Blog posts tagged with Kiva Events

Oct 10, 2009
It's time to CELEBRATE!!

This year, Kiva’s 4th Birthday (officially on October 12) falls near a major milestone—the organization is close to facilitating over 100 million dollars in microloans to small business entrepreneurs around the globe!

In San Francisco we'll be celebrating this event by co-hosting a party
at...
Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2009
Every year, Sabre Holdings/Travelocity hosts a global Give Together week to encourage employees to be a force of positive change in the communities where they live and work.  Since its inception in 2000, the Give Together program has raised $12 million USD through employee contributions, fundraisers, and corporate matching.  Sabre offices all over the world will host a variety of activities and...
Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2009
Right now, we are busily preparing for our ninth class of Kiva Fellows who will arrive next week to be trained prior to being dispatched to the field.  One of the highlights of training week for all members of the Kiva... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2009
The third and final day of SOCAP09 was considered the highlight of the three day conference, with participant-led Open Space sessions.  Over 800 attendees were impressed with the SOCAP team as they convened the right people: top practitioners, investors, and entrepreneurs, along with the new, young grass roots start ups and people with ideas who want to make a difference.  They asked us what projects and topics we wanted to speak more about and then invited us to post these hour-long sessions on the wall for attendees to consider.



... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2009
For those of you in the Miami area, come join us for a special event!  

Dorian Gregory, the Clevelander South Beach, and other surprise celebs are proud to host a fundraiser called "Clevelander for Kiva."  Also sponsoring the event is Kiva's Field Partner, Accion USA. 



The event will begin at 1pm tomorrow, Saturday, September 5th, and will last until the wee hours.  A private VIP reception will be held on the C-Level rooftop terrace.  All are welcome to join in the fun, so please share this announcement with any...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009

Thanks to Yola.com, Kiva will have a presence at SOCAP09 this week and we’re thrilled about the opportunity!

Kiva is proudly partnering with both...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009
Kiva's most recent Go Game event in London was a huge success!  I spoke with Kieran Ball, a former Kiva Fellow, and here's what he had to say: 

...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009

Calling all Kivans in the UK!

The Go Game Event in SF was such a success that we’ve decided to host a similar event in a secret location near Leicester Square in...

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009

Over 200 people came out for the Kiva Cup in Paris on June 27th! We had volunteers from both Kiva Friends and the Kiva France Lending Team. The event was hosted by Les Condors 2000 and was considered such a success that the organizers have already reserved an even larger stadium in France for next year’s Kiva Cup! A huge congratulations goes out to the lead organizers for hosting such a...

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009

On Saturday, June 27th, Atlanta Kiva Lenders lending team proudly gathered for a picnic in a local park. In celebration of being one of the largest domestic “local area” lending teams on Kiva, dedicated Kiva lovers came together to socialize and set outreach goals for the future. The group had a raffle presenting the winner with a Kiva gift certificate and a special guest also joined them! Team captain, Liliane, wrote to us and explained:

...

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009

At their Feb 6th event, Ripple, Philanthro Productions SF raised over $9,000 for Kiva entrepreneurs and we are proud to announce that all of the money has now been loaned out! Check out Philanthro's Lending Team page to track their progress.

And for those who are not yet familiar, Philanthro Productions is a non-profit organization creating unique opportunities for young adults to engage in charitable giving. We look forward to hosting more events with Philanthro in the future! To learn more, see here.

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

For those who will have the opportunity to be in Paris, this is going to be an amazing day!  Kiva and Les Condors 2000 would like to invite you to join for some fun activities including a football (soccer) tournament, Latino music, Salsa classes, Pétanque game, drinks and more!  No ticket purchase required (this is a FREE event folks!) and no RSVP necessary.  And to top it off, all drink profits will go towards loans for Kiva entrepreneurs.  This event is a unique opportunity to meet others in the Kiva community and we encourage...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

The bLENDer was the first event of its kind and one celebrating and raising awareness about microfinance in the United States. Co-hosted by ACCION USA, the largest microlender in the United States, it had all of the elements of Kiva- under one roof.


It was amazing to see the line-up at the door as the house filed with guests from all corners of Kiva: Kiva Lenders, Kiva Borrowers, Kiva Fellows, microfinance staff, donors, board members, executives and friends who came out to support a worthy cause.


