Calendar of Events

The application deadline for our Spring ’24 Training Cohort has passed. Our next round of Training Cohorts will take place in Spring 2024!

We make expert-led trainings accessible for social mission organizations that don’t have the resources to hire expert consultants or invest in expensive capacity-building programs. You’ll join a group of local impact organizations for online/in-person sessions that will help you level up in a fun, fast-paced program with proven results. Each cohort and workshop is facilitated by a subject matter expert and social impact organizations are matched with local professionals from SVP Denver’s Partner network who provide additional support and third-party feedback along the way. 

PAST PROGRAMS

Paul Collier

Director, Corona Insights

Create Your Theory of Change

9 Weeks  |  Future Dates TBD

Your Theory of Change that tells the story of who you serve, what you do and the impact you have. You will create a narrative and graphic of your Theory of Change that you can start using immediately with key stakeholders including potential funders, your Board of Directors and internal team.

Alisha Harris

CEO & Creative Director, Original Account Strategies

Build Your Impact Marketing Plan

9 Weeks  |  Future Dates TBD

From developing a solid marketing foundation to crafting compelling messages and utilizing resources wisely, this program equips you with the tools and knowledge to create impactful content and amplify your efforts. With a focus on aligning marketing objectives with your mission, you’ll learn to navigate the marketing landscape strategically, build strong connections through storytelling, and measure your success. Take action to drive your organization forward with a refined and effective marketing plan.

Anish Nagar

Founder, Corecentra

Make Your Pitch

9 Weeks  |  Future Dates TBD

Create your organization’s pitch deck to raise funds, build partnerships or just tell your story in a more impactful way.

    Dawn Marshall

    SVP Denver Partner, Former CFO @ Solidyn Solutions

    Drive Your Strategy with Finance

    6 Months  | Dates TBD

    Dig deep into your organization’s finances and learn how to use financial data in your strategic decision making.

    You will:

    • Improve the way your organization tracks and uses financial data
    • Work 1:1 with a coach to develop and implement a custom plan for your organization
    • Walk away with a better understanding of your financial statements and key financial concepts

    HOW IT WORKS

    We combine our proven program strutcure with custom content created by our expert facilitators to maximize your learning. Each organization selects a “team lead” to keep you organized and ensure you make progress each week. To get the most out of the experience, expect to commit 3-5 hours per week and involve several people from your staff/Board. 

    WHY PARTICIPATE

    Organizations finish each cohort experience with final deliverables they can immediately put to use. Your team will also benefit from working and learning alongside peer community-led organizations; getting input from coaches and individualized feedback from the expert facilitator. 

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    Use What They Create

    This [pitch cohort] class has given our African Leadership Group Pitch Design Team the tools needed and a good foundation for crafting and presenting a winning pitch to investors, customers and partners.  I recently had opportunities to deliver the ALG (Afrik Impact) pitch virtually and in-person and felt totally comfortable. Each and every one of you have been instrumental with preparing our group to create and deliver a (tailored) pitch with passion.

    Lori Collier

    Program Manager, African Leadership Group

    “We were able to get some momentum behind developing a theory of change that I know we’ll be able to put to use right away! It was also a great opportunity for us to critically examine the “whys” behind each of our programs.”

    Regi Worles

    Community Activator, Metro Caring

    APPLICATION & ELIGIBILITY

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Selected organizations will participate in a one-on-one virtual discussion to better understand your goals and fit for the program.

    Organization Eligibility Criteria:

    A. Nonprofit or For-Profit Impact Organization = your organization is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is operating under a fiscal agent or is a social venture (public benefit corporation).

    B. Operating in the Denver Metro Region = you are located within and/or providing 51% or more of your services within Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and/or Jefferson counties.

    C. Mission and Impact = you understand how your services are meeting a clear community need.

    D. Team Readiness = your staff/board will dedicate time to assessing current systems, strategizing their desired future state and work to get there on top of day-to-day operations.

    E. <$4M in Revenue = we support impact organizations that don’t have the resources to pay for outside support.

    F. Inclusiveness and Equity = your organization embodies values, policies and practices that ensure all stakeholders are engaged equitably.

    If you have any questions, please send an email to hello@svpdenver.org and we will get back to you within a few business days.

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