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, …

“A Voice of Reason”

Congrats to Demos, which was praised in last Friday’s New York Times for their critical public policy and advocacy work from a progressive perspective. Demos, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary next month, was one of our first grant recipients when we launched the civic engagement focus area in 2007. They remain one of our key grant partner organizations, mostly …

Sunshine in Richmond

Last Friday March 27th, Tiffany, Stephen, and I took a trip to the city of Richmond to hear about the amazing work and prospects of one of our grantees, Solar Richmond.  If you haven’t heard, Solar Richmond promotes and inspires the use of solar power and energy efficiency in order to bring the economic benefits of the green economy to …

Leveling the Playing Field

Last Friday, October 17th, I attended the Level Playing Field Institute‘s (LPFI) Annual Fairness Matters Gala event, which honored Dr. Tyrone Hayes and Justice Matters Institute for their work in creating opportunities for students of color within California. A core grantee of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation, LPFI was founded in 2001 by Dr. Freada Kapor Klein and “promotes innovative approaches …

Building Alliances Step by Step

Juliet Ellis of Urban Habitat invited me to attend the recent National Black & Latino Summit, held in Los Angeles earlier this week. The Summit, sponsored by PolicyLink and the William Velazquez Institute, was the initial gathering to set an agenda for building alliances between African American and Latino/Hispanic communities, capitalizing on the perhaps unprecedented levels of excitement and mobilization …