Kiva Fellow Alumni (Adam Grenier, Whittney Zimmerman,... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

A shout out to all those in the New York City area, don’t forget to join Kiva and ACCION on Monday evening, June 15th, for a bLENDer.  This party will be in celebration of this new partnership and Kiva’s recent expansion into microfinance markets in the developed world. We look forward to the day when money is flowing in all directions around the world through Kiva and we celebrate ACCION USA for helping...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

For those in New York City, join Kiva and ACCION on Monday, June 15th, for a bLENDer!  

Please help us spread the word and don't forget to RSVP by emailing: bLENDer2009Invite@gmail.com
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

Our next Kiva Community Conference Call is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th at 2 pm PDT.This is an opportunity for Kiva lenders to call in and ask us anything! The call in info is:

Dial in US: 866-740-1260
Dial in (Outside US): +1 303-248-0285
Access Code: 6415483

We hope to hear you on the line!


Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

For those who live in the Bay Area, mark your calendars!  Global Agents for Change is riding to break the cycle again and you're invited to help us celebrate on Thursday, June 25th at Taverna Aventine. 

Join 20 young cyclists as they reach San Francisco in their 2000 mile journey from Vancouver to the Tijuana border.  We're inviting Kiva's Community in SF to join the riders as they celebrate this third annual tour in support of microcredit initiatives globally and the ongoing work of Kiva to connect lenders with deserving entrepreneurs. 

...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Matt Flannery will join Mads Kjaer, Co-Founder and CEO of MYC4, at Silicon Valley Microfinance Network's Speaker Event this evening in San Francisco. Matt and Mads will discuss the hurdles their online peer-to-peer lending platforms have faced as the two young companies have developed over the last few years. The trail-blazing organizations have forced regulators, investors, philanthropists, borrowers, and others to ask new questions as we all form and find the answers together.

Come hear from Matt Flannery and Mads Kjaer, ask them questions, and meet others interested in... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
For those in the SF area, come meet Kiva's newest class of Fellows before they depart to the field next Wednesday night. Open to the extended Kiva community and the local microfinance and social entrepreneurship community. 

Drinks will be available to purchase. Street level parking is available. See here for party details.

Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Join the Kiva Community in San Francisco on May 23rd! The Go Game is an all-out urban adventure game using cell phones and flip cameras. Out teams will compete by following clues on wireless devices and hints planted in unlikely places, which guide teams to wacky missions. This game is the "Kiva FUNdraiser Movie Game." Teams will create a short movie as part of their missions.

100% of the registration fees ($30) will benefit the Kiva Fellows Program to help train our volunteer Kiva Fellows who spend 10...
Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009

Our next Kiva Community Conference Call is scheduled for Thursday, May 14th at 1 pm PDT.

This is an opportunity for Kiva lenders to call in and ask us anything! 

The call in info is:

Dial in US: 866-740-1260
Dial in (Outside US): +1 303-248-0285
Access Code: 6415483

We hope to hear you on the line!

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009
Matt Flannery will be speaking at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco next week, for a lunch session on Cutting-Edge Innovators. Also speaking will be Mark Dwight, Founder and CEO, Rickshaw Bagworks.

Triumphing in the face of economic adversity, Dwight and Flannery have emerged as leaders in socially responsible entrepreneurship. Retail manufacturer Dwight was named a turnaround expert by Fast Company magazine. Flannery's web-based Kiva is one of the largest peer-to-peer global lending organizations in the world. Hear how each harnessed the power of innovation to build consumer... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009
This Friday (tomorrow), Kiva Co-Founder Matt Flannery will be on a panel at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. It will be a huge honor for Kiva to be featured alongside other Bay Area Changemaking organizations like The Institute OneWorld Health, The Global Heritage Foundation, The Skoll Foundation, The Draper Richards Foundation and Google.org. Come out to the Fairmount if you are in town and manage to get tickets....we hear it may be sold out but you can call the CommonWealth Club below to find out if there is any last minute availability!


... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009
The Kiva Engineering team is opening up the Kiva offices for friends and developers to meet-up, chat, and hang out. We'll have drinks and snacks on hand, all starting at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 9:

RSVP at upcoming.com or on Facebook.

We're hoping to have people showing off and taking about the applications they've been building with the Kiva API, so if you're in the area, please drop by! It's a great chance to collaborate with other engineers and like-minded technophiles.

Coincidentally, April 9 is also Yuri Gagarin's birthday, so we'll be celebrating outer... Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with Kiva Events

Oct 10, 2009
It's time to CELEBRATE!!

