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. Together Counts' BlogHer 5K I ran the BlogHer 5K with Siel/Green LA Girl, which was a real milestone for me, since I've been Embracing Resting this year after injuring my toe. It was my fifth, and favorite BlogHer conference, largely because of the location.

Celebration of Women and Computing

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The conference is October 4-7, 2006 in San Diego, CA. blogher blogher_06This is a photo of Erica Rios/ Xicanista. Erica did some fabulous live-blogging during the NetSquared Conference. She's holding up a postcard for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Technology and Women , where she is the Internet Project Manager, and by the Association for Computing Machinery.

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Creating Your Generosity Plan: Kathy LeMay, Raising Change

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August 5: I'll be at BlogHer '11 in San Diego and co-presenting The Write Brain – Essential Blog Content Development Workshop. " 'Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.' I really believe that when each of us finds what that is, and we do what we can, with what we have, where we are, I think you're just going to see shifts in the world like we've never seen before."

Samin Nosrat: Cook, Teacher, Writer, Accidental Activist

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August 5: I'll be at BlogHer '11 in San Diego and co-presenting The Write Brain – Essential Blog Content Development Workshop. "I think as cooks there's something sort of innate in us that's about sharing and being generous and giving to people." Samin Nosrat Samin Nosrat creates community around food with her varied endeavors as a cook, teacher, writer, and accidental activist.

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Connecting Homeless Youth and Shelter Animals: 20-Year-Old Rachel Cohen, Hand2Paw

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August 5: I'll be at BlogHer '11 in San Diego and leading the idea generation portion of The Write Brain – Essential Blog Content Development Workshop. "It's a novel idea that homeless youth have so much to offer, and that these youth could really make the difference at this shelter. As it turns out, so many of these youth absolutely love animals." - Rachel Cohen Twenty-year-old Rachel Cohen is the Founder and Executive Director of Hand2Paw.

Where's the Care2 Team in August 2011?

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BlogHer San Diego, CA. Dreamforce '11 San Francisco, CA. The dog days of summer are upon us, and like the recommended fabric for the season our conference schedule is light and breezy. Watch for us at a handful of important conferences this month. Care2's own Jocelyn Harmon is out on the speaking path again, this time delivering the keynote at AFP's North Carolina Philanthropy Conference.

Arts Activist Naomi Natale and The One Million Bones Project

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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. "The fact that it actually happens today despite the "Never Again," rhetoric, despite the fact we apologize for how we didn't act in the past, that we allow it to happen again. At this point, I'm not able to not do anything about that.

How to Create a Juicy Blogging Vision Board

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at the Writing Salon, Berkeley, CA August 5: The Write Brain - Essential Blog Content Development Workshop at BlogHer '11, San Diego, CA Share. One of the most common challenges my juicy blogging clients and students have is that they want more clarity around what to write about on their blog. Creating a Juicy Blogging Vision Board is a fun and effective way to help you figure out why you're blogging, who you're trying to reach, and what to write about.

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Two Nonprofit Leaders of the Future: Heather and Rosetta

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Heather recently left her job at Aspiration and is moving to San Diego to pursue a PhD in Leadership with nonprofit focus at the University of San Diego. Cross posted at BlogHer Rosetta and Heather. In a few weeks, the NP2020 will be bring together individuals from around the country to begin a discussion about leadership in the nonprofit sector at the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Get Involved in Gustav Online Volunteer Efforts

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Photo by Christine As you know by now, Hurricane Gustav looks even more destructive than Katrina (see this round up from Lisa Stone, BlogHer , of the news reports and links). Inspired by the Twitter feed that Nate Ritter set up to aggregate news during the San Diego Fires in the Fall of 2007, Joe Solomon (aka EngageJoe) set up GustavFeed on Twitter.