Kapor Foundation Launches Mobile-First Website

In case you haven’t noticed, the Kapor Foundation website has a new sleek design. For the past few months, we have been working with Sean Aquino to integrate a mobile-first design strategy into our website using responsive design (website & images adjust based on the size of the user’s device).  Given that more and more people are using their smartphones …

Social Media for Nonprofits Conference – Mountain View, CA – July 26

  On July 26, 2012, Social Media for Nonprofits will bring together nonprofit decision-makers and supporters from the Bay Area to share practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy.  Speakers will address a variety of topics in a series of short talks and interactive workshops.  Conference registration includes access to the full-day program, access to all breakouts, continental …

The Crusade for Children: An Afternoon with Marian Wright Edelman

Yesterday, I had the privilege to attend an event hosted by Northern California Grantmakers and sponsored by the Rosenberg Foundation to highlight Marian Wright Edelman’s Black Community Crusade for Children.  Mrs. Edelman is the founder of Children’s Defense Fund, a graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School, and the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar.  It’s always inspirational …

Strengthening Our House: Capacity Building Seminar – April 24th

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 …

Webinar on Producing a Video for Your Nonprofit – April 4 – 10 a.m. PST

Concepts for Online Video Production Presenter: Josh Pies Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – 1pm EST / 10am PST Duration – approximately 1 hour Cost – $49.99 Per the course description, this course is a primer on web video production and placement of video for online uses. The web is where marketing messages are consumed these days and people have stopped …

Learn About Open Source Nonprofit Technology! April 6, 2012

Penguin Day is returning to San Francisco on Friday, April 6, 2012. Full details and agenda are at www.penguinday.org. Thanks to the generosity of Mozilla, there are fee waivers available for anyone who needs one! Sessions will include: * Introduction to Free and Open Source Software * Making sense of Free and Open Source Content Management Systems * What should …

2012 VoICE Grants

Advancement Project Washington, D.C. $75,000 for elections protection work. Asian Pacific Environmental Network Oakland, CA $45,000 for general support. Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action Berkeley, CA $15,000 for general support. Black Organizing Project Oakland, CA $30,000 for general support. Causa Justa::Just Cause Oakland, CA $30,000 for general support. Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco, CA $30,000 for general support. Coleman Advocates …

7 Social-media Pitfalls for Nonprofits

I saw an interesting blog from nonprofitpr.org about 7 social-media pitfalls that nonprofits sometimes make.  I’ve provided a basic synopsis of the list below. To see the original blog with all the details, click HERE. 7 social-media pitfalls for nonprofits 1. Setting up your nonprofit’s Facebook account as a person instead of a page. …Ideally, nonprofits want to have thousands …