January 2013  
In This Issue
From the Desk of Paul Vandeventer
Project Announcements
Projects in the News
Welcome Our Newest Projects
Upcoming Events
From the Field

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Catalyst Team

Ravi Shah
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Lauren Kay
Communications Manager
From the Desk of Paul Vandeventer

Teams from Georgia and New Mexico at the Empowerment Congress Leadership Institute.

Caring Community: Pledge and Promise in Action

Just two weeks into 2013 and our pledge to caring community thrives. Three of our partnerships with grantmakers illustrate what I mean: 
Building Clinic Capacity for Quality: People served by community clinics couldn't have better friends than the raft of talent assembled in service to BCCQ. Imagine fast appointments and shorter wait times for doctors. 
To read the entire article, please click here.  

In the News

Our own Bill Choi -- chair of the Community Partners board and a partner at Rodriguez, Horii, Choi and Cafferata -- is profiled in the aptly titled (from our perspective) Super Lawyers magazine. It's an excellent piece; read it

Project in the Spotlight

Institute Receives Major Grant from Google

Actress Geena Davis, founder, GDIGM.

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
recently received a considerable boost from Google that will have a significant impact in their research efforts exploring gender portrayals in the media.


As one of seven organizations recently selected for the first round of the tech giant's Global Impact Awards, the Institute will receive $1.2 million to develop new software that analyzes how female characters are portrayed in children's media worldwide, speeding up a previously manual process.


"We think it is crucial to understand the influence the global film and media market has on women and girls around the world," said Madeline de Nonno, executive director for the project, adding that before this it took at least a year for each study. "This will enable us to do more research, more effectively and should lead to real-time research results."


From its extensive research, the Institute has amassed a wealth of information about gender portrayals in family entertainment, including the fact that males outnumber females 3 to 1 in family films -- a statistic that hasn't changed since 1946.


Founded in 2004 as a project of Community Partners, the Institute is working to transform how the entertainment community depicts children in its content, sensitize the industry on gender portrayals and reduce stereotyping in entertainment and media targeting children 11 and under.

Welcome Our Newest Projects

Human Rights Data Analysis Group

Project Leader: Patrick Ball


Uses statistical analysis to understand mass violence. 


Latino Digital Archive Group

Project Leader:  Richard Chabran
Website: http://latinodigitalcontent.blogspot.com/

Engages the Latino community, community organizations, libraries, and digital archivists to foster a national dialogue that culminates in the creation of a national Latino digital archive.

Upcoming Events


2013 Nonprofit Conference Calendar

There's nothing like meeting with peers and experts in your field to gain a little steam and inspiration. We've pulled together a few nonprofit-related conferences happening in 2013 that might be of interest. Let us know if we've missed something worth sharing. 

Maternal Mental Health Policy Summit

Thursday, January 24


In collaboration with the California Mental Health Collaborative, the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force, a project of Community Partners, will be hosting "Emerging Considerations in Maternal Mental Health," a day-long policy summit at the California Endowment.


The event will bring providers, experts, stakeholders, and others to the table to discuss important topics surrounding the health and care of women and babies. To register for the event, please click here.  You can also contact Policy Coordinator Elizabeth Kaplan with any questions.   

From the Field

2013 State of the Sector Survey

The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) needs your input! NFF is conducting its fifth annual nationwide survey examining the current state of the nonprofit sector. Click here to take the survey. 


85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Mobile apps? Social Media? Video editing software?  It's easy to be overwhelmed by the number of services and tools available on the web. Heather Mansfield, author of Social Media for Social Good, sorts it all out and offers a list of 85 low-cost or free web-based tools and services that may be useful for your nonprofit.

About Community Partners

Community Partners works with social entrepreneurs, grantmakers and civic leaders to 
imagine possibilities, design solutions and see them through to results. Our work includes fiscal sponsorship, grantmaker partnerships, thought leadership and knowledge sharing.
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