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April 2016 Newsletter
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UpcomingUpcoming Events 
A Taste of SVP
April 27, 7:30-9 am

Accelerating Our Impact
Planning Event #3
June 6, 4:30-6 pm

Quarterly Partner Meeting 
(Open to the Public)
June 6, 6-7 pm
Investee Portfolio
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Summer Partner Social
July 13, 5pm

Quarterly Partner Meeting
Sept. 19, 5-7 pm

A Taste of SVP
Sept. 21, 7:30-9 am

A Taste of SVP
Nov. 17, 7:30-9 am

Holiday Partner Meeting
Dec. 8, 5pm  
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A Taste of SVP
Are you seeking an entirely different way to realize a greater impact with your giving? Maybe we can help!  Join us over breakfast on Wed, April 27 at 7:30am to learn about the mission of Social Venture Partners Minnesota.   Read more and RSVP>>  

Accelerating Our Impact Planning Session #3 (Partners only)
Through fun, interactive, small group discussions and ideation sessions we seek partner input on strategies for realizing our vision. Attendance at previous sessions is not necessary to participate on Mon, June 6 at 4:30pm. Read more and RSVP>>

Quarterly Partner Meeting (Open to the public)
Join us to hear about our current work, new investee and plans for SVP Minnesota's  future. Mark you calendar for  Mon, June 6 at 6:00pm. Read more and RSVP>>   
From the Executive Director, Ann Herzog-Olson
We have held two Accelerating Our Impact (AOI) meetings with our partners to gather wisdom and input on our mission and the future of Social Venture Partners Minnesota. The energy in the room and the dedication to SVP's model of engaged philanthropy was evident in these lively and productive sessions.   Read more>>
Appetite For Change Receives Re-grant!
SVP Minnesota Investee, Appetite For Change, was awarded a second year grant of $25,000. Aside from the financial grant, SVP partners continue to work with Appetite For Change to help them scale and build capacity in the areas they have jointly identified.

Appetite for Change Co-Founder and Executive Director, Michelle Horovitz noted:  "Social Venture Partners has played a pivotal role in Appetite For Change's growth. They helped us open our Breaking Bread Cafe & Catering, assisted us in winning 2nd place in the MN Cup Social Division Competition, and have facilitated our strategic planning process. They donated farming equipment and even helped us improve our use of the cafe space. We appreciate the support and dedication of all the SVP partners with whom we've engaged."
New Partner Spotlight...
Andrew Moss: A New Generation of Partners
Andrew Moss is our first partner to represent a second generation of engaged philanthropists with Social Venture Partners Minnesota! He is most looking forward to finding ways to volunteer his time in a meaningful way around the Twin Cities. 
SVP Minnesota partner, Jeff Tollefson, was recognized as a Titans of Technology "Community Hero" for his work with Genesys Works - a former SVP investee. This award recognizes individuals within the tech industry for his or her outstanding achievements in community involvement. Congratulations, Jeff!
Time to Celebrate and Engage
Investee gala season is upon us! Support our investees while enjoying an evening out with other community philanthropists.

Join the Journey 2016 Gala on Friday, May 6 at 6:00pm  at International Market Square. For tickets and more information, click here.

World Savvy Gala on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00pm at HGAArchitects & Engineers. For tickets and more information, click here.

There are plenty of other engagement opportunities, both on-going and project-specific. Check out ways that you can be a part of increasing SVP's impact on underserved teens in the Twin Cities.  Contact Esther  with questions.
About Social Venture Partners
Social Venture Partners (SVP) Minnesota  is a  501(c)(3) organization that improves lives by investing   time, talent and capital in  innovative, early stage social ventures directed at under-represented teens in the Twin Cities. SVP Minnesota has provided well over $7 million in pro-bono consulting services and nearly $2 million in cash grants to qualifying Twin Cities nonprofits since 2002. This mix of time, money, and expertise improves impact and sustainability for the nonprofit investees, while building meaningful relationships between SVP partners (both individuals and corporations) and the recipient organizations. 

SVP Minnesota is part of a larger, global organization. The SVP Network has 3,500 partners in 39 cities across eight countries. All SVPs follow an engaged, venture philanthropy model that helps nonprofits take their vital work to the next level.