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CrowdConf 2010 Coming to San Francisco

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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

Sun Microsystems and San Francisco's McKinley Elementary School

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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.

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

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One recent example comes from my other

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. 

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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).

Examples of Abundance in the Arts: Ask A Conductor on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On December 8, 2010 , conductors from around the world will come together to engage with fans, first-timers and complete strangers.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

San Francisco, California, United States: Jossey-Bass. [3] Kingdon, J. 2010). What are the benefits of engaging in advocacy?

The Networked Nonprofit Book Arrived!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are a few upcoming book launch events over the next two weeks: June 17, 2010. 2 PM EST. Free Webinar with Care2. June 21, 2010.

Thank You For Making The Networked Nonprofit Launch A Hit!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and Beth Kanter on Launch Day June 21, 2010. We really appreciate everyone’s contributions to this success. What a send off!

Determined to Trend - Guest Post by James Leventhal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The San Francisco Bay Area has seen some extraordinary museum openings over the past several years.  Source. Sunday.”  Wow.

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.

Approach Social Media Like Thomas Edison

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Opera San Jose Case Study. Thomas Alva Edison held 1,093 patents for different inventions.  The design for Social Media Peer Group Learning.

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Are Online Vote-for-Me Contests A Good Idea?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth:   There has been a variety of criticism of contests. What do you think? Guest Post by Jared Paul, A Good Idea.

Young Nonprofit Leader Award Winners Announced

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It's an exciting time for public computing access in San Francisco. and various other training initiatives. read more.

A Free Agent and Nonprofits Working Together To End Homelessness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Christian Canter, Shelter Network, and Mark Horvath, Invisible People TV. There is one key difference.  They are adept at relationship building.

Two Bay Area Nonprofit Events

Tech Soup Blog

The other event later in the month is CompassPoint's Nonprofit Day 2010 on Tuesday, August 31 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

Adventures in Participatory Journalism: An Interview with Sarah Rich about 48 Hour Magazine

Museum 2.0

A few weeks ago, a group of San Francisco-based writers had a crazy idea: they would make a magazine in 48 hours.

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 www.afp-ggc.org/frd2010.

Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns

NTEN

In my recent chapter “Managing Fundraising and Building Communities Online” in the book  Internet Management for Nonprofits   (Wiley, April 2010), I write in depth about one method to tackle the subject – what are organizations across the country doing? Adrienne D. Capps, U. C. Davis. How do you appropriately implement them? Action. Donate.

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!"

Human Rights Trainings in Nigeria

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

flew into Abuja from Kinshasa, and my colleague Rahwa Tareke joined me from San Francisco. Over the past few years, I have seen human rights groups become much more sophisticated about how they use technology to document human rights abuses. My most recent visit to Nigeria confirmed this trend. That’s just what happened.

Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

Have Fun - Do Good

Colorado, Portland, and San Francisco. "I would wake up in the middle of the night and still hear their voices. What was your first step?

One of Many: Family House Cares for Sick Children's Kinfolk

Tech Soup Blog

That's why the San Francisco nonprofit Family House provides free food, shelter, and support to families of sick children receiving care at the University of California San Francisco Children's Hospital. This post is part of a series highlighting TechSoup member organizations' achievements. told me recently. read more.

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

The Networked Nonprofit in Kenya

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Ushahidi has had impressive growth over the past 18 months and most visible was its work with Haiti.  Photo by Tiffany von Emmel - MissionFish.

TechSoup Offices Closed Through Monday!

Tech Soup Blog

celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday , TechSoup's San Francisco offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday. In honor of the U.S.

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.

RSA Security Conference Day 1: Clouds Are Here to Stay

Tech Soup Blog

RSA Conference , the annual IT conference on security, officially kicked off this week in San Francisco's Moscone Center. read more.

NTEN Leadership: Barbara Buswell of the PEAK Parent Center

NTEN

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.

One of Many: Tenderloin Technology Lab Offers a Chance to Reboot

Tech Soup Blog

That's coming from Karl Robillard, manager of San Francisco's Tenderloin Technology Lab , in a discussion we had recently about the lab's role in the community. This post is part of a series highlighting TechSoup member organizations' achievements. Formed from a partnership between the nonprofit St. read more.

Zero Waste and Electronics Reuse

Tech Soup Blog

I just attended a great event at the EPA offices in San Francisco called the Zero Waste Brain Trust , which was organized by Portia Sinnott of the nonprofit Zero Waste Sonoma County. TechSoup's home city of San Francisco has a target of 90% diversion by the year 2020 and is already at 77% diversion. read more.

Interview with Temra Costa, Author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

Have Fun - Do Good

We also have one in San Francisco. Did you know that more than 30% of U.S. farm operators are women? What brought you here?

TechSoup Global Condolences for People of Poland, After Tragedy

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The news of this disaster is unbelievable.

Your Office Is Everywhere

Tech Soup Blog

If you missed them, be sure to take a look at Kevin's three posts from the RSA Conference earlier this month in San Francisco. read more.

TechSoup Account Management 101: Qualification

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The documents can be sent by mail, fax, or email. read more.

We Need You! TechSoup Usability Testing on May 12

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The study will be held on May 12 and you may participate either online or at our San Francisco office (near AT&T Park). We would like to extend an invitation to participate in a key usability study we are conducting for the enhancement of the TechSoup website. Pacific time). read more.

Adobe Events: Winning Campaigns with Powerful Collateral and Online Community Meetup

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San Francisco Online Community Meetup Group Wednesday, April 28 7:00 p.m. Over and over as nonprofits, we are challenged to come up with creative and enticing ways to tell the stories of our work and missions. It helps us engage community members, gain foundation and donor support, and educate our constituents. Details are below.

#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.

Your Data is Going to Break Up with You

NTEN

129 have donated again in 2010. flickr photo: Unlisted Sightings You know how a good relationship works, right? It's feast or famine.

Opting Out of Junk Mail and Phone Directories to Save Paper

Tech Soup Blog

According to the San Francisco-based nonprofit, Forest Ethics , more than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the U.S. One thing we haven't covered yet through the GreenTech Initiative in regard to paper reduction is the problem of junk mail. each year, which is roughly one-third of all the mail delivered in the world.