This year, Kiva’s 4th Birthday (officially on October 12) falls near a major milestone—the organization is close to facilitating over 100 million dollars in microloans to small business entrepreneurs around the globe!

In San Francisco we'll be celebrating this event by co-hosting a party
at...
Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2009
Every year, Sabre Holdings/Travelocity hosts a global Give Together week to encourage employees to be a force of positive change in the communities where they live and work.  Since its inception in 2000, the Give Together program has raised $12 million USD through employee contributions, fundraisers, and corporate matching.  Sabre offices all over the world will host a variety of activities and...
Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
Right now, we are busily preparing for our ninth class of Kiva Fellows who will arrive next week to be trained prior to being dispatched to the field.  One of the highlights of training week for all members of the Kiva... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
The third and final day of SOCAP09 was considered the highlight of the three day conference, with participant-led Open Space sessions.  Over 800 attendees were impressed with the SOCAP team as they convened the right people: top practitioners, investors, and entrepreneurs, along with the new, young grass roots start ups and people with ideas who want to make a difference.  They asked us what projects and topics we wanted to speak more about and then invited us to post these hour-long sessions on the wall for attendees to consider.



... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2009
For those of you in the Miami area, come join us for a special event!  

Dorian Gregory, the Clevelander South Beach, and other surprise celebs are proud to host a fundraiser called "Clevelander for Kiva."  Also sponsoring the event is Kiva's Field Partner, Accion USA. 



The event will begin at 1pm tomorrow, Saturday, September 5th, and will last until the wee hours.  A private VIP reception will be held on the C-Level rooftop terrace.  All are welcome to join in the fun, so please share this announcement with any...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009

Thanks to Yola.com, Kiva will have a presence at SOCAP09 this week and we’re thrilled about the opportunity!

Kiva is proudly partnering with both...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009
Kiva's most recent Go Game event in London was a huge success!  I spoke with Kieran Ball, a former Kiva Fellow, and here's what he had to say: 

...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
Jul 7, 2009

Calling all Kivans in the UK!

The Go Game Event in SF was such a success that we’ve decided to host a similar event in a secret location near Leicester Square in...

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci

Over 200 people came out for the Kiva Cup in Paris on June 27th! We had volunteers from both Kiva Friends and the Kiva France Lending Team. The event was hosted by Les Condors 2000 and was considered such a success that the organizers have already reserved an even larger stadium in France for next year’s Kiva Cup! A huge congratulations goes out to the lead organizers for hosting such a...

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009

On Saturday, June 27th, Atlanta Kiva Lenders lending team proudly gathered for a picnic in a local park. In celebration of being one of the largest domestic “local area” lending teams on Kiva, dedicated Kiva lovers came together to socialize and set outreach goals for the future. The group had a raffle presenting the winner with a Kiva gift certificate and a special guest also joined them! Team captain, Liliane, wrote to us and explained:

...

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009

At their Feb 6th event, Ripple, Philanthro Productions SF raised over $9,000 for Kiva entrepreneurs and we are proud to announce that all of the money has now been loaned out! Check out Philanthro's Lending Team page to track their progress.

And for those who are not yet familiar, Philanthro Productions is a non-profit organization creating unique opportunities for young adults to engage in charitable giving. We look forward to hosting more events with Philanthro in the future! To learn more, see here.

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

For those who will have the opportunity to be in Paris, this is going to be an amazing day!  Kiva and Les Condors 2000 would like to invite you to join for some fun activities including a football (soccer) tournament, Latino music, Salsa classes, Pétanque game, drinks and more!  No ticket purchase required (this is a FREE event folks!) and no RSVP necessary.  And to top it off, all drink profits will go towards loans for Kiva entrepreneurs.  This event is a unique opportunity to meet others in the Kiva community and we encourage...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

The bLENDer was the first event of its kind and one celebrating and raising awareness about microfinance in the United States. Co-hosted by ACCION USA, the largest microlender in the United States, it had all of the elements of Kiva- under one roof.


It was amazing to see the line-up at the door as the house filed with guests from all corners of Kiva: Kiva Lenders, Kiva Borrowers, Kiva Fellows, microfinance staff, donors, board members, executives and friends who came out to support a worthy cause.


