March 28th Meeting Recap – Beneficial Banking: Are YOUR Bank Deposits Changing the World?

By SVMN Volunteers Daniel Brett and Andrea Kochenderfer You donate to charities, buy locally-sourced organic food, and volunteer with a non-profit, but do you know where your money spends the night? If you did, would you be proud? Most people do not think about their money playing a tangible role within the amorphous global financial system, […]

September 18th Meeting Recap – “Impact Investing: Under the Hood”

Impact Investing: Under the Hood hosted by SVMN  Event Recap by Colette Kessler, SVMN Volunteer “This is your network and I want to be responsive to your needs,” said Kate DeYoe, introducing her first event as the Director of the SVMN. The subsequent panel certainly exemplified this commitment.  Impact investing is an increasingly popular approach […]

January 12th Meeting Recap – A Conversation with Author David Roodman

A Conversation with David Roodman Author of Due Diligence: An impertinent inquiry into microfinance Hosted by SVMN Event recap written by SVMN Volunteer Julie Menezes The SVMN event on January 12th featured Economist David Roodman of the Center for Global Development. Roodman discussed his new book, Due Diligence: an impertinent inquiry into microfinance, and how […]

December 6th Meeting Recap – Panel: Is Microfinance Dying?

SVMN Panel: Is Microfinance Dying? Featuring: Dr. Ruth Shapiro, Maya Chorengel, Sean Foote, Dr. Lamia Karim Tuesday, December 6th 2011 Panel Recap Written by SVMN Volunteer Elayna Yussen SVMN packed the house last Tuesday evening with a diverse speaker panel including Maya Chorengel of Elevar Equity, Sean Foote of Labrador Ventures and faculty at UC Berkeley […]

June 8th Meeting: Economic Empowerment for Women in Liberia

Economic Empowerment for Women in Liberia Featuring Chid Liberty of Made In: Liberia -June 8th, 2011- The next Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) meeting will take place on Wednesday June 8th, 2011 and will feature Chid Liberty (Co-Founder of Liberty & Justice and Founder of Made In: Liberia) as he discusses his thriving, multi-national social enterprises.  […]