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Last update: 2011-11-17

Neighborhood Play, Every Day

2011-11-17
Length: 59s

Children hardly play outside on their own in their neighborhoods. Most parents lament this fact, but feel powerless to change it. This session will give parents and neighborhood activists the tools they need to give children a life of neighborhood play, every day. Learn about six innovative communities in the US that have successfully addressed this problem, and then get a comprehensive set of step-by-step solutions.

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Boot Camp 2011 Closing Cross-Sector Panel Discussion

2011-10-06
Length: 32s

Keynote Aimee Allison facilitates a discussion with Craig Newmark and fellow panelists about the trends, issues, emerging opportunities and challenges of being a community leader.

Aimee Allison, former host & producer, KPFA Morning Show | Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist | Ed Everett, community engagement coach, Ed Everett Consulting | Chris Gates, executive director, PACE | Lucy Bernholz, founder and president, Blueprint Research & Design Inc.

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Learning What Works

2011-10-06
Length: 38s

Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist | Lucy Bernholz, founder and president, Blueprint Research & Design Inc. | Perla Ni, founder & CEO, GreatNonprofits

We have more options than ever about how to give our money, our time, and our wisdom. How can we make more informed decisions about the organizations that work on the issues we care about. How can we learn from experts and crowds and use both data and relationships to improve our own work and our communities? How can each of us take you from “success to significance” and make a greater contribution to the public good?

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Campfire Conversation: "The New Normal" with Aimee Allison

2011-09-22
Length: 44s

In Craigslist Foundation's inaugural Campfire Conversation, Aimee Allison, founder of Oakland Seen and keynote of the 2011 Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, joined more than a dozen participants in a discussion about community.

Following on her keynote topic, "The New Normal", Aimee addressed callers' questions about how best to engage with community members, collaborate across organizations and identify people in their neighborhoods and towns who are connectors and changemakers.

Listen to the podcast of the call discussion, and read along with the Campfire Conversation notes that were crowdsourced by participants.

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Leveraging Digital Storytelling and Social Media to Build Your Organization & Network

2011-09-22
Length: 34s

Charlotte Hill, communications associate, EARN | Matt Silva, Levi Strauss fellow for nonprofit communications, EARN

Digital storytelling and social media have taken the communications world by storm. Bay Area nonprofit EARN, has harnessed these innovative tools to transform and bolster their communications and outreach efforts. In this interactive session, EARN leaders will walk you through their best practices, powering your communications strategy and building your network in the process. Learn to articulate the importance of storytelling and social media to key organizational decision-makers, begin building a story database and social media presence for their nonprofit organization and create a strategic communications timeline around an upcoming moment of opportunism.

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Top Ten Fundraising Tips

2011-09-13
Length: 55s

Darian Rodriguez Heyman, author, Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals | Nicci Noble, president, Noble Services

You dream of a strong, vibrant community and have a sense of how to make it real. But how can you rally the funds you need to connect your vision to action? Join us as we move past conceptual theories and concepts into the practical, tactical solutions that can and will help you get dollars in the door. Get concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, earned income, and online and peer-to-peer campaigns, plus point you in the right direction for more information.

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The New Normal, Boot Camp 2011 Keynote Address

2011-08-31
Length: 23s

Aimee Allison, former host of KPFA Morning Program and founder of OaklandSeen shares her thoughts on how the “normal” way of life has been forever shifted due to three global problems swirling around us – economic inequality and decline, global warming, and the mounting costs of war and militarism. Hear her inspiring thoughts on how the new normal doesn’t have to be a time of decay and decline but instead how we can work through the storm to transform our communities, our work and ourselves. Learn how the new normal demands we work locally, and reach across the fence to get things done.

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Partnering with Local Government: Why So Tough?

2011-08-05
Length: 58s

Ed Everett, community engagement coach, Ed Everett Consulting

In today’s environment the public and government most often are at odds with each other. However, the current economic realities combined with the complex problems we face means separation between citizens, business and local government is a major liability for all players. Partnering between the public, business and local government is not an “interesting concept” or “nice vision,” but rather an essential reality we must achieve. You will learn:

* Why this separation between citizens and local government exists
* How the public and government contribute to this separation
* A different model for partnering
* What true civic engagement really means
* Why community building is more important now than ever

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How to Make Your Content More Visible & Appealing to Cause-Focused Media Outlets

2011-08-05
Length: 48s

Victoria Fine, managing editor, Causecast

The editors of online news portals scour the web seeking leads and stories to publish every day. Victoria Fine, Causecast managing editor, will discuss how editors look for content and how you can increase the chances of your story getting their attention. Participants will learn what types of content and media they should have publicly available, will be able to outline concrete next steps to make their content easier to find and generally more appealing to editors of cause-based news outlets, and will understand of how publishers choose stories and news.

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What Communities Can Do For Kids

2011-08-05
Length: 56s

David Kirp, professor of public policy, University of California at Berkeley

Based on his highly acclaimed new book “Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children’s Lives and America’s Future,” David Kirp provides  practical insights into what’s worked in other locales and the essential roles governments, businesses, nonprofits, parents, citizens, and residents can play in preparing the next generation for life in America.

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Local Actions, Neighborhood Effects: Greening Your Community

2010-11-05
Length: 57s

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Public Spaces: How to Save Our Urban Backyards

2010-11-05
Length: 59s

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Can You Imagine a World Without the Arts?

2010-11-04
Length: 56s

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Next-Generation Leadership: Pioneers in Justice

2010-11-04
Length: 59s

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Fostering Collaboration Among Social Entrepreneurs

2010-10-01
Length: 59s

In partnership with the Center for Nonprofit & Public Leadership

This panel will discuss strategies to inspire and build and encourage collaboration between social entrepreneurs, discussing how web tools, leadership programs and collision rich co-working spaces can encourage alliance and knowledge share, and further the principle that we do indeed work better together.

Presented by Nora Silver, Center for Nonprofit & Public Leadership | Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth | Meredith Walters, The Hub Bay Area

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IfWeRanTheWorld: How Microactions Could Help You Build Better Communities

2010-09-29
Length: 55s

IfWeRanTheWorld.com is a simple, playful platform that harnesses good intentions and downloads them into tangible, do-able Microactions that anyone and everyone can do. This session will discuss how this pro-active, incremental approach to change can yield results much greater than the sum of their parts.

