We are living in unprecedented times. The twin crises of COVID-19 and an economic recession will have short- and long-term ramifications for our community. Fortunately, as a highly-nimble, responsive, and collaborative organization, we were able to quickly form a team of Partners to help nonprofits navigate the complicated landscape of economic relief, including securing Paycheck Protection Program funding. Noel Johnson, Lead Partner, shares about the team’s work.
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Portland Children’s Museum has been a childhood favorite for creative exploration and joyful learning since 1946. They have welcomed more than four million visitors, dedicating themselves to sparking a love of learning and discovery in all of the children that visit. And they are just getting started! 

Through this new partnership, we will help Portland Children’s Museum expand its capacity to become part of the solution for ensuring that all children in the Portland-metro area have access to high-quality, culturally-responsive, and affordable preschool.

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As the world collectively navigates the shock and pain of a “new normal” fueled by the uncertainty and grief of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking to resilient communities here in Oregon to lead the way into the future. Partner Octavia Chambers shares how the Culturally Specific Early Learning Advocacy Collaborative (aka Equity Collaborative) continues to to make racial equity a priority in Oregon’s early education system. 
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KairosPDX has shared a great way that YOU can help our kids. SVP Partners are invited to create a “View and Do” video, as a way to keep KairosPDX kids engaged in learning through listening and a follow-up action to explore the learning. To create a video, please read the instructions here.
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Please note that all upcoming events below will be virtual. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will adapt our plans as appropriate. 

Wednesday, May 6th
With coronavirus, many of us are stuck at home trying to multi-task and still make a difference in this word. But we all need to take a break every once in a while to connect with friends and recharge. Grab a beverage and join us on Zoom! We will hear from the Lead Partner of our Financial Partnership Team, Nicole Thibodeau, about helping Community Partners during this pandemic, and have a fun hour of socializing online!
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Nonprofits increasingly have staff and assist clients from diverse cultures, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and genders. After completing this workshop, you will be familiar with tools and techniques to address equity concerns and create an inclusive environment.
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SVP Portland Partner Panel

Thursday, May 21st
Please join us for an overview of SVP's venture philanthropy model and our portfolio of Community Partners, led by Partners Larry Fox and Kelly Starkey. Whether you are a new or long-time Partner or Encore Fellow, you will learn about ways to engage at SVP and how to build organizational capacity for long-term success.
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SVP’s role as a capacity builder is critical, providing invaluable resources and guidance for our nonprofit Community Partners facing many challenges due to COVID-19. Please join us to you can learn what we are hearing from leaders about the greatest community needs, and how we are leveraging SVP resources to assist our Community Partners.
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