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San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night. Los Angeles, California: Nonprofit and Cause Marketing with Digital Media.

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Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

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San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night. Los Angeles, California: Creating Community with Digital Tech.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

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Highlights this month include a happy hour in Durham , some social shenanigans in Los Angeles , and a summer social in Victoria. Join us!

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

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San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night. Los Angeles, California: Startups for Social Impact: The Pains and Rewards.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night. San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night.

Six Things Nonprofits Should Know About Facebook Ads

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Are you a resource center for parents of children with Autism in Los Angeles, and looking to engage with college educated, stay-at-home parents? 

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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San Francisco, California: Nonprofits and Storytelling: How to Create Social Impact, First-Person Stories. San Francisco, California.

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

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Carrie Avery is president of the Durfee Foundation , a family foundation in Los Angeles, California. Safe travels, everyone! Guest Post

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / Less than $200. Agents of Change / San Diego, CA / $549. Fundraising.

Social Media for Nonprofits Launches Its Second Series of Global Conferences

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Check out our new website featuring a video of Guy Kawasaki’s keynote speech in San Francisco, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay tuned, and here’s our schedule of upcoming events: Toronto, Ontario – June 26. Los Angeles, CA – August 14. San Francisco, CA – September TBA.

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

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San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night. San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night.

Grantmaking Foundations Can Now Register with TechSoup

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Paul Getty Trust, which operates the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California and the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia. Good news! Private 501(c)3 foundations can now register for TechSoup's product donation programs. At TechSoup, we're happy to help support them and their work. How to Register Your Foundation.

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. Citrix Donations in Action. " —Laura Pedersen. Executive Director. Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services.

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

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San Francisco, CA: Mix and Mingle at NTEN’s Inaugural Leading Change Summit. San Francisco, CA: Data for Social Good with Bayes Impact. San Diego, CA: Office 365 for Nonprofits. Los Angeles, CA: 501 Tech Club Monthly Meetup. Storymakers is live! We have $13,000 in prizes available! September 2.

Private Foundations Now Eligible to Receive Microsoft Software Donations!

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Paul Getty Trust, which operates the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California and the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia. Public grantmaking foundations (community foundations like the Silicon Valley Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, and the New York Trust) should not. How to Register Your Foundation.

How Emerging Tech Is Changing Disaster Relief

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This San Francisco workshop was one of many that occurred across the world. Image 1 : Los Angeles Fire Department / CC BY-NC-ND.

Social Video Questions, Answered: Join TechSoup July 20

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Hardy , Los Angeles, CA @eveslime and the @limelightprjct Sheila Hardy is an award-winning producer, writer and owner of Eve's Lime.

SOCAP: The Market at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

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I had a chance this week to preside over TechSoup’s booth at the latest Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP) in San Francisco.

How The James Irvine Foundation Received Microsoft Donations Through TechSoup

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Jeff Brandenburg: My role at the Irvine Foundation is Director of Technology for our offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The James Irvine Foundation is one of the largest grantmaking institutions in California. Over the years it has provided more than $1 billion in grants to over 3,000 California nonprofits.

WorldChanging Launches Book & Local Blogs

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I'll be at their book party tonight in San Francisco. Shop Local is a trend picking up speed this holiday season. Say hi if you come by.

Another Exclusivity Paradox: Secret Gardens, Hidden Museums

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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.

Two Leaders Join Benetech’s Senior Team!

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Previously she was an independent consultant working with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on the 2012 NATO Summit, Chicago Ideas Week, news platform Syria Deeply and FEM Inc., a technology and media venture based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. This post originally appeared on Benetech''s Blog.

How to Be a Maverick Activist, Seane Corn and Common Ground

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You can read the Common Ground articles online, or find a free printed copy of the magazine in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles or Seattle. I was recently quoted in a Common Ground article that I thought you might enjoy, Maverick 101 by E.B.

FOOD CHAIN BARBIE AND THE FIGHT FOR FREE SPEECH

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"Barbie Enchiladas". comment.". should I worry about my web design tutorial

CREDO Mobile Lets Users Text to Find a Rally – And a Ride to Get There

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There were large rallies across San Francisco and Los Angeles. As the San Francisco Chronicle ‘s Joe Garofoli described it , here’s how it worked: “Just text in the word RALLY along with your zip code to our CREDO shortcode: 27336 (it spells out CREDO on a non-smartphone).”.

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

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Green Blogger Convention To Kick Off In Los Angeles Next Month on Eco razzi. It's been a been a busy few weeks!

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders

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This week is National Volunteer Week ! Today we give a hearty THANK YOU to our 501 Tech Club leaders. 501 Tech Clubs are informal local groups that meet regularly to get to know their colleagues, develop a professional support network, and talk shop. This is a wonderful thing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch

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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. Enjoy! —– Thrivability Introduction. appear on other pages.

Become a Storymaker with NetSquared

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Los Angeles, CA: Community Building. San Francisco, CA: Mix and Mingle at NTEN’s Inaugural Leading Change Summit.

Socialbrite: Social Tools for Social Change

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The strategists – located in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles and London – are: Beth Kanter, a longtime trainer and advisor to the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and other organizations. Nonprofit tech experts team up to help others master ‘social tools for social change’. Carla A.

Storymakers 2014: Meet Our Esteemed Judges

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Awards will be announced at our gala on October 22, 2014 at SOMArts in San Francisco (you can RSVP and get your invitation here ).

Join the 29-Day Giving Challenge: Change Lives One Gift at a Time

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Visit 29-Day Giving Challenge. One of my spiritual teachers, Mbali Creazzo, suggested that I try to give away 29 things in 29 days. giving

Once Upon a School: Help Dave Eggers' TED Wish Come True

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"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth."--Helen

Coming to a Public School Near You: Hopefully, You as a Volunteer

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In 2002, Eggers co-founded a writing center for young people, 826 Valencia, in San Francisco. find it helps keep life in perspective.

#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

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link] VozMob is another great example of this, organizing immigrant communities in Los Angeles, using mobile phones, photos and video [link]. From @davidahood: San Francisco Zoo has done a wonderful job and engaging and supporting their community. real time, and 2. From @davidahood: agree with @neddotcom. easy 2. fun 3.

Wangari Maathai, Dining for Women & LA

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The San Francisco Dining for Women group that I belong to met last night and we had a yummy dinner where I tasted my first banana cream pie, wow!

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

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Participants and bloggers can use these handy banners and already San Francisco Symphony’s Donato Cabrera put on up on his site.

Free Legal Services for Charities Anyone?

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The Legal Aid Society of San Diego honored Cooley as their " Law Firm of the Year " for its commitment to pro bono work. In the U.S.,

Three Simple but Powerful Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

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If you can't make it there, join us in San Francisco on October 11, Austin on October 23, Seattle on November 15, or watch for more details to come about events in New Delhi , New York , Silicon Valley , Vancouver , Los Angeles , and Chicago. Timing Is Everything. when they’re on the subway into work, 12:30 p.m.

Big Vision Podcast: Steve Williams from POWER

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This woman was cleaning the buses, cleaning graffiti off the San Francisco MUNI buses. The campaign has been interesting. That's one.