Presented by Cindy Gallop, IfWeRanTheWorld.com

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Measuring Social Impact

2010-09-29
Length: 53s

How do you measure the social impact of your work? From a tactical perspective, what measurement data can you use to better understand and increase your impact? This session will address the importance of measuring social impact, and the crucial need to design common language and standards, reduce overlap and redundancy, and create new possibilities for collaborative growth and assessment moving forward.

Presented by Steven Wright, Salesforce.com Foundation | Rem Hoffman, Exponent Partners

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School and Community Gardens

2010-09-29
Length: 58s

This panel will discuss the educational, health and aesthetic benefits of school and community gardens. These spaces serve as a platform for community interaction, foster relationships and offer leadership training and skill-building for kids and adults alike, all while beautifying our neighborhoods and encouraging civic participation.

Presented by Mohammed Nuru, San Francisco Department of Public Works | Barbara Wenger, CommunityGrows | Barbara Finnin, City Slicker Farms | Suzi Palladino, Garden for the Environment

Moderated by Daniel Homsey, City of San Francisco

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Innovations in Community and Civic Engagement

2010-09-29
Length: 45s

In partnership with the Urban Libraries Council

Public libraries serve many critical roles often overlooked or not recognized by leaders within the community.  From playing a key role in education, driving economic development initiatives, and providing space for teens, immigrants, seniors and many other special groups, libraries are a safe and trusted space for every individual and group within the community.  In this interactive session, ULC and its library members will engage participants in a lively discussion on libraries as an anchor for community engagement and share innovative partnerships to further civic discourse.

Presented by Susan B Benton, Urban Libraries Council | Rivkah Sass, Sacramento Public Library | Melinda Cervantes, Santa Clara County Library | Cathy Sanford, Contra Costa County Library | Douglas Smith, Berkeley Public Library

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Giving From The Ground Up

2010-09-29
Length: 47s

A look at how individuals and institutions are finding new and innovative ways to give both time and money in communities.

Presented by Lucy Bernholz, Blueprint Research & Design | Joe Cullinane, Business Development Coach | Ben Rigby, The Extraordinaries | Diane Sanchez, East Bay Community Foundation

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The Abundant Community

2010-09-28
Length: 51s

 The Abundant Community offers a new possibility for us to discover together the real basis for a satisfying life. It asks us to see that we have reached the limits of what a consumer life has to offer us. What we thought we could purchase is available within walking distance the moment we decide to become citizens instead of consumers. Peter Block and John McKnight will discuss the limits of systems and the marketplace to deal with our concerns about education, health care, safety, our economy, the environment and those who are vulnerable. The choice to discover the gifts of our neighbors, to welcome strangers and to build associations makes possible another level of satisfaction. They will explore concrete ways to return real use to the family and the neighborhood.

Presented by Peter Block, consultant | John McKnight, Asset-Based Community Development Institute

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Closing Panel: The Future of Community

2010-09-28
Length: 1s

How are shifting demographics, cultural trends, economics and technology changing the way we think about community and engage with our neighbors? What will our neighborhoods look like 10 years from now? 20 years from now? Don’t miss this cross-sector panel for a discussion about and how we can shape the future that we want for ourselves and where we live.

Presented by Chip Conley, Joie de Vivre Hospitality | Bob Johansen, The Institute for the Future
John McKnight, Asset-Based Community Development Institute | Craig Newmark, craigslist
Marsha L. Semmel, Institute of Museum and Library Services | Lateefah Simon, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights
moderated by Rachael Myrow, KQED

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Keynote: Creating Peak Experiences in Your Community

2010-09-28
Length: 31s

Chip is the author of “PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow”, and founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second largest boutique hotelier in the world. Chip will share his remarkable personal story and offer perspectives on how we connect our businesses, our social initiatives, and our daily lives to our unique communities.

Presented by Chip Conley, Author of “PEAK” and Founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality

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Skills for Leaders

2010-09-28
Length: 58s

We need new leadership skills to succeed. The dilemmas we confront, the workforces we lead, the technologies we use, and our organizational lives will change sharply in the next decade. We must develop new skills uniquely suited to the threshold decade ahead. How adroit are you at dilemma flipping – turning problems that can’t be solved into opportunities? Combining research-based forecasts, real world examples and astute analysis, this session will present ideas to help you cope with and thrive in the extremely uncertain world around you.

Presented by Bob Johansen, The Institute for the Future

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What Children Need to Thrive

2010-09-28
Length: 1s

For thousands of years, we’ve known what children need to thrive. Unfortunately, the conditions of poverty, fragmented family life, violence and low performing schools have created far too many American children who are not socially, emotionally or academically prepared to learn. And because many of the underlying conditions are not adequately addressed, more and more children are falling into the achievement gap never to recover. Lester Strong, the CEO of Experience Corps, talks about the essential elements employed by 2,000 Experience Corps tutors and mentors nationwide getting measurable and significant reading improvement for 20,000 elementary school students struggling to read. Jim Keddy will discuss how The California Endowment is working to put such institutional supports in place to nurture children.

Presented by Lester Strong, Experience Corps | Jim Keddy, The California Endowment

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Future of Government Open Planning

2010-09-28
Length: 53s

In providing open data online, the City of San Francisco is at the forefront of government open planning, inviting citizen input and paving the way for the development of exciting new tools and resources for civic participation and change. This session will describe ways we can stop thinking of our government as a transactional service provider, and start thinking of it more as an interactive service, or what Tim O’Reilly describes as “government as a platform”.

Presented by Chris Vein, City & County of San Francisco | Adriel Hampton, Gov 2.0 Radio

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World Repair Through Local Actions

2010-09-28
Length: 45s

This session will discuss fun and educational ways to engage children and families in transforming their community, taking inspiration from the recently released ‘World Repair Kit’, a comprehensive activity kit with quick facts and step-by-step hands-on activities that empower families to make a difference every day.

Presented by Lily Kanter, Serena & Lily Foundation

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Inspire, Equip and Mobilize Volunteers

2010-09-28
Length: 47s

Many times volunteers become leaders because they have a vision for how they can change the world, and they inspire others to join them in service. Have you ever wondered how you can lead people from impulse to action? In this session, you will explore tools to help you turn ideas for change into impactful projects that solve problems, build community, and fulfill lives.

