Job Available! Sr. Media & Communications Manager

Okay you techie/social media wizard with communications strategy chops, public relations poise,  and a social justice heart – we’re looking for you! This is a fantastic opportunity to help craft and implement a mostly-tech-driven media strategy for our evolving organization(s) based in Oakland. See the announcement at our search firm’s site: www.koyapartners.com/KC_SMCM.html. Please do not contact us directly without going …

If a Tree Falls in the Social Media Forest…

Hmmm. This is interesting. The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)  has just released a report, Grantees’ Limited Engagement with Foundations’ Social Media, saying that “only 16% of grantees surveyed report using social media created by funders or their staff.” Last year CEP surveyed more than 6,000 nonprofits about their experiences with one of the 34 foundations in this study. The …

Kapor Klein Selected for Joint Center Board

Congratulations to *our* board chair and benefactor, Freada Kapor Klein, for being elected to the board of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC! Former Congresswoman, Philanthropist Elected to Joint Center Board of Governors WASHINGTON, DC – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, one of the nation’s leading research and public policy institutions, has …

How To Produce Your Own Annual Report Video

Looking for an alternative to the traditional annual report? Wondering how you can create an engaging report that showcases your yearly accomplishments and can be distributed widely with no printing costs? Video is the way to go these days. Our own Cedric Brown recently discussed the process of creating the Kapor Foundation’s 2011 video report as part of the Foundation …

Introducing Tamara Orozco

I’m pleased to officially introduce Tamara Orozco, who has been working with the Foundation over the past few months as a social media specialist. Tamara’s part-time role is to help build our blog and Twitter presence and content, spreading the word about our efforts and our partners’ work. In addition to working with us, Tamara is a social media and …