Tech Diversity & the Myth of Meritocracy

This article, Diversity in Tech and the Myth of Meritocracy, recently posted on Ebony.com is special for several reasons: the author, Tracey Ross, is an Oakland native, a UC Berkeley graduate, and an alumna of a Kapor-supported scholarship program. This article shows only a small bit of her awesomeness. It also revisits the ongoing discourse about the false equivalency in the …

If a Tree Falls in the Social Media Forest…

Hmmm. This is interesting. The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)  has just released a report, Grantees’ Limited Engagement with Foundations’ Social Media, saying that “only 16% of grantees surveyed report using social media created by funders or their staff.” Last year CEP surveyed more than 6,000 nonprofits about their experiences with one of the 34 foundations in this study. The …

Momentum Mixer: A Gathering of Social Media and Philanthropic Innovators

Last Wednesday I was pleased to have been a part of the Tides Foundation Momentum Mixer which brought together top social media executives, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders to talk about how social media is impacting social causes and the ways that the nonprofit sector is influencing new media. The event was standing room only and packed with social innovators, including …

How To Produce Your Own Annual Report Video

Looking for an alternative to the traditional annual report? Wondering how you can create an engaging report that showcases your yearly accomplishments and can be distributed widely with no printing costs? Video is the way to go these days. Our own Cedric Brown recently discussed the process of creating the Kapor Foundation’s 2011 video report as part of the Foundation …