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Do Online Causes and Philanthropy Do Any Good? - San Francisco Music - All Shook Down

AFP Blog

One recent example comes from my other

CrowdConf 2010 Coming to San Francisco

Tech Soup Blog

CrowdFlower has announced CrowdConf 2010 , a crowdsourcing conference that will take place in San Francisco in October. Presentation submissions are being accepted through next Wednesday, September 1. ( via ). We've talked a lot on this blog about crowdsourcing. It will be fun to see what buzz comes from the conference. Tools

What We Learned at Net:Work — It’s About People


Yesterday, we held our inaugural Net:Work conference at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Transparency builds trust.

Sun Microsystems and San Francisco's McKinley Elementary School

Tech Soup Blog

Sun Microsystems, a partner of TechSoup Global, recently embarked on a local donation project to address this at one elementary school in San Francisco. McKinley Elementary is a K-5 public school with about 300 students in the Duboce Park district of San Francisco. read more.

Google Maps Dirty Trick or Malfunctioning "Feature?"

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm going to the Internet Archive's new office at 300 Funston in San Francisco, to attend the Books in Browsers conference. Not really knowing all of San Francisco's streets, I got out and recognized the old location of the Internet Archive. Wasted about 30 minutes this morning thanks to a weird coincidence. That works!

SF Fundraising Day 2010

Robert Weiner

San Francisco's Fundraising Day will be happening June 16 at the downtown Marriott. Once again I have the honor of co-chairing the Technology Track with Michael Stein. Early bird rates end on April 15, so sign up at

Ten Tips for ChangeWriter Blogging Success

Have Fun - Do Good

I'll be showing examples of "changewriter" blogs and sharing Ten Tips for ChangeWriter Blogging Success.

NTEN Leadership: Barbara Buswell of the PEAK Parent Center


We're starting today with a video from Barbara Buswell, Executive Director of the PEAK Parent Center. I met Barbara at the 2009 NTC in San Francisco, her first NTC. She was exactly the kind of leader I love to meet - open, enthusiastic, and ready to get started.

What is An Open Community?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Maddie: And thank you for introducing us to Rob Cottingham at the 09NTC in San Francisco! Why did you write Open Community? online.

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. Many have questioned the sustainability of NPO’s nationwide asking; "Will nonprofits survive in 2010?"

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.

Top 10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S.


The donors in the most generous cities increased their total online contributions by more than 11 percent over 2010, which is pretty impressive considering the tough economy. San Francisco, CA. Ever wonder how charitable your city is? To 10 Most Generous Cities. Seattle, WA. Alexandria, VA. Washington, DC. Arlington, VA.

Facebook Deals Service Takes on Foursquare, Groupon - Advertising Age - Digital

AFP Blog

Facebook Deals Service Takes on Foursquare, Groupon - Advertising Age - Digital: "SAN FRANCISCO ( -- Facebook has a new offer for users willing to share their locations in status updates: deals from nearby merchants or big-brand marketers such as Starbucks, Gap or McDonald's

Facebook Deals Service Takes on Foursquare, Groupon - Advertising Age - Digital

AFP Blog

Facebook Deals Service Takes on Foursquare, Groupon - Advertising Age - Digital: "SAN FRANCISCO ( -- Facebook has a new offer for users willing to share their locations in status updates: deals from nearby merchants or big-brand marketers such as Starbucks, Gap or McDonald's

Discounts, Secret Deals, and Value: Learning from Groupon

Museum 2.0

Let's face it: there are people who are into coupons and there are people who are not. Not everyone gets excited by this. Great. Cheap renewal today!"

Congrats to Bay Area CAN


These counties include: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma.

Who's Your Mayor? Philanthropy Meets Foursquare | Social Enterprise

AFP Blog

Philanthropy Meets Foursquare | Social Enterprise: "Blanketing BART stations in San Francisco since mid-June are public service ads urging passers-by to use their cell phones to 'drill the oil industry.' Who's Your Mayor? Another Twitter campaign? Guess again.

