Reporting from the tech scene

Thanks to the organizers of the  AT&T Education Mobile App Hackathon for letting us observe, as well as to the great coders & biz developers who chatted with us today. Learned quite a bit; looking forward to putting this to use. (And pardon the bootleg sound doctoring on this video!)  

Money for Our Movements

A few months ago, I shared a save the date for the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT)’s upcoming conference and my own reasons for valuing deeply GIFT’s community, work and vision on this blog. I’m happy to share that registration is now open for the 2012 Money for Our Movements conference. I look forward to seeing many of you …

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 …

Social Media for Nonprofits Conference – Mountain View, CA – July 26

  On July 26, 2012, Social Media for Nonprofits will bring together nonprofit decision-makers and supporters from the Bay Area to share practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy.  Speakers will address a variety of topics in a series of short talks and interactive workshops.  Conference registration includes access to the full-day program, access to all breakouts, continental …

The Crusade for Children: An Afternoon with Marian Wright Edelman

Yesterday, I had the privilege to attend an event hosted by Northern California Grantmakers and sponsored by the Rosenberg Foundation to highlight Marian Wright Edelman’s Black Community Crusade for Children.  Mrs. Edelman is the founder of Children’s Defense Fund, a graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School, and the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar.  It’s always inspirational …

Foundations: The Shift from Charitable to Strategic

Just came across this blog post, From Charitable Giving to Strategic Investing, which references last week’s Council on Foundations conference in Los Angeles. I immediately wanted to share this article because I love it! For the record, I can’t stand when the nonprofit organizations are labeled “charities” – that’s so buttoned-up-and-white-gloved old school, invoking a dated paradigm that positions nonprofit …

Strengthening Our House: Capacity Building Seminar – April 24th

BABIP (Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy) is hosting its 3rd annual Strengthening Our House: Capacity Building Seminar. They’ve developed an impressive lineup of speakers and invite you to share this information with others who may benefit from the knowledge of experts in the field. Attendees will receive tips to enhance organizational effectiveness, learn to use social media strategies, and explore …

Positions Available – REDF

 REDF is a San Francisco-based venture philanthropy organization and one of our grant partners. They are in the midst of recruiting for several current and upcoming job openings ranging from entry-level to director positions. Check out the description details here.

Webinar on Producing a Video for Your Nonprofit – April 4 – 10 a.m. PST

Concepts for Online Video Production Presenter: Josh Pies Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – 1pm EST / 10am PST Duration – approximately 1 hour Cost – $49.99 Per the course description, this course is a primer on web video production and placement of video for online uses. The web is where marketing messages are consumed these days and people have stopped …