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Thrive Alliance and Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits stand together with our two-county nonprofit alliance to express our sorrow about the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color...

May 29, 2020

Dear nonprofit friends and friends of nonprofits,

I wish that every message to you all did not have to include the words pandemic or COVID-19, but here we are. And it’s not news to you all that COVID-19 is negatively impacting all aspects of nonprofit organizations and...

Has it only been 1344 hours, 16 minutes, and 20 seconds since we started Shelter In Place? It seems like 2798 hours, 32 minutes, and 40 seconds.

I know so many of you have your heads down, working long hours to address our community's critical needs, but I'd like to tak...

SVCN has actively been advocating with city, county, state, and federal governments for community services and nonprofit support in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has included advocacy to grant flexibility to nonprofit contractors within existing government co...

March 10, 2020

With now almost three dozen known coronavirus cases and the first death of a community member in Santa Clara County, our community is very much coming to terms with the new reality of the local effects of this global pandemic. Over the last few days, nonprofit leaders...

February 6, 2020

In case you haven't heard, plans for our Activate Your Impact policy summit are well underway, and the team is very excited by what we already have lined up:

We'll hear a keynote from Dale Ho, Director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, who led the team that successfu...

January 6, 2020

I hope everyone had the kind of holiday break they wanted – but for those of you who got a bad cold over the break, are now somewhat regretfully practicing Veganuary or Dryuary, or have spent even 20 minutes looking at national news over the last three weeks, I offer y...

As trusted messengers in the community, nonprofits are in a unique position to assist with efforts to promote the 2020 Census and engage hard-to-count populations. Nonprofits are already in regular contact with many of these groups and can offer assistance in multiple...

November 14, 2019

Last week, I spent two days at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University with other nonprofit executive directors and our board chairs participating in the Standards of Excellence, an ethics training program for nonprofits and philanthropists.

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