Nonprofit Technology Conference to be held in Oakland – November 14-16

On November 14 – 16, Aspiration will be hosting its annual nonprofit technology festival at Preservation Park in Oakland.  The Nonprofit Software Development Summit is not just for techies! The agenda is designed to be relevant and inclusive for all nonprofit technology stakeholders, from new users to seasoned practitioners.  The conference is set up to be very flexible based on …

Hurricane Relief Donation Options

As the damage from Sandy continues to be assessed, please help our MidAtlantic communities-in-need! From the Social Impact Exchange: Relief and recovery from Hurricane Sandy in the tri-state area continues to move forward. The needs for those hardest hit continue to grow as they seek the basic necessities of shelter, clothing, food and water. Individuals in the most affected areas …

Unique Opportunity to Apply for and/or Nominate a Fearless Changemaker – Deadline October 15th!

The Case Foundation  recently launched Finding Fearless – a search for America’s most fearless Changemakers! This is part of the Case Foundation’s Be Fearless campaign.  They are looking for stories of the unsung, unnoticed and uncelebrated individuals in communities across the country that have a successful track record of tackling social challenges through bold, uncommon, experimental, unconventional, and fearless approaches. …

Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein Honored at Local Nonprofit

Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein were honored at Hidden Villa‘s 16th Annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Awards Dinner on Saturday, September 22nd featuring Hidden Villa’s “beyond organic” produce and pasture-raised meats and honoring four outstanding humanitarians in the community. Over 300 people attended the dinner and celebrated the Duveneck family legacy and rallied community support for the important …

Aspiration Sponsors California Nonprofit Tech Festival – 9/27-28, 2012

Aspiration and statewide community partners are excited to announce the first-ever California Nonprofit Tech Festival.  The event will bring together nonprofit staff and social justice activists who have interest and passion around technology for social change.  Generously funded by the California Consumer Protection Foundation, this community-focused two-day event will be held in Fresno, California, on September 27th  and 28th from …

Free Foundation Center Event: Nonprofit CRM Roundtable – 9/25

The Foundation Center is hosting a free program to educate nonprofits who are looking for help in selecting a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Find more details about the event below. Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Location:  The Foundation Center-San Francisco 312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94108

A Few Days Left to Apply! East Bay Fellowship for E.D.s – 9/18 Deadline

LeaderSpring is still recruiting nonprofit leaders from the East Bay for its Class of 2014 Fellowship. LeaderSpring is a project of the Tides Center and has a long track record in transforming communities through leadership development.  Click here for the Call for Applications. Applications are due Tuesday, September 18, 2012, by 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please visit LeaderSpring’s website, …

The Shifting Dynamics of Social Innovation

What does social innovation mean today and what did it once look like? This is the question many have been discussing across sectors lately which has led to some thought-provoking answers and observations about shifting priorities and approaches. Co.EXIST recently sat down with top Corporate Executives, including Jeffrey Hollender, CEO of Seventh Generation and YouTube’s, Hunter Walk amongst others at …

Adopting New Technologies: Pitfalls and Tips for Nonprofits

The conversation about how nonprofit organizations can become tech innovators and use new technologies to enhance their work of serving the social good continues to grow. In a recent article published by The Nonprofit Quarterly, John Hoffman, Director of Business Development at ZeroDivide, points out the problem: Organizations confuse technology for technology’s sake with community-based innovation. These technology missteps are …

“Dismal report released on boys and men of color in California”

From the Oakland Tribune: By Scott Johnson Oakland Tribune Posted:   08/08/2012 08:51:32 AM PDT Updated:   08/08/2012 09:46:14 AM PDT OAKLAND — In California, by a 36 to 27 percent ratio, young African-American men without a high school diploma or its equivalent are more likely to be found languishing in prison than working a regular job. Young Latino men …