Silicon Valley Talent Partnership (SVTP) creates, sources, and manages innovative and meaningful partnerships between private-sector volunteers and civic agencies, capitalizing on the unique opportunity to restore local government’s capacity to innovate, enhance service delivery, and ultimately improve the quality of life of residents and communities across Silicon Valley.
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Silicon Valley is home to some of the sharpest minds and brightest people in the world. Many of them have a burning desire, not to mention – through corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs – an incentive, to engage locally and to bring their impressive skills to bear to help improve the place they call home.
Public sector agencies are eager to work alongside private sector talent to improve service delivery and make government more responsive and open. At the same time, there is a distinct and growing interest by the private sector to partner with the public sector to improve the diversity, vibrancy, efficiency and attractiveness of local communities. The Silicon Valley Talent Partnership (SVTP) is a new model of collaboration between the public and private sectors designed to take full advantage of this opportunity.
SVTP takes an active role in matching Silicon Valley private sector volunteers to government agencies in need of advanced technologies and methodologies to provide cutting-edge strategies and solutions that have long been the hallmark of private industry success and innovative problem solving. While the assignments are measured in months – with strict, short-term deadlines, the focus will be on developing long-term, effective strategies to improve public sector service delivery and enhance internal process capability.
Teams and projects will be carefully matched and managed by SVTP, coupled with an on-going evaluation process involving all players that will provide a continuing process of program evaluation, iteration and improvement. SVTP’s work in this area is groundbreaking: currently there is a lack of successful models for public/private pro-bono partnerships of this kind.