The Ever Growing National Village Movement!
Villages Take Charge of Village to Village Network
In two recent steps, the member villages have assumed control of the Village to Village Network. The Network was originally created in 2010 through a partnership between Beacon Hill Village (BHV) and another nonprofit, Capital Impact Partners (CIP) and was soon offering aspiring and existing Villages both day-to-day technical assistance and the extraordinary resource of an annual gathering. Over 200 Villages are part of the Network today. At the end of 2014, CIP withdrew from the partnership after two new villages, Monadnock at Home (New Hampshire) and STL Village (Missouri) joined BHV. To ensure broad and easy participation of many more villages in managing the Network and planning for the future, the partnership, formerly a Limited Liability Company (LLC) was converted on March 9, 2015 to the more familiar form of a corporation, named Village to Village Network, Inc.
A successful first meeting of the corporation's new board of directors was held March 13-15 at the Network's new St. Louis offices. All twelve directors have close grassroots ties to local Network Villages: nine are officers or directors in their own Villages, two are current Village executive directors, and one just recently retired as a Village executive director. The new VtV Network, Inc. directors (with local affiliations) are:
The VtV Network Board of Directors
Jane Nyce, Co-President
Susan Poor, Co-President
San Francisco Village, SF, CA
Joel Shapira, Vice President
North Shore Village, Chicago, IL
Dick Elkin, Treasurer
Nauset Neighbors, Wellfleet, MA
Pat Sussman, Secretary
Ashby Village, Berkeley, CA
STL Village, St. Louis, MO
At Home Chesapeake, Severna Park, MD
Monadnock at Home, Jaffrey, NH
Beacon Hill Village, Boston, MA
A Little Help, Denver, CO
Beacon Hill Village, Boston, MA
Carolina Villages, Chapel Hill, NC
Where are We Now and Where are We Going?
Thank you to everyone who attended our recent webinar that provided an update on VtV Network. Current Board of Managers and future Board of Directors members were available to update VtV Network members and provide an introduction to themselves. If you missed the webinar or would like to view it again, you can do so here.
Village to Village Network has moved Headquarters to St. Louis!
We have officially made the move to St. Louis with a great new office! Learn more and read the press release here.
Please note our new address!
Village to Village Network
4818 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Calling all Members and Friends of the Village to Village Network!
We're taking the Network to the next level. Join us in this next great adventure and volunteer with us to make "VtVN 2.0" a huge success!
Contact one of us today to offer your ideas or to volunteer your talents.
You can also help take the Network to the next level with your financial contribution. Please consider donating today!
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The 7th Annual National Village Gathering!
The 2015 National Village Gathering Planning Committee is excited to announce the date and location of this year's conference. Save the date, the 7th Annual NVG will be located in Seattle, WA on October 5-7, 2015. Please view and share the NVG invite here! More details coming soon!!