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  1. 1. doing good better … how we get it done
  2. 2. Dallas Social Venture Partners Doing Good .. Better P artner O n-boarding P rogram
  3. 3. DSVP – People, Partners, Committees
  4. 4. DSVP - Staff   DSVP is fortunate to have a committed, smart and enthusiastic staff! Stacy Caldwell, Executive Director Stacy is an expert in the field of social entrepreneurship and modern philanthropy. Her challenging role is to provide the guidance and leadership for all of the Type A’s in DSVP, to ensuring that DSVP remains true to its mission. Sari Raskin – Engagement Manager Sari matches the talents of the Partnership with the needs of the Investees, ensuring that Partners are on-boarded effectively and can make an impact as quickly as they desire….. All that, on a part-time basis! Meghan Hale – Administrative Assistant   Meghan’s background in communications is the key to her success in managing the DSVP Office. She is instrumental in coordinating events, communications, grant administration, and all things DSVP! Stacy Caldwell Executive Director DSVP since 2007 Cultural Anthropologist Graduated 1995 “ At the heart of community impact is the passions and focus of individuals. The SVP model amplifies those individual efforts exponentially.”
  5. 5. <ul><li>DSVP Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><li>DSVP enjoys a well-educated , talented and active Board. </li></ul><ul><li>Board Chairman: Brice Tarzwell </li></ul><ul><li>Incoming Chair: John Palter </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer: George Ellis </li></ul><ul><li>The Board meets monthly on the first Thursday of every month. </li></ul><ul><li>Top 3 Goals for 2009 : </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully navigate the economic crisis with a eye towards the critical needs of our Investees </li></ul><ul><li>Create an open and transparent partnership for shared learning and ideas in order to further nurture our philanthropic endeavors together </li></ul><ul><li>Seek greater alignment of mission within all aspects of DSVP </li></ul>Brice Tarzwell DSVP Board Chairman 2009 Partner since 2003 Attorney Partner  | Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Dallas, TX “ Welcome to the DSVP Partnership. Your contribution can have an immediate impact on our community with the leverage of engaged philanthropy.”
  6. 6. DSVP – 2009 Board of Directors Robert Wright II, SVP & General Counsel, BakBone Software, Inc. Ellen Wood, Social Investor Sherry Travers, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, PC Brice Tarzwell, Partner, Bracewell & Guiliani LLP, CURRENT CHAIR Brian Smith, Principal, Montauk TriGuard Management, Inc. A. Steven Raab, Chairman & CEO, The Insource Group, Inc. John Palter, Managing Member, Riney Palter, PLLC, INCOMING CHAIR Justin Nezda, Senior Vice President, Real Time Resolutions, Inc. Tanya McDonald, Founder, Dallas Afterschool Network Brad Logan, Managing Partner, RevGen Consulting, LLC Susan Hoff, Senior Vice President of Community Investment, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas George Ellis, CFO, Global 360 Dodee Crockett, First Vice President – Investments, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management Ike Brown, Vice-Chairman, NFI Industries, Inc. Karen Akin, CEO, Apples to Zinnias
  7. 7. Sherry L. Travers Education Committee Chair 2009 Partner since 2005 Employment Lawyer Littler Mendelson, P.C. Dallas, TX “ If you want to know the latest about nonprofit trends, this is the Committee for you.” <ul><li>Philanthropy Education Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Purpose/Charter: Educate partners, investees, foundations, and civic-minded individuals about philanthropic issues and trends </li></ul><ul><li>Sherry L. Travers is the 2009 Committee Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Committee programs or outcomes are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>“ First Fridays” - Lunch meetings, the first Friday of every month </li></ul><ul><li>“ Get Smart Sessions” – 2 to 3 afternoon programs annually </li></ul><ul><li>“ Inspirational Evenings” – 1 to 2 evening programs annually </li></ul><ul><li>Top 3 Goals for 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>Complete planning for the 2010 Inaugural Philanthropy Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Present speakers on cutting edge non-profit trends </li></ul><ul><li>Increase our partners’ philanthropic skills and practices </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency of Meetings: Noon, the third Wednesday of each month </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>DSVP Investment Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Purpose: Select new investees for our portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Hoff and Brad Logan co-chair the committee </li></ul><ul><li>Committee outcomes are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Select the best new Investee </li></ul><ul><li>Top 3 Goals for 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>Revisit our investment approach & selection criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Continue enhancement of our execution process </li></ul><ul><li>Improve synchronization with the Portfolio Review Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency of Meetings: </li></ul><ul><li>Working team planning meetings during the spring </li></ul><ul><li>Investment cycle kicks off with potential investees in late spring </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy partner activities run from mid-August through November </li></ul>Brad Logan Investment Committee Co-Chair Partner since 2003 Managing Partner RevGen Consulting Southlake, TX “ Aligning our investment process with our approach to engaged philanthropy” Susan Hoff Investment Committee Co-Chair Partner since 2005 SVP, Community Investment United Way Metropolitan Dallas Dallas, TX
  9. 9. <ul><li>DSVP Development Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Purpose: Provide increased grant dollars to our portfolio investees through the presentation of co-investment opportunities to other funders and secure additional funds required to operate DSVP </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Wright is the Chair of the Development Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Committee outcomes are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient non-dues revenue to meet or exceed budgetary goals </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-monthly strategy and progress-tracking meetings to maximize and normalize revenues throughout the year </li></ul><ul><li>Effective refinement and honest appraisal of co-investment ask – pitch, listen, adjust </li></ul><ul><li>Top 3 Goals for 2009 : </li></ul><ul><li>Raise $30,000 in direct grants to DSVP </li></ul><ul><li>Raise $115,000 in co-investment grants for the benefit of our portfolio investees </li></ul><ul><li>Raise $75,000 in contributions to our endowment </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency of Meetings: Every other month in the last week of that month </li></ul>Bob Wright Development Committee Chair 2009 Founding Partner Occupation: General Counsel Company : BakBone Software, Inc. Town: Dallas, TX “ Use soft words and hard arguments.”
