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James Higa, Former Senior Director of Apple, Joins Philanthropic Ventures Foundation as Executive Director

James Higa, former Senior Director in the Office of the CEO at Apple Inc., has joined Philanthropic Ventures Foundation as the new Executive Director – marking the first change in leadership since PVF was founded by pioneering philanthropist Bill Somerville … Continue reading

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Ingredients of Good Philanthropy

At Philanthropic Ventures Foundation we try to go beyond the norm. Listed below are some of what we consider to be ingredients of good philanthropy which reflect the work we do: Where does PVF want to go in philanthropy over … Continue reading

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Everything is About Relationships – Guest Post by Sister Christina Heltsley

Guest post by Sister Christina Heltsley of the Saint Francis Center about what site visits are like from the perspective of the visited organization. You have, I am sure, heard the expression, a difference of night and day. Well, the … Continue reading

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Personal Ventures Transformed by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

Guest post by Shannon Burns, who served as a PVF intern in November/December 2010 It’s official. I have entered the “Odyssey Years.” David Brooks penned this term for the emerging stage in my generation’s human development as, “the decade of … Continue reading

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A Community Acts Quickly After a Disaster to Repair and Heal

The small plane crash in East Palo Alto on 17 February, 2010 took the lives of the three people in the plane, all employees of Tesla, and destroyed a number of homes and vehicles on the ground. Concerned members of … Continue reading

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What is Significant Giving?

Everyone wants their giving to be significant but how do you do it? Significant giving means having a positive impact for a better community. First off, look for quality factors in programs you want to give to: Does the program … Continue reading

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