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.

San Francisco Here We Come


So we're about to head off to sunny San Francisco for NTEN's NTC09 conference. I 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! If you are local and want to meet up, please contact us via Twitter ( @maddiegrant and @lindydreyer ).


San Francisco Day of Service


While several of us were in San Francisco for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference, we helped install a wireless network in a local community center. 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! Tuesday, February 17, 2009 10:00-1:15 PM Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Oakland Airport 77 Hegenberger Rd. Hello Have Fun • Do Gooders!

2009 NTC Preview: Laura Quinn on Open Source Content Management


I spoke with her about her session at the 2009 NTC , " Comparing Open Source CMSs: Joomla, Drupal, and Plone ", and why CMS seems to be the area where open source has really taken off in the sector: . Here's a secret: Laura doesn't have warm fuzzy feelings about San Francisco. Laura, I think you should start by having some old school San Francisco-style seafood at Tadich Grill.

Present with me at the NTC!

Connection Cafe

I've been asked to lead a session at this year's NTC conference in San Francisco (April 26-28). I'm honored to contribute because the NTC ( NTEN's annual get together) is the conference to attend for anyone working in the technology field for nonprofits. Having attending 6 or 7 now it's definitely an event I look forward to and highly recommend.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Dollar Bin, Flickr In February, I'll be co-teaching the " WeAreMedia Live " intensive two-day workshop in San Francisco from NTEN. The goal is to help participants create a social media strategy AND take a deep dive into the tactics and tools of social media.

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CommunityOne West and JavaOne: Free Event in San Francisco for Open Source Developers and Other Techies for Good


The co-located conferences CommunityOne West and JavaOne are shaping up to be a great opportunity for techies for good to get some information, inspiration, and maybe even some hands-on training at these FREE events in San Francisco next month.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I followed the ant trails of the San Francisco Symphony Twitter stream - they are doing a particularly good job of conversational, relationship building tweets - not "BUY TICKETS NOW!" Arts and Social Media View more presentations from kanter.

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2009 Nonprofit Video Awards: “Everyone’s Doing It”

Amy Sample Ward

Prizes will be awarded to the winning entries at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco on April 26-28, 2009. Deadline for submissions is March 26, 2009. It’s time again for the Nonprofit Video Awards from DoGooderTV , sponosored by NTEN & See3 Communications. If you were at the 08NTC last April, then you probably remember the awards ceremony for the 2008 contest.

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Marnie Webb: @webb from San Francisco, CA. Susan Tenby: @suzboop from San Francisco, CA. Sean Stannard-Stockton: @tactphil from San Francisco, CA. Beth Kanter: @kanter from San Francisco, CA. Heather Carpenter @HeatherCarpente from San Diego, CA. Lucy Bernholz @p2173 from San Francisco, CA. Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers.

On-site and Online Fundraising Best Practices


I attended the season finale of the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco on Sunday and got to enjoy a typical (overcast) San Francisco day in a typical (eucalyptus trees) San Francisco outdoor venue with about 2500 typical (fun-loving) San Franciscans.

RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The last time I saw him was in 2009 in San Francisco at the NTC. I just learned that Rob passed away , leaving behind a wife and two daughters. Rob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan. But we also shared more than that – the nonprofit technology field.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home FreakinColdForce FreakinColdForce Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2006 03:11 Written by Steve Wednesday, 11 October 2006 03:11 The best experience of Dreamforce 2006 was swimming in the San Francisco bay with Tucker MacLean.

Future Leaders in Philanthropy: FLiP -- Developing Philanthropic Leadership

AFP Blog

From the FLIP Blog at Changing Our WorldFuture Leaders in Philanthropy: FLiP -- Developing Philanthropic Leadership: "Microsoft Launches '7 Ways to Change the World'1CAHDSO00CA22Q76SCA9H5GQOCAWG0XXZCAW1U8QGCA2F6DD6CA9AVD9YCAU7HIG3CAGI1CMFCAU7TIN7CA9HWC5FCAKNZPSCCAQ196LBCAX1JSK4CAE71W3CCATB59PFCARKK25FCA3S65AMCANL08PT Today at the Business for Social Responsibility Conference in San Francisco

The Magic Tweet: Crowdsourcing Opera Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The opera will be performed throughout the weekend of Deloitte Ignite (4, 5, 6 September 2009). A few months back, the San Francisco Symphony used YouTube to crowdsource auditions for a mashup peformance. Photo by 1066.

