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Here is a listing of some of the technical assistance providers available in the Bay Area. The majority of these providers are familiar and comfortable with working in communities of color. Please note that we’re providing this list as a service, and please choose providers carefully in order to guarantee the best match for your organization and needs.
- Comprehensive Technical Assistance
- Fiscal Sponsorship
- Fund Development
- Public Relations & Communications
- Strategic Planning & Strategy Development
CompassPoint is now accepting applications for the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color, Central Valley 2011-2012 Cohort.
Launched in 2004 by CompassPoint and the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color helps organizations from communities of color to raise funds they need in a more sustainable way, through diversity of sources and strong relationships with community donors. With the worsening local and state budget crisis, grassroots fundraising is even more important – to raise money and to galvanize advocacy efforts.
From a Fundraising Academy Alumni, “When I was in the academy I was a new ED who needed more knowledge and skills to raise more money for the Bayview YMCA. Over the last 4 years, we grew the budget from 500K to 5 million. I know that the tools, practice, and confidence building I acquired from the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color helped to make this happen.”
Participation in the academy includes:
· 8 days of group training
· 15 hours on individual coaching on fundraising strategies
· Multicultural training setting
· One year subscription to the Grassroots Fundraising Journal
· One copy of Kim Klein’s book, Reliable Fundraising in Un-Reliable Times
If selected, your organization will need to pay a participant fee of $500 – $2,000 based on the size of your annual budget. This represents close to 10% of the total cost to hold the academy, so the other 90% is subsidized by academy sponsors. Please know that there are no additional discounts or scholarships, and that many groups have successfully raised money for this fee as a first step in conducting grassroots fundraising with their board and supporters!
Visit the Fundraising Academy web page to read more about the program.
Applications to the Central Valley Academy must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. You may access the online application by clicking HERE.
Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by early November.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Adriana Rocha, Practice Director, at adrianar AT compasspoint DOT org.
How-to-Apply Conference Calls
CompassPoint will be holding two one-hour informational calls about the application process and the program. To register for one of the calls, please email your name, phone number, and time of the call you plan to attend to Marla Cornelius, Senior Project Director.
- October 12, 2011 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (PST)
- October 19, 2011 from 10:00am to11:00am (PST)
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31st. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by mid November.
To download the program fact sheet which includes eligibility requirements and a preview of the application, click here.
Click here to begin the online application.
If you have questions, send an email to Erin Lingren.
EPIP Bay Area is excited to bring Trista Harris, co-author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career” to San Francisco for a dynamic workshop on building your professional development pathway and goals to achieve the career of your dreams!
About the Workshop:
In this information-packed workshop, you will learn six ways to advance your career, including expert tips on how to:
- develop expertise
- build a strong network
- establish a great personal brand
- practice authentic leadership
- plan for balance
- move on up
The workshop will be followed by a reception with the author.
About Trista Harris:
Founder of EPIP Minnesota and Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, Trista is a leading voice for Generations X and Y and seeks to create professional development opportunities throughout the sector. She has been featured on CNN, and her work has been covered by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the New York Times, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Career Builder, and numerous social sector blogs. She writes about generational change in the foundation field in her blog, New Voices of Philanthropy and is an international speaker on working across generations to create social change. Trista is also the Vice-Chair of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Board of Advisors.
About the Book:
Do you feel stuck in your nonprofit career? Unsure how to take that next step? “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar” is an accessible, do-it-yourself map of how to navigate the nonprofit sector and gives you the tools that you need to move from entry level to leadership. This book is designed for professionals who want to build meaningful and rewarding nonprofit careers. “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar” is based on the authors’ experiences as well as interviews with nonprofit rockstars who have supercharged their careers. You’ll learn how to develop meaningful nonprofit experience, build a strong network, establish a strong personal brand, achieve the elusive work/life balance, and move on up in your career.
October 12, 6:30 – 9 pm
Reception to follow
Hub San Francisco
901 Mission Street, Suite 105, San Francisco
Tickets available NOW via Eventbrite.
$15 EPIP Members (includes free copy of book “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career”)
$10 Non-member pre-purchase of book
CompassPoint’s 24th Annual Nonprofit Day:
Monday, September 19th at the Oakland City Center Marriott
Nonprofit Day is a great way to take one day to reflect on, learn, and build your management and leadership capacity. Nonprofit Day fills up every year, so please register soon!
|Keynote: Sustaining Ourselves: How To Do This Work and Stay Well, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, author of the book Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others.
Morning plenary panels on effective emerging practices for nonprofit executives and managers that rethink strategy, leadership, workplace and movement building.
Build skills, learn new practices and connect with peers at a series of afternoon workshops on fundraising, management, boards, communications, strategy and more!
