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.

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. 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).

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Obama in Oakland

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

Fun Friday Staycation in Oakland and Berkeley (Photos)

Have Fun - Do Good

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!

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).

Creating a More Robust Volunteer Development Program During the Covid-19 Crisis

Blue Avocado

What does your volunteer engagement program look like right now?

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.

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.

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 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

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

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Last 10 delicious.com links

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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.

3 Ways to Support the Asian American Community

Saleforce Nonprofit

Compassion in Oakland : Compassion in Oakland provides Oakland Chinatown with resources for promoting safety and community through elder chaperoning and community outreach. Last month at my family’s Lunar New Year dinner, I recited our usual new year greetings: .

Write a Call-to-Action (CTA) That Inspires Engagement

The Modern Nonprofit

Anyone can understand your campaign at a glance with CTAs like: “Donate $27 to Support Oakland Teachers” or “Give Just $5 a Month to Save the Rainforest” Both examples follow a formula of ACTION WORD + DOLLAR AMOUNT + RESULT.

Find a Farmers' Market in Your Town

Have Fun - Do Good

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

Accessibility on Social Media

M+R

Rachel is a Social Media Account Executive in M+R’s Oakland office. Read time: 6 minutes. In our ongoing work to assess and improve our practices, M+R has been digging into a more comprehensive approach to developing ethical creative. .

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. . 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

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.

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.

3 Social Media Speaking Gigs in San Francisco

Have Fun - Do Good

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!

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. 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.

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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!!

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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.

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

TechSoup Global at National Day of Civic Hacking

Tech Soup Blog

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. On June 1, programmers, activists, and civic leaders participated in the first ever National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH) across 83 U.S. cities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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?

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.

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

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.

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

AFP Blog

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.

Tech Planning Tips for Every Nonprofit or Library

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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.

How A Small Nonprofit Effectively Used Facebook Ads

Beth Kanter

AXIS Dance Company is based in Oakland, CA. This is fantastic as Social Media is an ideal way to keep audiences all over the world engaged; but, since we are based in Oakland, CA, it’s also really important that we grow our local followers, who can attend our local performances and classes as well. Regarding the performance in May, Facebook Ads may be ideal as our show will be in San Francisco instead of Oakland and we may decide to target San Francisco.

Nonprofit Technology Conference: NTC 2012 – Day 1

Beth Kanter

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 [.] Flickr Photo by The Inadvertent Gardener.

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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Nonprofit Software Development Summit - November 18-20

Tech Soup Blog

If you're in the Bay Area November 18-20, come check out Aspiration's 2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit in Oakland. This is the third time Aspiration has hosted this event, and by the look of the session list , there will be no shortage of great discussions. The conference isn't only for programmers.