SVP’s Newest Investee: Dynamic Partners!
There are so many questions when a parent discovers that their child has special needs, the most pressing of which is: "Where do I go for services for my child?"
Since 1979, Dynamic Partners has provided a simple answer for King and Pierce County families. Through individualized, family-centered intervention services, they maximize each child’s potential – giving them the skills that will help them today, while decreasing the need for future services.
Dynamic Partners has streamlined and improved programs for families and children with a unique structure. They are actually a consortium of four different organizations – allowing them to provide families with a diversity of expertise and quality services with one centralized intake process.
The consortium has other benefits as well. It reduces service duplication, and increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the all four organizations through shared infrastructure, administration, and fundraising efforts. It was this efficiency that piqued the interest of SVP grant committee member, Dick Dudley.
“In a future environment where nonprofit funding may become more restricted, I find this model of administration sharing to be unique and innovative, resulting in a decrease in overhead expenses,” explains Dick. “It also allows each individual organization to focus on what they do best—helping children with special needs.”
This is just one of the many factors that lead the Early Childhood Development Grant Committee to select Dynamic Partners as SVP’s newest Investee. And the decision couldn’t have come at a better time says CEO, Jon Botten.
“We are currently in the process of purchasing and renovating an 18,000 square foot building in Burien, effectively doubling the amount of space available for early intervention and therapy services. This expansion of our physical space creates the perfect catalyst for a substantial leap in our organizational capacity, which we believe can be maximized with the assistance available through SVP.”
“Just as SVP aims to enhance the development, capacity and outcomes of its Investees, we aim to enhance the same for the children and families we serve,” continues Jon (pictured left with his award from last year's Social Innovation Fast Pitch). “We are confident our partnership will result in better results for our clients, and rewarding opportunities for SVP’s Partners.”
For grant committee member Kate Cochron, Dynamic Partners has already provided an eye-opening opportunity. “I went into the grant committee with no prior knowledge of early childhood development or any of its players,” explains Kate. “I came away so excited about the work Dynamic Partners is doing, and how they are doing it. Their management team seems to be overflowing with creative approaches to the age old problems of how do you serve more people with fewer resources AND achieve better outcomes.”
We are delighted to welcome Jon Botten and Dynamic Partners into our SVP family!
Learn More and Get Involved
In particular, we are looking for a Lead Partner, who will work closely with Dynamic Partners and act as the primary liaison during their 3-5 year relationship with SVP. If you have project management experience and would like to dive deep with an organization, this might be the role for you!
Thank You to Our Other Four Finalists!
The Early Childhood Development Grant Committee went through a rigorous six month process, and visited five outstanding organizations before selecting Dynamic Partners. We would like to recognize and celebrate our other four exceptional finalists:
Thank you all for the amazing work you do!