Presented by Lori Jean Mantooth, HandsOn Network |Dr. Gretchen Van Der Veer, Corporation for National and Community Service

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Seattle Free School

2010-09-28
Length: 52s

Perhaps you’ve wanted to start a community organization but have been overwhelmed by the requirements of finances, legal restrictions and hoops for official nonprofit status, websites, emails, publicity, marketing plans, boards… you name it. Perhaps you’ve already started a nonprofit and are stymied in your growth by all of these restrictions and rules. What if there was a way to make change in your community without money? What if you could spend your time making change instead of jumping through hoops? In this participatory session you’ll learn how this is not only possible but also extremely rewarding and even fun. You’ll leave with new ideas, new insight, free tools, inspiration and hopefully a few less “rules”.

Presented by Jessica Dally, Seattle Free School

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Storytelling and Documenting

2010-09-28
Length: 49s

All community-based organizations and organizers are aware of the power of storytelling. We constantly exchange the moving narratives of transformation that happen as process is put to purpose. But do we know the signal of our own story amid the noise of our activism? Knowing your own story, owning the insights and emotions unique to you, and understanding the power of communicating with both your heart and your head, is a key to successful leadership. This workshop will help you successfully express your organization’s story through your own story and the story of others.

Presented by Joe Lambert, Center for Digital Storytelling

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Understanding the Networked Nonprofit: How being more transparent, connected and social can help you transform your neighborhood or community

2010-09-28
Length: 58s

Join Beth Kanter in a workshop that explores the themes in her recently published book, and discover how to put them into practice. Social media has broken free from the marketing communications and fundraising silos, changing the way nonprofits deliver programs, lead, manage, and even govern. This session will take a look at these trends and how organizations can equip themselves to be fully networked.

Presented by Beth Kanter, Zoetica

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Open Gov : Contributing and Accessing Information about Your Community

2010-09-28
Length: 35s

In providing open channels of communication for issues concerning public space and public services, San Francisco’s Open311 offers unprecedented opportunities for organizations, developers and citizens to engage with public information and purpose it for community change. This session will discuss ways to access and contribute to this rich pool of information, and tell stories of how this knowledge is already being put to good use.

Presented by Tina Lee, Fellow at DataSF.org

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Neighborhood Centers Together

2010-09-28
Length: 47s

This session will discuss the importance of neighborhood centers, the multi-service, multi-generational, place-based community organizations that meet and identify the changing needs of our communities. Providing a safe and supportive environment, these spaces work to preserve and enhance the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of their neighborhoods, promoting action and providing invaluable services to their community.

Presented by Joseph Smooke, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center | Pat Scott, Booker T. Washington Community Service Center

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We The People: How to Work with your Local Government

2010-09-28
Length: 59s

In Partnership with the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA)

This session will explore how to effectively engage with local government officials to create change in your community — not just with elected officials, but with senior appointed officials and line staff. How do you approach local government leaders? What makes for an effective presentation? What techniques are local governments initiating themselves for citizen engagement? And, what are the pressing issues in local government today in which the community should engage?

Presented by Robert O’Neill, Jr., ICMA

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Higher Education's Role in Fostering Civic Engagement

2010-09-28
Length: 55s

This interactive discussion session will focus on the ways that higher education can promote the civic responsibility of college students and strengthen communities in the process. Drawing on his work in the field, and using concrete examples, Tom Ehrlich will discuss how colleges and universities can equip students with the understanding, motivation, and skills of responsible and effective citizenship, and how communities and nonprofit organizations can benefit from neighboring institutions of higher education to promote their civic goals. The discussion will include teaching approaches such as community-service learning and community-based research; emerging issues involving the use of social media for promoting civic learning; and challenges facing community organizations in working with campuses.

Presented by Gerald Eisman, Institute for Civic & Community Engagement, San Francisco State University

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Have You Thought About Your Cultural Assets Lately?

2010-09-28
Length: 59s

In partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Talk about infrastructure!! There are more than 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums in US communities. You’re a social entrepreneur effecting positive community change. Cultural institutions, like museums and libraries, are great partners. Whether the issue is workforce development, early learning, climate change, digital inclusion, immigration, childhood obesity, or the global knowledge economy – there are innovative libraries and museums taking up the cause and making a difference. During this session you will hear about current examples and challenge the presenter to explore connections between the issues that interest you most and the work of libraries: public, school and academic and museums: art, history, sci-tech, children’s, zoos and botanical gardens.

Presented by Marsha L. Semmel, Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Encouraging Faith Based Intiatives : Action Beyond the Walls

2010-09-28
Length: 56s

This session will provide participants with a wide range of examples of how religious congregations are involved in community building, including direct service projects with children and the homeless, interfaith dialogue and racial healing, faith-based community organizing, street ministry and violence prevention, support for immigrants and economic development. Participants will share with one another their own interests and experiences with faith-based community action and will look at both the opportunities and challenges presented by the faith sector.

Presented by Jim Keddy, The California Endowment

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Know Your Community: Tools for Harnessing the Diversity in America's Changing Communities

2010-09-28
Length: 47s

In 2007 the Census Department reported that 300 counties in the country had become majorities of color. By the year 2040 the majority of the country will be non white. In some states like California, Latinos will be the outright majority. What are the opportunities and challenges this rapid demographic change present to strengthening of our democracy and ensuring shared economic prosperity? Led by PolicyLink Associate Director Rubén Lizardo this workshop will give BootCamp participants the opportunity share and discuss strategies for community building and leadership in neighborhoods and cities that are experiencing rapid demographic change.

Presented by Ruben Lizardo, PolicyLink

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Creating Powerful Partnerships: Inspiring Greater Community Investment in Your Cause

2010-09-28
Length: 1s

It is a tough truth to embrace, but your mission is bigger than you or your organization. Although you have a “mission statement” that describes what you do, other organizations in your community may address the same or similar human or societal need that you address. How you meet that mission may differ, but donors don’t understand why we don’t work together to leverage their investments and solve community problems. The needs in our communities continue to grow, and the answer is not to create more organizations: it is to work together as powerful partners to inspire community investment. Through collaborations and informal partnerships, and by learning to speak about our larger mission and not just about our organization, we can inspire much greater community investment from a much wider constituency. Join a provocative and interactive session that guarantees to give you a new perspective on your true mission and how to engage donor-investors at all levels.

