Free Workshop – Demystifying Program Evaluation – February 22

The Foundation Center will be holding a free workshop entitled “Demystifying Program Evaluation: Making Evaluation Accessible”. In understandable, everyday language, explore barriers to conducting program evaluations, learn different types of evaluation, develop decision-making tools regarding whether to conduct evaluations internally or to hire an outside consultant, and learn the basic steps toward creating your own outcomes-based evaluation. As funders are …

CompassPoint’s Next Gen Leaders of Color Program Accepting Applications!

CompassPoint’s signature leadership development program, Next Generation Leaders of Color, is now accepting applications for its next cohort of managers working in a Bay Area health and human service nonprofits.  The program will launch in April 2013.  To download the program fact sheet which includes eligibility requirements and a preview of the application, click HERE.

Nonprofit Technology Conference to be held in Oakland – November 14-16

On November 14 – 16, Aspiration will be hosting its annual nonprofit technology festival at Preservation Park in Oakland.  The Nonprofit Software Development Summit is not just for techies! The agenda is designed to be relevant and inclusive for all nonprofit technology stakeholders, from new users to seasoned practitioners.  The conference is set up to be very flexible based on …

A Few Days Left to Apply! East Bay Fellowship for E.D.s – 9/18 Deadline

LeaderSpring is still recruiting nonprofit leaders from the East Bay for its Class of 2014 Fellowship. LeaderSpring is a project of the Tides Center and has a long track record in transforming communities through leadership development.  Click here for the Call for Applications. Applications are due Tuesday, September 18, 2012, by 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please visit LeaderSpring’s website, …

Lessons for Budding Entrepreneurs

Last Thursday, September 6, the Kapor Foundation team had the pleasure of attending the Ideas Are Worthless Conference hosted by Black Founders Startup Ventures.  The purpose of the conference was to “connect, educate, and equip” attendees towards putting their ideas into action. Topics covered included customer development, startup fundraising, and technical talent recruitment.  We attended the conference to inform the …

Message to Graduates – and to Life Long Learners

For the past two years, I’ve had the honor and pleasure of being asked to give the keynote address at the SF Achievers Awards recognition ceremony. Dr. Henry Safrit – the program’s founder, Jefferson Award winner, humanitarian, and fellow North Carolinian – has hounded me to share this speech since he heard it a year ago. And for those who …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Apply Now: Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color, Central Valley 2011-2012 Cohort!

CompassPoint is now accepting applications for the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color, Central Valley 2011-2012 Cohort. Launched in 2004 by CompassPoint and the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color helps organizations from communities of color to raise funds they need in a more sustainable way, through diversity of sources and strong relationships …