Regional CAN Conference: Los Angeles


VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter and Rene Alvarez are supporting lead staff from the Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) today and tomorrow at a regional CAN Convening being held for representatives from the LA Region. Participating organizations include the American Red Cross, UMCOR, all of the Southern California Red Cross Chapters, Salvation Army, Islamic Relief, LA County Social Services, Emergency Network LA and others.

IHOP's National Pancake Day raises money for charity, crashes website | Chatter | Los Angeles Times

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IHOP's National Pancake Day raises money for charity, crashes website | Chatter | Los Angeles Times: "National Pancake Day has arrived and if one can judge success by a website, the fact that IHOP's site was down for hours is a testament to the delicious success of the promotion


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Social Media Strategy: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles


Are you struggling with how to use social media? Or are you just beginning to explore how this new channel can help your nonprofit organization? Maybe you don’t even know what social media is yet? We can help you.

Social Media for Nonprofits Conference August 14 in Los Angeles

Tech Soup Blog

After 2011's sold out conference in Los Angeles, Social Media for Nonprofits is coming back on August 14 , featuring an all-star lineup sharing practical tips and tools for leveraging social media for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy. This guest post was authored by Ritu Sharma, Social Media for Nonprofits executive director and co-founder.

Watch the Los Angeles Change the Web Event!

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Quick Hit: See you at AAM (and my Los Angeles must-do list)

Museum 2.0

For those folks trekking out to Los Angeles this week for AAM, I hope to run into you at the conference. It's beautiful, and adjacent to the hippest part of LA--enclaves like Echo Park and Los Feliz that will make you think you might actually like to move there. I will definitely be at the following: NAME party at the Velaslavasay Panorama on Sunday night. If the party is half as rocking as the name of the venue, we'll have an amazing time.

RuffaloCODY buys crowdfunding business for nonprofits | TheGazette

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Duane Jasper, president and CEO of RuffaloCODY, said ScaleFunder’s emerging crowdfunding technology, developed at the University of California, Los Angeles, will complement his company’s fundraising tools for colleges and universities

Tis the Season for Charity Gift Cards | Nonprofit Trends with.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Tis the Season for Charity Gift Cards Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 9th, 2010 The Los Angeles Times had an article the other day called “Causes offers gift cards for charitable giving.&#

Beyond responsive: three mobile website design tricks becoming trends

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Beyond responsive: three mobile website design tricks becoming trends : The Los Angeles Times has a new-look website: a responsively designed effort from the same chaps behind sites for The Verge, Hearst and Mashable. But apart from being mobile-friendly in its responsiveness, it also features a number of mobile-first design elements that we’re increasingly seeing across a number of websites. Are publishers finally putting their money where their mobile-first mouths are

Homeless turn to Twitter for food, shelter -

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Homeless turn to Twitter for food, shelter - : "Los Angeles (CNN) -- Blogging and tweeting might be among the last hobbies you'd list for a homeless person, but some down-and-out people have embraced social media in such a way that it's actually garnered them needed assistance -- everything from food and diapers for children to counseling and housing

Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter -

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Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter - : LOS ANGELES — You watched the wrenching documentary. You posted your outrage on Twitter. But are you good for more than a few easy keystrokes of hashtag activism? Participant Media and some powerful partners need to know.

Tips From the Twitter Elite | FastMinds | Fast Company

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Tips From the Twitter Elite | FastMinds | Fast Company: "The Who's Who of twitter were out in full force at this week's 140 Conference at the Los Angeles Skirball Center. I got to heckle speakers with @adventuregirl (+1 million followers), talk branding strategy with @ijustine (700,000 followers), and speak on a panel with @pistachio (author of Twitter for Dummies

Bringing the Social Media Boot Camp to L.A. Homeless Orgs

See What's Out There

Last week, I joined 21 representatives of homeless service organizations from across Los Angeles at Home for Good L.A. for a social media boot camp led by See3’s Chief Learning Officer Lisa Colton, in partnership with the See3-Kindling Group project @home. The boot camp is designed to give nonprofits the “digital kick in the tush” they […]. social media Uncategorized Video

Blending Old and New Tech to Make History Come to Life - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Among the organizations that have worked on the site are, the New York Public Library, the Dallas Public Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library.". Blending Old and New Tech to Make History Come to Life - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "The site has been in an open test for the past year and won the 2011 Webby Award for the best site for a charitable organization.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The CSUN conference in Los Angeles is the biggest U.S. disability technology event of the year. We are having a great time showing off, and announced our newest collection of Spanish language books

Bringing the Social Media Boot Camp to L.A. Homeless Orgs

See What's Out There

Last week, I joined 21 representatives of homeless service organizations from across Los Angeles at Home for Good L.A. for a social media boot camp led by See3’s Chief Learning Officer Lisa Colton, in partnership with the See3-Kindling Group project @home. The boot camp is designed to give nonprofits the “digital kick in the tush” they […]. social media Uncategorized Video

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees / Los Angeles, CA / $935. Digital Marketing Conferences (DIGIMARCON) / Los Angeles, CA / $995. Center for Nonprofit Management / Los Angeles, CA / TBD. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country!

