CNN publishes op-ed by Freada Kapor Klein

Last week, our own Freada Kapor Klein was featured on CNN’s InAmerica with an op-ed piece she wrote discussing the myth of meritocracy in Silicon Valley.  In it she points out the hidden gender and racial biases that exist within the tech world that limit the talent, ideas, and approaches that are cultivated and invested in. “All of the advantages …

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 …

Reporting from the tech scene

Thanks to the organizers of the  AT&T Education Mobile App Hackathon for letting us observe, as well as to the great coders & biz developers who chatted with us today. Learned quite a bit; looking forward to putting this to use. (And pardon the bootleg sound doctoring on this video!)  

Kapor Foundation Launches Mobile-First Website

In case you haven’t noticed, the Kapor Foundation website has a new sleek design. For the past few months, we have been working with Sean Aquino to integrate a mobile-first design strategy into our website using responsive design (website & images adjust based on the size of the user’s device).  Given that more and more people are using their smartphones …

Social Media for Nonprofits Conference – Mountain View, CA – July 26

  On July 26, 2012, Social Media for Nonprofits will bring together nonprofit decision-makers and supporters from the Bay Area to share practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy.  Speakers will address a variety of topics in a series of short talks and interactive workshops.  Conference registration includes access to the full-day program, access to all breakouts, continental …

Mitch Named One of Most Influential Investors

Our own president and founder was just named by Forbes as one of the most influential angel investors on AngelList, an info platform to match up startups and potential investors. The brief article states “These investors, each for different reasons, bear watching as arbiters of what’s next in technology.” We already knew that. 🙂 While this isn’t directly related to …

Learn About Open Source Nonprofit Technology! April 6, 2012

Penguin Day is returning to San Francisco on Friday, April 6, 2012. Full details and agenda are at www.penguinday.org. Thanks to the generosity of Mozilla, there are fee waivers available for anyone who needs one! Sessions will include: * Introduction to Free and Open Source Software * Making sense of Free and Open Source Content Management Systems * What should …