On Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 from 9:00am – 2:00pm PT, SF Bayview Foundation, Bayview Opera House, and Darian Rodriguez Heyman will offer local nonprofits—with a focus on Black-led and Black-serving organizations based in the Bayview/Hunters Point, but open to the greater Bay Area community—the opportunity to attend Nonprofit Boot Camp and expand their capacity for social impact. The Boot Camp will offer tactical, practical workshops, training, resources, and networking, and all attendees will enjoy lunch and receive a free copy of one of Darian Rodriguez Heyman’s best-selling book, Nonprofit Management 101 (2nd edition), featuring an introduction by CNN’s Van Jones.
Guest Speakers for the 2022 Nonprofit Boot Camp
D10 Supervisor and President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Shamann Walton was born in San Francisco and lived in public housing at an early age in Bayview and Potrero Hill. He has worked in District 10 neighborhoods for decades and has witnessed firsthand the challenges our community faces from long-time residents being pushed out of the city to losing childhood friends to violence and incarceration. As an accomplished and experienced community leader, Shamann has dedicated his life to improving these realities in our community and is committed to identifying solutions to our pressing issues. He has a proven track record of creating positive change in the community he serves.
Shamann is passionate about quality public education, options for living-wage jobs, safer neighborhoods, affordable housing, support services for the homeless, and universal healthcare. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, he will strongly advocate for communities from low-income and working-class neighborhoods. He will also work to improve our schools, bring more jobs to the district, increase access to affordable housing, bridge relationships amongst all diverse communities, stop gun violence, and ensure we have safe open spaces.
(BART Director & President of the Meadow Fund)
Lateefah Simon is the president of the Akonadi Foundation and an advocate for civil rights, racial justice, and juvenile justice. In 2003, she became the youngest woman to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, for her leadership of the Center for Young Women’s Development (now the Young Women’s Freedom Center) from age 19.
Simon was elected to represent the seventh district on the Bay Area Rapid Transit District board of directors in 2016. Her motivations for running included her reliance on BART, as someone who is legally blind and unable to drive. For the year 2020, she was elected President of BART’s board of directors.
(Board Chair of SF Bayview Foundation)
Community activist and award-winning filmmaker Kevin Epps developed his skills through public access shows and classes at the Film Arts Foundation into a film career with the acclaimed documentaries Straight Outta Hunters Point and Black Rock. Epps has collaborated on projects with Google, Yahoo, Discovery Channel, Current TV, and a host of other media partners. His passion for advocacy of underserved communities has led him to give back by working with various community art spaces as well as serving on the boards of two local nonprofit organizations. Epps currently has several projects in the works and looks forward to shooting his first feature film this summer.
(Founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE)
Kimberly Bryant has been nationally recognized as a thought leader for her work to increase opportunities for women and girls in the technology industry and has received numerous awards for her work with Black Girls CODE. Kimberly has been awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for Community Service for her work to support communities in the Bay Area, named by Business Insider on its list of “The 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology”, and named to The Root 100 and the Ebony Power 100 lists in 2013. Kimberly has been named one of FastCompany’s Most Creative People. Kimberly was named a White House as a Champion of Change for her work in tech inclusion and for her focus on bridging the digital divide for girls of color and received an Ingenuity Award in Social Progress from the Smithsonian Institute.
Darian Rodriguez Heyman
(Program MC; Executive Director, Numi Foundation & former Executive Director, Craigslist Foundation)
Darian Rodriguez Heyman is an accomplished fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and best-selling author. After co-founding and selling one of the first digital ad agencies, Beyond Interactive, and helping grow the company to almost 400 employees across more than 20 countries and almost $500M in annual billings, his work “helping people help” started during his five-year tenure as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation. There he launched their Nonprofit Boot Camp and grew it to the largest nonprofit gathering in history in only one year. That led to his two best-selling books, Nonprofit Management 101 (now in 2nd ed.) and Nonprofit Fundraising 101 (both published via Wiley & Sons), as well as his work as Editor-in-chief at Blue Avocado, the popular online magazine for nonprofits. Heyman since co-founded several other social impact conference series, including Social Media for Nonprofits, the world’s only conference series dedicated to social media for social good, and Nonprofit Fundraising Masters, as well as the GenderSmart Investing Summit. Heyman is a part-time ED at Numi Foundation and an in-demand fundraising consultant and a frequent keynote speaker at social impact events around the globe. He also frequently works with environmental and green economy organizations, building on his tenure as a Commissioner for the Environment for the City & County of San Francisco, where he helped pass the largest solar rebate program in the country, and supporting the United Nations development of the Sustainable Development Goals on climate and gender equality.