I hear tell San Francisco is Obama country. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Get your absentee ballot Get your absentee ballot Last Updated on Tuesday, 5 August 2008 04:30 Written by Steve Tuesday, 5 August 2008 04:30 Dreamforce is on election day. Anyone know of a good place to party after the results come in? This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 at 4:30 pm and is filed under CRM , Civics , Technology.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home I’m off to Dreamforce I’m off to Dreamforce Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 October 2006 04:48 Written by Steve Wednesday, 4 October 2006 04:46 I’m heading down to San Francisco on Sunday for Dreamforce and I’m pretty excited.

Nonprofits Get a Social Media Mentor in | Econsultancy

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Get a Social Media Mentor in | Econsultancy: "SAN FRANCISCO – June 29, 2009 – Eight leading experts in social media and nonprofit technology have joined forces to create, a hub that showcases social tools for social change.

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. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS ) there are currently over 1.5 million NPO’s in the US. This number does not account for organizations with income less than $25K (and therefore does not file the Form 990 with the IRS).

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home The State of the Salesforce Platform The State of the Salesforce Platform Last Updated on Friday, 18 January 2008 10:30 Written by Steve Friday, 18 January 2008 10:30 I spent yesterday at the Tour de Force event in San Francisco. Bravo to the folks down in San Francisco.

Twitter to squeeze the wine business for charity | Webware - CNET

AFP Blog

Twitter to squeeze the wine business for charity | Webware - CNET: "n an attempt to boost literacy rates around the world, Twitter has launched a wine label with San Francisco-based winery Crushpad.The label is dubbed Fledgling Wine. In addition to its Web site, the self-described 'social winemaking venture' has a Twitter page too that just kicked in minutes ago

Twitter tries charity with Room to Read - Technology Live -

AFP Blog

Today, it said it is teaming with Room to Read, a San Francisco-based non-profit that helps educate children in developing countries.". Twitter tries charity with Room to Read - Technology Live - "Twitter is partnering for the first time with a charity as part of a Corporate Social Innovation initiative. NPTwitter NPtech

Gobs and Gobs of Data: Strategies for Visualizing and Sharing Policy Content


I'm looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco. Kurt Voelker, Forum One Communications. Policy-oriented organizations have long produced dizzying amounts of statistical content. In the past, rows and rows of data would die a quick death in thick policy reports or inscrutable spreadsheets. Don't let your data fall victim! Today, there are many tools to visualize and share data online.

O'Brien: Lessons on innovation from nonprofits - San Jose Mercury News

AFP Blog

O'Brien: Lessons on innovation from nonprofits - San Jose Mercury News: "Those lessons were on display last week when I stopped by the annual NetSquared conference at the Cisco Systems campus. The two-day event is run by TechSoup, a San Francisco organization that connects nonprofits with tech equipment and educational resources.Each year, TechSoup issues a technology challenge to find the most

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

AFP Blog

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Social Networks Are Red Hot, Web Sites Are DiddlysquatBy Mark HrywnaNonprofits have plenty of room for improvement to their Web sites while their presence on online social networks is growing and expect to continue, according to two surveys released during the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco this

Ask Idealware: CiviCRM and CiviMember | Idealware


Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Ask Idealware: CiviCRM and CiviMember By Laura Quinn , September 18, 2007 Dan asks : I serve on the Technology Advisory Counsel of a San Francisco-based Arts non-profit.

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. Average gift, donations per 1,000 people, total amount donated per city and number of donations all increased in 2010 compared to 2009. Author: Cheryl Black. How generous is your city? Check out the cities that made the top 10 for most generous online. Alexandria, VA.

