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...

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...

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.


September 16, 2019

Oh My Heart 

Through sunny valley 
A curious heart listens 
In spite of the bear 
-- A haiku written by @kyrakaz in collaboration with a haiku generator

My 100-day listening tour has come to a close and--oh my heart--was it rich in reunions; new information and insights;...

June 25, 2019

On Thursday, June 20, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits board, staff and community partners welcomed Kyra Kazantzis as the new SVCN CEO at Forager Tasting Room and Eatery in Downtown San José.

As community partners and leaders joined in celebration, County Supervisor...

January 23, 2019

Originally posted on San Jose Spotlight. Click here to view article.

While many in Silicon Valley recall the scandal of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Nicole Taylor, the foundation’s new chief executive, is ready to turn a new leaf.

Taylor replaces former Silic...

January 20, 2019

Originally posted on San Jose Spotlight. Click here to read article

Councilwoman Magdalena Carrasco’s vision for cannabis businesses in San Jose focuses on righting the wrongs.

For decades, residents in the east San Jose district have been victims of the country’s war on...

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