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. You can also connect with Oakland Local on twitter and facebook. I’ll be watching Oakland Local to see how it evolves and grows and how the community reacts and uses it.

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]. Thanks (: Obama Oakland. Tags: obama oakland I've always wondered why people cry when they see famous people, until yesterday.

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5 Things Oakland Taught Me about Civic Hacking

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I was lucky enough to attend CityCamp Oakland earlier this month to see this collaboration in action. Not so in Oakland. Mai-ling Garcia, the city of Oakland's online engagement manager, put it succinctly: "We're not here to build applications for you, we're here to build applications with you." Gathering data on use of force and property seizures by the Oakland Police Department. Mapping Oakland's public bathrooms (or lack thereof).

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. Connect It's rare that the hubs and I have a whole day off together, but everything fell into place yesterday for us to take a one-day staycation. Hooray!

Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Mobile Health Campaign Sends Safety Tips in English and Spanish

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Children’s Hospital Oakland has been providing exceptional medical care to children in the Northern California region for almost 100 years. That’s why they recently launched a mobile messaging campaign to send out health and safety tips to parents throughout the Oakland region. Children’s Hospital put up billboards and bus-advertisements throughout Oakland asking parents to text in UY (for Spanish) or OUCH for English to join their health campaign.

Hiatus

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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).

The End of an Era

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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.

Nonprofit Tech Week Is April 7-9th

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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.

Bifurcated Life

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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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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech - capradio.org

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech - capradio.org : To counter that, a growing number of nonprofits are popping up in Oakland to help young blacks and Latinos break into the industry. The Goal Is Exposure Every afternoon this summer, Armstrong is in the offices of a small nonprofit called Hack the Hood. Her job is to fix websites for clients. "I''m I''m trying to do an outline," she says, staring at a page on her laptop that has a lot of links.

Bifurcated Life

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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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Last 10 delicious.com links

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Your ShowtimeFu is Strong in Oakland, CA – ShowtimeFu.com. These are the last 10 sites I bookmarked on delicious.com: VideoPress — Quick and easy HD video sharing for WordPress. Welcome to Aviary. Mozilla Labs – Weave Sync :: Add-ons for Firefox. How to Set Up an SMS System | MobileActive.org. Spicynodes : Home. PowerBase. Guide to CSS support in email clients – Articles & Tips – Campaign Monitor. Intuit Developer Network Home.

WWJ Newsradio 950 - Foundation Awards $125,000 to NEW for Outreach to Nonprofits

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WWJ Newsradio 950 - Foundation Awards $125,000 to NEW for Outreach to Nonprofits: "The Nonprofit Enterprise at Work organization of Ann Arbor last week announced a two-year, $125,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.The grant will support outreach and marketing to nonprofit organizations to increase delivery of NEW’s npServ and BoardConnect programs in Wayne, Oakland

Find a Farmers' Market in Your Town

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They have five listed for my city, Oakland. My husband and I went to a new farmers' market in Oakland, the Temescal Farmers' Market, a couple weeks ago, where I took the photos of the beets and tomatoes, and almost all of the produce there was organic, which was a real treat. Farmers' Markets in Oakland via farmersmarket.com East Oakland CFM 73rd Avenue & International Blvd Oakland, CA 94621 Contact: Shene Bowie/Victor Johnson (510) 638-1742 SEASONAL Friday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00

This. Country. Is. Crazy.

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Yesterday, I''m sitting in my room in Oakland, and I hear a series of gunshots very close to my house. But of course, this was only one of many incidents of gun violence, in Oakland, in Californai, and in the United States. . Blog Category: America Oakland Current Affairs Tweet I look out of the windows, but don''t see much. The police block off the street, and apparently, someone was at least gravely injured, but I haven''t heard details.

This. Country. Is. Crazy.

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Yesterday, I'm sitting in my room in Oakland, and I hear a series of gunshots very close to my house. But of course, this was only one of many incidents of gun violence, in Oakland, in Californai, and in the United States. . Oakland. I look out of the windows, but don't see much. The police block off the street, and apparently, someone was at least gravely injured, but I haven't heard details.

#Occupy Nature

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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.

Nonprofit Technology on a Shoestring Budget: Today 2:30 - 4:30 Pacific

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This afternoon, I will be presenting in Oakland (my homies) for the Oakland Chamber of Commerce monthly Nonprofit Roundtable. Here are more details from the Oakland Chamber's announcement: read more. If you're in the area, they allow non-Chamber members to come — which I didn't realize earlier so apologies for the last-minute notice — so come check it out. We'll be covering " Nonprofit Technology on a Shoestring Budget ," from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

3 Social Media Speaking Gigs in San Francisco

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009 10:00-1:15 PM Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Oakland Airport 77 Hegenberger Rd. Oakland blog podcast San Francisco Oakland nonprofit writer marketing business womenHello Have Fun • Do Gooders! I've got a full speaking calendar in the middle of the month. Come say hi if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, or pass the info on to friends who do!

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. Guerilla Storytime, Silent Funeral Procession, Save Oakland Libraries Bike Ride) in the post, Save Oakland Public Libraries is AWESOME!!

Launching the First Wave of the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network

Museum 2.0

How do you build a movement for institutional change? That's the question we've been grappling with as we start the OF/BY/FOR ALL initiative. Our goal is to help civic and cultural institutions become more representative OF, co-created BY, and welcoming FOR their diverse communities. We've see this model succeed at the MAH and at other community-centered organizations around the world. We want to share the methods and tools that make it work. Not as a prescriptive recipe, but as a pattern.