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The neuroscientists at the Gazzaley Lab at University of California, San Francisco, have shown that games can improve our cognitive function. Since 2009, has enabled millions of players to contribute nearly $20 million to more than 30 nonprofit organizations globally.

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Twitter for Activism Tool VS Strategy Debate and A New Twitter Activism Guide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter has been used during the G20 protests , election monitoring and crowd-sourcing the location of a torch when it was passing through San Francisco. There is an inherent tension between strategy and tactical implementation of using social media to support a campaign's objectives or nonprofit's mission, whether the goal is fundraising, marketing, or taking action.

2009 Sex::Tech Conference : Focus on Youth


The NTC isn't the only tech conference in San Francisco in 2009: March 22-23, ISIS, Inc. will host Sex::Tech 2009 , the second annual conference that focuses on sexual health, technology and youth. The theme of Sex::Tech 2009 is Focus on Youth. Find out more information at Sex::Tech 2009 or contact Danielle Simmons , DMS Public Relations for ISIS. . Tags: NPTech sextech 2009

Does Your Website Further Your Mission?


I had the opportunity to represent Blackbaud at the NTEN 09 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco at the beginning of the month. It was great event and I got to meet a lot of fantastic people that are passionate about their organization and how they can further their mission. One of the sessions I attended was "25 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website" given by Allan Pressel , CEO of CharityFinders

Jed Emerson: Steady Returns With Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Ten years ago, Jed was the head of REDF, the famous social enterprise foundation in San Francisco. Last week I was in New York City and had the opportunity to meet with many interesting people (and got lots of ideas). One key connection was with Jed Emerson. Jed's just published a new article in entitled Steady Returns With Social Impact.

RSA 2009: Cloud Security a Recurring Theme

Tech Soup Blog

Last year at RSA — the annual industry-wide information security conference held here in San Francisco — we noted that Web 2.0 was one of the question marks in terms of security and how to support users and data.

Another Exclusivity Paradox: Secret Gardens, Hidden Museums

Museum 2.0

A few weeks ago, I gathered a group of creative folks in San Francisco and asked them, "what makes a social venue feel welcoming and friendly to you?"

2009 NTC Preview: Roger Burks on Storytelling


Roger shared a little of his philosophy, the basis of his session at the 2009 NTC , " Better Online Storytelling ", upon his return from a trip to the Congo. . Roger is also really excited about getting to San Francisco to engage with the amazing nonprofit community there.

Only 2 Days Left to Register for the 2009 NTC at the Lowest Rate!


You can still join us in San Francisco, April 26-28, for the greatest nonprofit tech show on Earth at the lowest price we offer -- but only if your register by January 31st. > You can reserve your spot at the After Party when you register for the 2009 NTC.

It’s conference week! Dreamforce and Convio Summit

Judi Sohn

At least next year, Convio Summit will be in Baltimore in October, while Dreamforce will be in December in San Francisco. I arrived in San Francisco late last night, only to find that I had been bumped from my hotel. Welcome to San Francisco. There are only 3 conferences I make a point of going to each year if I can: Convio Summit , Salesforce Dreamforce and NTEN NTC. Wouldn’t you know that this year, Convio Summit and Dreamforce were the same week?

Nten’s Online Nonprofit Technology Conference is here!

Amy Sample Ward

NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network, puts on a massive, be-there-or-be-square conference for nonprofit professionals every year (in 2009, we met in San Francisco). Now, the authors and other top experts in the nonprofit tech field will expand on the content and theme of the book during the interactive Online Nonprofit Technology Conference: Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission on September 16 and 17, 2009.

Eight Other Ways to "Connect with Community"

Museum 2.0

I was at San Diego's Balboa Park two weeks ago for a workshop and spent a glorious evening wandering the gardens, outdoor concert halls, and sports fields. Last month, the Christian Science Monitor published an article entitled, "Museums' new mantra: Connect with community."