"Our strength grows out of our weaknesses."Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dreaming of Synergy: Haskell Delivered Keynote to Social Venture Partners

Their mission is noble.

Social Venture Partners (SVP) aim to catalyze significant long-term positive social change in their communities by developing lifelong philanthropists, and by building the capacity of investee nonprofits for sustained impact.

Their track record is remarkable.

In thirteen years, the vibrant SVP network has grown to over 2000 philanthropic partners in 25 cities throughout North America and Japan who are actively contributing more time, talent, and treasure than ever before. So far, they’ve invested $36 million and countless volunteer hours to over 400 investee nonprofits.

Yet this is no time to rest on their laurels. The needs of their cities are too daunting, and too pressing. Not to mention the challenges of the many cities and even more countries beyond their current reach. Those needs dwarf their very commendable achievements until now. Therefore, many in this network are hungry for more.

How can the SVP network achieve leverage for synergy? And for what Dream?

SVP invited David Haskell to deliver their annual conference keynote to help inspire their network to think outside the box of success to date, to aim to become more than the sum of their membership, and to dream a dream together of what could be. The SVP national conference met at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, California, from October 21 to 23, 2010.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’
But I dream things that never were;
and I say, ‘Why not?
George Bernard Shaw

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