SVP Calgary - Learn About Engaged Philanthropy
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SVP Calgary - Learn About Engaged Philanthropy



Interested in the engaged philanthropy model? Learn about Social Venture Partners Calgary!

Interested in the engaged philanthropy model? Learn about Social Venture Partners Calgary!



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  • This matters.
  • An International Network of Affiliates
  • Our Mission
    • Investing time, expertise and money in local non-profits ('Investees') to strengthen their organizations.
    • Educating individuals ('Partners') to be well informed, effective and engaged philanthropists.
    Social Venture Partners Calgary has a dual mission to catalyze significant, long-term positive social change in their communities by:
  • A New Kind of Giving, A New Attitude of Giving
    • Money and Expertise together
    • Impact is exponential
      • Pooling of partner donations
      • Leverage money with partner expertise
    • Carefully selected agencies at critical stage of development
    • Strategic investing in the non-profit world increases capacity in the long-term
  • Investing.
  • Investing
    • SVP Calgary: >$1,550,000 in 8 years
    • Across the network > $25MM in 11 years
    • The focus is on early intervention: children, youth and education
    • Agency selection is an active process by the Investment Committee
  • Investment Committee Get Smarter Due Diligence Year 1 Year 2 - 5 Identify focus area & solicit applicants Select Investee Annual Reviews Graduation
  • The Investment Cycle Builds Strength
    • SVP is unique among donors
      • Unrestricted funding
      • Flexibility in grants
      • Long term
    Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 SVP Granting Agency Capacity
  • Engaging.
  • Engaging
    • SVP Calgary is an eye-opening, challenging and meaningful way to give back
    • “ Engagement” in SVP takes on different forms unique to each Partner
      • Short-term project-based
      • Long-term commitment
      • Social events
      • Educational sessions
      • Finding new partners
  • Connecting Matters
    • Partners are often seeking a deeper and more meaningful way to give back than charitable donations in the past
    • We learn more about philanthropy and the community
    • Gain inspiration from senior philanthropists and community leaders on the front lines
    • Enjoy the fellowship of a community of like-minded social investors
  • Advancing.
  • SVP Kids
    • When SVP Kids try their hand at philanthropy, they ‘get it’
    • The core program is a mini-version of the SVP Calgary investment cycle
    • Many Partners say it’s the best reason of all for joining
  • Advancing
    • Supporting Calgary agencies today and educating philanthropists of tomorrow makes a difference, paying dividends over the long term
    • A dual mission: investing directly into the community and in Partner education
    • Finding your philanthropic passion
  • Becoming a Partner
    • Individuals
    • Couples (“Partner Units”)
    • Join with a friend
    • $5,000 per year (minimum of two years), annual thereafter
    • Charitable tax receipt
  • Ways to Donate
    • Cheque
    • Installments
    • Gifts of Securities (capital gain is exempt from tax)
    • Corporate matching
  • This is a lot to think about…..
    • Read through “This Matters”
    • Get a closer look: We invite you to join us at all of our events
    • 403.266.5305
  • Growing, connecting, laughing, learning, dreaming, giving. Making a difference in Calgary. This matters.