  10. 10. <ul><li>DSVP Portfolio Review Committee </li></ul><ul><li>DSVP ‘s PRC consists of is 8 – 10 partners who manage the Portfolio Lifecycle including: </li></ul><ul><li>measure investee progress toward objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>serve as a resource to lead partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>review and recommend re-funding requests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Palter is the Chair of the Portfolio Review Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Key Portfolio Review Committee Dates are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Investee Spring Review - March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Investee Re-Funding Submission -Sept. 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Final Selection - November 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Announcement - November 2009 </li></ul>John Palter 2009 Portfolio Review Committee Chair Partner since 2004 Chairman Elect Trial Lawyer Riney Palter, PLLC Dallas, TX “ The PRC is the Investees’ long- term planner. By reviewing objectives and progress, the PRC assists Lead Partners and their Investees to achieve strategic and programmatic goals.”
  11. 11. Communications Committee To manage effective internal and external communications that drive the mission and success of DSVP Ruth Fitzgibbons is the Chair of the Communications Committee. Committee scope for 2009: • Engage in branding process to create conviction around a singular DSVP brand platform (Q1) Examine current communications processes and plans through new brand filter Recommend revised/new communications strategies (internal and external) if needed Top 3 Goals for 2009 : Generate excitement and conviction around DSVP brand Use momentum to re-fuel marketing/development strategies Raise DSVP’s profile in area philanthropic community Frequency of Meetings: TBD Ruth Fitzgibbons Communications Committee Chair 2009 Partner since 2008 Principal Richards Partners Dallas, TX “ Engaged philanthropy is a magnificent, timely idea that is still waiting to catch fire. I’m excited about helping to gather the kindling and strike the match.”
  12. 12. <ul><li>DSVP Membership Committee </li></ul><ul><li>DSVP ‘s Membership Committee is responsible for bringing new Partners into DSVP, helping to educate prospective partners, supporting the on-boarding process of new partners, and spreading the word about this fabulous organization ! </li></ul><ul><li>Trude Van Horn & Mark Frederiksen are Co-Chairs of the Membership Committee. Along with Stacy Caldwell, Sari Raskin and others, the Membership Team is constantly working on an ever changing list of prospects, new partners and welcoming activities! </li></ul><ul><li>Key Goals of the Membership Committee: </li></ul><ul><li>End 2009 with 100 Partners in DSVP </li></ul><ul><li>Provide events & relationships that ensure a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warm Welcome to New Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create an Informative and Efficient On-Boarding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program that can live and grow as DSVP evolves </li></ul></ul>Trude Van Horn Mark Frederiksen Membership Co-Chairs - 2009 Partners since 2007 Mark Frederiksen, CPCU, CIC Frederiksen & Frederiksen Insurance * Risk Management * Benefits Gertrude G. Van Horn Technology Executive “ Come join us in this fun & rewarding Partnership ! “
  13. 13. <ul><li>DSVP Finance Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Purpose: Oversee the preparation of the annual budget and monitor performance against that budget. Assist in the IT decisions and other related projects as required </li></ul><ul><li>George Ellis is the Chair of the Finance Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Committee outcomes are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Board approved annual budget in place at the beginning of each year </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly reviews and updates to the board </li></ul><ul><li>Annual internal control and systems assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Top 3 Goals for 2009 : </li></ul><ul><li>End the year with 9 months of working capital </li></ul><ul><li>Formalize the investment arc in support of the PRC and Invest Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify financial reporting to the board </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency of Meetings : </li></ul><ul><li>5 to 6 times each year. </li></ul><ul><li>The second month of each quarter and two additional in support of the annual budget. </li></ul><ul><li>Where possible, meetings will be by telephone </li></ul>George Ellis Finance Committee Chair 2009 Partner since 2000 CFO G360 Dallas, TX “ Happiness is Positive Cash Flow.”
  14. 14. DSVP Engagement – A Year at A Glance Winter New Investee Orientation and Annual Engagement Plan New Investee introduced to DSVP and to new Lead Partners Engagement strategy mapped out with Lead Partners and Investee leadership Spring Full Engagement with Investees Lead Partners engage and monitor progress with Investees. DSVP Partners offer assistance, based on areas of expertise, interest, and availability DSVP Portfolio Review Committee reviews and monitors engagement with the active Investees with one-on-one meetings and/or site visits. Fall Portfolio Assessment and Additions The Portfolio Review Committee reviews refunding proposals and makes recommendations are made in November to the DSVP Board for final approval. The Investment Committee convenes to review new investments by reviewing Letters of Intent, assessing finalists, participating on site visits and recommending a final decision to the DSVP Board of Directors for final approval. The new Investee is announced at the DSVP holiday party.