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SV2 Partners Gina Jorasch & Molly Efrusy, Rajasvini Bhansali, Executive Director, IDEX and The Reverend Frannie Hall Kieschnick, Episcopal Priest and co-founder/board member, The Beatitudes Society on:
"Do No Harm" International Travel
Friday, February 7, 2014
48 minutes


Caroline Whistler of Third Sector Capital Partners & Eleanor Clement-Glass of Silicon Valley Community Foundation on:
Social Impact Bonds / Pay-for-Success Initiatives
Friday, January 10, 2014
60 minutes


Kirsten Tobey of Revolution Foods on:
Launching a Social Enterprise & Taking it to Scale
Friday, November 1, 2013
41 minutes





Jim Fruchterman of Benetech on:
Technology for Social Good
Friday, October 4, 2013
72 minutes



SV2 Partners Diane ParnesJohn DawsonHolly Depatie and Amy Santullo share their  expertise on:
Becoming a Great Board Member
Friday, May 10, 2013
64 minutes



Heather McLeod Grant (McLeod Grant Advisors), Emily Hall (Founder & CEO of Olive Grove Consulting) and Bill Brownell (SVP at Cisco):
Strategic Planning Workshop
Friday, April 26, 2013
108 minutes

Michael Kirst - President of the California State Board of Education

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - "Impact of the Common Core on Public School Education In California"

88 minutes

Elise Cutini (Silicon Valley Children's Fund), Brian Greenberg (InnVision Shelter Network) and Christa Gannon (Fresh Lifelines for Youth):
How Philanthropists Can Help At-Risk Youth
Friday, February 1, 2013 - First Friday Lunch
84 minutes


Amy Klement - Vice President, Investments, Omidyar Network

Friday, January 11, 2013 - "Best Practices from the Omidyar Network"

116 minutes


Lindsay Austin Louie (SV2), Alex Bernadotte (Beyond 12), Lisa Nash (Blue Planet Network) and Ashley Boren (Sustainable Conservation)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - "Lifecycle of a Nonprofit Workshop"

49 minutes

Carol Olson (Morgan Family Foundation), Jim Fiedler (Santa Clara County Water District) and Brock Dolman (Occidental Arts & Ecology Center):  Water & Environmental Education
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Environmental Grant Round Meeting
104 minutes

Dr. Tom Robinson (Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford University), Lori Andersen (The Health Trust) and Dr. Tom Bodenheimer (UCSF):
Checking Silicon Valley's Vital Signs: Top Concerns Affecting Health Locally
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - Health Grant Round Kickoff
64 minutes


Kimberly Wicoff, Director of Knowledge and Innovation, Strive
Thursday, March 29, 2012
96 minutes


Lindsay Austin Louie, Executive Director of SV2, and Mary Gregory, Vice President at Pacific Foundation Services
Monday, May 7, 2012 - Grantmaking 101
110 minutes


Deborah Mintz, Chief Advancement Officer, NewSchools Venture Fund
Friday, March 2, 2012 - First Friday Lunch
76 minutes


Dr. Christopher Gardner, Director of Nutrition Studies at Stanford Prevention Research Center and organizer of the Stanford Food Summit
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - Environment Grant Round Meeting
55 minutes

First Friday Lunch with Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy
Friday, February 3, 2012 - First Friday Lunch
80 minutes

Lisa Sonsini, Chair of the Sobrato Family Foundation: Perspectives on Philanthropy in Silicon Valley
Friday, December 2, 2011 - First Friday Lunch
57 minutes

SV2 Board Chairman, Lance Fors: Scaling Up Nonprofits - Perspectives from the Trenches
Friday, November 4, 2011 - First Friday Lunch
73 minutes

SV2 Partner Alan Austin and SV2 Grantee Development Directors Sherri Shaner (Peninsula Bridge) and Chris Murphy (Living Goods):
What Every SV2 Partner Should Know About Nonprofit Fundraising
Friday, October 7, 2011 - First Friday Lunch
72 minutes

Joe Cullinane, SV2 Partner: The Strategic Use of Social Media for Nonprofits
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - Social Media Workshop
50 minutes

Carla Javits, President of REDF (Roberts Enterprise Development Fund): REDF and Best Practices in Venture Philanthropy
Friday, May 6, 2011 - First Friday Lunch
63 minutes

