by Sabine Kortals Stein
As often the case among new Partners, John Moore first learned about SVP Boulder County through a friend.
“We were discussing ways to get involved with local nonprofits,” says John, who brings a background in equity trading, entrepreneurship and creative problem solving to our diverse Partner network. “When I mentioned my piecemeal experience as a donor and volunteer, he told me about SVP – and how the SVP model works.
“That’s really interesting to me for a few reasons – first, you get a deeper level of involvement with nonprofits and their causes, instead of just a quick volunteering assignment or one-off donation.
“Second, the SVP model presents a chance to learn a lot about the issues and concerns that Boulder County nonprofits are faced with to effectively achieve their missions.”
According to John, getting actively involved with SVP is also an opportunity to broaden personal horizons and perspectives.
“There are a lot of areas in the world where there’s a lot of work to be done,” adds John, whose passions further include sailing (including completing 15 Chicago-Mackinac races!) and mountaineering. “But I’m especially attracted to doing something meaningful on a local level. It’s more personal.”
Speaking of personal, John earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Colorado College before embarking on career-driven stints in New York and Chicago…only to return here with his wife and two children (7-year-old Jack and 3-year-old Lucy) in 2015.
“We left Chicago because we think Boulder County is a great place to raise a family and get involved in community,” he concludes. “Through SVP, I look forward to meeting the people who are really doing the work in the local nonprofit sector – and to contribute a strategic, data-driven viewpoint to their efforts.”