Fun Friday Staycation in Oakland and Berkeley (Photos)

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I figure I should practice what I preach, so here are some photos from my fun Friday in Berkeley and Oakland with a Move, Play, Reflect, Connect twist. One of the homework assignments this week for the Juicy Blogging e-course I'm teaching is to write an image-rich post.

Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

Oakland Local is launching today! Oakland Local is a news & community site for Oakland, CA, USA, focusing on social justice issues including climate change, air quality, food access, arts as activists, and identity, race & ethnicity. About Oakland Local.

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Obama in Oakland

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There were thousands of people packed into Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall for the Barack Obama rally on St. You can watch some of the best parts of his Oakland speech here, and sign up for his mailing list to find out when he is coming to your city at [link].

Nonprofit Tech Week Is April 7-9th

TechImpact

From April 7-9th, #NPTechWeek is coming to 3 Bay Area cities in 3 days; Mountain View (location), Oakland (location), and San Francisco (location). For 3 days, Nonprofit Tech Week brings nonprofit leaders and technology together for focused sessions on how your nonprofit can better leverage technology to complete its mission. Each day has a focused […]. The post Nonprofit Tech Week Is April 7-9th appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

5 Things Oakland Taught Me about Civic Hacking

Tech Soup Blog

I was lucky enough to attend CityCamp Oakland earlier this month to see this collaboration in action. Not so in Oakland. Gathering data on use of force and property seizures by the Oakland Police Department. Mapping Oakland's public bathrooms (or lack thereof).

Nonprofit Technology Conference: NTC 2012 – Day 1

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Oakland’s Extra Action Marching Band lead the way into the ballroom with clinging, clanging, trumpets, drums, flag waving, and dancers who danced their hair off. Oakland’s Extra Action Marching Band lead the way into the ballroom with clinging, clanging, trumpets, drums, flag [.]

Hiatus

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Hiatus August 26, 2008 As many of you know, I’m about to make a big move: to the left coast, to the big city of Oakland (or thereabouts).

Save Your Libraries: They're Good for the Economy

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Collecting petitions Last week I stood outside of my local library collecting signatures to save libraries in Oakland. For inspiration, read the round up of creative ways Save Oakland Libraries is getting its message out (e.g.

TechSoup Global at National Day of Civic Hacking

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ReWrite Oakland. Caravan Studios' Sarah Washburn attended ReWrite Oakland , which focused on rebuilding the Oakland City website to make it easier to use and more accessible. Image 3: ReWrite Oakland, Caravan Studios.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

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Our book tour starts at the end of January, so if you are in San Francisco, Oakland, Boston, NYC, or Washington, DC, please join us. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

Tech Planning Tips for Every Nonprofit or Library

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Julie Elmore, library director, Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library (Indiana). Julie Elmore is the library director of the Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library in Indiana and its only full-time employee. With a tight budget, a small staff, and an obvious need for computers, a technology plan is crucial for the Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library. Image 2: Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library.

#Occupy Nature

GroundWire

Of course, being me, I thought of nature – the outdoors, and found it almost ironic how Occupy protestors in my hometown of Oakland, and in every urban hub, were also making themselves sustainably visible in protest by camping outdoors in public plazas all over the country. It does not matter if you choose to take to the streets, the #Occupy Movement has captured the imagination of everyone, and is not going away any time soon.

iPads for Emergencies

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CARD is a nonprofit agency, based in Oakland California. Source: [link]. This spring, CARD is working hard to get 15 iPads donated for use in their training and response efforts. iPads can be used for small and large presentations, brainstorming sessions, workshops, and other valuable work.

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. Liberating Ourselves Locally is "a people of color-led, gender diverse, queer and trans inclusive hacker/makerspace" in Oakland, California.

The Moneyball Effect: Using Your Data

SocialFish

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.

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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. 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.

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.

How Text Messaging Can Make You a Better Parent

Mobile Commons

The Children’s Hospital Oakland , for instance, texts out health and safety tips to parents throughout the Oakland region. Whether you’re a school, pediatric clinic, or nonprofit, communicating with parents about their children is important.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Oakland. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report.

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

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Flickr Photo by HorrorTaxi. The process of linking results to key performance indicators and associated metrics it is like hooking up a big TV.

Open Data Tools Let You Peek Behind the Campaign Finance Curtain

Tech Soup Blog

On a local scale, our neighbors at OpenOakland are exposing the campaign finances of Oakland mayoral candidates. The finance data was self-reported by all Oakland mayoral candidate controlled committees. Percentage of amount of itemized contributions from Oakland.

Why Are You Inspired (or Not) by the Occupy Movement?