The Time Has Come to Reinvent Fall 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

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AIDS/LifeCycle launches AIDS/LifeCycle @ Home and the My545 Challenge – AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, seven day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, co-produced by and benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Using Social Media to Put a Face on Homelessness with Mark Horvath


My name is Mark and I live in Los Angeles which I affectionately call LaLa Land. Mark Horvath is a passionate guy with an incredible story. He goes by the name Hardly Normal and fights to put a face on homelessness by using the internet, social media and InvisiblePeople.TV (content can be intense) to share stories about real people battling with being out on the street.

How I reduced my carbon footprint today.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I presented on a panel today for the California Association of Nonprofits "Building Stronger Nonprofits" Conference that is taking place in Los Angeles about nonprofits and second life. See Larger Photo. The panel was done both in the real world and in second life - so I didn't increase my carbon footprint by flying in from the East Coast

How To Sketch Cast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am so hoping that my 22 hour flight from Los Angeles to Singapore has electrical outlet in the seat so I can use my laptop and fool with this technique. Sketchcasting! Check this out! I wonder what type of adapater I need or if Singapore Airways offer that

Using Social Media To Accomplish More With Less

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Los Angeles Universal Preschool Parent Ambassadors on Facebook. Los Angeles Universal Preschool mission is to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available to every 4-year-old in Los Angeles County, regardless of their family’s income. I don't have time for social media.

Two Leaders Join Benetech’s Senior Team!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

a technology and media venture based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I’m thrilled to announce that Benetech has filled two key positions: Nadine Apelian Dobbs as Communications Director and Elaine Wallace as General Counsel. I think they will both make big contributions to building Benetech’s ability to deliver greater impact in the technology-for-good field.

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SocialCoding4Good: Mobilizing Technology and Volunteerism for Transformative Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

SocialCoding4Good will be attending Mashable’s Social Good Summit in New York September 22-24, and A Billion+ Change’s Envisioning the Future of Corporate Service event in Los Angeles on October 1. Benetech, like many nonprofit organizations building open source software for social good, often relies upon the contributions of experienced software developers to help its solutions grow and scale.

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Can you make your cause this personal?

John Haydon

Yesterday at BlogWorld in Los Angeles, I had the awesome privilege of working with Stacey Monk (founder of Epic Change ) and Danielle Brigida (Social media Einstein at NWF ) on a panel about ways orgs can be more successful with social media. From Tanzania to Los Angeles.

5 Tips For Improving Your Nonprofit’s Instagram


The National History Museum of Los Angeles does a great job of highlighting their staff in their Instagram posts. Like it or not, social media is evolving. New platforms are arriving and garnering more attention and engagement than others. Instagram is a rising social platform on its way to becoming one of the most important social media outlets around.

Social Media for Nonprofits Conference Series Launches in SF

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is the launch event in a seven-city series, which is also touring Washington, DC, New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and Atlanta. On June 29, I’ll be participating at conference in San Francisco called Social Media for Nonprofits that launches a seven-city conference event focusing on answering the question: “How can resource-strapped community-based organizations seize the opportunities presented by this new landscape?&#.

Tim O'Reilly's challenge

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Great article on Tim O'Reilly in the Los Angeles Times. From the story: He is urging young entrepreneurs and engineers to stop making some of the sillier software that lets Facebook users throw virtual sheep at their friends or download virtual beer on iPhones, and instead start making a real difference in the world. He says it's not just the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do. I think this is awesome.

Link Love: Gratitude Challenge, Finding Your Calling, NY Oysters, and Kale Salad

Have Fun - Do Good

Debbie Laskey On Social Media, Brand Audits And Leadership Books

Eric Jacobson

Laskey has been honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council and been recognized as a "Woman Making a Difference" by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Currently, Laskey is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Exceptional Children''s Foundation in Los Angeles ( ). Debbie Laskey has 15 years of marketing experience and an MBA Degree.