Presented by Kay Sprinkel Grace

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Building Sustainable Communities

2010-09-28
Length: 51s

Hanmin Liu is focused on understanding how communities work. With more than thirty years of experience with immigrant and indigenous communities in the United States, China, and Mexico, he has developed an understanding of what it takes to build sustainable communities in contemporary times. This session will cover discuss the lessons to be learned from these diverse societies and the importance of cultivating a sense of belonging, meaning, and place in every community.

Presented by Hanmin Liu, Wildflower Institute

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Building Resilient Communities through Multi-Sector Collaboration

2010-09-28
Length: 55s

In 2007, San Francisco launched an ambitious new strategy to build a more resilient and sustainable city. By aligning city agencies, academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, community organizations and residents to work in a collaborative manner at the neighborhood/community level, the city hopes to increase the capacity of all residents to take a more active role in both identifying short and long-term goals as well as participate in their implementation. This initiative is called the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN), and this presentation will share the programs, methods and promise NEN holds for San Francisco and beyond

Presented by Daniel Homsey, City of San Francisco | Edwin Lee, City of San Francisco | Dr. Gerald Eisman, Institute for Civic and Community Engagement & Dawn Trennert, Middle Polk Neighborhood Association

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Hot Trends in Community Journalism: How You Can Benefit

2010-09-28
Length: 28s

Why is mainstream, traditional journalism declining, when community and ethnic media are growing? This panel of active community journalists will offer an overview on trends affecting community and ethnic news media, and discuss how “hyper local” community and nonprofit media are changing the journalistic landscape for good.

Presented by Whitney Wilcox, Renaissance Journalism Center, Jen Gilomen, Bay Area Video Coalition, Geoff Link, San Francisco Study Center & Eva Martinez, Acción Latina

Brought to you by Renaissance Journalism Center, San Francisco State University

 

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Economic Prosperity For All

2010-09-28
Length: 50s

San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros and José Quinonez, Executive Director of the Mission Asset Fund, discuss innovative strategies to provide financial services to underserved communities and the impact these programs have on local and national policy. Under the leadership of Treasurer José Cisneros, San Francisco has emerged as a leader in the financial empowerment field through groundbreaking initiatives such as Bank on San Francisco and Payday Plus SF, which work with financial institutions to create better products and services for those excluded from the financial mainstream. At the same time, the Mission Asset Fund is taking informal practices such as the peer lending circles popular in immigrant communities, and creating financial products that help build credit and formalize participation in the mainstream economy. Both approaches are now seen as national models for reducing financial exclusion. In this session, panelists will discuss effective strategies for increasing access to the financial mainstream and the implications these approaches have for local and national policy.

 

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From Nice to Necessary: How You Can Turn Outward and Make Hope Real

2009-11-12
Length: 1s

After years of retreat, Americans yearn to return to public life, to be part of something larger than themselves. This Powerpoint-free session details what it takes to turn outward toward the community and make hope real and explores what it means to know our community context and how to authentically engage with the community to create impact and sustainable change.

Presenter: Rich Harwood

Edited by Stace Carter

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Social Entrepreneurship

2009-11-10
Length: 42s

No more than 25 years ago, pioneering firms like The Body Shop, Patagonia, and Newman’s Own appealed to a thin segment of consumers while breaking the rules in their respective industries. More recent entrants, like Interface, Ethos Water, and TOMS, achieve widespread brand recognition and record sales while remaining true to their original principles. This hands-on workshop by Jonathan Greenblatt and Nora Silver explores insights on the trends and opportunities in this dynamic and exciting field.

Presenters: Jonathan Greenblatt and Nora Silver

Edited by Stace Carter

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Build a Balanced Life in a Workaholic World: 3 Success Secrets

2009-11-05
Length: 1s

Are you busy beyond belief? Trying to balance your work and life, yet always coming up short? Tired of never having enough time, energy, or focus to get the results you want? If so, you are ready for a change. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in some playful interactive practices to help you feel more balanced: Discover what a balanced work/life really means to you with a quick self-assessment. Learn three secrets to balancing your professional and personal life. Find out which tips and tools work best, starting now!

Presenter: Sylvia Warren

Edited by Stace Carter

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The Charismatic Organization: Building Buzz, Energizing Employees, and Delighting Donors During Troubling Times

2009-11-03
Length: 1s

How do some organizations attract top board members, donors, and political support while others struggle, despite their worthy purposes? This presentation shares the secrets of successful nonprofits that know how to build and use social capital to survive and thrive. Authors Shirley Sagawa and Deb Jospin share the findings from their new book, The Charismatic Organization.


Presenters: Deb Jospin and Shirley Sagawa

Edited by Stace Carter

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Crissy Field: How Shared Purpose and Bold Vision Healed the Land

2009-10-29
Length: 1s

Hear how a cross-sector partnership healed the land. Through shared purpose, bold vision, and intensive community involvement, Crissy Field was transformed in 2001. At the core of this acclaimed restoration project was the partnership between the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, which continue to work seamlessly together and with the community to improve and preserve the Golden Gate National Parks.

Presenters: Doug Overman and Nancy Hornor

Edited by Stace Carter

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Leadership from the Inside Out

2009-10-27
Length: 1s

Hear from three nationally recognized, leadership development programs breaking new ground on approaches to developing leaders and organizations that focus on collaboration. Representative from the Haas Jr Foundation Flexible Leadership Program, CompassPoint and the Rockwood Leadership Institute reflect on their own experiences with leadership and share cutting edge trends in leadership development in the nonprofit world, coaching models and transformational leadership approaches. Understand the significance of leading from the inside out and personal leadership development in the context of nonprofit work and social justice service.

Presenters: Linda Wood, Amanda Berger, and Marla Cornelius

Edited by Stace Carter

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Measuring Success and Impact

2009-10-22
Length: 34s

This session showcases the latest trends on the web related to tracking impact and measuring results. What are your supporters saying about you and what actions are they taking? Find out with GreatNonprofits (the “Yelp” for nonprofits) and Zazengo.