Arts Organizations Digital Strategies Master Class and Train the Trainers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m teaching a master class today in San Francisco for arts organizations for Theatre Bay Area. Training Design

Nonprofits of the Month :: March 2010 :: Modern and Contemporary Art

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Flickr: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. March’s theme is Modern and Contemporary Art. Below are 5 museums throughout the world that are creatively utilizing social media: Twitter: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Lima. Facebook: Moscow Museum of Modern Art. YouTube: Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

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

Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. organized and moderated a panel called “ Women Who Tech Globally.”

Wired for Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Author: Sara Spivey. ” I kind of get that same feeling when we publish the most generous cities list every year. That’s a lot of Starbucks.

Blogging for Writers at The Writing for Change Conference & The Writing Salon

Have Fun - Do Good

The Writing Salon October 23, 2010 10 AM-4 PM $95 for members/$110 for non-members Strawberry Creek Design Center • 2121 Bonar St.,

Happy 10NTC Eve!

Connection Cafe

Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. First off, watch for the #10ntc hash tag. This year there are also remote events happening in Austin and DC too.

Juicy Blogging E-Course (online) + Blogging for Writers (SF)

Have Fun - Do Good

have two blogging workshops coming up, one online and one in San Francisco, that I thought might interest you. Share

Geosocial Networking: Will it Work for You?

Connection Cafe

Earthjustice put up posters like the one below in the BART stations in San Francisco. 2. Author: Josh Shepherd. Thoughts? Ideas

Visit to Qatar

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I’m on the plane heading back to the U.S. after my first visit to the country of Qatar.

Social Enterprise Alliance Summit

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As I head off to the WEF Summit in Davos, I'm also excited about the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit coming up in San Francisco at the end of April. Hope to see you in San Francisco for the SEA Summit (and if you're an SEA member, today's your shot at getting your double discount on the conference!).

Social Enterprise Summit Blogging Contest Winners Announced

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Great to see two social enterprise bloggers, Kylie Eastley of Tasmania and Tristan Pollock from Minnesota, won Halle Tecco's contest on Huffington Post to go to the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit later this month in San Francisco. Next year it will be in South Africa.

Great reads from around the web on October 25th

Amy Sample Ward

Women Give 2010 is the first report to compare philanthropic giving between men and women across all income levels based on a nationally representative sample. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of October 25th).

When data gets political

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

And if you maybe thought that OpenIssue headquarters was in San Francisco, I’m sure this list made you sure. Most days, data is pretty straightforward to us here at OpenIssue headquarters. Names, addresses, email addresses, the pesky notes field (today’s bane of our existence.) But sometimes, data is political.

Great reads from around the web on February 3rd

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of February 3rd). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying. Its seven other backers include Yahoo!,

5 Ways Libraries Support Disaster Relief and Recovery

Tech Soup Blog

When Laurence Copel moved to New Orleans in 2010, the city was still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Libraries as Evacuee Resource Centers.

What Happens at GEO Doesn’t Stay at GEO (and that’s a good thing)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results. What would it look like if we mapped this web?

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week.

Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch

Amy Sample Ward

Like you, the contributors are from a vast array of places in the world from Stockholm, Brussels, and London to Thailand,  Australia, and Uganda, and include Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, NYC, Los Angeles, Houston, Cleveland, Chicago, and Boston. View the book on the website: as one page or through the sections on the right. Enjoy!

Converting GoToMeeting recording to something you can actually use

Judi Sohn

Unfortunately, I was in San Francisco for Dreamforce at the time of the webinar so a colleague took my producing role. Killer. No can do.

Facebook Place: Time To Check Into Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Facebook Blog Post. Earlier this week, Facebook added  “where&# to the list of personal information members share with the world. 

Thoughts on Chatter while the Kool-Aid flows at Dreamforce

Judi Sohn

It's the beginning of Day 2 at Dreamforce , the gigantic Salesforce user conference in San Francisco. No one uses it. followed people.

Org 2

#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

Amy Sample Ward

From @davidahood: San Francisco Zoo has done a wonderful job and engaging and supporting their community. Last week, I had a fun time moderating the June #4Change Twitter Chat on Online Community Building. Thanks to all those who participated or followed along, and to those who will join the conversation now! real time, and 2. easy 2.