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Complete Application

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Individuals interested in becoming an SVP Partner should complete this brief New Partner Application prior to the deadline for each cohort. 

We review all submitted forms and compare the skills and interests of applicants against our existing group and the needs of the nonprofit community with the goal of ensuring that we can meet the expectations of our Partners and best serve the community. If you have not yet met with a member of our team you may be invited to a Zoom call or meeting.

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Be Invited to Join

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Complete an Intake Form

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Make a Donation

Attend Two Orientations

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You will receive an email from a member of the Talent Taskforce letting you know whether you are invited to join.

If invited, our staff will send you a brief intake form to complete prior to to the Orientation. This will give our team the information we need about how to engage you in our work and offer the best experience possible.



We require all Partners to make an annual, personally significant gift. We encourage Partners to give at the $6,000+ level but recognize that personally significant giving is different for different people and allow for that flexibility.

You can see all our investors here​

  • Most donations are between $3,500 and $6,000. The minimum allowable annual donation is $1500

  • If you want to donate by credit card or checking account, you can do so here and even set up recurring donations monthly or quarterly, if you prefer to break it up.

  • We can also take stock transfers. Click here for instructions.

Checks can be sent to:

3990 Old Town Ave, Suite C304

San Diego, CA 92110

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After you make your donation, you are required to attend our two-part orientation. We hold make-up sessions if necessary


Part I: Overview of SVP’s unique positioning and impact. Partners are introduced to the SVP community and the myriad ways to engage with SVP. You will also meet your "Sherpa" who is another SVP Partner who will be in touch with you periodically during your first year, and the rest of your cohort of new Partners.


Part II: Introduction to our process and approach. After attending this session, Partners will feel prepared to jump into an engagement.

Check the SVP Calendar for our next orientation dates. 

Jump In

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Watch for The Stir email every other Friday to get caught up on the latest at SVP. Also look out for emails offering you opportunities to use your skills with nonprofits. Have fun!

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