Social Media for Social Good Book Tour Raises $17,130 for Partner Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

11/10 :: Los Angeles, CA. 3/19/12 Update: Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits launched in conjunction with a social media and mobile technology training and book tour that also served as fundraiser for partners nonprofits – a total of $17,130 was raised. Thanks very much to those that attended, the nonprofit partners (listed below), and the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Sponsors that helped make it happen. C ompleted Trainings: 3/15 :: Memphis, TN.

10 Must-Add Nonprofits on Snapchat

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Los Angeles County Museum of Art . It’s not easy to tell a good Snapchat story, but the nonprofits listed below are making a concerted effort to pioneer Snapchat storytelling. Doing so requires a willingness to experiment beyond traditional social media marketing and an understanding that there is no immediate payoff in terms of fundraising. In time, Snapcash may be used for fundraising, but for now it’s all about being an early adopter.

KCRW Sends Angelenos Restaurant Tips over Text Message

Mobile Commons

The Los Angeles public radio station KCRW is dedicated to keeping its listeners informed about the issues that matter most to them. And what matters more to a city dweller than where to find good food? That’s why KCRW has launched a mobile program to provide Angelenos with restaurant recommendations over text message. Every week, subscribers to KCRW’s mobile campaign receive the name and address of a recommended restaurant.

Crowd Fundraising for the Arts: No Running, Walking, or Freezing Plunges Required

Connection Cafe

The Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles launched a campaign to raise $66,000 in 60 days for their exhibition on Route 66 (they raised $61,000 – 92% of their goal). In 2011, in the name of raising money for the Special Olympics, I participated in the Polar Plunge.

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How to Be a Maverick Activist, Seane Corn and Common Ground

Have Fun - Do Good

You can read the Common Ground articles online, or find a free printed copy of the magazine in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles or Seattle. Additional Note: I just realized that the magazine has different names in different cities: San Francisco Bay Area: Common Ground Chicago: Conscious Choice Los Angeles: Whole Life Times Seattle: Conscious Choice career advice activism entrepreneur yoga Seane Corn

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

Will describes himself as a "latte-drinking, bike-riding, taco-loving, media-making social justice do-gooder, originally from North Carolina now living in Los Angeles." " He has been an advocate and organizer with immigrants and refugees in Charlotte, New York/Newark, and Los Angeles, as well as in Zimbabwe and Great Britain, for organizations including Detention Watch Network.

Join Do Something’s Scavenger Hunt for Social Change

Mobile Commons

The team that gets the most points will be flown out to Los Angeles for the Do Something Awards – and Do Something has a ton of other great prizes for the runners-up. On July 11th, Do Something will launch its first-ever text message scavenger hunt. The mission? Saving the world in 11 days. Every day following the 11th, DoSomething will give teams – or solo do-gooders, on the hunt by themselves – a new set of challenges focused on a new cause.

Dining for Women on NBC Nightly News

Have Fun - Do Good

I had the privilege of meeting Dining for Women's founder, Marsha Wallace in 2006, when she invited me down to Los Angeles for an event Dining for Women sponsored, an evening with Wangari Maathai (how cool is that!). Longtime readers know that I'm a big fan of Dining for Women , an organization that facilitates "potlucks for a purpose."

Don’t Bring Your Phone in the Shower

Beth Kanter

At the Durfee Foundation, we bring together nonprofit leaders from different fields to work on intractable problems in the Los Angeles region. Carrie Avery is president of the Durfee Foundation , a family foundation in Los Angeles, California. Flickr Photo by Helokee. 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.

Familiarity Breeds Love…and a Desire for Things to Stay the Same: Guest Post by Karen Wise

Museum 2.0

Visitors in front of the African Elephant Diorama at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC photo) This guest post was written by Karen Wise, Vice President, Education and Exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. “I

The Importance of a Connected Hospital

Connection Cafe

In May, we were lucky enough to help curate a healthcare marketing summit at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it’s not open” Frank Zappa . OK, we know it’s hard to listen to someone who names their child Moonbeam but go with us on this for a few minutes and we think you will understand our concept… .

Newsline and Grow Accessible Newspapers!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This is the big disability technology week: I'm at the CSUN conference in Los Angeles right now to give a couple of talks and have a bunch of meetings. We have just announced the formal launch of our Newsline/ partnership with the National Federation of the Blind. We have 125 daily papers available for download on, thanks to NFB's work on securing agreements with newspaper publishers.

Why your nonprofit should attend #140conf

John Haydon

Following are the upcoming 140 character conferences: Oct 4/5: Los Angeles. This past Tuesday I attended the 140 character conference in Boston to learn new ways that organizations use Twitter.