Capacity Building

Connecting nonprofits with social entrepreneurs and business leaders, Impact Academy for Capacity Building examines organizational growth and sustainability at a deeper level through earned income.

Impact Academy builds on the successful outcomes of SVP initiatives, such as Revenue Generator and Mission Accelerator. Former participating nonprofits have come away with powerful assets, tools, and skills to scale growth, create business plans, develop marketing and sales strategies, and gain access to new funding and investments.

By examining organizational growth and sustainability at a deeper level, nonprofits with earned revenue opportunities will work with teams of SVP experts to develop a business plan to launch, accelerate or scale their programs or services. Nonprofits and SVPs work together to develop a unique plan geared towards the organizations goals and preferred outcomes.

Congratulations to our 2019 Impact Academy participants! These organizations have worked with our teams of SVP experts to explore their earned revenue concepts through deeper evaluation and planning.

Our Impact Academy for Capacity Building timeline is as follows:

  • October 11 – November 30, 2018: Nonprofits apply
  • December 2018 – January 2019: SVP’s evaluate applications and select up to three investees
  • January 2019: Nonprofits are notified of selection decisions
  • February 2019: Kickoff event, SVP investee teams formed
  • March – June 2019: SVP’s work with investees to develop business plans for earned revenue
  • June 2019: Graduation event
  • June – December 2019: Option to extend investee teams by mutual agreement of SVP’s, nonprofits and Mission Capital.

SVP’s may select from a range of engagement opportunities throughout the program, including program planning, investee selection, coaching, panel reviewing, and advising investee teams.



These organizations are leading the way in solving complex community problems. We’re honored to be their partner and champion, providing funding, consulting and business mentoring.

Since 2011, Social Venture Partners have invested their deep expertise with Central Texas nonprofits, including eleven organizations who participated in the Mission Accelerator from 2014-2018 and worked with dedicated SVP teams for one to three years.

Read the 2017-2018 Mission Accelerator Report, and learn how SVP expertise helped Allies Against Slavery, Hand to Hold, and Catholic Charities of Central Texas turn vision into reality.

Allies Against Slavery

2017 Investee

Catholic Charities Central Texas

2017 Investee

Hand to Hold

2017 Investee

CareBOX Program

2016 Investee


2016 Investee

Goodwill Career and Technical Academy

2016 Investee

Multicultural Refugee Coalition

2015 Investee

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

2015 Investee

Easter Seals Central Texas

2015 Investee

E3 Alliance

2014 Investee

Mothers' Milk Bank

2014 Investee


2014 Investee


2012 Investee

College Forward

2012 Investee


Business Member

Our business members include companies large and small who want to improve our community by supporting the work of mission-driven people and organizations.

Social Venture Partners

Join a network of business leaders and social entrepreneurs, and play an active role in solving complex social issues.


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