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Welcome, SV2 Teens 2020 Grantees
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Welcome, SV2 Teens 2020 Grantees

This year, SV2 Teens decided to learn more about criminal justice reform. We went on site-visits, learned more about and allocated a $20,000 grant across three organizations: Defy Ventures, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, and Young Women’s Freedom Center. We were so energized to experience how all three organizations are engaging “systems impacted” people to be part of the solution, energizing youth as changemakers, and taking holistic community-led approaches.

 
Meet our North Fair Oaks Community Grantees

This year, SV2 hosted our first-ever place-based Grant Round -- join us in celebrating the learnings and welcoming our two newest Grantees! One Life Counseling and Upward Scholars are both serving the North Fair Oaks community, and we’re eager to continue our engagement with this vibrant community over the next three years.

 

Welcome, Newest Lightning Grantee: GridLab!

Our Environment Lightning Grant Round (LGR) was action-packed! We had the amazing opportunity to get to know how six organizations are advancing climate solutions and environmental sustainability, as well as replicating and/or scaling their work. SV2 Partners selected GridLab as our new Lightning Grantee! GridLab provides technical grid expertise to enhance policy decision-making and to ensure a rapid transition to a reliable, cost effective, and low carbon future.

 

Partner Leader Call

Did you know that, at any one time, roughly one-quarter of the SV2 Partnership puts their hands up to serve as active volunteer leaders? Check out this year's impressive leadership cohort here and let us know if you are interested in a leadership role next year.

Impact Investing in a Pandemic: What We’re Learning

When Shelter-in-Place began, we moved our impact investing meetings online -- but larger changes than a shift to virtual format were afoot in the sector as a whole. Disaster and crisis response efforts typically follow three phases: immediate relief, medium term recovery, and long term rebuilding. Here’s what SV2 has been learning.

Welcome, new Partner!

Shannon Fallon has experience as both an Attorney and CPA and has volunteered for numerous nonprofit organizations in the community. She has served on the boards of Hastings College of the Law and St. Elizabeth Seton School. Currently, she is teaching on behalf of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. Her primary philanthropic interests are child and adolescent mental health and education.

 
 

Upcoming Events

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WED. JUN. 10 | 10:15AM - 11:15AM

Prospective Partner Circle - Virtual Event

We invite prospective SV2 Partners to join us and learn 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.

WED. JUN. 10 | 11:30AM - 1:30PM

June Impact Investing Working Group - Virtual Event

The SV2 Impact Investing Working Group discusses prospective impact investment opportunities, hears pitches from social entrepreneurs, and performs due diligence in order to make informed investment recommendations on behalf of SV2. The Working Group is comprised of Partners who are committed to actively participating in all aspects of impact investing, including the due diligence process. All Partners are welcome to begin regularly attending IIWG meetings at any point in the year or are welcome to audit meetings on a drop-in basis. Program will begin at 11:30am.

MON. JUN. 15 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Environment Partner Interest Circle (EPIC) - Virtual Event

EPIC is hosting a conversation with Doug Silverstein, Environment and Sustainability Lead of Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County. Doug will share his journey of building a community of more than 150 cross-sector entities currently working toward a more sustainable San Mateo County.  He will dig into the frameworks, meeting cadence, and what it takes to develop a shared vision and goal, including this group’s inaugural initiative aimed at eliminating single use plastics county-wide. Doug is a Bay Area native, UC Berkeley graduate, and  formerly worked in the finance and technology industries with Cisco, Oracle, BNY Mellon Investments, and others. This event is open to Partners, Prospective Partners, SV2 Teens and Kids.

TUE. JUN. 16 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Systems Thinking for Impact Investors with TONIIC

The game has changed. Traditional approaches to complex problems are no longer up to the task. Complex systems analysis, mapping and strategy are needed for today’s world. We’ve been speaking a lot about the need for systems change, yet underlying systems change is the foundational practice of systems thinking. In this presentation and workshop, Omidyar Fellow and Futurist Aubrey Yee and TONIIC co-founder Lisa Kleissner will share the ‘clock-cloud’ construct of problem solving, current leadership challenges around this construct and analyze six models of impact. They’ll workshop how these models apply to investments and impact business models.

