Building the Way to San Jose: Here's what EveryAction will be up to at 16NTC.

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This year, we're thrilled to host 16NTC attendees on Wednesday evening for some sips and snacks overlooking the lovely San Jose skyline. Hope to see you in San Jose Like many of you, we're just a week away from heading to sunny California for the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC) , one our favorites, and one of the best nonprofit conferences of the year.

How Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Sold 639 Memberships in 96 Hours

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Guest Post from Debbie McKenzie, Development Manager for Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. . Here at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose our member families visit an average of 3-4 times a year (with a few visiting weekly) – they are getting their money’s worth, so offering a Groupon type deal for membership has never felt right – too little of the proceeds end up in the Museum’s coffer.

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O'Brien: Lessons on innovation from nonprofits - San Jose Mercury News

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O'Brien: Lessons on innovation from nonprofits - San Jose Mercury News: "Those lessons were on display last week when I stopped by the annual NetSquared conference at the Cisco Systems campus. The two-day event is run by TechSoup, a San Francisco organization that connects nonprofits with tech equipment and educational resources.Each year, TechSoup issues a technology challenge to find the most

Ads that let you check in at your favorite billboard - San Jose Mercury News

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Ads that let you check in at your favorite billboard - San Jose Mercury News: "Foursquare, a rapidly growing social network, lets people use their mobile phones to announce their location to friends. When they arrive at a restaurant, bar or another site, they 'check in' and can broadcast their whereabouts through other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.The Earthjustice campaign

Facebook sets up $500,000 foundation to deliver services in East Palo Alto, Belle Haven - San Jose Mercury News

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Facebook sets up $500,000 foundation to deliver services in East Palo Alto, Belle Haven - San Jose Mercury News : Facebook is delivering on its promise to create a charitable foundation that will distribute $500,000 to community nonprofits serving East Palo Alto and Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood.

The See3 Team Talks Tech at 16NTEN in San Jose, CA

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The post The See3 Team Talks Tech at 16NTEN in San Jose, CA appeared first on The See3 Blog. This week, we’re talking video and strategy at the Nonprofit Technology Network’s 16NTEN Conference. If you can't make it, be sure to join the conversation on Twitter by following the hashtag: #16NTC. video 16NTEN nonprofit tech NTEN strategy

Mercury News interview: Rey Ramsey, president and CEO of TechNet - San Jose Mercury News

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Mercury News interview: Rey Ramsey, president and CEO of TechNet - San Jose Mercury News: "WASHINGTON — Rey Ramsey is the first to admit he's an unconventional choice to lead the high-tech lobbying group TechNet, having spent his career far from the office parks of Silicon Valley.Ramsey has dedicated much of his adult life to building more affordable housing, first as the head of Oregon's housing

This year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose was a bona fide triumph!

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The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), an annual gathering with the goal of building a stronger community of nonprofit professionals organized by the Nonprofit Technology Network, took place on March 23-25 2016 in San Jose. Nearly two thousand nonprofit professionals participated in the event, with attendees traveling to San Jose from 47 different states, as well as 17 different countries.

Daily DoGooder: Taller San Jose: Home of Second Chances

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Change the world, one video at a time.Taller San Jose: Home of Second Chances| :30 Taller San Jose This visually engaging short illustrates the transformation people can make for themselves when given opportunity. By showing the girl’s daughter, and the erasure of ‘rest in peace’, the viewer understands the full impact of the work of [.]. Daily DoGooder

My Triple Ripple of Kindness: Helping Women in San Jose and Kenya

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My random act of kindness was to support women in San Jose by supporting women in Kenya.

I found the way to San Jose.

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but left my laptop power source in Massachusetts. luckily Santa Clara has stores that sell universal power adaptors that fit my laptop. I'm famous for forgetting to pack something important on every trip. Usually it is something cheap to acquire like a toothbrush.

