The power of partnerships cannot be under estimated in the work of non-profit organizations. Good partners see the value in the work of the organization and want to be a part of driving the mission forward without compromising the organizations ability to do so. Beyond financial support, good partners often provide access to resources, knowledge and connections that help non-profit organizations build capacity, strengthen their programs and do more of what they do best.
One of the best examples of the power of positive partnerships is our relationship with Social Venture Partners Calgary.
Two Wheel View has been a Social Venture Partners Calgary investee since 2012. This investment came at a critical time in our history and has helped to ensure our continued growth and development.
“From the board level right to the front lines, we are working towards developing three organizational pillars – growth, sustainability and results. The support and expertise we’ve received from SVP has helped us to succeed in all of these areas.” shares Rick McFerrin, our Founder and Executive Director.
Since SVP- Calgary’s investment, TWV has been able to work with an additional 250 youth in the Bike Club program and coordinate ten life changing trips from groups of youth. We’ve also had the opportunity to pilot additional classroom-based programs, including Bike Science, which teaches Grade 4 students their simple machines unit using bikes. Over the last two years, we have doubled the staff team and increased the number of members on the board, all allowing for a bright future for Two Wheel View.
On my side of things, we’ve been able to develop our communications and marketing tools, which have helped us to develop new partnerships, leverage donations and recruit for our programs more successfully than ever before.
Two Wheel View would like to thank SVP for their support, guidance and partnership and being an important part of our ability to change kids’ lives from the seat of a bike.