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Event: SV2 Spring Gathering: Scaling for Impact

SV2 will host our annual Spring Gathering, Scaling for Impact, on Tuesday, April 21, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at the Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto. This year we will hear from social impact leaders in our portfolio about how they are driving powerful change in their local communities and beyond. Join us and learn … Continued

Event: Environment Lightning Grant Round Meeting 2 of 2

SV2 Partners will discuss the three finalist organizations and select a Lightning Grantee. Environmental issues are now at the forefront of challenges facing the world, with many implications for the Bay Area and our local communities. Join us as we learn more about important issues such as the climate crisis and solutions, conservation, and water … Continued

Event: Environment Lightning Grant Round Meeting 1 of 2

Join us in learning more about the incredible work and impact of local and national environment organizations. This is Meeting 1 of 2. Environmental issues are now at the forefront of challenges facing the world, with many implications for the Bay Area and our local communities. Join us as we learn more about important issues … Continued

Person: Jan Half

Jan grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and upon graduating from Northwestern University in 1975, began her 40-year career as a middle school teacher in rural Illinois. She received her Masters in Career and Adult Education, and then moved on to School/Business Partnership Manager positions with nonprofits in Illinois and in California. Jan spent the next … Continued

Event: Environment Partner Interest Circle (EPIC)

EPIC is hosting a presentation by Chris Busch, Director of Research, Energy Innovation, Policy & Technology LLC on CA’s Carbon Trade program; as well as a panel discussion by several SV2 Partners on actions they are taking regarding their own GHG emissions. Chris Busch leads Energy Innovation’s California climate policy program. He recently developed a California version of Energy Innovation’s … Continued

Event: Prospective Partner Circle

We invite prospective SV2 Partners to come together for informal conversation with some more seasoned Partners. Learn more about how SV2 works, ways to engage, learn and lead within the SV2 community, and share what you are hoping for from your SV2 experience as you explore our community.

Event: How of Giving: Art of Assessing Nonprofits

Is this workshop for you? We’ve designed this interactive workshop for SV2 Partners, including the newest and most seasoned. Prospective Partners are welcome to attend as well. What will we learn? Learn how nonprofit assessment is both an art and a science and how to do it well: How to assess a grant applicant’s organizational … Continued

Event: SV2 Board Hosted Partner Community Dinner – Healthy Democracy

Join SV2 Board member Christy Chin on March 25 at 6:30pm for our March Board hosted dinner. Partners are invited to join Christy at her home in Portola Valley and discuss the topic of “Healthy Democracy”. Space is limited to the first ten Partners to register. These dinners are a special opportunity for Partners to … Continued

Post: Inclusive Democracy: Fostering Participation for All

Why doesn’t everyone vote? What would be the impact if everyone did? And how can we support change to make our democracy more inclusive and representative of our population? Today, many in our communities are significantly underrepresented in local, state and national elections, both as voters and as elected officials. Join us to hear from … Continued