Entrepreneurs Solve Problems They Have Experienced

Entrepreneurs solve problems. Entrepreneurs don’t quit. And while entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, not everyone has the same access to capital. And this is where the Kapor Center for Social Impact works to make a difference. Whether it’s partnering with BlackGirlsCode or providing venture round funding to non-traditional entrepreneurs, we’re looking to close the gap. So we’re thrilled …

Mitch Kapor & Freada Kapor Klein to Speak at SM4NP’s Nonprofit Boot Camp

I’m pleased to announce that our very own Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein will be the keynote speakers at the ‘resurrected’ Nonprofit Boot Camp that was previously produced by Craigslist Foundation.  On June 12, Nonprofit Boot Camp comes back to life in Silicon Valley.  Boot Camp will cover the spectrum of nonprofit management issues facing established organizations and will …

Free Tech Clinic for Nonprofit Salesforce Users – April 5, SF

Attention Salesforce Users! Does your non-profit (501c3) use the Salesforce software? Are there aspects of it you would like to learn more about? If so, then book a free spot at Community Technology Network‘s first Tech Teach-In on April 5. The event is co-sponsored by Salesforce Foundation. Date: Friday, April 5th Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Location: Salesforce, 50 Fremont St, …

Thoughts on SXSW Interactive

Last week, I joined my colleague at the Foundation, Justin Davis, as well as my colleague from Kapor Capital, Brian Dixon, and traveled down to Austin, TX, to take part, for the first time, in the week and a half  affair that is South by Southwest (SXSW). Specifically, I was there for SXSW’s Interactive Festival, with its focus on all …

Job Available! Sr. Media & Communications Manager

Okay you techie/social media wizard with communications strategy chops, public relations poise,  and a social justice heart – we’re looking for you! This is a fantastic opportunity to help craft and implement a mostly-tech-driven media strategy for our evolving organization(s) based in Oakland. See the announcement at our search firm’s site: www.koyapartners.com/KC_SMCM.html. Please do not contact us directly without going …

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 …

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 …