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As we prepare to close up shop at the Kapor Foundation and celebrate our debut in our new skin as the Kapor Center for Social Impact, we wanted to conduct a thorough analysis of what we’ve learned from the terrific community of organizations we’ve worked with since our program areas launched in 2007.
Attached please find our Green Access and VoICE retrospective papers. Many thanks to Judi Powell of Seven Hills Philanthropy for her meticulous work in shaping our learnings, which were gathered from final reports, internal analysis, and interviews with community leaders. We are distributing the reports through our professional affinity associations: Funders Committee for Civic Participation, Bay Area Justice Funders Network, and Neighborhood Funders Group. We hope that you, as funder peers and community colleagues, will find them to be instructive and even inspiring!
Download the Green Access Program Retrospective here.
I’m pleased to announce that our very own Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein will be the keynote speakers at the ‘resurrected’ Nonprofit Boot Camp that was previously produced by Craigslist Foundation. On June 12, Nonprofit Boot Camp comes back to life in Silicon Valley. Boot Camp will cover the spectrum of nonprofit management issues facing established organizations and will feature keynotes, interactive roundtables, educational tracks devoted to Fundraising, Social Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Nonprofit Basics, and an evening networking cocktail reception.
Save 25% if you also sign up to attend the Social Media for Nonprofits partner conference on June 13. This conference is devoted to social media for social good, where seasoned professionals and practitioners will share practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy. Speakers will address a variety of topics in a series of short, TED-meets-Twitter style talks and interactive workshops.
Does your non-profit (501c3) use the Salesforce software? Are there aspects of it you would like to learn more about?
Date: Friday, April 5th
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Salesforce, 50 Fremont St, San Francisco
Nonprofit organizations are invited to attend a group session and a 50-minute one-on-one consultation to assist with Salesforce configuration, reporting and dashboards, and collaboration questions.
This event is for nonprofit organizations that have implemented Salesforce.com and are currently using a Salesforce Subscription. This event would suit any nonprofit staff members who want to become a report and dashboard ninja or have questions about Salesforce.com’s collaboration capabilities. This is not an event for individuals who are looking for a basic overview and are not currently using a Salesforce platform.
Click HERE for more detailed information and to register.
The Foundation Center will be holding a free workshop entitled “Demystifying Program Evaluation: Making Evaluation Accessible”. In understandable, everyday language, explore barriers to conducting program evaluations, learn different types of evaluation, develop decision-making tools regarding whether to conduct evaluations internally or to hire an outside consultant, and learn the basic steps toward creating your own outcomes-based evaluation. As funders are placing more emphasis on outcomes-based evaluations, a basic understanding of evaluation is important for nonprofit leaders who want to place their organizations in a stronger fundraising position. The workshop will be led by Darlene A. Hall, Ph.D. who has had extensive experience in multiple sectors - mental health, social services, youth development, teaching/research, nonprofit, philanthropy, and sports/athletics.
All are welcome, but this session is designed for nonprofit leaders with limited understanding of and comfort level with evaluation.
Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 10 am-12 pm
Location: Foundation Center, 312 Sutter St., SF
Click HERE to register.
The Common Counsel Foundation’s Grassroots Exchange Fund (GXF) provides grants to small community-based groups seeking to meet face-to-face with other grassroots organizations, to build collaborative campaigns, and to benefit from technical assistance opportunities. GXF will start accepting applications again on the first Monday of February (February 4). This small grants program is designed to support networking and collaboration between grassroots social change and environmental justice organizations throughout the United States. Potential grantees can check out Common Counsel’s website for guidelines and an application.
Just wanted to loop back around with everyone; we’ve received a few eager inquiries about our2013 grantmaking priorities. As we’ve mentioned before, we’re in store for some major changes as we shift our focus to tech-driven strategies and tools that further social justice/social impact. Once ready, we’ll announce the changes here on our website and Twitter account, so please check back with us in mid-February for updates.
I love that the Presidential Inauguration falls on the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday. Rather than pontificating on the vision and promise that these two leaders represent, I’m simply going to challenge myself to use this day as a jumping off point for the next year of social justice work, as related to Dr. King’s legacy, and the next four years of social impact efforts in the age of President Obama. What can we individually and collectively accomplish in the next year/four years? Let’s go! Best wishes for a powerful, peaceful, and (broadly defined) prosperous 2013.
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CompassPoint’s signature leadership development program, Next Generation Leaders of Color, is now accepting applications for its next cohort of managers working in a Bay Area health and human service nonprofits. The program will launch in April 2013. To download the program fact sheet which includes eligibility requirements and a preview of the application, click HERE.
On November 14 – 16, Aspiration will be hosting its annual nonprofit technology festival at Preservation Park in Oakland. The Nonprofit Software Development Summit is not just for techies! The agenda is designed to be relevant and inclusive for all nonprofit technology stakeholders, from new users to seasoned practitioners. The conference is set up to be very flexible based on the needs and interests of the attendees, and over half the sessions will get proposed and scheduled at the event.
It’s very low-cost ($150 for organizations with budgets below $5,000,000) and has a sliding scale for smaller organizations that would like to participate.