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Event: SV2 Fall Gathering: The Power of Voice

What happens when we help others amplify the power of their own voices? To find out, hear from SV2’s newest Grantees: Global Press Institute, Silicon Valley Urban Debate League, and Literacy for Environmental Justice at this year’s Fall Gathering. Join us for an evening filled with conversation and community as we collectively appreciate the awesome … Continued

Event: The Essentials of Strategies for Problem Solving Philanthropy

In April, SV2 partnered with the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Effective Philanthropy Lab to put on a two-day workshop on The Essentials of Strategies for Problem Solving Philanthropy. Based on the positive feedback, we are offering a shorter version at Stanford on Wednesday, August 10th. If you missed this workshop in April, … Continued

Event: Portfolio Review Meeting & Learning Session

Calling all Partners who would like to learn more about the work of SV2’s current Grantees, as well as reflect on the factors for challenge and success in our Beyond-the-Dollars relationships with Grantees! This year, the Grant and Impact Investment Review Committee’s annual Portfolio Review meeting will be open to all interested Partners to further … Continued

Event: SV2 Kids: Backpacks & Bagels

Come celebrate the end of the school year by bringing some school supplies/backpacks for local kids who will be needing fully stocked backpacks for the coming school year. When you sign up, we’ll share a list of what to bring and SV2 kids will fill up the backpacks and enjoy bagels along with each other’s … Continued

Event: SV2 Spring Gathering: The Big Think-A-Thon

Thinking meets doing as we tackle real-world challenges at the 2016 SV2 Spring Gathering: The Big Think-A-Thon! In rapid-fire, 90-second presentations, six to eight SV2 Grantees will share a specific challenge that they are facing. Then, we’ll harness the collective knowledge and talent in the room as Partners join in group conversations with Grantees, brainstorming … Continued

Event: Understanding the Refugee Crisis and How We Can Play A Role in Helping

Please join us at SV2 on Monday, March 7th from 12pm-1:30pm for a roundtable discussion on the refugee crisis. Presenters include: Tom Porteous, Deputy Program Director at Human Rights Watch Jessica Therkelsen, Global Policy Director for Asylum Access Jane Sloane, Vice-President of Programs with the Global Fund for Women Aitran Doan, Student at Stanford University … Continued

Person: Lisa Guerra

How did you hear about SV2? I initially heard about SV2 many years before joining. I went to the website to learn more and really liked what I saw. I didn’t join right away, but did find myself periodically returning to the SV2 website to find out what was new. What made you decide to … Continued

Person: Lisa Van Dusen

Lisa manages SV2’s Partner recruitment, revenue diversification and strategic relationships. She has been instrumental in leading SV2’s new initiatives, including impact investing and advocacy, and new experiential learning programs. She joined SV2 in August 2013 and brings a 25-year career spanning marketing, media, business development, social innovation and leadership development. Lisa helped create breakthrough business models … Continued

Person: Jennifer Ratay

Jen Ratay was Executive Director of SV2 from March 2013 – September 2017. She and her family are now SV2 Partners. Read more about Jen’s work at SV2 here.