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SVP Cincinnati to host panel aimed at helping nonprofits scale, accelerate innovation



Are you a nonprofit interested in furthering both your impact and your reach through engaged philanthropy? 
 
If so, Social Venture Partners Cincinnati (SVP) will host the free discussion “Scaling and Accelerating Social Innovation: Learning from the Technology Startup Community” May 19 with those who already have successful models in place.
 
The event will begin with a conversation among local panelists from Design Impact, Flywheel Cincinnati and Impact 100 and will culminate with an address from keynote speaker Nancy Heinen, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) board member and partner and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Apple.
Nancy Heinen 
“We are so honored to have Nancy Heinen as our keynote speaker,” SVP Cincinnati Executive Director Lauren LaCerda Merten says.  “As an experienced corporate lawyer and senior executive in both small and multinational companies, Nancy has had a distinguished career focused on innovation.”
 
And when it comes to innovation, SVP knows how to deliver.
 
According to LaCerda Merten, SVP as an entity itself is a model of what it looks like to scale innovation, because what starts as a $20,000 grant over a three-year time period becomes much more for the nonprofits that SVP funds.
 
“Each grant is leveraged by the strategic contribution of our partners’ time and expertise, so that the average benefit to the nonprofits is three to five times greater than the cash grants alone,” LaCerda Merten says. “The engagement between Social Venture Partners and nonprofit investees fosters a relationship that makes customized, sustainable change possible for the nonprofit, and an unparalleled journey to increased philanthropic impact for our partners.” 

Do Good: 

• Find more details and register here for the free event at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at Cintrifuse’s Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine.

• Learn more about Social Venture Partners Cincinnati and how to get involved.

• Connect with SVP Cincinnati on Facebook.
 

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Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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