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SVP Minnesota is 15 years old! Join corporate and civic leaders, socially active philanthropists and community visionaries for a fun evening as we pay tribute to the great contribution engaged philanthropy has made for our youth. Interact with 15 of over 50 nonprofits that SVP Minnesota has helped grow. Al Fan of Minnesota Comeback will keynote "From Cheerios to Education Reform --My Journey with SVP."  Early bird rates through February 10. 

I nterested in becoming an SVP partner? 
Wed, February 8 from 7:30-9am
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. 

Thu, April 6 from 5-8pm
Hear pitches from finalist nonprofits who made it through the SVP due diligence process. They will be competing to be SVP's next investee! Public is welcome; partners vote to select who will receive up to $75,000 in financial grants and 4x that value in expert consulting through an SVP relationship. Read more and RSVP here>>
Granting Cycle (Due Diligence Process) Update

SVP's current due diligence team is made up of 24 individual and corporate partners who are passionate about engaged philanthropy. The team has been busy, and has narrowed the field to five organizations including The Brand Lab, Connections to Independence, DinoMights, One2One and Somali American Parent Association. Site visits were conducted in January and a few of these promising nonprofits will be invited to Pitch Night on April 6. Prior to Pitch Night, they will be coached by our partners on their five-minute pitch. If you are interested in becoming a partner, join us at Pitch Night. 
Partner Spotlight: Linda Ireland

Linda (R) with her nieces, preparing to
zip-line in Victoria, BC
Meet new SVP partner, Linda Ireland! Linda brings a wealth of professional and volunteer experience, as well as a passion for travel, photography and improving the lives of our community's youth. 

Get Engaged!

Drivers needed to help transport students on Saturday, February 25 from their homes in St. Paul to Super Saturday session locations. A fun opportunity to interact with the students and ensure they get the support they need to succeed. 
More info and sign-up here>>

Join a partners-only e-workshop on February 15 about "SVP Values, Culture and Approach." This highly-interactive online experience will allow veteran and new partners to brush up on some fundamentals and test a curriculum module being developed by SVPI. 
More info and register here>>

What does it mean to be a global citizen? Get hands-on with students learning about global competency as  a World Savvy Festiv al Volunteer or  World Savvy Project Ally.  More info and sign-up here>>
SVP Leadership Retreat

SVP's Leadership Retreat is a time for affiliate leaders - board, staff and partners - from around the world to learn, share and get inspired. Chock-full of useful resources and opportunities to connect, this year's line-up features: the unveiling of SVP's new philanthropy development curriculum, peer-learning among SVP staff and board leadership, plus in-depth working sessions on equity and impact investing. SVP partners and investee leaders are encouraged to attend from April 19-21 in Scottsdale, Arizona. 
  • Partner Josh Reimnitz  has been named the new executive director of Breakthrough Twin Cities.
  • Congratulations to corporate partner Dan Pickering on the birth of his child!
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