Hire an IDEAL Intern for Summer 2011!

The Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI), one of the Kapor Foundation’s partner organizaitons, is working to connect quality companies, firms and non-profits with IDEAL Scholars for 8-10 week summer internships. IDEAL (Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership) Scholars are top-notch undergraduate students at UC Berkeley who are smart, hard-working, and driven. Providing an internship to an IDEAL scholar helps …

CompassPoint accepting applications for Next Generation Leaders of Color program

Do the following characteristics describe you? A person of color Work in a Bay Area health and human service organization Currently in a mid-level management position Have at least 2 years experience managing people and budgets Have never been an executive director Plan on staying with your organization for the next year Have a commitment to social change If so, …

Kapor Foundation Grant Application Workshop – 1/11/11

This is another reminder about the Kapor Foundation’s first ever Grant Application Workshop that we will host at our offices (543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco) next Tuesday, January 11, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for current grant recipients and other interested nonprofit organizations to learn more about our grantmaking strategies for Green …

Freedom From Fear Award: Nominations due Feb 28, 2011

The Freedom From Fear Award is a new national award that will honor fifteen ordinary people who have committed extraordinary acts of courage on behalf of immigrants and refugees—individuals who have taken a risk, set an example, and inspired others to awareness or action. The award seeks to honor unsung heroes who are not professional advocates. Based on nominations from …

Two free webinars on information sharing and social media: Tomorrow, 1/5/2011

These two free webinars are part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development. WEBINAR 1:  Nonprofits: Create New Income Streams While Sharing Knowledge 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific Presented by Scott Bechtler-Levin and Florence L. Green of IdeaEncore Network Description: Almost any nonprofit or mission-based organization can now easily and quickly create earned income through …

The San Francisco Foundation’s Multicultural Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

The San Francisco Foundation is now recruiting for the 2011-2013 Multicultural Fellowship Program. The Multicultural Fellowship Program is a two-year, full-time program that aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Successful candidates are young professionals of color with the promise and passion to create significant social change. The Fellowship provides challenging work and professional development experiences, on-the-job …

Show Me the Money

Do you want to energize your staff about revenue solutions instead of worrying about local and state budget cuts? Are you wondering what Prop 25 and other election issues will mean for the goals and resources of your nonprofit? Kim Klein of Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training, in collaboration with CompassPoint and the Building Movement Project, offers a FREE training …

What Works! 2010 – Thank you!

This year’s sold out What Works! Convening brought  together more than 100 organizers, academics and funders, showcasing some of the most innovative and exciting social justice efforts happening in communities of color across the country – including, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, Oakland, and San Francisco among others – while also providing dedicated time and space for strategic …

Reading Is More than Fundamental; It’s Critical

It has taken me three teeth-gnashing weeks to write these 800 words. Ever since early November, when the Council of Great City Schools released its report, A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools, I’ve been trying to sufficiently channel my outrage and frustration. As popularly reported, the report …

New Book: How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career

For the past few years, there have been numerous conversations, papers & articles, and conference sessions about the leadership vacuum that exists within the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.  As a response, groups focused on the next generation of leadership have sprung up all over the place.  Now, two young, Black, female pioneers on the topic have joined forces to publish …

Building Alliances Step by Step

Juliet Ellis of Urban Habitat invited me to attend the recent National Black & Latino Summit, held in Los Angeles earlier this week. The Summit, sponsored by PolicyLink and the William Velazquez Institute, was the initial gathering to set an agenda for building alliances between African American and Latino/Hispanic communities, capitalizing on the perhaps unprecedented levels of excitement and mobilization …