Bookshare International’s Viji Dilip Profiled in Magazine

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Washington Square Magazine, which is published by Viji’s alma matter San Jose State University, included a profile of Viji in their most recent issue. After receiving an MBA and CPA from San Jose State in 1995, and working for Hewlett-Packard and several tech startups, Viji received an unexpected diagnosis from her doctor. Tags: book famine accessibility Viji San Jose International Bookshare Dilip

The Marriage of Art and Technology - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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The eight inclusive museums include San Francisco’s de Young Museum, Seattle Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego Museum of Man, San Jose’s Computer History Museum, and the University of South Dakota’s Natural History Museum. The Marriage of Art and Technology - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : "Suitable Technologies recently partnered with eight U.S.

Goodbye Checkbook, Hello Tablet: Fundraising Goes Mobile - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

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Goodbye Checkbook, Hello Tablet: Fundraising Goes Mobile - The Network: Cisco''s Technology News Site : At a recent fundraising party in San Jose Calif., there was a signature cocktail selling for $20, tasty appetizers paired with designer wines, and an iPad, making its way around the room. Host Mark Fordyce was offering guests a chance to make a donation to his wife Kirsten''s Avon Breast Cancer Walk.

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Susan Tenby: Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge

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It was a day-long 'Mixed Reality Lounge,' hosted by the NonProfit Commons, an online community initiative of nonprofit TechSoup Global -- and part of the NetSquared Conference in San Jose -- an annual gathering that brings people Susan Tenby: Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge: "The event I'm describing was not a costume parade or a psychedelic dance party.

Allen Gunn: Netsquared 2009: Making the Virtual Proximal

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The Netsquared conference in San Jose last week gave me plenty of food for those particular thoughts Allen Gunn: Netsquared 2009: Making the Virtual Proximal: "As someone who organizes nonprofit technology events for a living, I spend a lot of time reflecting on what role live convenings should play in this ever-more virtually networked world.

TechSoup Global Contributors’ Summit

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Location : San Jose, CA. Date : February 15-17, 2011. Topic : Technology and Social Impact. Description : The TSG Contributors’ Summit is a chance for the partner organizations, funders, sponsors and community leaders to come together to discuss new ideas, new opportunities, and new ways of leveraging technology for social impact. I’ll be speaking, facilitating and assisting with the event. Related Links : TechSoup Global. Hashtag: #tsg2011. Conference wiki: [link].

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Scholarships for TechSoup NetSquared Conference Available;

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Kellogg Foundation Sponsors Attendees SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Kellogg Foundation will provide scholarships to 20 attendees of the TechSoup NetSquared Conference on May 30 and 31, 2006 in San Jose. Untitled Document : "Scholarships for TechSoup NetSquared Conference Available; W.K. March 13 (AScribe Newswire) -- TechSoup, the nonprofit technology Web site, today announced that the Philanthropy and Volunteerism Program of the W.K.

N2Y4 Mobile Challenge and Conference

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Location: Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA. See you in San Jose! Save Your Seat: N2Y4 Mobile Challenge Conference is almost here! The organizers of this year’s N2Y4 Mobile Challenge & Conference tell us there are still a few seats left for the 2-day event convening the best and brightest from an inter-disciplinary field of hackers, entrepreneurs, activists and philanthropists. Be sure to get your seat today if you want to be part of this unique conference!

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Our Martus human rights software was just covered today by the San Jose Mercury News in an article entitled Software Helps Rights Groups Protect Sensitive Information. I'm working from Maputo, Mozambique on this U.S. Memorial Day. Today I've been talking to humanitarian demining groups about our proposed mine detector. Last week in South Africa I was discussing adaptive technology for the blind and software for human rights groups.

Route 66 Hits the News (and the road!)

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Great article today in the San Jose Mercury News. Palo Alto company's innovative software uses photos to teach the developmentally disabled. We really appreciate our local partner, C.A.R., in testing Route 66 and giving us lots of great feedback.

