SVCN/CADRE Recorded Content

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SVCN Nonprofit Town Hall
To kick off SVCN’s Nonprofit Town Hall on July 22, 2020, Santa Clara County Chief Operating Officer Miguel Marquez provided a historical overview of the County budget, a snapshot of where the FY21 budget is today, the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the landscape going forward. Following Mr. Marquez’s presentation, Supervisor Cindy Chavez, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, shared an update about our County’s advocacy with the state on excess Educational Revenue Augmentation Funds, a critical source of funding for the County’s General Fund. The segment concludes with a Q&A session about the County Budget with Supervisor Chavez and Mr. Marquez.
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SVCN's popular fund development summit is now available as recorded webinars that you can watch at your convenience.

$100 for members for 5 webinars

$180 for non-members

Or choose from the ala carte menu:

$25 for members for 1 webinar

$45 for nonmembers

Activate Your Impact -- Policy Summit


Seeking Equity in the COVID-19 World

In the current climate, in which everyone in our community is affected by COVID-19, and the Black Lives Matter movement is at the forefront of our consciousness, nonprofit organizations that have been engaged in race equity work are being recognized as leaders in supporting their staff and the communities they serve. By spotlighting the policies and practices they engage in, we hope to inspire others with ideas they too can implement.

Moderated by Jenny Niklaus, American Leadership Forum


Alison Brunner, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Zulma Maciel, City of San José

Poncho Guevara, Sacred Heart Community Service

Derecka Mehrens, Working Partnerships USA

Empowering the Community We Pledge to Serve

One of the most important roles of nonprofits is to build community power. When the voices of the community members most affected by injustice are strong, when they have the resources and power to help change systems, our community is strengthened.


Moderated by Maria Noel Fernandez, Deputy Executive Director, Working Partnerships USA


Chad Bojorquez, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives & Lived Experience Advisory Board, Destination: Home  

Julie Cuevas, Youth Advisory Council Manager, FLY Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Matt King, Organizing Director, Sacred Heart Community Service

Amelia Post, Leadership Program Manager & Promotores Program, SOMOS Mayfair

The California Budget, Nonprofits, and Equity

As the Senior Advisor on Social Innovation to Governor Gavin Newsom, Kathleen Kelly Janus recently completed a statewide nonprofit listening tour, during which she heard from organizations about their perspectives regarding the Census, housing, early childhood education, and other topics. SVCN invited her to share her insights from this listening tour, and to give our community an update about issues the Governor’s office is addressing which affect the nonprofit community.

Housing is Medicine

Learn more about the connection between housing, health, and advocacy and build a greater appreciation for the collective impact model that drives Santa Clara County's work to eliminate homelessness in our County.

Moderated by Michele Lew, The Health Trust



Dontae Lartigue, Razing the Bar

Ky Le, Office of Supportive Housing, Santa Clara County Jennifer Loving, Destination: Home

Activate Your Impact -- Keynote Dale Ho

Hear from Dale Ho, Director of the ACLU Voting Rights Project, and the attorney who led the argument against the Census citizenship question in a landmark Supreme Court case. Why are voting rights and the Census important to everyone and why should nonprofits get engaged?

Road to Re-opening

Staff Care: Supporting Your Workforce in Times of Crisis June 2020

Road to Reopening for CBOS 

Tips and strategies to keep staff well and improve morale during this challenging time.

Deep Dive into Space Planning June 2020

Road to Reopening

How to structure office environments including ideas for your floor plan, how to handle areas like restrooms, kitchen/break rooms, shared equipment areas such as copy machines, printers, office supply cabinets, and other high touch surfaces or areas, and planning considerations.

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Saving on Rent: A Shared Space Strategy June 2020

Road to Reopening for CBOS 

When, why, and how to share space with other organizations as a way of better utilizing space, saving money, and finding ways of making your own organization more efficient and productive.

Nonprofit Space Meetup July 2020

Road to Reopening

Nate Heasley from All Good Work Foundation lays out the important factors to consider when exploring the cost-saving strategy of sharing office space.


Road to Re-Opening

Review SCCO Public Health orders and Q&A; provide a broad overview of considerations for CBOs and nonprofits in SCCO on continuing service delivery and re-opening facilities in this COVID-19 landscape; and hear from other CBOs what they are doing – what’s working, challenges, tips and best practices

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COVID-19 Response 

Documenting Your Disaster Work June 2020

How governments and private nonprofits can document their work in responding to a disaster to best ensure cost recovery from FEMA.

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Engaging Volunteers Virtually May 2020

Join us to explore how to creatively engage remote volunteers - individuals, families and skilled professionals - to help your organization thrive during COVID-19 and beyond. You will be guided to think outside the box to develop a strong network.

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You've Got to Nourish to Flourish May 2020

During challenging times, when nonprofits are called upon to step up services, self-care for our staff is more important than ever. Through this interactive workshop, participants will learn how the culture and mission-driven commitments of our work can lead to high stress and burnout.​

Resources on Self Care for Nonprofit Staff

Self Care Assessment

Self Care Worksheet

Managing Your PPP Loan April 2020

So, your bank came through with a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan. Now what? SVCN and Financial Administrative Support Services (FASS) help you understand proper fund accounting, eligible expenses, ongoing resources, and more.

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Coping with the Crisis April 2020

Featuring George Han, MD, Santa Clara County Public Health. What we know about COVID-19 – and what to expect in the coming weeks/months, as well as resources and ideas to strengthen your CBO's response.

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Nonprofit Meeting on COVID19 March 2020

Thrive Alliance, SVCN & CADRE held this community meeting and webinar to discuss COVID-19 and nonprofit responses and advocacy strategies across San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.