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June 11th, 2011 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Charity Event No Comments »

Pop quiz! True or False: The majority of the sediments and associated pollutants reaching the San Francisco Bay come from runoff from the vast Central Valley Watershed.

Answer: False. Surprised? I certainly was. New estimates from leading scientists indicate that about 56% of storm water loads are from small tributaries, not the enormous Central Valley Watershed. This has big implications for how to remove pollutants from the ecosystem and prevent more pollutants from entering.

Now, how do I happen to know this statistic? These scientists lead the San Francisco Estuary Institute, a Selby Group client. The Institute is making the world a better place through their methodical environmental studies.

If you’d like to learn more about this fascinating ecosystem and the work underway, check out their reports at The data for our pop quiz came from The Pulse of the Estuary: Linking the Watersheds and the Bay at

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March 22nd, 2011 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Charity Event No Comments »

I just made my 25th loan through and have had only one default. I’m choosing to give a hand up to entrepreneurs working towards better lives. If you’d like to do the same, check them out at

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Helping Haitian earthquake survivors

March 30th, 2010 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Charity Event No Comments »

Last chance to join me in helping Haitian earthquake survivors while helping yourself!

Heifer InternationalThrough March 31, I’m offering 30-minute executive and business coaching sessions and 100% of the fee will go to Heifer International, a non-profit which helps entire communities gain an economic toehold through gifts of livestock and extensive training.

Heifer International had quite a bit of work underway before the earthquake hit, and much of it was wiped out.

The minimum donation is $250, payable to Heifer International. Email me directly at to reserve your time slot.

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Center for Non-Profit Success

March 2nd, 2010 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Charity Event No Comments »

If you work in the San Francisco Bay Area in a non-profit organization, you won’t want to miss the Center for Non-Profit Success series on Non-Profit Leadership.

I’ll be speaking on March 25 on Surviving and Thriving as a Leader, and Knowing When to Move On.

You can learn more about the series and sign up here:

In the USA, but not in the Bay Area? The Center for Non-Profit Success is sponsoring similar programs in many other U.S. cities.

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Prince Charming and I are off to the Ball

August 24th, 2008 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Charity Event, Symphony No Comments »

Every year, no matter how busy we are, Kirk and I get all dolled up to attend the annual San Francisco Symphony Gala dinner with Symphonix League President Barry Shotts.

It’s so elegant to sip champagne and eat itty bitty appetizers, and then dine in City Hall. Next, we walk across the street to Davies Hall to attend a performance featuring a star soloist. Last year, it was Renee Fleming, who sang so beautifully, I cried. This year it’s pianist Yefim Bronfman playing Rachmaninoff.

For the late night crowd, there is an enormous dessert spread and bands playing in a huge tent by Davies Hall and at City Hall. The party starts after the concert and continues until the wee hours.

The Gala is September 3, which also happens to be my birthday. What a classy way to celebrate!

Interested in joining us at the Symphonix President’s table? There are only three seats left, first come, first served. One additional seat may be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

You can get more information about the Symphonix dinner at:

Do give me a heads-up if you want to join us so we can be sure your name card is placed at our table.

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