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Roundtable Discussion "Borrowing for Nonprofits: Strategic or Stupid"

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores, Bay Room 330 Twin Dolphin Drive Redwood City, CA, 94065 United States (map)

Roundtable Discussion "Borrowing for Nonprofits: Strategic or Stupid"

There are more than $600B of nonprofit loans outstanding in the US, making it one of the largest loan markets.  Were these strategic expansion plans or desperate measures?  Do lenders hold nonprofits to a different standard?  When is it a good idea to borrow, and when to stay away?  Come and bring your questions to this interactive discussion.

General Public: $15

Thrive Members: Free

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About the speaker:  Vivienne Hsu is founder and CEO of LENDonate, a unique marketplace lending and donation platform where nonprofits and supporters leverage their collective power for the greater good.  Prior to being a social entrepreneur, Vivienne was investment executive at U.S. Trust, Charles Schwab Investment Management and American Century Investments where she managed over $10B in equity portfolios. She received an MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business, and she is a CFA® charterholder.  Additionally, Vivienne is a consistent volunteer leader in nonprofit organizations whose roles include board member, development director and capital campaign director.  She is passionate about strategic philanthropy and impact investment.

The Social Impact Advisory Group (SIAG) is a consortium of like-minded Bay Area leaders and advisors who endeavor to better understand the local Social Impact sector to allow it to grow and thrive. The Silicon Valley chapter of SIAG has partnered with Thrive to offer bi-monthly lunchtime discussions on a variety of timely topics that are particularly focused on nonprofit and business collaboration.

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