The Economic Times - April 26, 2013
How to Deal with Conditioned Habits, SVP India
LASVP is part of a global network of passionate people seeking to effect change in the world. Ravi Venkatesan is an SVP Partner in Bangalore, which is one of 29 SVP cities in the US, Canada, Japan, and India.
In his remarkable book, Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor...>> More
LASVP - October 25, 2012
2012 Social Innovation Fast Pitch Winners Announced
LASVP's 5th Annual Social Innovation Fast Pitch was an outstanding event that provided an audience of hundreds with entertainment, information, and inspiration. The evening featured appearances by well-known Los Angeles civic leaders, Constance L. Rice and former Mayor...>> More
The Economic Times - June 11, 2012
Ravi Venkatesan, SVP Bangalore
LASVP is part of the Social Venture Partners network, which is present in 26 cities across the US, Canada, Japan, and soon India .
BANGALORE: After a two-decade career in the corporate world, former Microsoft India chairman Ravi Venkatesan wanted to transition quickly from being successful...>> More
U.S. Department of Education - April 23, 2012
Environmental Charter High School Named "Green Ribbon School"
2008 Social Innovation Fast Pitch winner Environmental Charter High School is one of the first schools in the United States to be named a Green Ribbon School by the Department of Education. The revolutionary school, which focuses on the environment to engage students in project-based...>> More
The Huffington Post - April 17, 2012
Who Is the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs?
2010 Social Innovation Fast Pitch Finalist Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is featured in this article from the Huffiington Post: So the Baby Boomers, as they are wont to do, are ready to take the money and run. Apparently, many older entrepreneurs will soon sell off their...>> More
Fast Company - April 16, 2012
How The Anti-Gang Homeboy Industries Redeemed An Ex-Con CEO
2010 Social Innovation Fast Pitch Semi-Finalist Homeboy Industries was featured in an in-depth article by Douglas McGray which highlights how the organization transforms the lives of former criminals from all walks of life:
One Sunday late last summer , just after Mass, Father Gregory...>> More
LASVP - March 15, 2012
Fast Pitch Alumni Kick Off Women Leaders Listening Session at Mayor’s Office
The recent debates surrounding birth control access have woken us up to the fact that women’s issues are still pressingly relevant. Luckily, in L.A., women are being given a chance to speak. On Wednesday, March 14, a group made up of women leaders from around the city...>> More
Santa Monica Daily Press - January 13, 2012
Planting the Seeds of Learning
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GRANT ELEMENTARY — "It would be good to get a photographer down here as soon as possible."
That can be an ominous statement, but coming from Alan Friedenberg, it was welcome news. The Grant...>> More
LASVP - October 26, 2011
2011 Social Innovation Fast Pitch Winners
LASVP's 4th Annual Social Innovation Fast Pitch at Annenberg Alchemy's Peer to Peer was an outstanding event that provided an audience of over 1000 with entertainment, information, and inspiration. The evening featured appearances by George Lopez, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Jamie Lee...>> More
Harmony Project - October 20, 2011
President Obama Honors Harmony Project with the 2011 Citizens Medal
On October 20, 2011, President Obama presented the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation’s second-highest civilian honor, to 13 recipients, one of whom was Dr. Margaret Martin, the founder of Harmony Project and a presenter at LASVP's 2009 Social Innovation Fast Pitch....>> More
Enhanced Online News - August 24, 2011
2010 Fast Pitch Winner BTS Communications Receives $250,000 Grant
The Jewish Community Foundation recently announced that it has awarded a total of $1.2 million in Cutting Edge Grants to seven local nonprofit organizations whose programs seek to address social issues, Jewish education for special needs students and Jewish...>> More
The Nonprofit Times - August 2, 2011
SVPI Founding President Named to the Top 50 Power and Influence List
Paul Shoemaker, Founding President of SVPI, and Executive Connector SVP Seattle, was named to NonProfit Times’ Top 50 Power and Influence List for the blending of philanthropy development and capacity building. The annual listing names the 50 most influential executives in the...>> More
LASVP - July 19, 2011
New Leaders Council "40 Under 40"
This year not just one but two nonprofit leaders who have worked with LA Social Venture Partners have been chosen by the New Leaders Council as "40 Under 40" winners. LASVP is proud to see Meg Palisoc, the co-founder and CEO of Synergy Charter Academies, and Bethany...>> More