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As a Bay Area liberal blogger who lives in Oakland , I feel like I should be taking part in occupations, posting photos, interviewing organizers, and sharing ways to get involved, but I haven't done any of those things. I want to be excited about this global movement, but I'm not. It just makes me sad, and a bit tired. Many of the letters people have posted on We Are the 99 Percent break my heart, but they feel like letters into the void. Who will listen? Who will help them?

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

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When she's not out fighting plastic pollution, she spends her time with her husband, and two rascally kitties in Oakland, CA. Beth Terry is the author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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

Water Wednesday: Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From?

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I'm always astonished when I hear about a child who was raised in the city, and thinks that carrots come from the store (rather than a farm), but honestly, if you asked me, "Where does your water comes from?" my minimal knowledge makes me only a step away from answering, "the faucet."

Occupy Transformation

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Oakland. As you might have noticed, I haven't blogged much. Partially, it's because I've gotten out of the habit, and I'm going to work on changing that. Partially, though, it's because I have been trying to figure out what to say about Occupy. I've been only peripherally involved in OccupyOakland, and other Occupy efforts. I helped start OccupyTechnology , and I've been to OccupyOakland a couple of times.

Occupy Transformation

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Oakland. As you might have noticed, I haven't blogged much. Partially, it's because I've gotten out of the habit, and I'm going to work on changing that. Partially, though, it's because I have been trying to figure out what to say about Occupy. I've been only peripherally involved in OccupyOakland, and other Occupy efforts. I helped start OccupyTechnology , and I've been to OccupyOakland a couple of times.

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

Tech Soup Blog

My Plastic Free Life is a blog by Oakland, California activist Beth Terry. I was so happy when Ronnie Deaver from ICT , an electronics recycler and refurbishment company in Massachusetts, sent me a link to ICT's list of The 87 Best Blogs for Treehuggers and Climate Change Warriors.

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The End of an Era

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I moved to Oakland in September of 2008, for a number of reasons. I''d learned a little about Oakland in my 18 months in seminary in Berkeley, from forays to Oakland for hanging out, events and the White Horse, of course. I met Ruth in Oakland - she is a long-time Oaklander. Being in Oakland for four years was formative, transformative, and healing emotionally and spiritually. And somehow, knowing that, being in Oakland opened up the possibilities.

The End of an Era

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I moved to Oakland in September of 2008, for a number of reasons. I'd learned a little about Oakland in my 18 months in seminary in Berkeley, from forays to Oakland for hanging out, events and the White Horse, of course. I met Ruth in Oakland - she is a long-time Oaklander. Being in Oakland for four years was formative, transformative, and healing emotionally and spiritually. And somehow, knowing that, being in Oakland opened up the possibilities.

Open Data and Civic Hacking

Tech Soup Blog

A couple of weeks ago we hosted Steve Spiker ( @spjika ) at a NetSquared San Francisco event, who talked about how his organizations Urban Strategies Council and OpenOakland tackled data projects in Oakland, California.

Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

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Empowering Staff to Take Creative Risks

Museum 2.0

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).

Closing the Loop Between Social Media and Offline Action

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I was in Oakland, CA and discovered Fenton's Creamery , famous for its ice cream. The line was out the door. Lines are good because you can contemplate that important decision: What flavor?

Out of the Spiritual Closet: Organizers Transforming the Practice of Social Justice. Big Vision Podcast Interview with co-author, Kristen Zimmerman

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She lives in Oakland with her 8-year-old son, Jonah Ravi, and her partner, Adrienn.

Getting the Most Out of Your Online Forms

NonProfit Hub

He currently lives in Oakland, California with his girlfriend and three cats. _. Chad Reid is Director of Communications for JotForm , a popular online form building tool and has previously worked for several nonprofits.

Getting Your Paws Around Office 365

Tech Soup Blog

I bring you: Kitties and 6 Things I Learned About Microsoft Office 365 from Linda Widdop and Sam Chenkin of TechImpact while attending the Office 365 Roadshow in Oakland, California in September. How about a warmer, fluffier article about Office 365? Literally.

Nonprofits and App Developers Combine Forces for Community Change

Tech Soup Blog

Sergio Medina, an attendee from the nonprofit Covenant House in Oakland, California said that events like these are a great way to get connected to the technology community. We use apps to capture memories, keep track of tasks, entertain ourselves, and communicate.

Rachel Cole: Making Time for What Matters (VIDEO)

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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. Be sure to read the pieces by Rachelle Mee-Chapman , Emily McKhann , and Peter Deitz too!

Meditations on Relevance Part 5: Relevance is a Bridge

Museum 2.0

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. Blessing of the Replica Boards, July 19, 2015, 8am. Photo by Jon Bailiff. Relevance is not an end unto itself. It is a bridge.