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

AFP Blog

San Francisco Music - All Shook Down: "This is partially due to the mere fact that once an org has your information from Facebook Causes or MySpace Impact or Network for Good or what-have-you, then they can market to you directly, thus expanding their lists of potential donors and overall grasp on do-goodery. Do Online Causes and Philanthropy Do Any Good? -

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. NetSquared winners like Ushahidi and Social Actions have been finding new ways to harness the power of the crowd for social change. It will be fun to see what buzz comes from the conference. read more.

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What We Learned at Net:Work — It’s About People

Frogloop

Yesterday, we held our inaugural Net:Work conference at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.

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Sun Microsystems and San Francisco's McKinley Elementary School

Tech Soup Blog

Sun Microsystems, a partner of TechSoup Global, recently embarked on a local donation project to address this at one elementary school in San Francisco. McKinley Elementary is a K-5 public school with about 300 students in the Duboce Park district of San Francisco. As the fiscal positions of states and municipalities across the United States deteriorate due to deficits and budget shortfalls, school districts and educational funding are often the first casualties.

Google Maps Dirty Trick or Malfunctioning "Feature?"

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm going to the Internet Archive's new office at 300 Funston in San Francisco, to attend the Books in Browsers conference. Not really knowing all of San Francisco's streets, I got out and recognized the old location of the Internet Archive. Called a friend at a PC, and they got the same misroute to 116 Sheridan Avenue, San Francisco, California 94129. Wasted about 30 minutes this morning thanks to a weird coincidence.

Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns

NTEN

In my recent chapter “Managing Fundraising and Building Communities Online” in the book Internet Management for Nonprofits (Wiley, April 2010), I write in depth about one method to tackle the subject – what are organizations across the country doing? Adrienne D. Capps, U. Davis. Much has changed with regard to fundraising and “friendraising” during the 12 years I have been a professional fundraiser, the most obvious being the use of technology.

What is An Open Community?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Maddie: And thank you for introducing us to Rob Cottingham at the 09NTC in San Francisco!

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

San Francisco, California, United States: Jossey-Bass. [3] 2010). In my last post, I answered the age-old questions, “ Can my 501(c)(3) really engage in advocacy? ” The answer is a resounding YES. With that settled, it’s time to move on to the benefits of advocacy.

NTEN Leadership: Barbara Buswell of the PEAK Parent Center

NTEN

I met Barbara at the 2009 NTC in San Francisco, her first NTC. On Friday, we published a Leadership Manifesto. We want every one of you to stand up and lead your organizations to the technology mountain top. So, we're going to explore what it means to be a technology leader over the next year or so, bringing you lots videos, podcasts, webinars and blog posts where we can all exchange ideas.

Sink or Swim? Nonprofits in 2010

NetWits

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. Many have questioned the sustainability of NPO’s nationwide asking; "Will nonprofits survive in 2010?" According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS ) there are currently over 1.5 million NPO’s in the US.

Top 10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S.

Frogloop

The donors in the most generous cities increased their total online contributions by more than 11 percent over 2010, which is pretty impressive considering the tough economy. San Francisco, CA. The biggest movers in the top ten from the 2010 annual ranking are Seattle rising three spaces to number one; Cambridge, MA falling three spaces from number two to number five; and Ann Arbor, MI moving up three spaces from number nine to number six, said Convio.

Facebook Deals Service Takes on Foursquare, Groupon - Advertising Age - Digital

AFP Blog

Facebook Deals Service Takes on Foursquare, Groupon - Advertising Age - Digital: "SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) -- Facebook has a new offer for users willing to share their locations in status updates: deals from nearby merchants or big-brand marketers such as Starbucks, Gap or McDonald's

Facebook Deals Service Takes on Foursquare, Groupon - Advertising Age - Digital

AFP Blog

Facebook Deals Service Takes on Foursquare, Groupon - Advertising Age - Digital: "SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) -- Facebook has a new offer for users willing to share their locations in status updates: deals from nearby merchants or big-brand marketers such as Starbucks, Gap or McDonald's

Discounts, Secret Deals, and Value: Learning from Groupon

Museum 2.0

At the San Francisco airport, when long-term parking is sold out, they hand you a voucher to park in (the much closer) short-term parking for long-term rates. Let's face it: there are people who are into coupons and there are people who are not.

Congrats to Bay Area CAN

VisionLink

This partnership focuses on powerful client management tools, including a shared disaster client and resource information database, working across nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the ten county area around San Francisco.

Who's Your Mayor? Philanthropy Meets Foursquare | Social Enterprise

AFP Blog

Philanthropy Meets Foursquare | Social Enterprise: "Blanketing BART stations in San Francisco since mid-June are public service ads urging passers-by to use their cell phones to 'drill the oil industry.' Who's Your Mayor? Another Twitter campaign? Guess again. Think Foursquare, the new mobile social network which a number of nonprofits are using to drum up some money and a crowd of supporters --.

Arts Organizations Digital Strategies Master Class and Train the Trainers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m teaching a master class today in San Francisco for arts organizations for Theatre Bay Area. My master class here in San Francisco will be video taped and shared in other cities by a local facilitator using a lesson plan that I have developed.

