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How the Global Mobile Revolution is Transforming Philanthropy

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In the late 1990s, I worked as a communications director for a small international development organization in San Francisco.

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

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Arts and Social Media View more presentations from kanter. Arts and Social Media View more presentations from kanter.

7 LGBT Tech Projects You Need to Know

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Trans*H4ck is based in San Francisco, but has held events in Boston, Chicago, Oakland, Las Vegas, and more. Trans*H4ck. LGBT MD.

How A Small Nonprofit Effectively Used Facebook Ads

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The second ad targets people who already ‘like’ specific companies such as Joe Goode Performance Group or ODC or San Francisco Ballet.

Crafting Calm for Creativity and Contemplation

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"If you only have five minutes [to craft] that''s long enough to lift your heart, to raise your inspiration." ~ Rev. Tweet

Three Provocations from the West Coast of the Arts

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You know those people who drop morsels of brilliance like a little kid scattering bread to ducks? I was surrounded by them last week. I''m part of a cohort of ten arts organizations in California funded by the Irvine Foundation to strengthen our work to engage low-income and ethnically-diverse people. We meet in person twice a year.

Barry's Blog: Key Arts Policies

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the blog of Barry Hessenius, executive director of Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco, and former executive director of the California Arts Council takes an interesting twist on a group blog. The blog is being hosted by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) at and join in the dialogue!

Moving Forward from NTC 2012


Nicole Steinberg wrote about the same session for The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage blog , and shares a couple of photos from the presentation.

How Arts Organizations Are Engaging Community Online

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In a panel hosted by TechSoup, representatives from four arts organizations discussed how they are using social media in new and innovative ways to market the arts. Michael DeLong, senior manager of online community and social media at TechSoup and managing editor at Emerging Arts Professionals , moderated the discussion.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: Storytelling and Collaborative Video

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Productions in 2006 to produce dramatic, engaging, life-changing documentaries, films and media in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world.

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Free Live Interactive Event: Future of Fundraising

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Jen Burton, Community Director of Causes Fundraising Focus: Facebook. They also jointly run the street art blog StreetSideSF.

Private Foundations Are Now Eligible for Citrix Online Donations

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Here in TechSoup’s San Francisco office, we use audio and video conferencing every day to talk with people working remotely in the Bay Area, New York, or Seattle, as well as with our partner nonprofits around the world. Executive Director. Citrix Donations in Action. " —Laura Pedersen. Qualify Your Organization.

E-Mediat: Networked Capacity Building in the Middle East

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The E-Mediat Implementation Partners at SF Planning Meeting. Insight #1:  Build Time for Getting To Know Each Other At The Beginning. Passion. Success.

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Meet the 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge Judges

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All winners will be announced on March 28 at an awards ceremony and screening party in San Francisco and on streamed to the web. Camera.

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

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How Abundance Can Connect Arts Organizations With Audiences by Marc van Bree. What was the objective? What do you have in store for the future?

Interviews with 56 Changemakers: 5th Anniversary of the Big Vision Podcast

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It really has been one of the highlights of my work. You can also listen to them on the player below. Then, click on Episodes. Big Vision Podcast

Halle Butvin, One Mango Tree, A Fair Trade Clothing Company

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Halle Butvin, One Mango Tree Halle Butvin is the Founder and Director of One Mango Tree , a fair trade clothing company. Big Vision Podcast

The Networked NGO in India

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Designing effective training is a both a science and an art form,   what was the most training you attended and why? Anupam Shukla and Ms.

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Determined to Trend - Guest Post by James Leventhal

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

Approach Social Media Like Thomas Edison

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James assembled a group of  funders and the talented Clay Lord from Theatre Bay Area , a local arts service organization to help implement project. 

Alli Chagi-Starr, Art in Action/Ella Baker Center, Podcast Interview Transcription

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Today's Big Vision Podcast transcript is from an interview with arts activist, Alli Chagi-Starr. Enjoy! Britt: Hi. It's all about collaboration.

Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns


The organization and challenge:  After years of traditional fund-raising events, Catholic Charities CYO (CC) in San Francisco decided its approach was getting stale and that it needed to broaden its audience to include opportunities for young people. Adrienne D. Capps, U. C. Davis. How do you appropriately implement them? Action.

Care2 Welcomes Dana Weissman to Nonprofit Services - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Dana also is a former restaurant reviewer in San Francisco, and a published author, reporter and editor. All rights reserved.

The Magic Tweet: Crowdsourcing Opera Analysis

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  Photo by 1066. Royal Opera House  is crowdsourcing the storyline for an opera on  Twitter  in a month's time.  (Hat Tip Blog Herald ). Here's Act 2.

Powerhouse of Solutionary Women Speaking at the Green Festival

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I've been to the Green Festival in San Francisco for the past four years and each year I look forward to it. The Green Festival is October 14-15 in Washington DC , November 10-12 in San Francisco , and April 21-22, 2007 in Chicago. It's affordable, the tickets are $15, and it's super fun. green women festival

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Pat Jones is the Executive Director of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. He blogs at Tolling Points.

The Next Generation of Major Donors to Museums: Interview with David Gelles

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In the article, David discussed ways that several large art museums are working to attract major donors and board members in their 30s and 40s.

Measuring your Social Media Success: Case Studies


SF Public Press, San Francisco, CA [link]. Rock said she spends a few hours each week on Facebook, and relies somewhat on instinct. “It seems like more of an art, part art and part science,” she said. “I read these posts about measurement, and I feel a little guilty that I should be paying more attention to it. License.

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

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She grew up in Central America, studied in France, and is a graduate of San Francisco State University. UNESCO. Even in the U.S.,

Guest Post: What YBCA is Learning from a Personalized Museum Membership Program

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This guest post was written by Joël Tan , Director of Community Engagement at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco, CA.

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Echoing Green, Jobs for Change, Julia Cameron and 29 Gifts

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Bay Area folks can go to the 29 Gifts book launch party in San Francisco November 14th. It's been a been a busy few weeks!

Interviews with 30 Social Changemakers: Big Vision Podcast 2nd Anniversary

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Over the past two years I have had the privilege of interviewing 30 "Big Visionaries." Their stories are the fuel that keeps me going.

Interviews with 69 Changemakers: 6th Anniversary of the Big Vision Podcast

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2012 Stacey Edgar, Founder, Global Girlfriend listen 2011 Gabriela Masala, Founder, One Love Alliance listen Robert Wolfe, Co-Founder, Crowdrise listen Aneesha Raghunathan, Founder, Hope Line Fashions listen Rachel Cohen, Founder and Executive Director, Hand2Paw listen Kathy LeMay, Founder, Raising Change. Wahoo! I'd *really* appreciate it.

Interviews with 48 Changemakers: 4th Anniversary of the Big Vision Podcast

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Below are links to conversations with 48 big visionaries who I've interviewed for the Big Vision Podcast over the last four years.

Interviews with 38 Social Changemakers: 3rd Anniversary of the Big Vision Pocast

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2006 Alli Chagi-Starr, Co-Founder, Art in Action / Art & Media Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights’ Reclaim the Future Program.

Post-NTC Ramblings

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

And I’m already looking forward to NTC in San Francisco in 2009! { 1 comment… read it below or add one } 1 Holly 03.24.08 at 12:00 pm Thanks Michelle – and thanks to you! want to give huge props to Holly and all of the NTEN crew for putting on a fabulous conference. Be Helpful.

10 Amazing Environmental Nonprofits You Need to Know About

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As a reuse organization, its motto is "make art, not waste." We had many excellent submissions to the contest. Here are the top 10.

Meet the 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Judges!

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Help. , Co-Founder & Executive Director. He’s worked in the nonprofit sector for eight years, mostly in the arts and technology.

The Purpose Prize

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Right now he is the Executive Director of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation in Santa Fe. SFGate had a story yesterday about the Purpose Prize.

Cultivating Food Entrepreneurs: Interview with Patricia Loya of La Cocina

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Early last month I chatted with Executive Director, Patricia Loya, about La Cocina , a San Francisco incubator kitchen for women.