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Event: The State of Our State – and the Role of a Free Press in it

Join well-known journalists Dave Lesher, Laurel Rosenhall, and Dan Walters from CALmatters as they discuss the “State of Our State” in the context of the 2018 elections. CALmatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media venture that covers statewide policies and policy-making. CALmatters, which is now the largest state news bureau in California, also represents the new … Continued

Post: Board Members: Thank you & Welcome

Hats off to SV2’s outgoing board member in 2018: Kelly Pope. Join us in thanking Kelly for modeling shared leadership, thoughtful stewardship, and empathy during her time on our Board. Kelly Pope concludes her six years of board service this June. She has been a spectacular leader in a variety of areas during her tenure, including chairing … Continued

Person: Nancy Heinen

Nancy Heinen currently serves as Lead Partner to Village Enterprise and co-led the 2016-17 Housing Lightning Grant Round. She has previously served as a member of SV2’s Board of Directors from 2009-2016 and served as Board Chair from 2012-2015. Nancy is an experienced corporate lawyer and senior executive in both small and multinational corporations. Most … Continued

Post: “Advocacy is Everywhere” Series, in case you missed it!

This Spring, SV2 kicked off its first Advocacy learning series, with the aim of helping SV2 Partners, Grantees & Impact Investees, and the broader SV2 community to better evaluate whether, when, and how they want to incorporate advocacy as a social change tool in their philanthropy and work. The series generated some great content and … Continued

Post: SV2 Partner Survey: The results are in!

We’ve completed our 2018 All-Partner Survey designed to assess SV2’s impact on Partners and provide our Partners with the opportunity to share their ideas for how we can continue to deepen our impact. This year’s results will feed directly into next year’s program plan and fuel SV2’s ongoing learning and improvement. Thank you to all the … Continued

Person: Justina Du

Justina comes to SV2 bringing her wealth of knowledge and experience from 12+ years of streamlining processes and project management while working with various companies across many industries.  She comes from a media and marketing strategy background but has always wanted to utilize her skills to give back to the community.  She is still involved with … Continued

Event: Impact Investing Interest Circle Meeting

This ongoing Partner-led, no-host lunch provides a space to explore impact investing more broadly and more personally as a complement to the Impact Investing Working Group’s activities. We’ll explore questions such as, what attracts us to impact investing and what holds us back? Are people developing theories of change that integrate their philanthropic and investment strategies?  … Continued

Post: Portfolio Review 2018: Successes and Learnings

At the end of each fiscal year, the SV2 Board Grant and Impact Investment Review Committee (GIIRC) hears updates on SV2’s entire grant and impact investment portfolio and approves the renewal of multi-year grants. The GIIRC is led by Kelly Pope and committee members include Bill Brownell, Linda Lazor, Jill Matzke, Tony Stayner and Paru … Continued