Alison Elliot (Stanford Alumni Consulting Team), Paul Work (Tech Coast Angels), and Nancy Cannon-O’Connell (Lead Partner to SV2 grantee National Foster Youth Action Network): "How to be a Great Advisor to a Nonprofit”
Friday, April 1, 2011 - First Friday Lunch
53 minutes

Christa Gannon (Fresh Lifelines for Youth), Janet Knipe (National Foster Youth Action Network), and Marlene Bjornsrud (Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative): "Helping At-Risk Youth Succeed)"
Friday, March 4, 2011 - First Friday Lunch
79 minutes


Regie Stites, Program Manager at SRI: "Different Approaches to Improving Students' Academic Literacy Skills"
Wednesday, March 2, 2011- Education Grant Round Second Meeting
30 minutes (youtube-audio only)

Greg Lippman, Executive Director of ACE Charter School in San Jose: "Innovative Teaching Models & Technology for Academic Literacy"
Friday, January 28, 2011 - Education Grant Round Kickoff Meeting
28 minutes

Alicia Gallegos Fambrini (San Jose Charter School Consortium), Grainger Marburg (Peninsula Bridge), and Dave Higaki (East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring): "Getting Low-Income Kids to College"
Friday, January 7, 2011- First Friday Lunch
75 minutes

Abby Rubin Davisson of the Tipping Point Community: Challenges and Opportunities in Engaged Grantmaking
Friday, December 3, 2010 - First Friday Lunch
65 minutes

Jonathon Landeck of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz & Susan Algert, of the UC California Cooperative Extension in Santa Clara County
November 15, 2010 - Environment Grant Round Meeting

Alexa Culwell, former CEO of the Schwab Foundation and the Stupski Foundation: Key Leverage Points for Education Change
Monday, November 8, 2010 - Education Grant Round Meeting
43 minutes

Susan Phinney Silver, Program Officer at the Packard Foundation, and Caryn Sachs, President of the Erich & Hannah Sachs Foundation: Program-Related Investments
Friday, November 5, 2010 - First Friday Lunch
65 minutes

Chuck Slaughter, Founder & President of Living Goods: How we can impact public health in Africa
Friday, October 1, 2010 - First Friday Lunch
35 minutes

Anne Marie Burgoyne, Portfolio Director of Draper Richards Foundation: The Life Cycle of Nonprofits Working on International Development
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - International Grant Round Kickoff
35 minutes

Bonnie Nixon, Board Chair of Sustainable Silicon Valley: How Philanthropists Can Help the Environment

Monday, September 20, 2010 - Environment Grant Round Kickoff
55 minutes

Curt Riffle, Program Operations Officer of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation: "Making Funding Decisions in Conservation and Science"

Friday, May 7, 2010 First Friday Lunch
74 minutes

Greg Lippman, Executive Director of ACE Charter School in San Jose: "How the San Jose Charter School Consortium is Using its SV2 Grant to Change Education"
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Spring All-Partner Meeting
8 minutes

Ashley Boren, Executive Director of Sustainable Conservation: "How we used our SV2 Grant to Improve Water Conservation in California Agriculture"
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Spring All-Partner Meeting
10 minutes

Lance Fors, SV2 Board Chair: "The What, How, and Who of SV2"
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Spring All-Partner Meeting
5 minutes

Jennifer Ratay, Program Officer at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation : "How Philanthropy Can Help Nonprofits Build Organizational Capacity"
Friday, May 7, 2010 First Friday Lunch
67 minutes

Regina Starr Ridley, Publishing Director of Stanford Social Innovation Review: "Today's Hottest Topics in Philanthropy and Social Innovation"
Friday, March 5, 2010 First Friday Lunch
61 minutes

Jenny Shilling Stein, Executive Director of Draper Richards Foundation: "Investing in Social Entrepreneurs"
Friday, January 8, 2010 First Friday Lunch
68 minutes

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Founder & Chairman SV2, "Philanthropy Today"

September 8, 2008 Stanford Center for Social Innovation Discussion
42 minutes

My favorite part of SV2 is getting to interact with like-minded members of the community who have different perspectives and experiences, but share my goal of helping local nonprofits. Being a Partner gives me the flexibility to vary my involvement as my busy schedule allows.

Liz Weingart,
SV2 Partner

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