion about social entrepreneurship, innovation and impact in our community. Hear from five SVP investee executive directors about the innovative ways these nonprofit leaders are affecting change for our youth.

Additionally, CEO of Social Venture Partners International (SVPI),  Tim Schottman  will share updates and reflections on SVPI. Don't miss this unique chance to learn about the global power of engaged philanthropy.   Read more and RSVP >>

Tue, October 10 from 7:30 - 9am - Hosted by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Are you seeking like-minded individuals for philanthropic endeavors? Do you want to find more meaning through sincere engagement? Do you want to change your community through action?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, Social Venture Partners Minnesota (SVP) can help!  Join us for breakfast and learn more about SVP, our model of venture philanthropy and how we can infuse you or your business with a new or refreshed perspective on giving back to the community. Read more and RSVP >>

Effective Marketing and Communications in Your Nonprofit
Tue, October 24 from 4 - 7pm - Hosted by Riverbridge Partners
What's the best way to tell your story? How do you promote your organization while staying on budget? In a world of ever-evolving platforms and marketing tools, what are the best ones for you? Join us for an engaging and productive workshop--facilitated by SVP partners and Marketing/Communications professionals--that will answer these questions and more. Read more and RSVP >>

SVP in the News

Tony Loyd recently interviewed SVP Executive Director, Ann Herzog-Olson, on his Social Entrepreneur podcast which aired on AM950. Listen to Ann tell the SVP story!
Investee Happenings

Appetite For Change has had another successful summer of youth employment, urban farming and entrepreneurship.  Read more>>

Summer  programs are drawing to a close and it's been one for the record books.  Read more >>

La'Mya just finished her second summer of BTC programming.  As she now puts it, "I'm definitely not shy anymore...You can't be shy at  Breakthrough. They enjoy us too much."       Read more>>

"One of the best parts about being an intern at Spark-Y is the monumental development we undergo as a team and as individuals...As we gain confidence in our communication skills, team building, and professional evolution, we begin to recognize all of the ways that Spark-Y is preparing us to make very real impacts on very real problems."  - Spark-Y Summer intern              Read more >>

  "I have said it before, but World Savvy...changed my life unlike anything else  I have studied or experienced in my education... I will always be indebted to World Savvy for the role it played in my journey to who I am today."    - Molly, World Savvy alum         Read more >>

Grant Cycle Update

Twelve nonprofits were invited to submit full proposals to be our next grantee. Our Due Diligence Team begins meeting in September to review proposals and narrow down our applicants even further. Finalists will pitch their cause on November 30th and SVP Partners will choose our next grantee! Want to be part of the decision making? Contact Ann Herzog-Olson for more info on becoming a partner.


Congratulations all around to...
  • SVP Partner Brian Garshelis on the birth of a son
  • SVP Partner Grace Bassette on the birth of a son
  • SVP Partner Brian Peterson on his marriage to Lisa Novack
  • Ellen Walthour, Executive Director of The BrandLab, was added to WCCO's "Good Neighbor Hall of Fame"
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