Community Perspectives

Caring Across Generations: A Campaign for Jobs, Justice and the Transformation of Care

Caring Across Generations:  A Campaign for Jobs, Justice and the Transformation of Care September 27, 2011, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street Presenters include Ai-Jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Sarita Gupta, Executive Director of Jobs with Justice. The Ford Foundation’s Quality Employment and Democratic Participation Units, along with our partners,  the Jewish Funds for Justice, the NFG Working Group on Community and the Open Society, Ms and Rockefeller Foundations, cordially invite you to a funder strategy meeting on September 27, 2011. The visionary Caring Across Generationscampaign is the initial building block in what could be one of the most transformative movement-building efforts of this time, and we hope that you will join us to learn about it, celebrate its evolution and help build strategies to ensure its success.  This briefing opens the Ford Foundation’s Democracy, Rights and Justice Program’s Organizing Renaissance USA series: four funder briefings focused on cutting edge developments in organizing and movement building. Lunch will be provided and there will be a closing reception from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. The attached invitation gives more details about the Caring Across Generations briefing — please share it with your funder networks (and forgive any duplicate postings!) Please direct questions to Alta Starr, Program Officer, Democracy, Rights and Justice (a.starr@fordfoundation.org),  or Laine Romero-Alston, Program Officer, Assets (l.romero-alston@fordfoundation.org). RSVP to Sharon Geremia, Senior Program Assistant (s.geremia@fordfoundation.org). Read more
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Inland Empire Learning Tour

Inside the Inland Empire: A Case Study in Cross-Issue Grantmaking Where: Ontario When: September 13th and 14th, 2011 For more information, visit www.nfg.org Join the Neighborhood Funders Group’s Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships and the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugees (GCIR) as we explore the connection of our issues and grantmaking to improve the working, living and community conditions in two counties that are a microcosm of the issues that the US is struggling with today. This Learning Tour will include: panel discussions with local and national activists leaders and organizers demanding and making change in the Inland Empire; academics who study the issues occurring in these communities. Read more
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Job Opportunity: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is currently hiring: Program Associate, San Francisco Bay Area Program Read more
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Upcoming Event: IDEX Happy Hour, August 24th

The IDEX Young Professionals Group (YPG) is made up of passionate individuals dedicated to grassroots poverty alleviation and social justice in developing countries and raising awareness and funds for community based organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. YPG is looking to welcome new members to the YPG team and help support our Grassroutes bike trek in September. Members from the YPG team there to answer questions about how to can get involved and guest bartenders will be on-hand to help raise funds to support the Grassroutes riders, treking 500 miles by bike to raise funds for IDEX’s work around the globe. When: Wednesday August 24, 7-10 p.m.Who: Open to everyoneWhat: Learn more about how you can get involved with IDEX and mingle with other like-minded professionals in the international development, environmental and social entrepreneurship fields. Where: Hobson’s Choice Victorian Punch House, 1601 Haight St. (atClayton St.), San Francisco, CA 94117 —–IDEX is the San Francisco based non-profit that promotes sustainable solutions to poverty by providing long-term grants and access to resources to grassroots organizations in Guatemala, Mexico, India, Nepal, South Africa and Zimbabwe — locally led initiatives that are empowering women, building local economies, and working on food security, environmental justice, microcredit, and sustainable agriculture. Read more
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Job Opportunities

International Development Exchange (IDEX) is hiring:Director of Philanthropic Partnerships Harvard University, San Francisco Development Office is hiring:Staff Assistant, FAS West Coast Development , Job #24541BR Teen Success is hiring: Program Manager This newly-established non-profit is looking for a Program Manager to oversee the training and implementation of new support groups for teen mothers throughout California. Interested candidates should sent a resume and cover letter to info@teensuccess.net. Read more
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Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant (Program & Evaluation) at the Marguerite Casey Foundation

