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Don Samuels

Monday, Sept 19 from 5-7pm
Quarterly Summit: "Reconnecting Across Boundaries"  with keynote speaker Don Samuels, CEO of Microgrants. Explore current issues affecting Twin Cities' youth with Mr. Samuels, participate in a dynamic 10-minute challenge with SVP and Lube-Tech Investee, Spark-Y, and hear how SVP is positioned to accelerate its impact on underserved teens.

Wednesday, Sept 21 from 7:30-9am
A Taste of SVP:  Are you seeking to realize a greater impact with your giving? SVP partners will share how the model of engaged philanthropy works and why they think it is the best way to affect social change.  Read more and RSVP here>>
From the Executive Director

The dog days of summer are here and while I love the heat, I am thinking about the transitions of autumn. With an active fall ahead, SVP is offering inspiring summits to bring thought leaders together, opportunities to learn more about our model of engaged philanthropy, and workshops to benefit our investees. Our work translates into greater impact on underserved teens through our investee relationships and philanthropic leaders.  Read more>>
SVP Minnesota's Future

Following months of workshops, planning and soliciting partner input, we are proud to unveil our new strategic plan! If you want to be part of the exciting work that SVP does as engaged philanthropists to elevate the lives of underserved teens in our community,  please join us.
SVP Global Network Conference
October 20-22 in Los Angeles

Join SVP Minnesota partners Jim Anderson, Kimpa Moss, Guff Van Vooren, Ann Herzog-Olson and 500 other engaged philanthropists from around the world. Hear from inspiring speakers like storytelling master, Andy Goodman and Transformative Action Institute founder, Scott Sherman. Participate in engaging workshops and delve into philanthropic issues of the day. Discounts for registration by September 19!   For more information or to register, click here>>
Partner Spotlight: Gary & Chris Cohen

Chris and Gary Cohen are social entrepreneurs, parents, ski and running enthusiasts, and of course, SVP Minnesota Partners. Get to know some of the great folks who make up SVP and who work to strengthen our community.  Read more>>
Engage Now

Free tickets to the State Fair for volunteering at the Urban Boatbuilders booth!  The fair has proven to be a great opportunity to spread the word about Urban Boatbuilders as well as to recruit new volunteers, supporters, and partners. Volunteers will receive a complimentary lunch, an Urban Boatbuilders T-shirt, and a free ticket to enter the fair each day you work with them between August 25-September 5! 
New Granting Cycle Begins This Fall

Social Venture Partners Minnesota will be sending out a request for Letters of Interest on August 30, 2016. This is the first step for nonprofits to be considered as the next SVP grantee. We follow a venture philanthropy model, providing both grants and consulting services for the nonprofits we support. We carefully select small and mid-sized nonprofits having extraordinary impact on  low -income,  underserved teens, and with the potential to have much more. Contact to be added to our list.
  • SVP Partner Rebecca Duvick will be the new Chair of our Investment Committee - leading the way as we select and re-grant to our investees. Thank you Carla Pavone for your service in this role over the past years!
  • Congratulations to SVP Partner Eric Jackson who is now President of newly merged Lube-Tech & Partners, LLC!
  • SVP Partner Jim Anderson is chairing our Development Committee.
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