Presenters: Shari Ilsen and Vicki Saunders

Edited by Stace Carter

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Preventing Homelessness and Providing Hope: How One Bay Area Collaborative is Preventing Family Evictions

2009-10-20
Length: 50s

The Family Eviction Prevention Collaborative (FEPCO) was recognized nationally last year. FEPCO helps families maintain affordable housing by preserving long-term tenancies and preventing homelessness through the provision of rental assistance and long-term housing advocacy to low-income families facing evictions in San Francisco. FEPCO’s primary goal is to build a cohesive community of service providers to streamline the rental assistance intake process for low-income, at-risk families and individuals in San Francisco, thus avoiding duplication of services and eliminating multiple program visits for the client. A consolidated rental assistance intake packet, shared by partner agencies, helps staff gather all of the information necessary for a client to receive assistance from any FEPCO agency.

Presenters: Jose Cartagena, Karen Erickson, and Cindy Ward

Edited by Stace Carter

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Shaping the Future by Searching the Past: Ten Lessons from the History of American Nonprofits

2009-10-15
Length: 1s

Nonprofit leaders can learn much from the 400-year history of what we now call “the nonprofit sector” in America. Philanthropy and nonprofits have powerfully shaped American life and history. This session draws 10 lessons from this history that nonprofits and other organizations that work alongside them can use in building the future and the community.

Presenter: Michael O’Neill

Edited by Stace Carter

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Current Trends in Volunteer Engagement

2009-10-13
Length: 1s

Volunteer engagement is constantly evolving. The economy, the political landscape, and available resources all have an impact on how organizations engage and deploy volunteers. This session addresses today’s top trends in volunteer engagement, and assess ways in which your organization can best approach these trends to further develop your volunteer engagement program.

Presenters: Ami Dar and Jennifer Bennett

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There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: Finding Abundance in a Challenging Environment

2009-09-22
Length: 58s

In the midst of the economic chaos and uncertainty about funding our future, there are opportunities and strategies that will bring you back to abundance in your thinking, actions and results. Numerous trends are gaining clear focus and wide recognition, including: collaboration, cooperation, mergers, and engagement of volunteers. This session discusses the basics and inspires you to imagine again—but perhaps with different strategies.

Presenter: Kay Sprinkel Grace

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Change the World for Ten Bucks

2009-09-17
Length: 1s

In 2004, a London-based community organization called We Are What We Do launched with the publication of a little book with a big idea: 50 simple actions to make the world a better place. Since then, Change the World for Ten Bucks has spawned a movement, multiple editions, and sales of over 1 million copies internationally. Editor Eugenie Harvey explores how to you can take action today for a better world.


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Randi Zuckerberg & Marjorie Weingrow: In Person and Online Networking

2009-09-15
Length: 52s

Marjorie Weingrow (UC Berkeley's SAGE Scholars program - http://sagescholars.berkeley.edu/) discusses in person networking and Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg explores online social networking in this lunchtime presentation from the Craigslist Foundation's 6th Annual Boot Camp.

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Are You Wearing Too Many Hats? Rethinking Back Office Functions

2009-09-10
Length: 1s

Even for small nonprofits, the myriad “back office” service requirements can be incredibly complex. Does it makes sense to “staff up” to provide all these services, or would it be more efficient to contract with a third party for some of these basic services? In this session explore your options from providers of “back office” services such as human resources management, risk management, payroll services, and other key administrative services available to help you focus on your mission.

Presenters: Annette Cook, Jonna Hensley, and Prudy Kohler
Moderator: Pamela Davis

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Advocacy and Lobbying 101 - Nonprofits and Public Policy: Action Needed Now!

2009-09-08
Length: 1s

This session addresses the importance of nonprofit organizations’ participation in public policy and ongoing threats to their ability to do so. Building blocks of advocacy campaigns are also reviewed in context of how to get started.

Presenters: Kevin Hickey, Nayantara Mehta, and Sheila Warren

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All-Star Panel

2009-09-01
Length: 58s

Craig Newmark with Ami Dar, Jonathan Greenblatt, Rich Harwood, Arianna Huffington, Shirley Sagawa, Steve Wright, and guest moderator Michael Krasny.

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How to Approach a Foundation: From Initial Contact to Getting Funded - What Does It Take?

2009-08-20
Length: 1s

You've decided you are a good candidate for foundation funding--now what? This workshop will cover strategies for effective communications with grantmakers, taking you through initial contact to what happens after you receive funding. You will learn how to initiate contact with potential funders; plan calls and meetings; communicate during and after a grant decision; and, ultimately, how to build lasting partnerships with grantmakers.

Speaker: <a href="http://foundationcenter.org/sanfrancisco/about.html">C. Davis Fischer</a>

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David LaPiana: Real-Time Strategic Planning

2009-08-18
Length: 1s

Traditional strategic planning has locked the sector into a process that is divorced from today’s reality. That’s why strategic plans sit on the shelf and why smart nonprofit leaders are always seeking work-arounds between formal planning periods. Using the Real-Time Strategic Planning approach, you can determine how best to address big questions in the context of your organization’s mission. This session will be an interactive conversation about nonprofit strategy and how it can help your organization.

Speaker: <a href="http://www.lapiana.org">David La Piana</a>

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How To Think Like A Social Media Marketing Genius - 8 Principles for Success Inspired by Einstein

2009-08-10
Length: 1s

A social social media strategy takes more than setting up a Facebook Fan Page or writing a blog. In this session, you'll learn the secrets to crafting and deploying an ultra successful strategy.

Speakers:

<a href="http://www.bethkanter.org/">Beth Kanter</a>
<a href="http://exchange.causes.com/about/">Susan Gordon</a>

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Arianna Huffington - 2009 Boot Camp Morning Keynote

2009-07-27
Length: 48s

Arianna Huffington's morning keynote at Craigslist Foundation's 6th Annual Boot Camp, held at UC Berkeley on June 20, 2009.

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Community Organizers, Small Town Mayors, and the responsibilities of Global Citizens

2008-12-09
Length: 1s

Presenter: Medea Benjamin, Founding Director, Global Exchange

In a time when US delegates to a major political convention laugh at the efforts of community organizers and shout “USA, USA” as if they were at a football match of USA vs The World, it’s time to pay tribute to community organizers (and small town mayors) around the world. Even more urgent is the need to build a sense of global citizenship and a global consciousness that will allow us to rejoin the world community.

From the 2008 San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp.

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How to Create a Website and How Much Might It Cost

2008-12-08
Length: 1s

Presenter: David Taylor, Radical Designs

Does your organization need a new website and the process is scaring you stiff? No need to fear, building an interactive web site that engages your base and is fully Web 2.0 buzz word compatible can be within you reach.  Learn the basics about Content Management Systems (CMS), Constituent Relationship Management Systems (CRMs), eAdvocacy tools, and how to work with vendors, developers and consultants to  give your organization the best, cheapest and most sustainable online  web presence possible.

