Raising the Floor Op Ed in Sacramento Bee

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Just published my first op ed on the raising the floor concept yesterday in the Sacramento Bee, Everyone deserves access to technology, online world , co-authored with Prof. I want to sound the call for the technology community to get behind raising the floor for everybody around the planet. We need to raise the technology floor so that all of our citizens have at least the basic tools they need to participate in our modern society

When Fundraising Disaster Strikes, What Should You Do?

Tech Soup Blog

" His nonprofit has an annual budget of under $35,000, almost all of it raised on the Give Local America Big Day of Giving in Sacramento. The nonprofit had raised about $11,000 in donations before the Kimbia website failure. The Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center in Sacramento was able to quickly get a contingency plan in action after the Kimbia failure by switching to direct donation solicitations. It ended up raising $39,000.


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Two Ways To Use Crowdsourcing for Face-to-Face Conferences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Next week on March 1-2, the First 5 California and the Water Cooler Joint Conference will take place in Sacramento. Does crowdsourcing questions — can that raise awareness about the issue, inspire a broader range or or quality of questions, or otherwise contribute to a productive conversation? Stay tuned. Flickr Photo by Pierre-Alain Dorange. Crowdsourcing is the process of organizing many people to participate in a joint project, often in small ways.

Nonprofits and App Developers Combine Forces for Community Change

Tech Soup Blog

The app is currently used in West Sacramento, California, which is a food desert, according to the app creators. Nonprofits can use GoodyGood to raise community engagement and engage people in a particular cause or campaign. We use apps to capture memories, keep track of tasks, entertain ourselves, and communicate. But what if an app could be used to help nonprofits, public libraries, and other community groups organize and solve pressing problems?

Where's the Care2 Team in June 2011?


AFP Fund Raising Day in New York New York, NY. AAPC Strategic Outlook Conference: California Battleground 2012 Sacramento, CA. There are conferences, and then there are e-conferences.and unconferences. and summits. conventions. forums. expos. banquets. dinners. galas. meetings. daycamp. bootcamp. rootscamp -- add these to the alphabet soup of acronyms and you've got a recipe for confusion!

Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?

Beth Kanter

The tech failure that disrupted the national Give Local America Day fundraising campaign in May 2016 raised a big question for community foundations hosting giving days: What can they do differently to ensure smooth sailing in the future? Click to Download Report.

Craigslist Nonprofit Boot Camps in Berkeley and Brooklyn

Have Fun - Do Good

Gillian Parrillo, of the Sacramento Executive, said that the speech they heard Darian Rodriguez Heyman, the Executive Director of the Craigslist Foundation, give at an event this past spring was, "one of those speeches that makes you reach for a pen and a scrap of paper and scribble all over it because you don't want to miss even one of the great nuggets." You've used Craigslist before, right?