Bifurcated Life

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Right now, I feel like I''m living a bifurcated life. I spend most of my time in West Oakland. West Oakland where the view is of houses, a few trees, and the recycler dragging his four carts full of bottles and cans down the middle of our street. As I drive into West Oakland, the cranes share the skyline with the buildings of downtown. Blog Category: Oakland Personal Tweet I''m one of those people, you know, the people with a "country home."

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Bifurcated Life

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Right now, I feel like I'm living a bifurcated life. I spend most of my time in West Oakland. West Oakland where the view is of houses, a few trees, and the recycler dragging his four carts full of bottles and cans down the middle of our street. As I drive into West Oakland, the cranes share the skyline with the buildings of downtown. Blog Category: Oakland. I'm one of those people, you know, the people with a "country home."

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Find a Farmers' Market in Your Town

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Daryl Hannah has a nice piece about the importance of buying your veggies at farmers' markets on her vlog, dh love life. They have five listed for my city, Oakland. oakland farmers market organic local food

Living Plastic-Free with Beth Terry (Big Vision Podcast)

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She writes the popular blog, My Plastic-Free Life , and is a founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. When she's not out fighting plastic pollution, she spends her time with her husband, and two rascally kitties in Oakland, CA.

Rachel Cole: Making Time for What Matters (VIDEO)

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Rachel Cole is a fiercely loving, wise-beyond-her-years, gap-toothed life coach and creative project maven. Rachel can be found creating and coaching from her kitchen table in Oakland, California. Today's post is the fourth in my guest post series: Making Time for What Matters.

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How Text Messaging Can Make You a Better Parent

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The Children’s Hospital Oakland , for instance, texts out health and safety tips to parents throughout the Oakland region. These types of tips can save a child’s life—and they come at little to no cost for a parent.

Open Doors

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I feel the human surfacing quickly increase, as I move from Sonoma, to Marin, and then finally to Oakland. watch the fawn and it's mother, grazing in the short, scrubby, yellow grass beyond the house. They don't seem to mind our watching them, although they are wary. I wonder if we thought of them as tonight's dinner, would they notice? Would they skitter and jump into the trees just from the energy of those thoughts? . I am acutely aware of my human-ness here.

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Color = happiness

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I took all of the photos in this post walking on the not always pretty streets of Oakland. How can you add more color into your life this week? A few years ago, I had a vivid dream that I went into a dark therapist''s office to meet with my client, Cameron Diaz.

The Moneyball Effect: Using Your Data

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The “ Moneyball ” reference, of course, is to the book/movie by that name that tells the story of Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane. Maddie and I were lucky enough to attend a cool event put on by Avectra a few weeks ago, that they called The Moneyball Effect.

Instagram for Nonprofits: Powerful Images in the Palm of Your Hand

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Image: Photo taken in Oakland's Redwood Regional Park made to look extra awesome with Instagram. How many of you played with Instagram over the holiday break? I did and I *love* it.

Open Doors

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I feel the human surfacing quickly increase, as I move from Sonoma, to Marin, and then finally to Oakland. watch the fawn and it's mother, grazing in the short, scrubby, yellow grass beyond the house. They don't seem to mind our watching them, although they are wary. I wonder if we thought of them as tonight's dinner, would they notice? Would they skitter and jump into the trees just from the energy of those thoughts? . I am acutely aware of my human-ness here.

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7 LGBT Tech Projects You Need to Know

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Trans*H4ck is based in San Francisco, but has held events in Boston, Chicago, Oakland, Las Vegas, and more. One of the projects this organization is working on is called Connect 4 Life , a mobile phone program for LGBT homeless youth.

What Are Your 2009 Have Fun Do Good Resolutions?

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Waiting a few weeks until your "real life" is in full swing can help you craft more realistic goals. Volunteer in Oakland outside of my home office, and away from my computer. Flickr photo credit: Downtown Oakland 2 uploaded by ChrisDag.

Have a Cup of Tea with Fear

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I gave this sermon this morning at First Congregational Church of Oakland. . To me, "living in line with the flesh" as living life being fed by these poisons - and being "led by the spirit of God" means being led by generosity, love and awareness opposites to these three poisons. . Helped to motivate you to make some change in your life. Your fear has helped you survive this life.

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The Connector Award Event: Meet Rue Mapp!

