Free Session (for foundation staff) at the Kapor Foundation on Tech Advocacy for Nonprofits

A dynamic, informative Northern California Grantmakers‘ Briefing on the role of technology in advocacy organizations will be held at the Kapor Center on May 24, 2011. Discover findings from an upcoming report from Mitchell Kapor Foundation and ZeroDivide based on a portfolio assessment of grant recipients and help shape discussions to follow in this engaging, fun event!

Whether you are a new or seasoned grantmaker in the field of social justice, you know that technology is having a profound impact on the way that nonprofit organizations engage their communities to mobilize constituents, increase civic engagement, and influence public policy. Advocacy organizations steeped in grassroots movement-building and policy advocacy are exploring how best to integrate digital media, mobile technology, and social media into their work, and are looking toward philanthropy to help guide and support them on this journey.

With so many technology tools (such as Facebook, Twitter, online video, and blogs) shaping advocacy efforts, how can grantmakers – particularly “non-techies” – make sense of this new, hyper-connected world?

This will be an interactive, informative discussion with hosts Mitchell Kapor Foundation and ZeroDivide on the role of technology in advocacy organizations. Discover how philanthropic and nonprofit organizations are collaborating to use new technology tools to expand outreach, foster constituent loyalty, drive revenue, increase operational efficiencies, and spur innovation. Following a short panel discussion, this highly engaging event will allow you, the participant, to help shape and drive the meeting agenda to discuss topics that are most relevant to your role. Attendees will learn how technology can best be integrated into program design and will discuss how philanthropic assets can be directed toward social change.

Space is limited so register today!

Date: Tuesday, May 24th

Time: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm


Mitchell Kapor Foundation
543 Howard Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Featured Presenter:

Tina Lee is Director of Innovation and Learning at ZeroDivide. She is responsible for developing and maintaining systems for collecting, analyzing, and evaluating program outcomes. She also identifies and tests new technology applications for community use and develops new ZeroDivide products and services. Prior to ZeroDivide, Tina worked as a fellow at the City of San Francisco’s Department of Technology Services, where she assisted the Chief Information Officer and Emerging Technologies Team in driving the City’s open government initiatives, including DataSF.

Tina’s professional experience includes management consulting, business development, and sales and recruiting in the technology industry, for private and non-profit organizations. In addition to serving on the advisory board of Netroots Nation, Tina is a board member of APIAVote, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing political participation by Asian and Pacific Islander American communities. Tina has a B.A. in Political, Legal and Economic Analysis and an MBA from Mills College. She also holds an M.A. in Education from Stanford University’s Learning, Design and Technology program.

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