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 of the Month :: March 2010 :: Modern and Contemporary Art

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Flickr: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. March’s theme is Modern and Contemporary Art. Below are 5 museums throughout the world that are creatively utilizing social media: Twitter: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Lima. Facebook: Moscow Museum of Modern Art. YouTube: Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. MySpace: Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Ask Idealware: CiviCRM and CiviMember | Idealware

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.

Blogging for Writers at The Writing for Change Conference & The Writing Salon

Have Fun - Do Good

A one-day workshop at the Writing Salon in October, and a shorter session at the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference in November. The Writing Salon October 23, 2010 10 AM-4 PM $95 for members/$110 for non-members Strawberry Creek Design Center • 2121 Bonar St.,

Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Using a webinar and conference call platform, we were able to bring in participants from San Francisco, Rwanda, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Juicy Blogging E-Course (online) + Blogging for Writers (SF)

Have Fun - Do Good

I have two blogging workshops coming up, one online and one in San Francisco, that I thought might interest you.

Visit to Qatar

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It was a lightning visit of only two days (Sunday and Monday), with a focus on attending the World Economic Forum's Global Redesign Summit 2010 (the GRI). I had met Abbas at the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit/World Forum in San Francisco.

Social Enterprise Alliance Summit

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As I head off to the WEF Summit in Davos, I'm also excited about the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit coming up in San Francisco at the end of April. Hope to see you in San Francisco for the SEA Summit (and if you're an SEA member, today's your shot at getting your double discount on the conference!). The membership of the Alliance are "my people," folks who speak both social and business fluently. The response to the early bird registration was incredible.

Social Enterprise Summit Blogging Contest Winners Announced

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Great to see two social enterprise bloggers, Kylie Eastley of Tasmania and Tristan Pollock from Minnesota, won Halle Tecco's contest on Huffington Post to go to the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit later this month in San Francisco. I just heard from Jerr Boschee, the interim CEO of SEA, that registrations are already well ahead of past Summits, and that over 30% of the attendees are coming from outside the United States.

Great reads from around the web on October 25th

Amy Sample Ward

" Women Give 2010 | Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University – "Women at virtually every income level are more likely to give to charity and to give more money on average than their male counterparts, after controlling for education, income and other factors that influence giving, new research from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University finds.

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When data gets political

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

And if you maybe thought that OpenIssue headquarters was in San Francisco, I’m sure this list made you sure. Most days, data is pretty straightforward to us here at OpenIssue headquarters. Names, addresses, email addresses, the pesky notes field (today’s bane of our existence.) But sometimes, data is political. Or, I guess more accurately, data models.

Great reads from around the web on February 3rd

Amy Sample Ward

"Launched last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, GreenXchange (GX) is a new Web-based knowledge exchange that is being spearheaded by 10 companies and social enterprises, including Nike, Best Buy, and Creative Commons, the San Francisco nonprofit that works to expand the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Happy 10NTC Eve!

Connection Cafe

I’m in Atlanta on the eve of the 2010 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference and excited about the few people that I have already run into and looking forward to reuniting with more friends and NPTech peeps. Author: Corey Pudhorodsky.

Wired for Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

And although it fell from its 2009 #1 Wired position to #3 in 2010, it still ranks #1 in two of three categories: It has the highest percentage of homes that are accessing the internet via high speed broadband at 4%. Author: Sara Spivey.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week.

Geosocial Networking: Will it Work for You?

Connection Cafe

Earthjustice put up posters like the one below in the BART stations in San Francisco. Author: Josh Shepherd. It's not easy to keep up with all the changes in social media. It is definitely a task to decide which social media platforms should demand your attention and energy.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I know that I have been tremendously influenced by what I have learned in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Atlanta, and now Seattle. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle.

Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch

Amy Sample Ward

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. I’m so excited to announce the launch of Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch – a new book curated by Jean Russell with a collection of over 60 essays crafting a topography for thriving.

Converting GoToMeeting recording to something you can actually use

Judi Sohn

Unfortunately, I was in San Francisco for Dreamforce at the time of the webinar so a colleague took my producing role. After trying more webinar/meeting tools than I can possibly count, I'm pretty happy with Citrix GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar.

Facebook Place: Time To Check Into Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Facebook Blog Post. Earlier this week, Facebook added “where&# to the list of personal information members share with the world. There was much speculation what this feature might mean for FourSquare and the subsequent riddles, “What happens when you add Foursquare to Facebook?

Thoughts on Chatter while the Kool-Aid flows at Dreamforce

Judi Sohn

It's the beginning of Day 2 at Dreamforce , the gigantic Salesforce user conference in San Francisco. Instead of joining 15,000 or so folks for the second morning keynote, I'm sitting in my hotel room watching the keynote stream on my laptop.

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#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

Amy Sample Ward

From @davidahood: San Francisco Zoo has done a wonderful job and engaging and supporting their community. Last week, I had a fun time moderating the June #4Change Twitter Chat on Online Community Building. Thanks to all those who participated or followed along, and to those who will join the conversation now! This wrap up will highlight some of the insights and resources shared during the chat, but, if you’d rather, you can review the full transcript.

Human Rights Trainings in Nigeria

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I flew into Abuja from Kinshasa, and my colleague Rahwa Tareke joined me from San Francisco. A Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi As outreach coordinator for Martus , Benetech’s secure software application, I travel to many countries where human rights defenders need tools to gather, organize and back up information about human rights violations.