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We’re no longer updating this blog, as the Kapor Foundation has transformed into the Kapor Center for Social Impact. Visit us there: www.kaporcenter.org! Please do not leave any new comments on this blog.

Nominate a Champion of Change for Tech Inclusion

This week, we’re making a push to  get the word out about the White House Champions of Change nomination process: “President Obama has challenged each one of us to help win the future by out-educating, out-innovating, and out-building our competitors in the 21st century…Every week, we will invite these Champions of Change to the White House to share their ideas …

Addressing the Conference Panel Diversity Gap: One4One

I recently, and a little surprisingly, learned a new strategy to address the lack of diversity on conference panels. In a nutshell, an all white panel of technologists was asked by an audience member – with the stated intention of encouraging more diverse conference panels – to name one individual of color who could speak equally well on a panel …

Partnership Profile: Oakland Local

We’re excited to share this news of our new partnership with Oakland Local, the “independent, nonprofit news resource”  providing an “authentic” and inclusive voice examining local issues. Together we have surveyed the burgeoning Oakland tech ecosystem and aim to create an interactive map and a series of feature stories about the entrepreneurs and contributors who are a key part of …

Branding My Kapor Center

I have been with what was formerly called Kapor Enterprises for 5 years now. I’ve seen the various entities go through many transitions, evolutions and growth. I’ve seen many new folks join our team and I’ve built some very deep friendships with those people. So when I titled this blog post “Branding MY Kapor Center” it is because it was a personal …

A Conversation with Mitch and Freada (video)

On Tuesday, May 14th, PAC+, along with co-sponsors the League of Young Voters and Netroots Nation, hosted their first ever PAC+ Presents! event featuring a conversation with Mitch, Freada and Aimee Allison, author and radio show host.   The event, held at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, was also live streamed, and is now available for viewing here. …

OpenOakland Hosts June 1 Event to Improve City of Oakland’s Website

As part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, local city officials, Code for America, The Hub Oakland, and PopUpHood have organized an event called ‘ReWrite Oakland.’ The event will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2013, and hackers and local residents are encouraged to help create and launch a variation of an “Ask Jeeves”  search engine specific to Oakland’s …

The More Things Change…

One of my favorite community colleagues asked me to clarify “how the Kapor Center is similar and different from what you had before.” Here’s the quick breakdown: THE SAME: Community-oriented. Focused on inclusion and empowerment for people of color. Tech-enabled. Thinking locally, acting nationally. Funding and advising as key strategies. Conveners and initiators. Sibling of (and distinct from) Level Playing …

Welcome!

On behalf of the board and staff of the Kapor Center for Social Impact, welcome to our new organization and our new home online! This has been a journey two years in the making, and we hope that it continues to evolve as our learning does. To paraphrase our mission statement (because I believe that best mission statements are easily-recitable …

Mitch Kapor & Freada Kapor Klein to Speak at SM4NP’s Nonprofit Boot Camp

I’m pleased to announce that our very own Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein will be the keynote speakers at the ‘resurrected’ Nonprofit Boot Camp that was previously produced by Craigslist Foundation.  On June 12, Nonprofit Boot Camp comes back to life in Silicon Valley.  Boot Camp will cover the spectrum of nonprofit management issues facing established organizations and will …