Fundamentals of Social ActivismThis class teaches you the basics of non-profit work, how to manage money, volunteer workers and still get the bigger picture
FOSA Outline Fall 07 All reading is to be done before the class that it is due
Dewey, J. ( 1999). Liberalism and Social Action. Prometheus Books. ISBN-10: 1573927538 or ISBN-13: 978-1573927536 $11.05
Edwards, J. (2007). Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream. New Press. # ISBN-10: 1595581766 # ISBN-13: 978-159558176 $17.13
Grobman, G.M. (2005). The Nonprofit Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Run Your Nonprofit Organization. White Hat Communications. # ISBN-10: 192910913X # ISBN-13: 978-1929109135 $19.77
Halprin, M (2004) It's Your World--If You Don't Like It, Change It: Activism for Teenagers:# ISBN-10: 0689874480 # ISBN-13: 978-0689874482 $8.99
articles to download or read
Sherif's Robber's Cove Experiment is found here
Batson 1994 Four reasons
reasons why people volunteer
Below are the small blurbs for some background knowledge about each our speakers. In some cases I am still waiting on information from them. In others, I am not sure I am goign to get any, so I have provided what I know, and we may be taken by surprise.
Speaker dates on outline
Kristine (Kris) Austin, Director of Communications at EMQ Children &
Family Services, has been in the nonprofit field for the past 6 years.
She works closely with the senior team at EMQ to create a comprehensive marketing program that raises awareness of children's mental health issues and supporting legislation. Ms. Austin, a high tech refugee, brings over 15 years of marketing communications experience to the job from both the corporate and PR agency sides. As Senior Vice President at Technology Solutions Inc. she led the agency team that introduced the industry's first PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) from Sony, as well as the launch of its successful VAIO computer line. Ms. Austin was also PR representative for Compaq Computers e-business team. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Humboldt State University, and currently serves as the nonprofit representative on the marketing committee for United
ï¿½ Ray Bramson ï¿½ Senior Grant Writer ï¿½ EHC LIfebuilders. A graduate in English & Literature from the University of Santa Barbara, Ray
Bramson has been a professional grant writer in the non-profit sector for
almost six years. Working first as an intern with the Santa Cruz Museum
Association, Ray secured operational funding for a new outdoor education program for underserved youth in collaboration with the City of Santa Cruz.
From there, he went on to work with the San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC),
overseeing the SJCC Youth Corps as a program coordinator while developing
multiple public and private funding streams for the program. Currently, he is
the Grants Manager for EHC LifeBuilders, one of the largest providers of
housing and shelter in the Silicon Valley. In this position, he is
responsible for the research, preparation, and submission of all of the
agency's government, foundation, and corporate grants.
ï¿½ Natasha Evans Beauchamp. J.D., M.B.A How to create an argument for your vision. Ms. Evans Beauchamp Natasha Evans-Beauchamp has spent a lifetime crafting arguments. First at the dinner table with her family and eventually as a White House speech writer from 1993 to 1996. Since leaving the government, Natasha has written Stanford and Harvard business school case studies focused on marketing: that is to say making arguments to consumers about what they should buy. Natasha has also made arguments in the not-for-profit world, helping organizations articulate their vision. Natasha holds a JD and an MBA from Stanford.
Peter Goldblum received his Ph.D. from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology and his MPH from UC, Berkeley School of Public Health. He has completed psychology and public health internships at UCSF, Alameda County Mental Health, and the Pacific Center of Human Growth. He is a pioneer in the development of community-based mental health programs serving individuals experiencing distress related to HIV/AIDS. He has contributed to the professional literature related to Gay men's health, AIDS related suicide, end of life issues, HIV and work, and AIDS bereavement. His current research interests include: child on child aggression (bullying), HIV and work, the development of sexual identity, and internalized homophobia. In his role as Director of Clinical Training, he is interested in the development of competency-based clinical curriculum.
ï¿½ Mark Healy (you know him and you love him) will talk about visionary leadership.
