Our partner, Social Venture Network (SVN), a member organization of socially responsible business leaders, investors and nonprofit leaders, is offering a special discount of $200 off registration for their upcoming Member Gathering that will be held April 23-26 just outside of Chicago.  The discount is available to members of the SVI community that will be attending an SVN gathering for the first time. The gathering is open to qualified prospective SVN members whose work is aligned with SVN's mission of leveraging business to create a just economy and sustainable planet.  If you have any questions about SVN’s membership guidelines, please contact Lars Olson at larso@svn.org.

Featured speakers include SVI founder, Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farms, Ben Jealous of the NAACP, author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich, and members of the Obama administration.  For more details about their agenda and venue, and to register online, please visit SVN’s website at http://www.svn.org/spring2009.  As you complete your registration, enter the following code to receive the discounted rate: SPRING09-SCHOLARSHIP-200.