Watch ‘The Interrupters’ on KQED, February 14

Last week, I attended a viewing of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Interrupters, which was hosted by the Ella Baker Center at the Oakland Museum.  This film is directed by Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) and profiles three Chicago activists working to end gang violence. The three work with CeaseFire, an organization that utilizes a public-health approach in order to stop …

FREE “Black History Month Celebration Through Film Series”

The Bay Area Community Is Invited To A FREE “Black History Month Celebration Through Film Series” What: Oakland Vice Mayor Desley Brooks, Rocky Seker, and Black Cinema At-Large are holding Black Independent Film screenings at City Hall in Council Chambers every Friday in February in celebration of Black History Month. These are films that haven’t been distributed nationally and are …

2012 Green Access Grants

Brightline Defense Project San Francisco, CA $45,000 for general support. California Environmental Justice Alliance Oakland, CA $20,000 for general support. CCISCO: Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Antioch, CA $30,000 for general support. Green for All Oakland, CA $30,000 for general support. Inner City Advisors Oakland, CA $40,000 for general support. Movement Generation Oakland, CA $20,000 for general support. Oakland Leaf …

Youth Speaks Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Youth Speaks Presents: The 15th Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 7PM Herbst Theatre – San Francisco Every year, Youth Speaks gathers the community to celebrate the ongoing life and legacy of Dr. King. Our celebration—Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—is not a reenactment of speeches, a slideshow, …

Free Full Day of Nonprofit Technology Training! January 18th at Google (Mountain View Campus)

Aspiration Tech, Community Technology Project, and Google are hosting a one-day training event for Bay Area nonprofits and social justice organizations at the Google offices in Mountain View, California! This is a great opportunity to work with three different organizations offering support to empower you with tech skills so you can magnify your social justice passions and priorities. During this …

Bay Area Technical Assistance Providers

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. Areas of …

Two Free Webinars for Nonprofits by Fundraising Expert Kim Klein

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 …

Apply Now: Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color, Central Valley 2011-2012 Cohort!

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 …

APPLY NOW for CompassPoint’s Next Generation Leaders of Color cohort 2012!

CompassPoint’s signature leadership development program, Next Generation Leaders of Color, is now accepting applications for its next cohort which will launch in January of 2012. 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 …

2011 College Bound Brotherhood Grants

Regular College Bound Brotherhood Grants ASAP San Francisco, CA $25,000 for College Bound Brotherhood support. California Alliance of African American Educators San Jose, CA $25,000 for Greene Scholars Program College Bound Brotherhood support. Choose College Educational Foundation, Inc. Oakland, CA $25,000 for My Brothers’ Keeper program support. East Bay College Fund Oakland, CA $25,000 for OUSD African American Male Achievement …