Robert Weiner

Trending Sources

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.

Lame spam of the day: spam mashup

Robert Weiner

All you need to know before experiencing Tombigbee River fabulous San Francisconess of Ike''s is this: Bring a jacket, bring a friend (or a book), and bring your appetite and you''ll be one happy sandwich eater. Another newbie spammer playing with a toy? This plain-text spam has no sender, subject, formatting, or graphics. 64810.

Downadup Worm on the Rampage

Robert Weiner

Internet security firm F-Secure has estimated that more than 3.5 million computers have been infected with the Downadup worm , a malicious program.

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

Everywun Wants Your Clicks

Robert Weiner

The San Francisco Chronicle published an article about , a new click-to-give site. The article makes this sound like a new idea, but The Hunger Site (and their later projects for breast cancer, children’s health, literacy, rain forest protection, and animal rescue) has been doing this since 1999.

Early-Bird Discount on the Nonprofit Technology Conference Ends 1/31

Robert Weiner

Here’s what the NTEN folks have to say about it: In addition to the scores of breakout sessions, the networking, camaraderie, and general nptech-related good times, noted author Clay Shirky will be the keynote speaker at the 2009 NTC, coming up in San Francisco, April 26-28. love the NTC.

We Are Media: An NTEN Workshop on Social Media

Robert Weiner

As part of its We Are Media program, NTEN is offering a 2-day training in San Francisco on how nonprofits can use social media. They describe it as follows: This two-day, intensive workshop will immerse you in the world of social media and nonprofits.

A hole in your license = no fly zone

Robert Weiner

I recently renewed my California driver's license. You can imagine my surprise, however, when the TSA official at LAX would not allow me to pass through security with my old license and the temporary extension. Is this at all rational? understand (now) that the hole in my license meant I couldn't drive with it. But isn't the photo still me?

Advice for Consultants - Part 2

Robert Weiner

San Francisco. Last week I posted John Elbare’s advice for new nonprofit consultants. Although Karen’s advice was focused on technology consultants, the business management tips (#4) are pertinent for all independent consultants. Reposted with Karen’s permission.). Attend conferences. paper trails matter.). network.


10 Extra Scholarships Available for 14LCS in San Francisco


14lcs event360 lcs san francisco scholarships TechSoup Global Just when you thought you missed the boat, here''s your second chance! Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Event360, we now have 10 extra scholarships available for individuals interested in attending the 2014 Leading Change Summit this September 3-6.

Countdown to the Leading Change Summit in San Francisco


Launching this September 3-6 in San Francisco, LCS is not your typical conference with hundreds of workshops to choose from, and parties every night.

You're invited to NTEN's inaugural Leading Change Summit in San Francisco


We hope to see you in San Francisco this September! For attendees, the Leading Change Summit experience begins when you register.

Coming Up! Social Media for Nonprofits in San Francisco

Mobile Commons

Up Next: SM4NP in San Francisco. Social Media for Nonprofits in San Francisco appeared first on Mobile Commons. and NYC.

Media 11

Top 5 reasons why you should attend the Leading Change Summit in San Francisco!


Join NTEN as we launch this Summit on September 3-6 in San Francisco. The Early Bird registration deadline for the 2014 Leading Change Summit has been extended to July 31st! Between now and July 31st, we''re offering the lowest rates to you, our amazing community members! If you haven''t registered yet, don''t miss out. Register today!

See You at NTC 2012 in San Francisco Next Week!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Star Dust. You can find the details here. I’m speaking at three events as follows: Monday, April 2, 2012, 11:30 am. link].

The Nonprofit Cloud Computing Summit in San Francisco


Where : San Francisco, CA (Venue TBD). One of the greatest tools at our disposal to accomplish this is the Cloud. Event Details.

QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits: Live Seminars Coming to San Francisco, Honolulu, and Las Vegas

Tech Soup Blog

Are you brand new to QuickBooks and not sure how to best use it to track and manage your organization's finances? Track special fundraising events.

8 Apps That May (Actually) Change San Francisco

Tech Soup Blog

In San Francisco, sometimes one can feel a bit cynical about the influx of frivolous technology with billion dollar valuations. Link-SF.

San Francisco Public Radio Maps Listeners’ Earthquake Readiness

Mobile Commons

It’s been many years since an earthquake of devastating proportions hit the Bay Area, but that doesn’t stop people thinking about what to do if (when?) another one strikes. Public radio station KALW is using Mobile Commons technology to find out more about how prepared its listeners are. All Posts

Can't Attend the 2012 NTC in San Francisco? We'll Bring It to You – Online!