This just in from our friends at the Marguerite Casey Foundation: About the Foundation Marguerite Casey Foundation is committed to creating a diverse and multicultural work environment reflecting the families and organizations we support. We seek dynamic individuals who are intelligent, thoughtful and dedicated to social change. We believe that each member of the foundation’s staff is crucial to fulfilling our mission and making change possible. Overview The Administrative Assistant (Programs & Evaluation) will provide administrative, clerical, and operational support to the program officers and evaluation officer. She/he will liaison between grant seekers and the program and evaluation officers to manage and enhance the flow of communication and information; handle special projects; and support the work of the program & evaluation team and the foundation as a whole. Nature and Scope of Position This is a full-time, non exempt position. This position will assist the program officers maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information and work with internal and external partners to ensure the effective operation of the program & evaluation team. This position will also provide support to general office operations as part of the foundation’s overall administrative team. Principal Responsibilities Coordinate the flow of information between the program officers and grant seekers. Specifically, she/he is expected to: Respond to correspondence from grant seekers. Support the work of the program officers. Specifically, she/he is expected to: Manage travel, meeting planning and logistics Assist in the production of grant dockets, grant histories and other reports. Research, write, edit, and check facts. […] Read more
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Reflections on The REAL Job Search Workshop

Trying to decipher your career path is tough in a field where professional growth is often shrouded in mystery. After a venting session about following all the rules and still not finding a job, fellow EPIP steering committee member Tiauna George and I decided to learn the secrets to getting noticed. We organized a workshop on August 3, 2011 called, “The Real Job Search” hosted at the James Irvine Foundation office in San Francisco. In an attempt to uncover all the secrets to getting a great job, Tiauna and I incorporated professional advice from Dalya Massachi as well as peer advice from current and former EPIP steering committee members Angie Chen, Phuong Quach and Adam Badwound. In the first part of the workshop, we invited Dalya Massachi, author or “Writing to Make a Difference: 25 Powerful Techniques to Boost Your Community Impact” to discuss tips on the key pieces of a job search: A cover letter and resume. She explained that these key pieces are often like a well wrapped present, with the cover letter as the wrapping and the resume as the gift or content. In the same way a thoughtful gift takes into consideration the recipient’s interests and needs, a well written letter and resume entice a hiring manager because they are geared specifically to the job and organization under consideration. Dalya’s advice helped me get an interview for a great position!  In part two of the workshop, Angie Chen, Phuong Quach and Adam Badwound shared their secrets […] Read more
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Connect Across Affinity Groups

New York Meets National JAG When: Monday, September 26 from 6-8 pm Where: Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 225 What: An opportunity to learn about the national Joint Affinity Groups (JAG), NY-area JAG, and chances to engage in joint work. See below for more details. You’re probably familiar with the Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) through the annual holiday party that occurs in New York. But did you know there’s a national JAG? There is, and it’s been advocating for equity in philanthropy for the past 18 years. It’s led by the national leadership of the affinity groups that many of you belong to: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) Funders for LGBTQ Issues Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) Women’s Funding Network (WFN) National JAG has engaged in plenty of work over the years, but hasn’t had the opportunity to meet with members of local JAG groups. It was operated solely by the voluntary efforts of its members until a year ago, when a grant from The California Endowment helped it to follow through on plans to strengthen the coordination and leadership of its work. Project director, Paul Bachleitner, was hired as its first-ever staff member. A top priority was to finally have the opportunity to host a conversation with local JAG groups. National JAG wants to hear from you about what’s happening on a local level in New York, learn about your interests, and establish follow-up […] Read more
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Call for Chapter Volunteers - New Steering Committee Members (Application Attached)

The New York City Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) has opened it’s volunteer application process for 2012. The following three documents will be helpful in determining your interest and eligibility for a position as an EPIP-NY volunteer. 

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Job Opportunity: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is currently hiring: Program Associate – Environmental Conservation Program Read more
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