2011 VoICE Grants

Advancement Project Washington, DC $20,000 for general support. Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action Berkeley, CA $15,000 for Civic Engagement Leadership Initiative. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice Inc. New York, NY $20,000 to support the Democracy Program. Causa Justa::Just Cause (CJJC) Oakland, CA $30,000 for general support. Center for Community Change Washington, DC $20,000 to support the Voting Rights Project. Center …

2010 VoICE Grants

Advancement Project Washington, DC $30,000 for general support. Brennan Center for Justice New York, NY $30,000 for general support. Causa Justa::Just Cause San Francisco & Oakland, CA $30,000 for general support. Center for Community Change Washington, DC $30,000 for general support. Citizen Engagement Lab Oakland, CA $30,000 for the Voter Participation Program. Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth San Francisco, …

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 …

2010 College Bound Brotherhood Grants

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. Athletic Scholars Advancement Program Bayview Hunters Point Y & College Track The Greene Scholars Program (of the CA Alliance of African American Educators) Choose College Educational Foundation, Inc. East Oakland Youth Development Center Juma Ventures M³ Foundation Meritus College Fund Berkeley Scholars to Cal (a program of Stiles Hall Community Service Agency) …

Students BUILD Businesses to Reach Their College and Career Goals

Yesterday, a group of staff from the Kapor Center partner organizations participated in a Business to Business challenge meeting with BUILD, a non-profit that runs the nation’s largest youth incubator with the mission to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.  Groups of BUILD students provided an overview of their business teams, …

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Efforts Underway

Last Friday, March 11, 2011, Sendai, Japan was devastated by a 9.0 MW earthquake followed by a powerful tsunami that decimated the lives and homes of thousands of people.  The earthquake also triggered a series of other catastrophic events including a dam collapse and extensive damage to a group of nuclear power plants in Fukushima, with fear mounting in the …

Sabbatical for Organizers of Color – Application Deadline April 5th

The Center for Social Inclusion invites applications for the 2011 Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Fellowships from long-time organizers of color who would benefit from the opportunity to step back, reflect, and recharge.  Fellows are awarded $25,000 to take sabbaticals for three months or more. Please forward and post this announcement widely, and encourage qualified organizers of color you know to apply. …

In Celebration of Black History Beyond February…

I love my job.  I work with an amazing and diverse lot of social justice-oriented, thoughtful, socially-conscious colleagues.  Never before have I worked in a place that allowed for both a recognition of Black History Month and a celebration of the rich culture and contributions made by black people in America.  Last Monday, the different entities that make up the …

New Assistance & Advising Services for Kapor Foundation Key Partner Organizations

I am pleased to announce that the Kapor Foundation is partnering with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services to provide access to one-on-one consulting services and vouchers for CompassPoint one-day workshops to key partner organizations. We are also partnering with the David Brower Center to provide key partner organizations with the chance to use the Brower Center for a one-day event in 2011. …

Nonprofit Video Contest – Deadline March 2!

The 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is taking submissions until March 2. If your nonprofit created a video in the past year, here’s an opportunity to give it the chance to win some amazing prizes and get some recognition. Winners have the chance to win one of four $2500 grants provided by the Case Foundation, video cameras from Flip …

CompassPoint Scholarship for Managers of Color at Nonprofits

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for California managers of color working in nonprofit organizations. This scholarship will cover the full cost (transportation not included) of Management 101, made possible by a grant from the Community Leadership Project. Using an organization-wide framework focusing on mission impact, Management 101 is an intensive three-day training that covers …

2/18 Webinar to learn how to get resources & support from Tech Soup!

TechSoup, a nonprofit that provides other nonprofits with technology that empowers them to fulfill their missions and serve their communities, is hosting a short, informative webinar to show how registering with TechSoup will help your organization receive donated software, hardware, and services and access a variety of helpful resources. You’ll also learn about required documentation and see a demonstration of …