We wish everyone could attend the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, but we know that's not always possible.

San Francisco to host new urban innovation lab

AFP Blog

across government agencies."" 'via Blog this

SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner

AFP Blog

SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner : "The first year the St.

San Francisco Net2: Craig Newmark Talks About Technology for the Common Good

Tech Soup Blog

Craigsconnect has also supported the Tenderloin Tech Lab, a computer lab that serves low-income and homeless people in San Francisco.

San Francisco seeks Hellman’s philanthropic successors | Dan Schreiber | Local | San Francisco Examiner

AFP Blog

San Francisco seeks Hellman’s philanthropic successors | Dan Schreiber | Local | San Francisco Examiner : The death of San Francisco philanthropist Warren Hellman was felt across The City by the organizations he helped and the people who benefited from his generosity

S.F. 'HACKtivation' Matches Tech Talent With Nonprofit Groups | San Francisco Public Press

AFP Blog

HACKtivation'' Matches Tech Talent With Nonprofit Groups | San Francisco Public Press : While the tech community continues to be demonized across San Francisco, nearly 100 mostly tech workers acted as angels last weekend by donating their expertise to a dozen nonprofit organizations that help the homeless

Join 1,700 Nonprofit Professionals in San Francisco for the 2012 NTC


Nearly 1,700 nonprofit professionals will gather in San Francisco at the beginning of April. We're less than 2 months away from the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference, NTEN's signature three-day gathering that brings together nonprofit professionals – like you! We want you to be one of them. Simone Parrish, InnoNet.

Benetech covered by ABC-News (San Francisco)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The San Francisco ABC News reporter/anchor Teresa Garcia came out and interviewed Kevin Jones of GoodCap, Tim Freundlich of Calvert and yours truly. Just spotted a nice video piece on the SoCap conference that features Benetech as one of the new crop of socially responsible businesses. And then, Lehman Bros.

San Francisco Chronicle Features SFPark

Mobile Commons

But the San Francisco MTA has teamed up with Mobile Commons to make finding a parking space as easy as owning a cell phone. In the process, it’s decreasing traffic congestion and improving the overall quality of life in San Francisco. Parking.  It’s one of those little hassles that make city life so… exciting. 

You're Invited! TechSoup Digital Storytelling Awards Screening Party

Tech Soup Blog

On Wednesday, March 28 in San Francisco and live-streamed online, we will screen and award the top photo and video entries. Whether you live in San Francisco, Australia, or Romania, we’d love for you to join us! Event YouTube Flickr TechSoup Event san francisco tsdigs digital storytelling awardsCamera.

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: Global Survey Reveals Why NGOs Are Moving IT to the Cloud | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald Online

AFP Blog

Conferences – Come Find Us in San Francisco!

Mobile Commons

This coming weekend and next week, Mobile Commons will be attending 3 different conferences in the San Francisco area. If you’re at any of these – or just in the San Francisco area – please come say hello. It’s finally spring, and you know what that means – it’s conference season!

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

AFP Blog

One recent example comes from my other

Nonprofit Tech Week Is April 7-9th


From April 7-9th, #NPTechWeek is coming to 3 Bay Area cities in 3 days; Mountain View (location), Oakland (location), and San Francisco (location). For 3 days, Nonprofit Tech Week brings nonprofit leaders and technology together for focused sessions on how your nonprofit can better leverage technology to complete its mission.

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!

Join TechSoup's Focus Group at Our San Francisco HQ!

Tech Soup Blog

Join TechSoup's Focus Group at Our San Francisco HQ! Join TechSoup's Focus Group at Our San Francisco HQ! Normal 0.

Where Do You Want to Go in 2015?


In an attempt to serve our diverse audience, the NTC follows this pattern: Washington, DC - Wildcard City - San Francisco - Wildcard City - Repeat. Our current bookings: April 3-5, 2012: San Francisco, CA. March 22-24, 2016: San Francisco, CA. We want to know where you would like to go! 2015: Wildcard!

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. read more.

Hackathon for Youth September 22 in San Francisco

Tech Soup Blog

For those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’d like to share news of a very special event happening this Saturday at the TechSoup Global headquarters. If you’re in San Francisco, working on tech4youth or social issues, please join us. Everything you need to know about the event is below. Pacific time.