Alumni Spotlight: Ben Thornley
Ben Thornley, Director of InSight at PCV, was highlighted by UC Berkeley’s Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership for his work as the Board President of Centerforce, a nonprofit supporting families and communities impacted by incarceration. Learn more about Ben. The full article: “My path to becoming a nonprofit board leader: I serve as Board […]
Jul 14, 2015 – PCV News •
Bank of America Small Business Owner Survey: How San Francisco Ranks
Bank of America recently released its inaugural Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of small business owners across the country. The survey, which includes an oversampling of small business owners across the San Francisco market, uncovered that 52% of San Francisco small business owners surveyed are confident their local […]
Jul 14, 2015 – PCV News • Small Business Advising And Mentoring •
A Special Announcement About Our GLE Project
Thanks to everyone who has supported the pilot of a Global Learning Exchange in 2014. This bold experiment has exceeded the expectations for what a multi-stakeholder exchange could contribute to the growth of the impact investing market when it was launched at the Social Impact Investment Forum in 2013. Unless core funding is secured for another stage […]
Jul 12, 2015 – Impact Consulting • Impact Investing • PCV News •
Join PCV for our Annual Fundraiser and Marketplace on June 6th!
Join PCV and LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, for our Annual Fundraiser & Marketplace of more than 40 local companies and 350 vibrant business and community leaders as we celebrate small businesses, the entrepreneurs who build them, and the jobs they create in lower-income communities. Tickets are selling fast. Be sure to register today!
Jul 10, 2015 – PCV News •
US Brain Drain of Social Entrepreneurs?
I just returned from the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England. The SWF is a pre-eminent global gathering of social entrepreneurs to share experiences, celebrate successes and learn from each other. SWF is an invitation-only event— so it’s an honor to be invited and an even greater privilege to be able to attend. While the […]
Jul 10, 2015 – PCV News • Small Business Advising And Mentoring •
InSight at PCV Launches Global Research Initiative on Impact Investing
Last week at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, InSight, along with CASE at Duke University and ImpactAssests, launched their new global research initiative, “The Impact Investor: People and Practices Delivering Exceptional Financial and Social Returns”. The project, which has attracted generous funding from the Omidyar Network, The Annie E. Casey Foundation and RS Group […]
Jul 10, 2015 – Impact Consulting • Impact Investing • PCV News •
A Note From Our Executive Director…
Okay, it’s been three months since I last contributed to this blog. I have no excuse, but I’ll offer one anyway. When last I wrote, I was heading off to India for three weeks. It was a fascinating trip—a true reminder of the challenges we face when people living in corrugated huts with no windows […]
Jul 10, 2015 – Impact Consulting • PCV News •
PCV’s Beth Sirull at ‘Access to Capital for Women Business Owners’ On 3/8
Women-owned business generate $3 trillion in revenue each year in the U.S., yet gaining access to capital is still one of the major challengesfacing female entrepreneurs. We want to change that. Would you like to secure the financial means to start a new business or grow your existing one? Understanding the Life cycle of Capital […]
Jul 10, 2015 – PCV News •
PCV on Forbes’ Impact 30 List of Top Social Entrepreneurs!
Really BIG honor for me yesterday – I can hardly believe it. I, along with PCV, was named to Forbes’ Impact 30, the magazine’s list of 30 top social entrepreneurs. Not only does this award recognize the great work that PCV does—and, okay, let’s be real, it will help us raise more funds to do […]