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TechSoup Featured in The San Francisco Chronicle

Robert Weiner

Check out the article about TechSoup in Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle. TechSoup might be shy about blowing its own horn but since I’m a volunteer, I have no such reservations. TechSoup CEO’s are interviewed as well as some local Bay Area organizations who’ve benefited from TechSoup’s programs.

San Francisco Here We Come


So we're about to head off to sunny San Francisco for NTEN's NTC09 conference. know some of you will be there and I'm very excited to meet a bunch of NTENny peeps in person for the first time, as well as hang out with Brian Solis , Chris Carfi , Margaret Francis and any other local Tweeps we can find! Thanks! --.

San Francisco Day of Service


Photo Gallery: Connections for San Francisco's Homeless.

3 Social Media Speaking Gigs in San Francisco

Have Fun - Do Good

Come say hi if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, or pass the info on to friends who do! Hello Have Fun • Do Gooders!

2009 NTC Preview: Laura Quinn on Open Source Content Management


spoke with her about her session at the 2009 NTC , " Comparing Open Source CMSs: Joomla, Drupal, and Plone ", and why CMS seems to be the area where open source has really taken off in the sector: . Here's a secret: Laura doesn't have warm fuzzy feelings about San Francisco.  Joomla. Plone.

CommunityOne West and JavaOne: Free Event in San Francisco for Open Source Developers and Other Techies for Good


Choose from 70+ expert led talks on: Cloud Platforms - Development and deployment in the cloud. trends. CommunityOne is sponsored by Sun Microsystems.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've also been looking at examples from the corporate sector like the POST method from Forrester and thinking about adaptions for nonprofit.  

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Marnie Webb: @webb from San Francisco, CA. Susan Tenby: @suzboop from San Francisco, CA. Sean Stannard-Stockton: @tactphil from San Francisco, CA. Beth Kanter: @kanter from San Francisco, CA. Heather Carpenter @HeatherCarpente from San Diego, CA. Please follow: 1. Blog: MobileActive. 2.

Social Media and the Performing Arts: Engagement First, Ticket Sales Second

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Arts and Social Media View more presentations from kanter. The questions I got: How do know that our social media strategy can help sell tickets?

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2009 Nonprofit Video Awards: “Everyone’s Doing It”

Amy Sample Ward

Prizes will be awarded to the winning entries at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco on April 26-28, 2009. Deadline for submissions is March 26, 2009. It’s time again for the Nonprofit Video Awards from DoGooderTV , sponosored by NTEN & See3 Communications. Overall Winner : best of show.

RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The last time I saw him was in 2009 in San Francisco at the NTC.    I just learned that Rob passed away , leaving behind a wife and two daughters.

On-site and Online Fundraising Best Practices


I attended the season finale of the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco on Sunday and got to enjoy a typical (overcast) San Francisco day in a typical (eucalyptus trees) San Francisco outdoor venue with about 2500 typical (fun-loving) San Franciscans. Why do I care?”

Most Generous Cities in America

Connection Cafe

San Francisco, CA. The average online gift size increased from $62 in 2009 to $65 in 2010. More than $389 million was donated by the 273 major cities in 2010, up approximately 27% from 2009. Author: Cheryl Black. How generous is your city? Check out the cities that made the top 10 for most generous online. Alexandria, VA.

Gobs and Gobs of Data: Strategies for Visualizing and Sharing Policy Content


I'm looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco. Kurt Voelker, Forum One Communications. Policy-oriented organizations have long produced dizzying amounts of statistical content. In the past, rows and rows of data would die a quick death in thick policy reports or inscrutable spreadsheets. Don't let your data fall victim!

It was really awesome, and really cold. But, if you sit in a 180 degree sauna for 15 minutes afterwards, you almost get warm again. Looks like a hoot.

Future Leaders in Philanthropy: FLiP -- Developing Philanthropic Leadership

AFP Blog

hear tell San Francisco is Obama country. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Get your absentee ballot Get your absentee ballot Last Updated on Tuesday, 5 August 2008 04:30 Written by Steve Tuesday, 5 August 2008 04:30 Dreamforce is on election day. Anyone know of a good place to party after the results come in?

The Magic Tweet: Crowdsourcing Opera Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The opera will be performed throughout the weekend of Deloitte Ignite (4, 5, 6 September 2009).  They're   Photo by 1066. Here's Act 2.

2009 Sex::Tech Conference : Focus on Youth


The NTC isn't the only tech conference in San Francisco in 2009: March 22-23, ISIS, Inc. will host Sex::Tech 2009 , the second annual conference that focuses on sexual health, technology and youth. The theme of Sex::Tech 2009 is Focus on Youth. Tags: NPTech sextech 2009 today.

ONE/Northwest has a booth, so if you’re going to be there, make sure to stop by and say hi. But I’m connected to them in myriad ways.

