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Free Webinar! Leading in a Hyperconnected World: Driving Innovation & Impact with Digital Media – May 30
Stanford Social Innovation Review is providing a free webinar, courtesy of Living Cities, to discuss how new digital media is affecting the world we live in. Join leaders from the Twitter, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Living Cities to understand how these new digital media trends are changing notions of leadership and to learn how your organization can harness new technologies to accelerate innovation, adaptation, and impact.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
11:00am-12:00pm PT, 2:00-3:00pm ET
Ben Hecht, President & CEO, Living Cities
Claire Diaz Ortiz, Head of Social Innovation, Twitter
Steve Downs, Chief Technology & Information Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
BABIP (Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy) is hosting its 3rd annual Strengthening Our House: Capacity Building Seminar. They’ve developed an impressive lineup of speakers and invite you to share this information with others who may benefit from the knowledge of experts in the field. Attendees will receive tips to enhance organizational effectiveness, learn to use social media strategies, and explore ways to identify and secure funding from diverse sources.
On August 10th and 11th, the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) will once again hold their fourth biennial Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference at the Oakland Marriot.
My own connection to GIFT spans years, dating back to my first grassroots fundraising training that I admittedly snuck into. Recently, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on the importance of GIFT in a newsletter to GIFT donors:
1. What was your first impression of GIFT, and why did you decide to become a donor?
At my first GIFT training, I was struck by how the focus was as much on the why as the how of fundraising. And, also, by the belief of the trainers that the participants, as organizers, already had many of the skills needed to be incredible fundraisers but perhaps not yet the confidence or understanding to meet that potential.
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
Originally developed by Kim Klein, one of the nation’s best known and loved fundraising trainers, Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes workshops are now being offered to nonprofits throughout the state through CompassPoint and the Building Movement Project , with generous support from several foundations. This collaboration is now bringing you two FREE opportunities to talk about the common good with internationally-known fundraising consultant Kim Klein! All are welcome, whether or not you have participated in Nonprofits Talking Taxes before.
This Thursday at 6:00pm, local grant recipient Inner City Advisors (ICA) will be hosting their 11th Annual Inner City Business Reception at the Jack London Square Market in Oakland. This reception will serve as a meeting ground for hundreds of local businesses, entrepreneurs, advisors, and funders, all of whom share a common interest – creating quality inner city jobs and wealth.
ICA has served as a valuable asset to local businesses by directly working with management teams to address the everyday challenges associated with growth and sustainability. ICA charges itself with “building sustainable and responsible inner city businesses that create quality jobs, reinvest in the community and contribute to the local economy.”
To register and learn more about this explosive networking event please click here.
We’re happy to announce that Justin Davis, our program coordinator for the College Bound Brotherhood, has been selected to participate in the 2012 Connecting Leaders Fellowship program of the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE). He’s one of ten African Americans foundation professionals throughout the nation to be inlcuded in this cohort. The fellows program is designed to “promote the professional mobility and visibility” of blacks in the philanthropic sector through personalized executive coaching, mentoring, and learning community discussions. This is a fantastic opportunity for Justin to take his leadership skills to the next level. Believe me, I know – I was a 2007 fellow, and it was a defining experience in my professional development. Please join us in congratulating Justin!
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