ï¿½ Heather M. Hopkins, Founder and Director of my newredshoes.org, graduated from Princeton University with a degree in American History. After working as the Associate Director of New York Universityï¿½s Annual Fund, Heather moved to the Bay Area and became a freelance writer for children. She will be speaking on how to start your own non-profit.
Cynthia Kauffman, Ph.D. Cynthia Kaufman lives in Oakland, CA, where she has been involved in the movement for tenant's rights. She has a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and teaches Philosophy and Women's Studies at De Anza College in Cupertino. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Ideas for Action gives activists the intellectual tools to turn discontent into action. Exploring a wide range of political traditions including Marxism, anarchism, anti-imperialism, poststructuralism, feminism, critical race theory, and environmentalism Cynthia Kaufman acknowledges the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of political movements and the ideologies inspired or generated through them.
Andrew Lamanque, Ph.D. Institutional Research and how to use it to your advantage. Andrew is the director for Institutional research at DeAnza College and will explain what institutional research is, how to use it and why it is important.
Jean Limbach, Immediate Past President Junior League PA-Mp - Boards and Non-profits
How to run one, how to be on one and what to do if one does not work.
Jennifer Hodgsen Loving ï¿½ CEO of EHC Lifebuilders - Ms. Hodgson Loving has worked with at-risk and impoverished families and young people since 1995, and holds a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. With EHC LifeBuilders since 1997, Ms. Hodgson Loving developed and implemented many innovative service models for homeless families in various leadership roles within the Family Division, and now oversees the agencyï¿½s programming, properties and administration. In recognition of her service to EHC LifeBuilders and the community, Ms. Hodgson received a TWIN (Tribute to Women in Industry) Award from the YWCA in 2004.
Jackie MacDonald - Fiduciary Knowledge How to create budgets to get done what needs to get done
Linda Meier Fundraising as a weapon -
Linda is a graduate of Stanford University. She is a former founding Director of University Bank & Trust Company of Palo Alto and, until recently, was a director of Comerica Bank-California. She has been the leader of numerous community organizations, including Stanford Health Services, the Peninsula Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Junior League of Palo Alto, Stanford University Hospital, Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University Cardinal Club. Mrs. Meier was also Past Vice Chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees. Most recently, the Board of Governors of the Stanford Associates honored Mrs. Meier for her service to the University with the Degree of Uncommon Woman -- an award rarely given to any alumni of Stanford.
Mark Nicolson Vision within activism. Mark is part of the leadership team of Ventana group at the center for the Love of Learning. He has been a leadership coach for 13 years. He is on the faculty at Kennedy School of Executive Education at Harvard, Stanford Continuing Studies and Easalen Institute. He holds an MA from Oxford and an MBA from Stanford.
Pam Perez - Worked for Xerox Corporation for 22 years in Marketing and sale She is married with two children and has been volunteering since she was five. Was President of the Junior League. Pam has sat on the following boards: Vista Center, Menlo Charity Horse Show, Dreams Happen, Bobby Sox, and is currently President Elect for the National Charity League, Stanford Hills Chapter
Sarah Rosendahl - Sarah Rosendahl is currently on staff for State Senator Joe Simitian serving as a Senior Field Representative and is responsible for a variety of issue areas including Housing, Transportation and the Environment. She also serves as his Non Profits Liaison. Sarah has also made a commitment to volunteer work that includes service on local, regional and national Boards of Directors, statewide committees and local and regional advisory boards. Some boards and organizations Sarah has served are: Rebuilding Together Peninsula (formerly Christmas in April) Youth and Family Assistance BoardNet. A recent past president of the Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula, Sarah is committed to womenï¿½s leadership and community action. In her role as Chair of the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee, she worked for passage of legislation addressing issues including youth development, child welfare, childcare, domestic violence prevention, and voluntarism. Currently Sarah serves the community through her membership on the San Mateo County Juvenile Justice Commission, on the Womenï¿½s Foundation of Californiaï¿½s Women of Silicon Valley Fund, as an advisor to the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center and to the Silicon Valley Community Foundationsï¿½ Fostering the Future Fund.