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;...

Changes to SNAP/CalFresh

At the end of July, the Trump administration proposed changes to one way states calculate eligibility for SNAP (CalFresh) food stamp benefits in California. Under this proposed rule, people whose gross income is 130 percent above the federal pov...

September 10, 2019

It has been just over a month since the devastating shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Those affected are still reeling from the heartbreak and working every day to achieve some semblance of normally in their life. Yet, every day we continue to see our community c...

August 9, 2019

Our South Bay community is barely more than a week away from the shattering news of a mass shooting at the beloved Gilroy Garlic Festival. I share the feeling of helplessness and hopelessness that I’ve heard so many of my friends and family express. Given how overpower...

July 10, 2019

If you’re lucky enough to be planning a family barbeque at the park or in the backyard or a trip to the Santa Cruz boardwalk or even a Hawaiian beach this summer, doing some heavy reading is probably not on your agenda. But if you do decide to keep your nonprofit brain...

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...

June 14, 2019

I’m Kyra Kazantzis and I am so pleased to introduce myself to you as the new CEO of the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits. In this, my first monthly message

May 15, 2019

After five successful years of OnBoard events on the peninsula hosted by Thrive, SVCN partnered with CEN and Thrive this year to host the first OnBoard Match event in San Jose through OnBoard Together.

This new collaboration combined board development trainings with Thr...

April 10, 2019

Board of Directors Selects Housing Leader and Community Lawyer to Succeed Long-Time CEO Patricia Gardner

SAN JOSE, CA, April 10, 2019 – The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits today announced that its Board of Directors has selected Kyra Kazantzis as Chief Executi...

March 20, 2019

We are thrilled to announce OnBoard Together, a Silicon Valley-wide initiative dedicated to helping local nonprofits create strong boards of directors.
This is a joint venture of Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County, Center for Excellence in Nonpro...

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