Meet the Joint Venture Team
Executive Director, Silicon Valley Talent Partnership Initiative
Jenny Weiss came to Joint Venture in 2017 when Silicon Valley Talent Partnership joined forces with our organization. Jenny brings nearly a decade of experience that spans across public, nonprofit and private sectors. As the executive director of Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, she oversaw the organization's pro bono project portfolio and managed SVTP's transition to Joint Venture.
Immediately prior to joining SVTP, Jenny was an associate director at CCS Fundraising, a leading nonprofit fundraising consulting firm, where she directly managed multimillion-dollar capital campaigns and conducted campaign feasibility studies for nonprofit clients. Jenny also previously served as fundraising and event director for the Harbus Foundation at Harvard Business School, where she envisioned and successfully executed the foundation’s first-ever fundraiser gala.
She has also worked in the public sector at organizations including the City of Omaha (Mayor's Office), Allegheny County Department of Human Services in Pittsburgh, PA, and CONNECT, a public partnership initiative that aims to bridge the communication gap between the City of Pittsburgh and its 36 bordering municipalities.
Jenny is a regular volunteer with Harvard Business School Community Partners, the pro bono consulting arm of the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California, and has donated hundreds of hours to nonprofit clients in the form of developing marketing plans and growth strategies. She holds a BA in Journalism from Creighton University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Silicon Valley native.