Learn About Open Source Nonprofit Technology! April 6, 2012

Penguin Day is returning to San Francisco on Friday, April 6, 2012. Full details and agenda are at www.penguinday.org. Thanks to the generosity of Mozilla, there are fee waivers available for anyone who needs one! Sessions will include: * Introduction to Free and Open Source Software * Making sense of Free and Open Source Content Management Systems * What should …

Our Ability and Autonomy to be Givers and Fundraisers

On August 10th and 11th, the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) will once again hold their fourth biennial Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference at the Oakland Marriot. My own connection to GIFT spans years, dating back to my first grassroots fundraising training that I admittedly snuck into. Recently, I had the opportunity to share my …

7 Social-media Pitfalls for Nonprofits

I saw an interesting blog from nonprofitpr.org about 7 social-media pitfalls that nonprofits sometimes make.  I’ve provided a basic synopsis of the list below. To see the original blog with all the details, click HERE. 7 social-media pitfalls for nonprofits 1. Setting up your nonprofit’s Facebook account as a person instead of a page. …Ideally, nonprofits want to have thousands …

Bay Area Technical Assistance Providers

Here is a listing of some of the technical assistance providers available in the Bay Area. The majority of these providers are familiar and comfortable with working in communities of color. Please note that we’re providing this list as a service, and please choose providers carefully in order to guarantee the best match for your organization and needs. Areas of …

Two Free Webinars for Nonprofits by Fundraising Expert Kim Klein

Originally developed by Kim Klein, one of the nation’s best known and loved fundraising trainers, Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes workshops are now being offered to nonprofits throughout the state through CompassPoint and the Building Movement Project , with generous support from several foundations. This collaboration is now bringing you two FREE opportunities to talk about the common …

Foundation-Nonprofit Partnerships: Fact or Fiction?

Here’s an interesting article sent by our friends at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (who just celebrated their 35th anniversary with a bouyant reception at the Kapor Center). In the NCRP’s latest quarterly journal, Jan Masaoka, a Bay Area doyenne of nonprofit organizational management, offers suggestions for addressing the foundation/nonprofit power differential head-on. Save the occasional snarky wise crack, …

EPIP workshop with Trista Harris – “6 Ways to Rock Your Career” – October 12

EPIP Bay Area is excited to bring Trista Harris, co-author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career” to San Francisco for a dynamic workshop on building your professional development pathway and goals to achieve the career of your dreams! About the Workshop: In this information-packed workshop, you will learn six ways to advance your …

The 2011 Ellas: 15 Years of People Powered Change

The Mitchell Kapor Foundation is looking forward to celebrating 15 years of inspired work and impact by the Ella Baker Center, as well as to celebrating this year’s Ellas award winners, Favianna Rodriguez (among other things, the artist responsible for the murals at the Kapor Center’s Oakland site), APEN (a Kapor Foundation key grant partner), and Akaya Windwood, President of …