Kiva Fellow Alumni (Adam Grenier, Whittney Zimmerman,... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci

A shout out to all those in the New York City area, don’t forget to join Kiva and ACCION on Monday evening, June 15th, for a bLENDer.  This party will be in celebration of this new partnership and Kiva’s recent expansion into microfinance markets in the developed world. We look forward to the day when money is flowing in all directions around the world through Kiva and we celebrate ACCION USA for helping...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

For those in New York City, join Kiva and ACCION on Monday, June 15th, for a bLENDer!  

Please help us spread the word and don't forget to RSVP by emailing: bLENDer2009Invite@gmail.com
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

Our next Kiva Community Conference Call is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th at 2 pm PDT.This is an opportunity for Kiva lenders to call in and ask us anything! The call in info is:

Dial in US: 866-740-1260
Dial in (Outside US): +1 303-248-0285
Access Code: 6415483

We hope to hear you on the line!


Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

For those who live in the Bay Area, mark your calendars!  Global Agents for Change is riding to break the cycle again and you're invited to help us celebrate on Thursday, June 25th at Taverna Aventine. 

Join 20 young cyclists as they reach San Francisco in their 2000 mile journey from Vancouver to the Tijuana border.  We're inviting Kiva's Community in SF to join the riders as they celebrate this third annual tour in support of microcredit initiatives globally and the ongoing work of Kiva to connect lenders with deserving entrepreneurs. 

...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Matt Flannery will join Mads Kjaer, Co-Founder and CEO of MYC4, at Silicon Valley Microfinance Network's Speaker Event this evening in San Francisco. Matt and Mads will discuss the hurdles their online peer-to-peer lending platforms have faced as the two young companies have developed over the last few years. The trail-blazing organizations have forced regulators, investors, philanthropists, borrowers, and others to ask new questions as we all form and find the answers together.

Come hear from Matt Flannery and Mads Kjaer, ask them questions, and meet others interested in... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
For those in the SF area, come meet Kiva's newest class of Fellows before they depart to the field next Wednesday night. Open to the extended Kiva community and the local microfinance and social entrepreneurship community. 

Drinks will be available to purchase. Street level parking is available. See here for party details.

Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Join the Kiva Community in San Francisco on May 23rd! The Go Game is an all-out urban adventure game using cell phones and flip cameras. Out teams will compete by following clues on wireless devices and hints planted in unlikely places, which guide teams to wacky missions. This game is the "Kiva FUNdraiser Movie Game." Teams will create a short movie as part of their missions.

100% of the registration fees ($30) will benefit the Kiva Fellows Program to help train our volunteer Kiva Fellows who spend 10...
Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009

Our next Kiva Community Conference Call is scheduled for Thursday, May 14th at 1 pm PDT.

This is an opportunity for Kiva lenders to call in and ask us anything! 

The call in info is:

Dial in US: 866-740-1260
Dial in (Outside US): +1 303-248-0285
Access Code: 6415483

We hope to hear you on the line!

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009
Matt Flannery will be speaking at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco next week, for a lunch session on Cutting-Edge Innovators. Also speaking will be Mark Dwight, Founder and CEO, Rickshaw Bagworks.

Triumphing in the face of economic adversity, Dwight and Flannery have emerged as leaders in socially responsible entrepreneurship. Retail manufacturer Dwight was named a turnaround expert by Fast Company magazine. Flannery's web-based Kiva is one of the largest peer-to-peer global lending organizations in the world. Hear how each harnessed the power of innovation to build consumer... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009
This Friday (tomorrow), Kiva Co-Founder Matt Flannery will be on a panel at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. It will be a huge honor for Kiva to be featured alongside other Bay Area Changemaking organizations like The Institute OneWorld Health, The Global Heritage Foundation, The Skoll Foundation, The Draper Richards Foundation and Google.org. Come out to the Fairmount if you are in town and manage to get tickets....we hear it may be sold out but you can call the CommonWealth Club below to find out if there is any last minute availability!


... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009
The Kiva Engineering team is opening up the Kiva offices for friends and developers to meet-up, chat, and hang out. We'll have drinks and snacks on hand, all starting at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 9:

RSVP at upcoming.com or on Facebook.

We're hoping to have people showing off and taking about the applications they've been building with the Kiva API, so if you're in the area, please drop by! It's a great chance to collaborate with other engineers and like-minded technophiles.

Coincidentally, April 9 is also Yuri Gagarin's birthday, so we'll be celebrating outer... Continue Reading >>

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