$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 …

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 …

Is there a New Normal?

From December 6-8th, Cedric and I had the opportunity to attend the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP)’s 2010 Winter Convening, Is there a New Normal. As all FCCP conferences do, this one provided us with a space to learn, to think, to build and deepen our relationships with funder colleagues… in short, a space to increase our capacity to …

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 …

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 …

Kapors Featured in Responsive Philanthropy Journal

We’re excited to share that Mitch and Freada Kapor were interviewed and featured in the Fall 2010 edition of Responsive Philanthropy, the quarterly journal of the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). This article is an insightful glimpse into what drives their perspectives on philanthropy, both the sector and the personal practice. NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, …

Grantmakers for Education 14th Annual Conference

From October 26-29, 2010, Justin and I were in New Orleans attending the Grantmakers for Education 14th annual conference.  I was also able to spend some quality time with my mom and her best friend, who flew over from Georgia to see me. It was quite ironic to be in New Orleans (given the national response to Katrina) attending a …

What Works! Our Convening on Civic Engagement & Race

We are excited to host our third annual What Works! Convening November 8-9, 2010 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. This year’s convening will bring together organizations from across the country working at the cross-section of race, civic engagement, and criminalization. Angela Davis – scholar, life-long activist, and co-founder of Critical Resistance – will be the keynote speaker. As …

Get Out There & Vote!

The time has come to get out there and vote! It’s been a crazy two years since the historic presidential election of President Obama.  Since then, we’ve seen the passage of national health care reform,  the rise of the tea party movement, and the economic crisis strike across the country.  We’ve also seen negative campaign ads, local critical mass, and …

Windcall: You Deserve a Break

The Windcall Institute has just announced the call for applications for its renowned residency progam, a “mini-sabbatical” for social justice leaders. Windcall is part of our colleague funder, the Common Counsel Foundation. The application deadline is November 30th. Click HERE for more information. From their announcement:  “A Windcall Residency is a free, mini-sabbatical of three or four weeks, held in …

Grant Opportunity for College Access & Career Organizations

New Profit, acting as an intermediary for the Social Innovation Fund, is seeking outstanding organizations to join its newly-created the Pathways Fund. The Pathways Fund is seeking innovative nonprofit organizations that address improvements in one or more of the following outcomes: ·  High school graduation and/or GED attainment ·  College enrollment ·  College credit accumulation ·  Living wage employment Applications …