- Beyond Oversight: The Board’s Role in Sustainability
- 5 Must Have Practices for Program Managers & Directors for Meaningful Evaluation
- Rethinking Grassroots Fundraising: Models for Making a Culture Shift
- Peer Coaching: How Your Peers Can Help You Solve Work Challenges
- Your Next (Best) Communications Game Plan
- Finance and Sustainability: What’s a Program Manager’s Role?
- How to Fail Spectacularly (and What You Can Learn from It)
- Leading Organizational Change: Seven Steps to Success
Check out the full program and lineup of speakers at www.compasspoint.org/nonprofitday
LeaderSpring invites veteran and mid-career nonprofit executive directors based in San Francisco to apply to its two-year, on-the-job Fellowship. This Fellowship is ideal for those who lead agencies serving low-income communities and communities of color and who seek to achieve breakthroughs in agency performance while gaining self-renewal. Fellows participate in retreats, monthly day-long gatherings, workshops with seasoned trainers, executive coaching, and a customized study trip to a nationally respected agency.
Building on the organization’s 14-year track record, LeaderSpring is pleased to help accomplished leaders move to their next horizon of personal and professional growth. The LeaderSpring program is the only two-year place-based fellowship in the San Francisco Bay Area that also leads to a cross-sector alumni network of executive directors, now with 129 members.
Through this Fellowship, leaders will have an opportunity to achieve personal and agency transformation, including:
- Enhancing the performance of their organizations, including board governance and personnel management.
- Sharpening their leadership and management skills by focusing on practical, real-time issues.
- Gaining new perspectives on social change issues.
- Building bonds with peers, enabling cross-sector partnerships.
Preliminary phone screenings will be conducted in July and August (applications are distributed after this screening). To schedule a screening, please email Julie Guy, Program Associate at julie AT leaderspring DOT org or call (510) 286-8949. For more information, visit www.leaderspring.org. Applications are due Friday, September 2, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.
Fellowships are generously subsidized thanks to grants from: American Express Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, James Irvine Foundation, Piedmont Community Church, S.H. Cowell Foundation, Union Bank Foundation, U.S. Bank, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Whitman Institute, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Y & H Soda Foundation.
Click HERE for a PDF version of this Call for Applications.
People, I have to say that if you’re in the house for the College Bound Brotherhood Graduation Celebration this Wednesday at the Oakland Museum, you’re in store for a beautiful evening! We’re building on the past celebration and on the momentum from this year’s Brotherhood activities. The event is close to being sold out, though! Click here for last minute registration!
In a bit of cross-purposing (and at the risk of shamefaced self-referencing), check out the opening column for the summer edition of Northern California Grantmakers’ newsletter, the theme of which is Coming Into Your Own. For each newsletter, the wonderful folks at NCG ask a member to write a welcome message, and I had the honor this past month.
On a related note, I feel that the Kapor Foundation is coming into its own in understanding how we want to contribute to larger movements for social justice and equality. Stay tuned for more on that tip later this month (hopefully…).
Hope you can join us at this free event! Please spread the word to any and all graduating African American young men in the Bay Area who are heading to college in the fall. We want to celebrate their achievements! To register, click here.
Deadline Fast Approaching (May 5th) – Nominations for Rockwood’s Fellowship for California Leaders of Color
Rockwood’s FELLOWSHIP FOR CALIFORNIA LEADERS OF COLOR is a multi-session leadership program for nonprofit leaders of color committed to:
- Creating and sustaining compelling visions for their organizations
- Inspiring and aligning others to work effectively towards common goals
- Dealing more effectively with leadership and organizational challenges
- Engaging with a powerful learning community of leaders of color throughout the state.
Over the course of nine months, the Fellowship is designed to teach powerful visioning, listening, speaking, presentation, coaching, team-building and feedback skills to emerging and established leaders of color working in California’s social change organizations.
FELLOWSHIP PARTICIPANT CRITERIA
Rockwood’s optimal criteria for enrollment in the Fellowship include a cohort of leaders who:
- Are positioned in the state of California to help demonstrate new and better ways to lead and work together
- Demonstrate personal/professional readiness to learn new leadership skills – including coaching, feedback, communication, and personal sustainability.
- Manage and lead small to mid sized organizations (under $2 million budget)
- Interest in and ability to partner with organizations outside their region in California
- Are based in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Tulare
With the support of the Community Leadership Project, Rockwood will cover the majority of fees and room and board costs. Each participant is asked to contribute $500 for their participation in the program.
The nomination phase for the 2011-2012 Fellowship for California Leaders of Color is now open. If you would like to nominate a leader, please email Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo at vanessaATrockwoodleadershipDOTorg. In your email, please include the name, organization, email address and a brief description of why you are nominating this person. The deadline for nomination submissions is May 5th at 5pm PST.
For more information, click HERE.
Image source: Rockwood website