A Website to Know: Share Charlotte!

SHARE Charlotte is a fantastic website devoted to educating the community about nonprofits and opportunities to get involved with them locally. Through sharecharlotte.com, “neighbors” are connected with causes and organizations they care about, ways to volunteer and serve them, and other Charlotteans who feel similarly! (Look for many of our SEED20 alumni on the site!) The…

Philanthropitch: UNCOMMEN Represents Charlotte at the National SVP Fast Pitch Competition

In Austin, TX on September 10, 2015, the SVP network will present their inaugural fast pitch competition, Philanthropitch International! Entrepreneurs from SVP cities all over the country will present 3-minute pitches about their organizations. SEED20 2015’s Dee Lanier, founder of UNCOMMEN, a mobile app dedicated to getting men more involved in family life, will present on…

2015 SVP Conference in Seattle – GO!

As the 2015 SVP network conference approaches, it is time to share a few more details about the exciting event in Seattle. The fun begins Thursday evening, October 22, and lasts through lunch on Saturday the 24th. Reasons you need to be there include: Hearing national speakers Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Gabriel Kasper Vu…

Partner Profile: Sarah Shifflet

A little about Sarah An Eastern NC small town girl who grew up loving her community and wanting to serve others from a young age, Sarah Shifflet is no stranger to community service. Her family ran the local hardware store and were major proponents of education.  As a first generation college graduate, Sarah knew that her…

Summer Alumni Network Kickoff: Seed20 Party

Thursday, June 4th the SVP team held a fun, seasonal get-together at Margaret and Harrison Marshall’s home to welcome the SEED20 Class of 2015 to the Alumni Network. Megan Guhl, SEED20 Alumni Network Lead Partner, organized the barbecue supper for the members of all four classes of Seed20 to date and SVP Partners. Along with…

Nicholas Kristof at Audacious Philanthropy: SVP Network Conference 2015! Registration Open Now!

Register now for our SVP conference on October 22-24, 2015 in Seattle! The SVP Network will be offering a myriad of classes in addition to Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as keynote speakers on Saturday morning. Head to https://www.socialventurepartners.org/conference/register-2/ to register ahead of time for this exciting weekend.

Our Decade of SVP Investees!

We’re pleased and proud to spend this spring and summer celebrating SVP’s 10-year anniversary of venture philanthropy and service in the Charlotte community. As part of this celebration, we are curating a series of #SVPCLT10 lists, and this piece is on our 10 (really 11!) Investees who’ve collectively received over $1,000,000 and thousands of volunteer…

SVP Welcomes Summer Intern!

Carley Porter, a rising senior at Davidson College, joins SVP Charlotte this summer as an intern for three months. Carley’s main responsibilities are writing articles for the SVP newsletter, keeping up with administrative duties, and helping plan the SVP 10th anniversary party scheduled for this fall. Two days a week, Carley works directly with Sil Ganzo at…