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Meet the Grantmakers: Fundraising for Lobbying and Advocacy

2008-12-05
Length: 1s

Panelists:
Dennis Quirin, Civic Engagement Fund for AMEMSA Communities
Ron Rowelll, The San Francisco Foundation
Kristi Kimball, The Hewlett Foundation

The session covers the rules of the road in approaching grantmakers
• What are the do’s and don’ts on approaching grantmakers?
• What are the limitations on the grantmakers as to what they can and can’t fund?


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Succeeding as an Emerging Social Entrepreneur

2008-12-04
Length: 1s

Presenter: Premal Shah, Kiva.org

An informative and inspirational discussion led by the president of Kiva, a 3-year-old microfinance organization that Fortune magazine recently called the “hottest non-profit on the planet.”  Premal Shah discusses his work as an emerging social entrepreneur, key tips on starting an organization and building momentum even with very little resources, and key pitfalls to avoid.

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Mobilizing Generation 2.0

2008-12-03
Length: 1s

Presenters:
Ben Rigby, Co-Executive Director, Mobile Voter
Jacob Colker, Grassroots Field Consultant

The term “Web 2.0” sends techies running and makes nonprofit staffers scratch their heads. Learn why the term is actually useful - and what’s behind successful (and unsuccessful) campaigns that use Web 2.0 to engage young people in civic life and politics. Featuring real (and recent!) stories from the field.

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Dirty Sexy Money...Online

2008-12-02

Presenter: Marc Ruben, eCampaigns and M+R Strategic Services

This session addresses the tools you need to get the most out of your online fundraising.  Learn what works – and what seems like it should work, but actually won’t.  Topics include: segmenting for success; integration with offline channels; thinking like an online donor; cutting through the clutter; optimizing your donation pages; and how to structure an integrated campaign.

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Advancing Your Cause: Planning an Advocacy Strategy

2008-12-01
Length: 12s

Presenter: Christopher Vaeth, Greenlining Institute

Translate your individual and organizational activism into a broader advocacy strategy. This workshop focuses on the basics of advocacy, using principles and real life examples that can apply to local, state, and national levels.  Learn how to influence politicians, policymakers, and other power brokers using a strategy that fits your organization’s scope and resources.

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Your Board and Fundraising: An introductory Class for Small Nonprofits

2008-11-26
Length: 1s

Presenter: Scott Ullman, Foundation Center and the Agape Foundation

Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about getting your board involved with fundraising. Learn to think systematically about getting your board involved with fundraising, including:

• The role of your board
• Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns
• Ways the board can participate in the fundraising process
• Tips for strengthening your fundraising board

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Socially Responsible Outsourcing: A New Model for Sustainable Economic Development

2008-11-25
Length: 1s

Presenter: Leila Chirayath, Founder and CEO, Samasource

Socially responsible outsourcing involves shifting some of the $8B spent on outsourcing annually to economically and socially disadvantaged service provider firms in places like Sub-Saharan Africa and rural India. Some of the key questions this talk explores include: What is business process and IT outsourcing? What sorts of functions do organizations typically outsource? What does “socially responsible” mean in the context of outsourcing? How can outsourcing play a role in economic development?

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Lobbying and Advocacy 101: Laws Governing Nonprofit Advocacy

2008-11-24
Length: 1s

Presenter: Nayantara Mehta, Alliance for Justice

This workshop explains, using plain language, the laws governing lobbying by 501(c)(3) organizations.  It focuses on the difference between lobbying and advocacy, how to calculate your federal lobbying limits, definitions of direct and grassroots lobbying, and the application of these rules to ballot measure activities.  The workshop primarily covers the federal tax law rules on lobbying, and also discusses the California lobbying laws that affect nonprofits.

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Seven Generations: Honoring Our past - Looking to the Future

2008-11-21

Moderator: Jan Masaoka, Editor and Chief, Blue Avocado

Panelists:
• Huong Cheng, Founder, Personal Person
• Flo Green, retired, California Association of Nonprofits
• Roni Krouzman, Founder, Next Generation
• Goro Mitchell, Executive Director, Community Development Institute
• Rachel Paredes Paras, Executive Director, Oasis for Girls
• Frank J. Omowale Satterwhite, Ph.D., Founder & Senior Advisor, NCDI

Many cultures include a tradition of passing on the wisdom and knowledge from one generation to another. This inspiring session builds on that custom as seven insightful and experienced nonprofit leaders of different generations share their experiences as they look ahead to those who will follow in their footsteps in the nonprofit world.

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Internet Strategy on the Cheap

2008-11-20
Length: 1s

Britt Bravo, Consultant and Career Coach, Big Vision Consulting
Eric Leland, Leland Design

Whether you are still stuck inside your rolodex or already married to your computer, knowing the best way to use the internet for your needs is essential.  Do you need to use the internet? Which online tools should you use?  How much is too much?  In this session, we will discuss where and how to discover opportunities to enhance your offline strategies with online tools, and best practices for achieving a strong and affordable mix of the two. We will learn where the internet can offer tremendous advantages for nonprofits, and how to discover and avoid the pitfalls of adopting internet technologies.

Workshop handouts at http://www.fivepaths.com/internet-strategy-cheap

Slides and Resources at http://www.fivepaths.com/community-contributions

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Reality Grantmaking

2008-11-19
Length: 1s

Moderators:
Susan Fox, CRFE, Consultant, Author & Trainer
Cheryl A. Clarke, Fundraising Consultant, Trainer and Author

Panelists:
Ellen Clear, Vice President, Grantmaking
Elizabeth Curtis, Administrative Vice President, Atkinson Foundation
Lorne Needle, Vice President of Community Investment, United Way of the Bay Area
Karen Topakian, Executive Director, Agape Foundation

Craigslist Foundation’s take on American Idol! Develop your fundraising skills and learn how to craft a winning foundation proposal. 2008 San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Campers were invited to apply for a “Reality Grantmaking” mini-grant. Applicants were screened by the session moderators to ensure diversity of causes and proposal styles and finalists were selected. Proposals were reviewed and scored by an expert panel of real-world funders. The top three finishers were awarded cash grants ($250, $500, $1,000).