WED. JUN. 17 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

SV2 All Partner Community Meeting: The Road Ahead - Virtual Event

Join us for an All Partner Community meeting to discuss how the social impact landscape is evolving, as well as SV2’s direction for the coming year. We are delighted to welcome Social Venture Partners International Board Chair Sofia Michelakis as our special guest. In addition to her long-term engagement as a Partner with SVP Seattle, Sofia currently serves as a Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she leads a team dedicated to the Giving Pledge. Sofia will kickstart our meeting with a framework for thinking about your individual giving during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

TUE. JUN 23 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Board-hosted Partner Gathering: Giving strategies during & beyond COVID-19 – Virtual Event

Are you looking to continue your connection with SV2 over the summer? In these unprecedented times we are very excited to offer our Partners the opportunity to connect with one another and SV2 Board members throughout the summer. Partners are invited to join Linda Lazor for an end-of-day cocktail/mocktail on Tuesday, June 23 at 5:00pm or Shalyn Eason for a get-your-day-started coffee on Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00am to share their reflections on the June 17 All Partner Meeting. Offering a more intimate setting following the larger all-Partner meeting, we are thrilled for SV2 Partners to go deeper on what Sofia Michelakis shares and how our giving practices are evolving during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

THUR. JUN. 25 | 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Social and mySV2 Hivebrite Onboarding - Virtual Event

Starting June 1st, 2020 SV2 SV2 officially transitioned to a new online community platform: Hivebrite. All SV2 Partners will move from the current my.SV2 platform to our new platform (it will also be called mySV2). We’re hopeful this new platform will enhance productivity, collaboration, and our sense of community! To help Partners transition to the new platform, we encourage you to sign up for one of the four onboarding sessions during June and July, which will include a social catchup and platform onboarding.

TUE. JUN 30 | 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Board-hosted Partner Gathering: Giving strategies during & beyond COVID-19 – Virtual Event

Are you looking to continue your connection with SV2 over the summer? In these unprecedented times we are very excited to offer our Partners the opportunity to connect with one another and SV2 Board members throughout the summer. Partners are invited to join Linda Lazor for an end-of-day cocktail/mocktail on Tuesday, June 23 at 5:00pm or Shalyn Eason for a get-your-day-started coffee on Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00am to share their reflections on the June 17 All Partner Meeting. Offering a more intimate setting following the larger all-Partner meeting, we are thrilled for SV2 Partners to go deeper on what Sofia Michelakis shares and how our giving practices are evolving during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

WED. JUL. 8 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Social and mySV2 Hivebrite Onboarding - Virtual Event

Starting June 1st, 2020 SV2 SV2 officially transitioned to a new online community platform: Hivebrite. All SV2 Partners will move from the current my.SV2 platform to our new platform (it will also be called mySV2). We’re hopeful this new platform will enhance productivity, collaboration, and our sense of community! To help Partners transition to the new platform, we encourage you to sign up for one of the four onboarding sessions during June and July, which will include a social catchup and platform onboarding.

 

WED. JUL. 15 | 11:30AM - 1:30PM

July Impact Investing Working Group - Virtual Event

The SV2 Impact Investing Working Group discusses prospective impact investment opportunities, hears pitches from social entrepreneurs, and performs due diligence in order to make informed investment recommendations on behalf of SV2. The Working Group is comprised of Partners who are committed to actively participating in all aspects of impact investing, including the due diligence process. All Partners are welcome to begin regularly attending IIWG meetings at any point in the year or are welcome to audit meetings on a drop-in basis. Program will begin at 11:30am.

THUR. JUL. 23 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Social and mySV2 Hivebrite Onboarding - Virtual Event

Starting June 1st, 2020 SV2 SV2 officially transitioned to a new online community platform: Hivebrite. All SV2 Partners will move from the current my.SV2 platform to our new platform (it will also be called mySV2). We’re hopeful this new platform will enhance productivity, collaboration, and our sense of community! To help Partners transition to the new platform, we encourage you to sign up for one of the four onboarding sessions during June and July, which will include a social catchup and platform onboarding.

Community News & Events

ICA Fund Good Jobs received a $1 million grant from the eBay Foundation to support small businesses in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic.

Upward Scholars kicked off their first
"Virtual Coffee Chat"

JUN 11 & 15 | NCG - Addressing Implicit Bias in the Age of COVID-19
JUN 15 -19 | BAYCAT -
InFocus: A Week Spotlighting Diverse Creatives
 

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