Join Us at the Brotherhood Graduation Celebration!

Hope  you can join us at this free event! Please spread the word to any and all graduating African American young men in the Bay Area who are heading to college in the fall. We want to celebrate their achievements! To register, click here.

Deadline Fast Approaching (May 5th) – Nominations for Rockwood’s Fellowship for California Leaders of Color

Rockwood’s FELLOWSHIP FOR CALIFORNIA LEADERS OF COLOR is a multi-session leadership program for nonprofit leaders of color committed to: Creating and sustaining compelling visions for their organizations Inspiring and aligning others to work effectively towards common goals Dealing more effectively with leadership and organizational challenges Engaging with a powerful learning community of leaders of color throughout the state. Over the …

Students BUILD Businesses to Reach Their College and Career Goals

Yesterday, a group of staff from the Kapor Center partner organizations participated in a Business to Business challenge meeting with BUILD, a non-profit that runs the nation’s largest youth incubator with the mission to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.  Groups of BUILD students provided an overview of their business teams, …

New LPFI Report: “The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace”

Yesterday, we were happy to see the Level Playing Field Institute‘s new report, “The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace” get top billing in the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s daily update. Please check out this timely piece by our colleagues at Kapor Enterprises and its implications for building, sustaining and growing diverse organizations. Here’s a small excerpt to …

Know an Outstanding Leader? $125k Awaits!

The James Irvine Foundation is looking for a few good leaders: Do you know an innovative, effective leader who is working to improve California’s future? Nominate him or her for a James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award by clicking here. The award includes $125,000 in organizational support plus assistance connecting with policymakers and practitioners in the field. The nominations process has …

In Celebration of Black History Beyond February…

I love my job.  I work with an amazing and diverse lot of social justice-oriented, thoughtful, socially-conscious colleagues.  Never before have I worked in a place that allowed for both a recognition of Black History Month and a celebration of the rich culture and contributions made by black people in America.  Last Monday, the different entities that make up the …

Nonprofits and Money Rules

Throughout my career in the nonprofit and foundation sectors, I’ve constantly been annoyed by the notion that we’re second-tier workers doing lesser priority work, compared to our corporate/for-profit/”real job” counterparts. We give too much credence to the formula of nonprofit = charity = hand-me-down = second-class. I even had to correct a visitor whom I overhead saying that the Kapor …

Nonprofit Video Contest – Deadline March 2!

The 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is taking submissions until March 2. If your nonprofit created a video in the past year, here’s an opportunity to give it the chance to win some amazing prizes and get some recognition. Winners have the chance to win one of four $2500 grants provided by the Case Foundation, video cameras from Flip …

$100K for a Purpose

Please help spread the word to people in your network about the call for nominations for the $100,000 Purpose Prize. In its sixth year, The Purpose Prize provides major recognition to community leaders, 60 years and older, who are creating new ways to solve our most pressing social issues – from health care to the environment, poverty to education. It …

Feb. 2 – Free Training: Build a Social Media Dashboard to Monitor your Nonprofit’s Web Presenece

Aspiration, a San Francisco-based organization that helps nonprofits and foundations use software tools more effectively and sustainably, is hosting a free training called: Building a Social Media Dashboard. Aspiration says many nonprofits have no idea how their online messages are propagating and what is being said about them online. This hands-on, learner-driven event will allow participants to set up their …