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11 Highlights from BlogHer '11

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Last week I spoke at BlogHer '11, a gathering of over 3,000 women bloggers. One of the main reasons I go to BlogHer is to connect with old friends and to make new ones like: Beth of My Plastic-free Life. It was my fifth, and favorite BlogHer conference, largely because of the location.

What I Learned About Unpresenting from Heather Gold

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I first met Heather Gold when she did stand up comedy at the first Blogher conference in 2005. I first met Heather Gold when she did stand up comedy at the first Blogher conference in 2005.

Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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World Go Vegan Week (October 24-31, 2010) seems like a perfect time to highlight the sixth contributor to my series of guest posts by bloggers talking about how they have fun and do good.

Friendship, 5-Minutes, Appreciation, Action, Integration, Things: More Reverb 10

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Lake Chabot December 15 – 5 Minutes Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. Going to NYC with the hubs to see friends, family, and to go to the BlogHer Conference.

7 Ways to Have Fun and Do Good

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Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer It is my absolute honor to help people find pieces of peace within, while outwardly expressing this life process though dance with our bodies. Last week I finished my month-long Have Fun, Do Good series where 12 bloggers shared how they have fun and do good.

Nonprofit Calendars for 2010

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If you haven't purchased your 2010 calendar yet (or are looking for a last minute holiday gift), lots of nonprofits publish calendars. I know more and more people are using calendars on their computers and cell phones, but I like paper calendars.

Women Who Tech Telesummit

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I’ve been involved in this Telesummit now since the beginning. It’s really fun, and important. The Women Who Tech Telesummit was formed three years ago to celebrate all the innovative women who provide incredible value to technology and social media. So it’s time to come get your tech on ! Come join hundreds of women on September 15th at the Women Who Tech Telesummit from 11AM to 6PM Eastern Time. (It’s

Win A Free Ticket To WomenWhoTech Annual Telesummit on 9/15

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While some may think there are not a lot of high quality women who can speak on technology issues or are starting tech companies, it simply isn’t true.

Finding Balance: Our Relationship with Technology and Social Networks

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Once over the Golden Gate Bridge and connectedness restored I noticed this post from Melissa Ford over at BlogHer in my Facebook feed – “ Is RSS Dead? &# about Bloglines closing as of October 1st. Photo by Beth Kanter.

How Networked Nonprofits Use Twitter and Other Things I learned in Vegas

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Last week, I parachuted into BlogWorld 2010 in Las Vegas for less than 24 hours. I presented on two panels (How Nonprofits Use Twitter and CrowdSourced Philanthropy) in the Cause Track curated by Chris Noble and the good folks at WhatGives. How networked nonprofits use twitter.

My life as an (almost) ex-Technology Consultant

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology My life as an (almost) ex-Technology Consultant March 19, 2007 Beth Kanter interviewed me for Blogher recently, and one of the questions included “… you work as an independent consultant …&# Well, those days are numbered.

Washington, DC: Book Launch Events

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It was also wonderful to see Cynthia Samuels (BlogHer); Jocelyn Harman (Care2); Bill Strathan (Network(ed) for Good); Michael Hoffman (NTEN); Christina Arnold (Cambodia); Kate Bladow ; and many others. Book Party in at the Case Foundation: Who Has Their Hands on the Book.

How to Start, or Join a Social Action Book Club

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This week two fellow BlogHer Contributing Editors ( Virgina DeBolt and Elana Centor ), and BlogHer co-Founder ( Elisa Camahort Page ), and me had a virtual book club call to discuss Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Let’s Talk About Networked Nonprofits: TechSoupGlobal Book Party

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I’ve been following Charlene Li’s work since I heard her keynote at the BlogHer 2005 conference. Marnie Webb and Charlene Li: Two of My Social Media Role Models.

10 Tips for Starting a Virtual Social Change Book Club

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As I mentioned in my post, Community, Beauty, Party, Wisdom: More Reverb 10 Reflections , one of the highlights of 2010 was organizing a virtual social change book club. I sent out a note to the women on the BlogHer Contributing Editor list.

Allison Jones, Millennial Leader: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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Good morning, Have Fun Do Gooders! Welcome to the third week of my series of guest posts by bloggers sharing how they have fun and do good. My seventh guest blogger is Allison Jones. Allison is a Brooklyn based blogger and advocate for education equality and millennial leadership in public service.

Kimberly Wilson, Tranquility du Jour: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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I hope you've been enjoying my have fun do good guest blogger series as much as I am (: The tenth guest blogger in the series is Kimberly Wilson. Kimberly is a teacher, writer, do-gooder, entrepreneur, and eco-fashion designer currently obsessed with Paris, potbelly pigs, and all things sparkly.

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Katya Andresen, Network for Good: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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The ninth guest blogger in my have fun do good series is Katya Andresen. Katya is the COO of Network for Good and the author of Robin Hood Marketing: Stealing Corporate Savvy to Sell Just Causes. She blogs at nonprofitmarketingblog.com and tweets at @katyaN4G.

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Beth Terry, Fake Plastic Fish: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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The eighth guest blogger in my have fun, do good series is Beth Terry. Beth has been living plastic-free since 2007 and blogs about her adventures at FakePlasticFish.com. She is also an advisor to the Plastic Pollution Coalition and a contributing editor for BlogHer.com.

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Heather Meyer, Work it Out!: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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The twelfth guest blogger in my have fun do good series series is Heather Meyer. Heather is a passionate fitness expert, who loves to dance from her heart and inspire others to create their own beautiful! You can connect with her on Facebook, or her blog Work it Out!~Fitness

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How to Help Haitian Earthquake Survivors

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A BlogHer commenter also posted a link to an extensive list on the What Gives!? The people of Haiti are going to need a lot of help after today's 7.0 earthquake. You can see photos of some of the damage as they come in on PicFog. Below is a quick list of organizations asking for donations. If you know of other ways to help, please post ideas in the comments. I'm particularly interested in hearing about grassroots organizations. •

Arts Activist Naomi Natale and The One Million Bones Project

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Naomi served as an artist-in-residence at Columbia College Chicago in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Show Notes I have two workshops coming up: August 5: I'll be at BlogHer '11 in San Diego and co-presenting The Write Brain – Essential Blog Content Development Workshop.

Turn Your Book Club Into a Social Action Club with Kristof and WuDunn's Half the Sky

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Plus, the book club that, "compiles the most impressive record of activism by June 15, 2010 will receive a visit and discussion session with Kristof and WuDunn." Holding Up Half the Sky by Joanne Bamberger on BlogHer.

The Last Blogpotomac: A New Community Rises from the Ashes

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You don't necessarily see women keynote at technology conferences (well accept for women focused technology conferences like blogher ), but Geoff was trying hard ensure a gender balanced program and succeeded. conference in 2010. Flickr Photo by Ghbrett.