Determined to Trend - Guest Post by James Leventhal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Local Oakland Tweeter @trafficologist Standing Beside Her Profile Pic in the Twitterstream. When the New de Young opened it did a 32-hour party and community celebration , starting a trend that was then picked up by the Contemporary Jewish Museum with Dawn in 2008 and now the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). For a lot of folks, the Oakland Museum of California is something of a standard bearer of community engagement and the building itself is a harbinger of today’s museums.

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.

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! Rachel Cole is a fiercely loving, wise-beyond-her-years, gap-toothed life coach and creative project maven.

Keep Contact Lenses Current with Acuvue’s Easy Text Reminders

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For a few more recent examples, take a look at the reminder services of New York Presbyterian , the New York City Department of Health , Children’s Hospital Oakland , and many more. If you’ve ever had contact lenses, you know that the refill process can be a pain – and if you forget your refill, you might spend a day or two walking around half-blind until you fix the problem! Contact lens manufacturer Acuvue has come up with an easy way to help people remember to get their lenses renewed.

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. She writes the popular blog, My Plastic-Free Life , and is a founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. Beth gives presentations on living plastic-free , and why our personal changes * do* make a difference.

Open Doors

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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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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. Whether you’re a school, pediatric clinic, or nonprofit, communicating with parents about their children is important. But parents will be the first to tell you the difficulties they encounter in managing their children’s day-to-day activities.

7 Ways to Ride the Waves of Challenge

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in Oakland. Are any of you going through a rough patch? I have to say that the last little while has been tough for me. Lots of ups and downs. I thought I'd share some of the things I've been doing to help myself get through it. Color: I've been wearing lots of bright colors, and collecting color inspirations on a Pinterest board. Connect: In addition to being able to spend lots of time with the hubs , I'm lucky to have lots of women friends to chat with in-person, and over "Skype tea."

Open Data and Civic Hacking

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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. Here on the TechSoup blog you have heard from an accidental hacker at a hackathon , our Senior Director of Global Data Services formerly from the Ford Foundation , and also our data digests from our colleague at GuideStar International on the power of data.

Your Nominations: 13 People with Big Visions for a Better World

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Kimberly Wilson , Tranquil Space Foundation ( I interviewed Kimberly in November 2009 ) Lisa Rose Starner, Burdock and Rose Megan Webb, Oakland Animal Services Organizers of S. Flickr photo credit: Ray of Light. Madonna by Micky Zlimen Wow, everyone! Thanks for answering my post from last week, Who Should I Interview for the Big Vision Podcast? I'm loving hearing all of your ideas.

Another Do Good Gift

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She is based in Oakland and gives blankets to the following Bay Area orgs: Oakland Elizabeth House Asian Women’s Shelter Larkin Street Youth Services Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency in Berkeley Christmas holiday gift Hiroko Kurihara Blanket Shares ProjectI saw an article about textile designer, Hiroko Kurihara's Blanket Shares Project in the December issue of Sunset magazine.

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?

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

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I learned that Oakland's drinking water originates from six places: San Pablo Reservoir on San Pablo Creek Briones Reservoir on Bear Creek Lafayette Reservoir Upper San Leandro Reservoir Lake Chabot on San Leandro Creek Pardee and Camanche Reservoirs on the Mokelumne River I had absolutely no idea that my water came from so many sources.

Open Data Tools Let You Peek Behind the Campaign Finance Curtain

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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. OpenOakland: Keeping Oakland Transparent. " This group of tech-savvy, civic-minded volunteers creates digital tools that help Oakland citizens access public information more easily.

Solution Salon

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The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights' Reclaim the Future program is hosting a Solution Salon Thursday, May 18th from 6-8 PM at the James Irvine Conference Center (353 Frank Ogawa Plaza, near 14th and Broadway in Oakland). The Solution Salons will bring together top thinkers and doers in the country to talk about the keys to making Oakland a national leader economically, ecologically and socially. solution salon oakland

Van Jones Will be Green Advisor to Obama

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Jones is the author of The Green Collar Economy and Founder of the Oakland-based, Green for All. According to this AP article , and this New York Times article, Van Jones will be a green jobs adviser for the Obama administration. Wahoo! I had the opportunity to interview Van in the spring of 2007 as he was leaving the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights , which he co-founded, to start Green for All.

Getting the Most Out of Your Online Forms

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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. Online forms can help your nonprofit help others—whether you use them to improve your bottom line, acquire talented new workers, throw fundraising events or add members.

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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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. This month''s Big Vision Podcast guest is Kristen Zimmerman, one of four co-authors of the Movement Strategy Center report, " Out of the Spiritual Closet: Organizers Transforming the Path of Social Justice ," along with Neelam Pathikonda, Brenda Salgado, and Taj James.

3 Videos to Inspire You to Dance, Dance, Dance in 2012

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class at Hipline , a belly dance fitness studio in Berkeley and Oakland. "I was a dancer all along" - Lykke Li, Dance, Dance, Dance Ever since I was a little girl I've loved to dance, which is why I keep watching this video that my friend, Gabriela , posted on her Facebook page last month: "Two year old doing what she loves. Dancing." Don't you think the world would be a better, saner place if we all danced more?

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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. She wanted to know the secret to happiness, so I told her: Cook Connect Care Color I''ve heard that all of the characters in your dreams are aspects of yourself, so I''ve thought a lot over the years about my advice to the "Cameron Diaz" aspect of myself.