Summit Overview


For twenty years, Social Venture Partners has leveraged the networks of thousands of engaged philanthropists to effect meaningful change in communities worldwide. Today, SVP is 8 countries and 43 affiliate chapters strong — a global movement of over 3400 engaged donors, skilled leaders and volunteers transforming the world’s understanding of social impact.

Every year, our international community converges to renew its commitment to the challenge of smarter philanthropy. We share the best of our affiliates’ work across the globe; examine our sector’s most pressing concerns and emerging practices; deepen the understanding of our individual and collective roles as change agents; and expand through the connections that define our network.

2019's summit will gather our network to examine the meaning of servant leadership and centering impacted and historically marginalized communities.

  • How does historical context show up today? How do we acknowledge this history so that we can move forward? What do we need to unlearn and relearn in order to do this?

  • How do we show up in ways that allow us to be transformed and also in ways that allow us to contribute to transformation.

  • How do we honor communities we seek to work with?

  • What is our role? How can we channel our power and privilege to move power and resources where they are most needed?

  • How do we actively participate in building solutions?

  • Why do we show up to do this work? Why do we stay? How do we benefit?



Early bird registration is now open, and you can book your room at the SVP group rate today! Vancouver is a major destination and we expect to sell out quickly.


2018 Summit | Chicago

Hosted in collaboration with SVP Chicago and Loyola University’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, the 2018 SVP Global Summit brought together Social Venture Partners' board leaders, affiliate staff, and philanthropic and social benefit organizations from around the world. Explore.