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From the Social Impact Exchange:
Relief and recovery from Hurricane Sandy in the tri-state area continues to move forward. The needs for those hardest hit continue to grow as they seek the basic necessities of shelter, clothing, food and water. Individuals in the most affected areas will also need assistance over the long-term.
The Case Foundation recently launched Finding Fearless – a search for America’s most fearless Changemakers! This is part of the Case Foundation’s Be Fearless campaign. They are looking for stories of the unsung, unnoticed and uncelebrated individuals in communities across the country that have a successful track record of tackling social challenges through bold, uncommon, experimental, unconventional, and fearless approaches.
The Case Foundation, along with their partners at Microsoft and REI, are giving away more than $650,000 in grants, software and tech prizes and outdoor adventures to help Fearless Changemakers take their work to the next level. The deadline to apply or nominate a fearless changemaker is October 15th, but the application is very short. So, please see if it’s a fit for you or your organization; and definitely let others in your network know about this opportunity.
Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein were honored at Hidden Villa‘s 16th Annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Awards Dinner on Saturday, September 22nd featuring Hidden Villa’s “beyond organic” produce and pasture-raised meats and honoring four outstanding humanitarians in the community. Over 300 people attended the dinner and celebrated the Duveneck family legacy and rallied community support for the important environmental and social justice work taking place at Hidden Villa and beyond. The other award recipients included Rue Mapp, IDEAL Scholar alum and Outdoor Afro founder; and Bill Somerville, President and Founder of Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.
Photo: Hidden Villa
Aspiration and statewide community partners are excited to announce the first-ever California Nonprofit Tech Festival. The event will bring together nonprofit staff and social justice activists who have interest and passion around technology for social change. Generously funded by the California Consumer Protection Foundation, this community-focused two-day event will be held in Fresno, California, on September 27th and 28th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hope some of you can make it! Register and get more info for this very affordable event here: http://aspirationtech.org/events/catechfest/2012
(Only $50 for individuals from organizations with operating budgets below $5,000,000)
Questions? Contact catechfest (AT) aspirationtech (DOT) org
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: The Foundation Center-San Francisco
312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
LeaderSpring is still recruiting nonprofit leaders from the East Bay for its Class of 2014 Fellowship. LeaderSpring is a project of the Tides Center and has a long track record in transforming communities through leadership development. Click here for the Call for Applications.
Applications are due Tuesday, September 18, 2012, by 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit LeaderSpring’s website, call (510) 286-8949, or email julie (AT) leaderspring (DOT) org. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity!
What does social innovation mean today and what did it once look like? This is the question many have been discussing across sectors lately which has led to some thought-provoking answers and observations about shifting priorities and approaches. Co.EXIST recently sat down with top Corporate Executives, including Jeffrey Hollender, CEO of Seventh Generation and YouTube’s, Hunter Walk amongst others at the U.N. Social Innovation Summit 2012 to discuss the changing nature of social innovation. The growing trend is to blur the lines between the business, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors to develop innovative approaches and lasting partnerships that address social issues and encourage positive social change. Below are a few excerpts from Co.EXIST’s video:
The conversation about how nonprofit organizations can become tech innovators and use new technologies to enhance their work of serving the social good continues to grow. In a recent article published by The Nonprofit Quarterly, John Hoffman, Director of Business Development at ZeroDivide, points out the problem: Organizations confuse technology for technology’s sake with community-based innovation. These technology missteps are characterized as innovation gone bad, which then dampens further innovation and smart, creative risk-taking. He sheds light on the pitfalls of both small and large organizations in adopting new technologies and provides some economical, needs-based approaches that organizations can use to avoid major missteps and implement tech tools more effectively.
On Saturday, I had the chance to attend the Chinese Progressive Association‘s 40th Anniversary, “Together We Move Mountains, Celebrating Generations of Change.” In a testament to the organization’s work and legacy, over 500 people attended the sold-out event (including many friends from NY, New Orleans and across the country), and, true to the event’s title, attendees represented multiple generations of organizers, leaders and supporters. The Foundation is proud to have supported CPA over the years and particularly glad to see CPA leaders, Alex Tom and Shaw San Liu, recognized as local heroes by the San Francisco Bay Guardians just a few days earlier. Click here to read the article.
Photo credit: http://www.sfbg.com/specials/best-bay-2012-local-heroes