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JoAnne B.

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Review for San Diego Social Venture Partners, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became a partner/member of San Diego Social Venture Partners in 2008 after discovering that retirement and the empty nest were just not as fulfilling as I would have liked. Through SDSVP, I have not only met some of the nicest people one could hope to know, but I have had an opportunity to learn and grow both as a professional and a philanthropist. As one of our partners says: "it's better than an MBA". It's probably the best investment of both time and money that I have ever made, and that's saying something. Check it out - you'll be glad you did.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching organizations with compelling missions become even more effective at what they do is incredibly rewarding. Knowing that you were a part of it is a wonderful feeling.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see more diversity in the partnership. While this is something that we are working on, it will take time.

Role:  Donor & I have volunteered my managerial expertise with many different organizations side by side with other SVP partners. In so doing I have learned and grown as a person and a professional.