Dear SVPs… Thank You!




Dear SVPs,

In the spirit of giving thanks for all we have, I want to let you know how thankful Mission Capital is for YOU. In 2019, you’ve shown your generosity to our community through your time, talent, and treasure and because of that, we’re a stronger Central Texas community. Thank you!

SVP in 2019

This past year, you’ve guided us to new and renewed ways of engaging with each other and our nonprofit members. Two cohorts of nonprofit organizations benefited from your hands-on expertise through the Revenue Generator. Three nonprofit organizations were chosen for the first Impact Accelerator in the Spring – The Texas Association of Minorities in Engineering (TAME), Refugee Services of Texas and E3Alliance. SVP leaders connected through monthly Coffee Connects, and we’ve welcomed guests from other SVP chapters across the globe to learn about the amazing work their doing in their own communities.

About SVP India

SVP India Learning Session On October 21, 2019, Mission Capital was delighted to host Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Board Chair of SVP India. Dr. Natarajan led a Learning Session on a collective impact model of 7 SVP chapters in India that have aligned efforts to create a million sustainable jobs in India by 2022. We had a great community convening of  Social Venture Partners, nonprofit organizations, funders and civic leaders who came together to learn more about this global workforce model, including community guests from the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, Austin-Pune Sister City Initiative and Indie Meme.

About SVPI’s New Vision

SVPI Board Retreat in Action In late October, Mission Capital was proud to represent our SVP affiliate at the SVPI National Board Retreat in Seattle, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Board member, Max Scoular and I felt energized by this strategic board session focused on vision casting SVPI’s role in our communities. The outcome: a refreshed theory of change, focused on bringing resources to SVP affiliates, developing a global and shared practice of justice and equity, and fostering strategic learning across our global network of 40+ SVP chapters. More details to come when SVPI CEO, Sudha Nandagopal visits us in Austin on December 17! 

Introducing Phillip

Lastly, we’re excited to welcome our new SVP Senior Manager, Phillip Nevels. Phillip is a social entrepreneur, an expert in nonprofit management, and an advocate for marginalized communities and practitioner of collective impact. He brings to Mission Capital and SVP project management expertise within social impact and philanthropic organizations, a strong understanding of the Central Texas nonprofit community, and extensive experience leading community engagement efforts as a consultant and nonprofit executive. We look forward to welcoming Phillip officially on January 6, and will plan on an opportunity so you all have a chance to meet him.

As we embrace this holiday season, I thank each of you as SVPs…

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  — quote by Melody Beattie Thanks, Madge Vásquez Mission Capital CEO
PS: Save the Dates!
December 5, 8:30 am-10:00 am – Reminder to connect with SVPs at the December Coffee Connect. December 17, 3:30 pm Learning Session with Social Venture Partner International, CEO, Sudha Nandagopal – Come meet Sudha and hear about SVPI’s new strategic direction!

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