Grant proposals from the finalists are at http://www.craigslistfoundation.org/bco/sf08/sf08realitygrantmaking.pdf

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Craig Newmark - 2008 San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp

2008-10-22
Length: 5s

craigslist.org founder Craig Newmark's appearance at the 2008 San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp in San Mateo, CA. Visit craigslistfoundation.org for more podcasts and info about Nonprofit Boot Camp.…

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Social Entrepreneurship 101 — The Leading Edge of Social Change

2008-10-02
Length: 57s

Moderator: Joanna Opot, StartingBloc
Oona Chaterjee, Make the Road by Walking
Freda Richmond, College Summit
Jenni Wolfson, Witness

A discussion of what “Social Entrepreneurship” really means, shared through the experiences of three practitioners on the front lines of social and economic change. Includes candid, real-life lessons on advances and setbacks in the pursuit of innovative solutions to the problems faced by communities around the globe. Panelists reflect on the qualities and practices, for both individuals and organizations, which they believe drive success in social entrepreneurship.

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501(c)3 Tax Exempt Status

2008-10-01
Length: 1s

J.J. Harwayne Leitner, Esq., Holland & Knight, LLP
Steven Kang, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Learn about the benefits and responsibilities of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. This interactive workshop will cover the basic requirements to achieving and maintaining exempt status. Governance issues, actions that could jeopardize exempt status, and other topics will also be addressed.

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Social Enterprises & Earned Income Strategies

2008-09-30
Length: 1s

Moderator: Michael West, Esq., CCSNYS, Inc.; Watson & West, PLLC.
Julius Walls, Jr., Greyston Bakery, Inc.
Zena Nelson, South Bronx Food Coop

Unrestricted income presents both benefits and risks. This workshop explored practical ways of advancing your social mission through entrepreneurial, earned-income strategies - the characteristics of successful revenue-generating activities, how to link earned income to mission, how to evaluate and choose options for diversifying and stabilizing revenue sources, and legal considerations in pursuing a social enterprise model.

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Community Building in the Real World & Online

2008-09-11
Length: 1s

Moderator: Joseph Mouzon, Network for Good powered by Groundspring.org

Panelists:
Atashi Chakravarty, East Bay API Coalition to End Domestic Violence; Narika
Melinda Kramer, Natural Capital Institute; Women’s Earth Alliance
Ben Rattray, Change.org

Few organizations can execute their mission without a strong community of supporters to provide resources and serve as advocates. This interactive panel will share strategies for successful on-the-ground approaches to building community and discuss new online tools that have the power to dramatically extend an organization’s ability to interact with, empower, and forge community among supporters dispersed across the globe. Panelists will discuss the ways organizations are using mainstream social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and newer community sites for the social sector such as WiserEarth and Change.org, and what the future might hold for integrating online and offline strategies to create lasting community.


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Free & Low Cost Resources

2008-09-10
Length: 1s

Moderator: Holly Ross, NTEN (Moderator)

Panelists:
Jamey Frank, STOPAIDS
Kami Griffiths, TechSoup
Eric Leland, Leland Design

Finding the right technology tools should not be a barrier to taking your nonprofit to the next level. There are dozens of ways to get the hardware and software you need without breaking the bank. And the best news? A lot of the tools are cutting edge technology -- not cast offs. This session will provide the framework for you to think about how you choose technology tools, and provide lots of places to find the tools you need.

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The Reality of Starting a Nonprofit

2008-09-09
Length: 1s

Presenters:

Kim Sanders, Community Resource Exchange, CRE
Aimee Holtzman, rock CAN roll, IncTM
Leonard Glickman, FJC — A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds


Why start a nonprofit? There are an estimated 1.4 million charities in the U.S., 27,000 in NYC alone, so it's important to ask yourself some hard questions before you do. What does it take to be an Executive Director of a nonprofit?  Is someone else providing similar services to the same community? Is a new nonprofit necessary or can you achieve your mission in other ways? This powerful panel will address these questions, provide alternatives to starting a nonprofit and share insights from years of wisdom learned in the trenches.

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It’s How We Live: Branding Strategies for Nonprofits

2008-09-08
Length: 1s

Presenter: Kim Davis, Bemporad Baranowski Marketing Group (BBMG)

At a time of intense competition for visibility and support, branding can help nonprofit organizations stand out in the marketplace, build relationships, win loyalty, and inspire action. Participants in this
engaging, interactiveworkshop will learn howto harness the power of branding to inspire your audiences and achieve success.  Topics Include: The Top 5 Laws of Branding, Case Study: Branding
Strategies for Nonprofits, and Discovering Your Brand’s Unique Promise.

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Board Governance & Recruitment

2008-07-31
Length: 1s

Moderator: Rhoda Barr,Volunteer Consulting Group

Panelists: Michael Davidson, Governance Matters; Tanya Lewis-Kelly, boardnetUSA.org; Heather Shaw, TimeWarner

Board members should be a vital resource for your organization. This workshop will highlight how to build your Board bystrategically recruiting your “Brain Trust” and engaging Board members in an effectivepartnership with your staff.

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Making the Most of the Executive Director/Board Chair Relationship

2008-07-30
Length: 53s

Presenter: Bruce Truitt, Interaction Institute for Social Change

In this session, Bruce Truitt explores the dynamics of a high-quality Executive Director/Board Chair relationship. Drawing upon the experience in the room, and the best thinking of the experts in the field, this session focuses on: the qualities and characteristics of a thriving, collaborative relationship, barriers to its success, and tools and strategies for making it work.

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Traversing The Grantor/Grantee Divide

2008-07-08
Length: 59s

Funders and nonprofit organizations cannot exist without the other. To carry out their respective missions, foundations and corporations need nonprofits as partners, and nonprofits need donors' financial resources and advice. Too often internal and external factors undercut the development of a spirit of cooperation between grantors and grantees. What can be done to create win-win relationships?

Moderator: Michael Seltzer, NYRAG
Panelists: Charles Lai, Museum of Chinese in the Americas; Yvonne Moore, Daphne Foundation; Kevin Ryan, New York Foundation

Podcast edited by: Corey Pudhorodsky.