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I grew up with a love for nature inspired by my parents who had a working ranch in the country 100 miles north of Oakland, California, where we lived. At home in Oakland, I was a Girl Scout, and participated in a wide range of activities through my local rec center. GW: How did Outdoor Afro come to life? There have been a few constants in my life: love of nature, a devotion to family, a desire to connect people with meaningful resources, and technology.

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My 10 Second Bio

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Here's my blurb: I grew up in Mystic, CT (the town Mystic Pizza was based on) and live in Oakland, CA. Favorite quote: I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. Mocha Mama has launched a "You in 10 Seconds" meme for the bloggers attending the BlogHer Conference next week so that they can learn a tiny bit about each other. The number of women attending this year has doubled!

Nomad Cafe: How to Start a Green Cafe

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Well, Chris Waters of the Nomad Cafe in Oakland not only thought about it, he made it happen. We participate in the City of Oakland's Maintain-a-Drain program, and do our part daily to remove litter from the street in our neighborhood. green cafe business Oakland

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

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Blog: Nonprofit Commons: Nonprofits in Second Life. Michelle Murrain: @pearlbear from Oakland, CA. Britt Bravo: @Bbravo from Oakland, CA. Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. The list below is the result of that “Tweet Out&#. Some on the list are very known in the nonprofit sector, and others are completely under the radar and providing some very valuable resources to the nonprofit sector.

Meditations on Relevance Part 5: Relevance is a Bridge

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People lining the street on the Tuesday afternoon when the boards arrived from the Port of Oakland, cheering as the crates came off the truck. For me personally, it was life-changing. Blessing of the Replica Boards, July 19, 2015, 8am. Photo by Jon Bailiff.

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Empowering Staff to Take Creative Risks

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I was joined by Lori Fogarty (ED of the Oakland Museum of California), Adam Lerner (ED and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver), and Beck Tench (Director for Innovation and Digital Engagement at the Museum of Life and Science).

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Can You Use Your Own Photos on Your Website? Maybe Not

Tech Soup Blog

Images bring life and interest to anything. One undeniable trend is that people are increasingly attracted to images and videos and much less interested in unadorned text. They also help demonstrate the human impact of nonprofits' and libraries' work.

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Win a copy of Being the Difference: True Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the World

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Darius currently serves on the Board of Directors of the McCullum Youth Court in Oakland, CA, and on the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship in Washington, DC.

Have a Cup of Tea with Fear

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I gave this sermon this morning at First Congregational Church of Oakland. . To me, "living in line with the flesh" as living life being fed by these poisons - and being "led by the spirit of God" means being led by generosity, love and awareness opposites to these three poisons. . Helped to motivate you to make some change in your life. Your fear has helped you survive this life.

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Solutionary Women: Nola Brantley of the Scotlan Youth and Family Center

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Nola is as old as the Center she works for, thirty, and over the past two years, she has become an expert on sexually exploited minors in Oakland and has watched as the population grows. and they'll say, 'Don't you know that everywhere else, coming to Oakland to do your thing is a big thing?'"

Share Your Have Fun Do Good Photos & Stories using The Extraodinaries

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The Iron Souls is a Motorcycle Club based out of Oakland California that gives back to the betterment of the community. This organization is completely volunteer and donation reliant so it is satisfying to know that you are helping change someone's life. Hello Have Fun Do Gooders!

Linking Results To Key Performance Indicators Is Like Hooking Up A Big TV

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a new way of thinking for a lot of nonprofits (not all), so the checklist is a useful way to bring the concept to life. Flickr Photo by HorrorTaxi. The process of linking results to key performance indicators and associated metrics it is like hooking up a big TV.

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Echoing Green, Jobs for Change, Julia Cameron and 29 Gifts

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29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life Filling the Well: Giving to Yourself Join My Village: Ladies Home Journal Do Good Challenge Make Someone's Day: Write a Letter Whew! NEWS This week, Echoing Green partnered with Jobs for Change on a new Be Bold Podcast.

Are the Arts Habit-Forming?

Museum 2.0

Sometimes these innovations are woven into the institutional core programming, as at the redesigned, highly interactive Oakland Museum of California. Imagine this situation: You go to an arts event, one of a type you rarely or never take part in.

