Funding Opportunity: Common Counsel’s Grassroots Exchange Fund

The Common Counsel Foundation’s Grassroots Exchange Fund (GXF) provides  grants to small community-based groups seeking to meet face-to-face with other grassroots organizations, to build collaborative campaigns, and to benefit from technical assistance opportunities. GXF will start accepting applications again on the first Monday of February (February 4).  This small grants program is designed to support networking and collaboration between grassroots social …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Free Full Day of Nonprofit Technology Training! January 18th at Google (Mountain View Campus)

Aspiration Tech, Community Technology Project, and Google are hosting a one-day training event for Bay Area nonprofits and social justice organizations at the Google offices in Mountain View, California! This is a great opportunity to work with three different organizations offering support to empower you with tech skills so you can magnify your social justice passions and priorities. During this …

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 …