Giving Compass' Take:

• Melissa Daar Carvajal interviews Kimberly Meyers Hewlett at Silicon Valley Community Foundation about her goals for engaging donors within the community.

• How can you listen to the needs of your community to contribute efficiently?

• Learn about the value of community philanthropy.

Kimberly Meyers Hewlett is one of the newest additions to the SVCF leadership team. Serving as senior vice president, donor engagement, she leads SVCF's efforts to build and bolster relationships between SVCF donors and local nonprofits.

In this episode, SVCF Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Melissa Daar Carvajal, speaks with Hewlett about her background and her initial observations since joining SVCF.

We're trying to figure out how to make our work and the needs of our donors match up in such a way that we can be more efficient, so we can really be innovative in the things that we bring to our donors. I really need to make sure that we listen to our donors--build a community that we can help them realize their donor goals in.

Read the full interview about listening to your giving community by Melissa Daar Carvajal at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.