Raising Diapers with Social Media: Help a Mother Out Co-Founder, Lisa Truong

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Her work has been featured in media outlets including Redbook , Ladies Home Journal , KQED's The California Report , The San Francisco Chronicle , and The San Jose Mercury News , as well as in national blogs including The Nation and The Huffington Post. This month's Big Vision Podcast guest is Lisa Truong, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Help a Mother Out.

[PREVIEW] Top Nonprofit Conferences of Spring 2016

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Where: San Jose, CA. Where: San Francisco, CA. If you're like us, you can't wait to ditch those winter layers and welcome the springtime bloom. Why not celebrate the start of spring with some terrific nonprofit events? We narrowed down our full list of conferences to some of our very favorites coming up between March and May. This selection includes events from across the U.S.

Smoked Lobster Day!

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We issued our first official press release about the award and immediately had a great article in the San Jose Mercury News. When we submitted our proposal to the competition to provide accessible books to U.S. students with print disabilities, I told my team that if we won an award, I'd cook smoked lobster for the whole company. Today's that day! We're just three weeks into this new world for Benetech.

Mobile Tech 4 Social Change Comes to London!

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I’m so excited to see a Mobile Tech 4 Change event coming to London - but super disappointed I can’t be here to participate (I’ll be at N2Y4 Mobile Challenge Conference in San Jose). If you are interested in mobile technology and its application for social change projects, this is definitely an event to check out.

What Do You Want to See at Your NTC? Please Vote!

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Next year's Nonprofit Technology Conference (March 23–25, 2016) will be in our own backyard — San Jose — so TechSoup will be there with bells on!*. It's time for the annual community voting on #16NTC sessions. We are looking forward to engaging with the #nptech community. To that end, we invite you to read our submissions and vote on those sessions that you would love to attend. How the voting works: 1. Create a profile on ideascale. (It

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Last week I was reading the Sunday paper (the San Jose Mercury News) and I saw a speech that Jeff Skoll gave upon receiving a major philanthropy award. It was great to read about the nice things he had to say about Benetech in his Commonwealth Club speech ! I also saw an article in the Mercury yesterday about the Social Entrepreneurs boot camp at Santa Clara University.

10 #16NTC Sessions to Attend

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Another awesome 16NTC conference starts next week in San Jose. There's going to be some terrific panels aimed at nonprofit advocacy, fundraising, tech, and leadership teams. Every year we go through the program to help you focus on the top 10 sessions to attend. Get ready! Digital Outlook: Ready, Set, Go… Wait, Where Are We Going?

The #16NTC Session Guide: 14 Sessions You Absolutely Can’t Miss

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There you have it, my top picks for NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose. I’m headed to NTC again and want to give you the run down of the sessions I’m excited about and plan to attend. This is my big professional development conference of the year and I can’t wait to get new ideas, reinforce things I know and be inspired. Hopefully you’re planning your own ME moment in 2016, tell me about it in the comments below. Wednesday. 10:30-12:00 pm.

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Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge

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The small conference room in San Jose, California, was dimly lit and buzzing with intensity, while being relatively silent, except for the tapping of keyboards and the occasional chuckle or sigh. The reason was because many participants in the room were participating from both Second Life and the room in San Jose, and they are doing so, in avatar form. This post was originally published on The Huffington Post on June 8, 2009. Copyright © 2009 HuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Bookshare.org and Lobster

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My tradition is to make smoked lobster for my wife, Virginia, and the local newspaper, the San Jose Mercury News, was kind enough to print this fact in an article titled: What notable business leaders are doing for Mom. We just did a site upgrade on Bookshare.org : our third in as many months. Among the dozens of improvements in this update are two that I'm particularly jazzed about. The first is the initial international changes as we take Bookshare.org global.

Adobe Systems and the Environment

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The occasion for getting to know Adobe better came with the launch of Adobe's new wind turbines at their headquarters building in San Jose. From time to time, we get a chance to find out firsthand what some of our TechSoup donor partners are doing in the area of green technology and corporate social responsibility. At last count TechSoup now has 41 donation or discounted product donors for nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries.

