Affordable Video Production for Nonprofits

I just sat in on a webinar entitled ‘Affordable Video Production for Nonprofits’.  It was hosted by Nonprofit Webinars, a company that provides all kinds of low-cost and free webinars to nonprofit organizations.  In just an hour, I learned some cool information that I wanted to pass along to you. Online video is becoming more and more prominent.  The webinar …

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Last week, Justin, Carmen, and I had the unique opportunity to attend Ernst & Young’s Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year Award ceremony in San Jose.  We were guests of the founder and CEO of Universal Giving, Pamela Hawley, who was one of the finalists for this prestigious award.  Pamela was recognized for her social entrepreneurship in creating an organization …

San Francisco Bay Area Capacity Builders of Color Directory

The San Francisco Foundation, in collaboration with National Community Development Institute, has launched a new directory of San Francisco Bay Area capacity builders of color.  This database includes all kinds of consultants and technical assistance providers of color, many of whom specialize in working in low-income communities and communities of color.  The directory was created to help community-based organizations, nonprofits, …

Council on Foundations Conference: A Call to Action

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Council on Foundations Conference in Denver under the theme of “Intersections: Social Change, Social Justice, and Social Innovation.”  I got to hear great presentations and to network with some inspiring people, and the conference was filled with a stunning cadre of speakers like Al Gore, Geoffrey Canada, Ben Jealous, and more. …

Program Evaluation Training Workshops for Nonprofits

I’m pleased to announce another great learning opportunity for nonprofits.  I have been collaborating with Darlene Hall, Ph.D., from Intersections Consulting to deliver hands-on program evaluation workshops to a few of our key partner organizations.  Darlene also delivers these workshops to the larger nonprofit community and recently announced new program evaluation workshop dates. This is a two-part training designed for …

Free Social Media Webinar on Wednesday, April 28th from 1-2 p.m.

I just found out about this opportunity today and wanted to get the word out to interested folks.  Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group is offering the webinar: Integrating Social Media Into Essential Organizational Functions.  If you’re available from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. tomorrow and you’re interested in using social media for your nonprofit, you should check out this opportunity. Here’s the …

Interesting Learning Opportunity through Foundation Center

On Tuesday, May 18, the Foundation Center will be hosting a free training on Proposal Writing Basics (2:30-4:00 pm) followed by another free session called “Meet the Grantmakers: Funding for Educational Technology” (4:30-6:00 pm). The proposal writing session will cover the following topics and more: What are the key components of a proposal to a foundation or corporation? Who should …

Need interns?

Our partner organization, Level Playing Field Institute,  is seeking internship  providers for its undergraduate IDEAL Scholars.  IDEAL undergraduates are top-notch students at UC Berkeley, and they understand the value of gaining meaningful work experience to supplement their education. IDEAL Scholars are interested in placements in the fields of business, communications, government, healthcare, education, social justice, law, research, and tech. Internships …

Rockwood Accepting Nominations for California Leaders of Color Fellowship!!

Rockwood is accepting nominations again for its 9-month Fellowship for California Leaders of Color, 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 …

Communications Works – First Kapor Foundation communications workshop

Our Assistance & Advising program is launching our first communications workshop that will feature the expertise of our internal communications team.  Trevor Parham, Creative Director, and Sean Aquino, Creative Producer, will be leading this interactive workshop about communications strategy.  Attending will give you an opportunity to ask questions about various types of communications strategies, to learn from each other, as …

Free Workshops at the Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is having its annual open house in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  As part of the open house, you can check out some of the Foundation Center’s most popular training programs for FREE.  You can drop by for refreshments and informative demonstrations throughout the day, but if you want to …