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A Hearty Congratulations to TechSoup Members Winning Google Impact Challenge Awards

Tech Soup Blog

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a civil rights and restorative justice organization for prisoners and for Oakland young adults. Museum of Children's Art is an arts program where low-income Oakland families can explore interactive spaces where they create, share and connect with each other through art. New Door Ventures is a San Francisco faith-based job skill-building employment organization that helps at-risk youth prepare for work and life.

Foot in the Door: A Powerful Participatory Exhibit

Museum 2.0

While this may make some art aficionados cringe, I was thrilled by the implicit message that the art museum could be useful to your life in the future, that you could be part of it, that it is open to you and your creative expression.

We Got Issues: A New Collection of Young Women's Voices

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Last week fifty people squeezed into the Marcus Bookstore in Oakland to hear young women share their stories, their rants, and their issues from a new collection of women's writing, We Got Issues!

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The Biggest List of Earth Day Blogs You'll Ever Need

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My Plastic Free Life. My Plastic Free Life is a blog by Oakland, California activist Beth Terry.

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Interviews with 56 Changemakers: 5th Anniversary of the Big Vision Podcast

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Listen / Read Elizabeth Pomada Co-Founder, Writing for Change Conference Listen Read Marsha Wallace, Founder, Dining for Women Listen Read Shalini Kantayya, Filmmaker, A Drop of Life.

Give the Gift of Time Together for the Holidays

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When you're on your death bed looking back on your life, what will you remember most, the stuff you received as gifts, or the time you spent with the people you care about? Inside the box was a brochure for the Oakland Zoo.

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Nonprofits and App Developers Combine Forces for Community Change

Tech Soup Blog

These stories are then collected on each pet's profile page at the shelter's website, resulting in a scrolling diary of the pet's life. We use apps to capture memories, keep track of tasks, entertain ourselves, and communicate.

Balancing People, Profit & Planet: An Interview with Reem Rahim of Numi Tea

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Reem Rahim is the Co-founder and Vice President of Marketing of the Oakland-based green business Numi Tea. My brother and I started Numi about seven years ago, from here in Oakland, California, and we started in my small apartment up the street, near Piedmont Avenue.

The Only List of Earth Day Blogs You'll Ever Need

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My Plastic Free Life. My Plastic Free Life is a blog by Oakland, California activist Beth Terry.

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Interviews with 69 Changemakers: 6th Anniversary of the Big Vision Podcast

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Listen Read Elizabeth Pomada Co-Founder, Writing for Change Conference Listen Read Marsha Wallace, Founder, Dining for Women Listen Read Shalini Kantayya, Filmmaker, A Drop of Life. Wahoo! Today is the 6th anniversary of the Big Vision Podcast! You can view all of the interviews, and subscribe to the show, on iTunes , or on the Big Vision Podcast's landing page.

Interviews with 30 Social Changemakers: Big Vision Podcast 2nd Anniversary

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Scotlan Youth Program in West Oakland. Listen / Read Elizabeth Pomada Co-Founder of the Writing for Change Conference Listen Read Marsha Wallace Founder of Dining for Women Listen Read Shalini Kantayya, Filmmaker, A Drop of Life.

ILoveMountains.org Blogger's Challenge (You Can Help If You Aren't a Blogger Too!)

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For example, when I type in my zip code in Oakland, CA, it tells me, "Your electricity provider, Pacific Gas Electric Co., Here are posts by a few of them: Little Green Animals Life in Small Bites Environment Blog faithfull on the Daily Kos STOP Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining mountaintop removal coal blogger blog activism AppalachiaiLoveMountains.org is a campaign to stop mountaintop removal for coal mining. What is mountaintop removal you ask?

Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

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I realize now that it wasn't an accident, this life journey. They wanted more training in-depth, and they wanted to really learn how to use all these different tools to get ahead in life and advance their dreams. I love to live life large, but I also work very hard.

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Interview with Temra Costa, Author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

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City Slickers Farm is taking over a park, with the support of the city of Oakland. They're going to be growing some food in one of the downtown West Oakland parks, which is pretty exciting. We live in the Bay Area, so we have an Oakland produce market in Oakland.

Financial Plus Credit Union

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It is always a good idea to keep some money aside for emergencies or other events that may happen in your life, which will necessitate some money. Financial Plus Credit Union was started in 1952, in Flint, MI.

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