Breakthrough Philanthropy - Thiel Foundation event

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Last night I had the privilege of attending the Breakthrough Philanthropy event put on by Peter Thiel's foundation, covered in the local press with articles like "Silicon Valley billionaire backs futuristic philanthropy" from the San Jose Mercury News. I've been asked by a lot of people both inside and outside Benetech lately to not only talk about the what we do, but the why we do it: the thinking behind it.

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The event was hosted in San Jose by the Community Foundation Silicon Valley. Last night I attended the premiere of The New Heroes, a PBS show on social entrepreneurs that airs in one week. Robert Redford, the host of the show, was there. He really gets social entrepreneurship, which is no surprise considering he founded Sundance. Jeff Skoll also spoke: the Skoll Foundation is the major backer of the New Heroes.

10 Commandments of User Experience

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The Winchester House the Victorian mansion in San Jose that was built onto constantly with no planning because of belief in a curse that if the building stopped haunting would begin. Author: Joey Martin.

Reverse Engineering the Nissan Leaf's Range Display

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About halfway to Palo Alto, Jim did a quick calculation with his smartphone using Google Maps: he figured we would run out of juice about at the middle of the Dumbarton Bridge , the southernmost bridge over the San Francisco Bay. It's rare for me to drive further away than San Jose, San Francisco or Berkeley. So, I can pretty much count on being able to make a round-trip to these destinations when I'm not taking the train into San Francisco.

Diversity in fundraising

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in History from San Jose State University in 2017. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by David Chappell, Fall 2019 Alumnus, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. As the country shifts to becoming a true melting pot that exemplifies the notion of E Pluribus Unum , the nonprofit sector is lagging behind. The sector remains staggeringly white in its leadership structure and fundraising tactics.

Great reads from around the web on October 28th

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Conference 2009 – O’Reilly Conferences, May 19 – 21, 2009, San Jose, CA – Check out the video and presentation slides, too! "Indians These are some links I wanted to share from October 28th. Find me on Delicious for more! BE a Government Consultant and Use Social Media: A Guide | Social Media Strategery – Here's an interesting post from Steve Radick about 10 ways to be a good government consultant using social media. "As

Great reads from around the web on October 28th

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Conference 2009 - O’Reilly Conferences, May 19 - 21, 2009, San Jose, CA - Check out the video and presentation slides, too! "Indians These are some links I wanted to share from October 28th. Find me on Delicious for more! BE a Government Consultant and Use Social Media: A Guide | Social Media Strategery - Here's an interesting post from Steve Radick about 10 ways to be a good government consultant using social media. "As

2015 NTC Report: The Wins, The Fails, The Plans for 2016

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Both in attendee feedback and in our own debriefs, we''ve identified a number of points that we want to formally share back out here to gather additional feedback and share some of our thoughts as we look ahead to 2016 (in San Jose, March 23-25). Staff are headed to San Jose next week for site visits and will be visiting potential Progressive Party locations to review accessibility before we consider using the venue.

16NTC Session Submissions Now Open

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It's that time again to start the process of gathering session proposals from the NTEN Community to help inform the program for the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC) in San Jose, California on March 23-25. So whether you have a few sessions you would like to present or some great ideas to suggest for community voting and have others present, we want to hear from you! Submissions will be accepted May 18 - June 26, 2015. >>

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A Couple of Do Good iPhone Apps

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You'll find reviews of iPhone apps from the Olympics , National Center for Missing Children , the San Jose Museum , and others. Last week, I created an iPhone app out of my blog in ten minutes at a cost of $50 using a service call AppMkr.

Meet the Bookshare in-house summer volunteer team!

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Kelli Lee I recently graduated from Foothill College with an Associated Arts degree in Business Administration and will be attending San Jose State University in the fall. I'm a recent transplant to California, and just finished my first year as an NLCSD Fellow in the Joint Doctoral Program for Special Education at UC Berkeley/San Francisco State.

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