Nonprofits Get a Social Media Mentor in | Econsultancy

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Get a Social Media Mentor in | Econsultancy: "SAN FRANCISCO – June 29, 2009 – Eight leading experts in social media and nonprofit technology have joined forces to create, a hub that showcases social tools for social change.

Sink or Swim? Nonprofits in 2010


The largest concentration of nonprofits in the nation is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are 25,000 nonprofit organizations in the region and San Francisco accounts for approximately 7000 of them. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS ) there are currently over 1.5

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home The State of the Salesforce Platform The State of the Salesforce Platform Last Updated on Friday, 18 January 2008 10:30 Written by Steve Friday, 18 January 2008 10:30 I spent yesterday at the Tour de Force event in San Francisco. Bravo to the folks down in San Francisco.

Twitter to squeeze the wine business for charity | Webware - CNET

AFP Blog

Twitter to squeeze the wine business for charity | Webware - CNET: "n an attempt to boost literacy rates around the world, Twitter has launched a wine label with San Francisco-based winery Crushpad.The label is dubbed Fledgling Wine.

Twitter tries charity with Room to Read - Technology Live -

AFP Blog

Today, it said it is teaming with Room to Read, a San Francisco-based non-profit that helps educate children in developing countries.". Twitter tries charity with Room to Read - Technology Live - "Twitter is partnering for the first time with a charity as part of a Corporate Social Innovation initiative. NPTwitter NPtec

Ask Idealware: CiviCRM and CiviMember | Idealware


We are currently researching software to support our organizations membership management needs as the bulk of our constituents are "members" as opposed to pure "donors". couple questions: First, is CiviCRM and CiviMember ready for prime time? Any comment on how much momentum is behind CiviCRM? Anyway, there is some adoption momentum. Our 1.9 Our 1.9

O'Brien: Lessons on innovation from nonprofits - San Jose Mercury News

AFP Blog

O'Brien: Lessons on innovation from nonprofits - San Jose Mercury News: "Those lessons were on display last week when I stopped by the annual NetSquared conference at the Cisco Systems campus.

Wired for Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

After losing its #1 ranking in 2009, I am sure they are throwing up new Starbucks locations like crazy. Author: Sara Spivey.

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The neuroscientists at the Gazzaley Lab at University of California, San Francisco, have shown that games can improve our cognitive function.

2009 NTC Preview: Roger Burks on Storytelling


Roger is also really excited about getting to San Francisco to engage with the amazing nonprofit community there. The result?

Another Exclusivity Paradox: Secret Gardens, Hidden Museums

Museum 2.0

One effused about the bar Bourbon and Branch , where you need a secret code word to gain entry. What's going on here? They don't fit our expectations.

Only 2 Days Left to Register for the 2009 NTC at the Lowest Rate!


On Monday, April 27th, we're going to bring some NTEN rock stars -- quite literally! -- to San Francisco's Mezzanine.


Twitter for Activism Tool VS Strategy Debate and A New Twitter Activism Guide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  There is an inherent tension between strategy and tactical implementation of using social media to support a campaign's objectives or nonprofit's mission, whether the goal is fundraising, marketing, or taking action.  think it's easy, however, to misread the technology as the cause of the movement rather than as simply a tool of it. forest fire.

Does Your Website Further Your Mission?


I had the opportunity to represent Blackbaud at the NTEN 09 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco at the beginning of the month. It was great event and I got to meet a lot of fantastic people that are passionate about their organization and how they can further their mission.

Eight Other Ways to "Connect with Community"

Museum 2.0

Who is this mysterious and desirable community with whom museums wish to connect? The general public is not a community. Which community?

2009 NTC Preview: Cindy Leonard on Consulting


It's no surprise, then, that she's tackling the topic of " The Softer Side of Tech Consulting " at the 2009 NTC. . Resplendent in her native Steeler's recent victory , she vows that the one thing she will check out in San Francisco is Lombard Street.   . This will be Cindy's first trip to the west coast -- EVER! 

Jed Emerson: Steady Returns With Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Ten years ago, Jed was the head of REDF, the famous social enterprise foundation in San Francisco. Last week I was in New York City and had the opportunity to meet with many interesting people (and got lots of ideas). One key connection was with Jed Emerson. It's called impact investing.

2009 NTC Preview: Michael Hoffman on Strategy for Your Video


" I got to talk to him about it (and his love of all things food-related in San Francisco): If you have some spare time in San Francisco, Michael thinks you should visit Alcatraz. I may join you. You can get anywhere in San Francisco by bus. We'll make a video!" " It can be a good idea.

2009 NTC Preview: Kristie Ferketich on Google Adwords


Every Adwords user out there can agree on one thing: there's no one answer when it comes to Adwords. Making your campaign work for your organization can seem one part sweat, one part knowledge, one part pixie dust. But how do you make pixie dust, anyway? The folks at Google have been more than generous in sharing that recipe with the NTEN crowd.