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Social Media Marketing and Campaigning for Nonprofits: Your Place on MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, and More

2008-06-17
Length: 1s

What does Web 2.0 mean for nonprofits? How do you tell the story of your organization online? This session covered the latest online marketing and campaigning strategies and offered solutions that a nonprofit organization can employ despite limited resources. Greenpeace was used as an example of integrating YouTube, MySpace, and online to on-the-ground strategies in their campaigns, as an example of using cross-channel campaigning to amplify the overall results of each platform.

Presenters: Daniel Hartman, See3 Communications; Beka Economopoulos, Greenpeace

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Elements of Start-Up: Applying Entrepreneurial Idoeology to Your Social Venture

2008-06-12
Length: 1s

Risk taking, attention to cash flow, and creative marketing are just three of many areas where social ventures will benefit from entrepreneurial thinking. Learn from the strategic partnership of three experienced social entrepreneurs whose work has crossed the boundaries of for-profit/for-benefit/nonprofit. Learn about finding funding sources, thinking and acting big while spending small, building a positive and proactive culture, and capturing the full marketing value of your social mission.

Panelists
Xavier Helgesen, BetterWorld.com
Dan Mitchell, GOOD Magazine
Jayson Morris, Room to Read

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Social Enterprises & Earned Income Strategies

2008-06-10
Length: 1s

Unrestricted income presents both benefits and risks. Hear abour practical ways of advancing your social mission through entrepreneurial earned-income strategies. Learn about the characteristics of successful revenue-generating activities, how to link earned income to mission, how to evaluate and choose options for diversifying and stabilizing revenue sources, and legal considerations in pursuing a social enterprise model.

Moderator: Sheila Warren - Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
Panelists: Caroline Pappajohn - New Door Ventures; Kirsten Gagnaire - Social Enterprise Group, LLC

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Social Entrepreneurship 101: Industry Case Studies

2008-06-03
Length: 58s

A wide ranging discussion on what Social Entrepreneurship really means, shared through the experiences of practitioners on the front lines of social and economic change. Hear candid, real-life lessons on advances and setbacks in the pursuit of innovative solutions to the problems faced by communities around the globe.

Moderator: Nora Silver, Nonprofit & Public Management Program, Haas School of Business

Panelists:

Lee Davis, NESsT
Holly Harbour, World of Good Development Corporation
Ben Mangan, EARN

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Introduction to Fundraising

2008-04-22
Length: 45s

Learn why people give and why they might contribute to YOUR organization or cause. What makes someone a good potential donor? How can you affect that and build their interest? How can you influence the odds so that it's more than likely that you'll get a "yes"?

Presenters: Greg Cohen and Judy Levine of Cause Effective

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The ABC's of Tax Exempt Status

2008-04-15
Length: 53s

Presenter: Joe Kroll, IRS
Source: 2007 SF Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp

Learn about the benefits and responsibilities of 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. This interactive workshop covered actions that could jeopardize the tax-exempt status of an organization and the definition of unrelated business income, along with common examples and exceptions. Employment issues, such as classification of workers and filing requirements for employees and independent contractors, were also be addressed.


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Free & Low Cost Tech Resources

2008-04-10
Length: 1s

Presenter: Cristine Cronin, NYCharities.org
Source: 2007 NY Tri-State Nonprofit Boot Camp

This session's goal was to help nonprofit leaders find free/low-cost technology solutions for management, fundraising, and outreach. Resources will range from web sites containing valuable information to establish and run a nonprofit, to organizations whichhelp solve fundraising and computer hardware/software needs.

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Critical Financial Knowledge for Nonprofit Leaders

2008-04-08
Length: 56s

Presenter: Kenneth Rogers, MBA, Financial Management Associates From creating your budget to understanding your financial statements, we’ll cover the key concepts, steps and internal controls that will ensure proper fiscal oversight of your organization. organization or cause. What makes someone a good potential donor? How can you affect that and build their interest? How can you influence the odds so that it’s more than likely that you’ll get a “yes?? [Edited by Stace Carter]…

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Community Building: Where the Real World and Internet Meet

2008-04-03
Length: 20s

Moderator: Ami Dar
Presenters: Harish Rao (EchoDitto, Inc.), Jeff S. Merritt (Grassroots Initiative), Barnabas Shakur (Bed Stuy's Project Re-Generation, Inc)
Source: 2007 NY Tri-State Nonprofit Boot Camp

Few organizations can execute their mission without a strong community of supporters to provide resources and serve as advocates. This interactive panel will share strategies for successful on-the- ground approaches to building community and discuss new online tools that havethe power to dramatically extend an organization’s ability to interact with, empower, and forge community among supporters dispersed across the globe. Panelists will discuss the ways organizations are using mainstream social networking sites and what the future might hold for integrating online and offline strategies to create lasting community.


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Making Media Headlines - Stephen Buel and Ron Wolf

2008-02-13
Length: 54s

In today's competitive media environment, nonprofit organizations need effective strategies to get their message out. Some of the savviest public interest communicators in the Bay Area share creative PR tactics from positioning to media relations. Learn how to cut through the media babble and give your organization a voice.

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Planning and Enhancing Information Technology

2008-02-08
Length: 1s

When it comes to computers, most nonprofits have not begun to adequately plan or realize the potential for enabling and enhancing the organization’s mission. This session covers the keys to developing your IT Strategy, and how to align it with your organizational strategy and plan its implementation for success. The session describes 4 key domains of focus and how to assess your organization’s level of maturity to identify gaps and next steps. Real world examples highlight tactical approaches to addressing common problems. Visit craigslistfoundation.org for more podcasts from Nonprofit Boot Camp. Take notes from the podcast and share them here.…

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Nancy Lublin: NY07 Keynote

2008-01-29
Length: 51s

Nancy Lublin kicked off the 2007 NY Tri-State Nonprofit Boot Camp with this entertaining, insightful and some might even say controversial keynote. Lublin, CEO and Chief Old Person of Do Something, outlined "Ten Things I Love To Hate About Our Sector" and engaged in a lively and sometimes fiery dialogue with the Nonprofit Boot Camp audience. This podcast also includes an introduction by Craigslist Foundation Executive Director Darian Rodriguez Heyman. Podcast edited by: Dhara Kothavala…

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Be Bold: Creating Careers With Impact

2008-01-22
Length: 1s

What does it take to build a meaningful career in the nonprofit sector? Learn about the four qualities/concepts of boldness, as articulated in Echoing Green's book, Be Bold, and meet local nonprofit leaders who have built groundbreaking organizations and effective careers in the sector.

Panelists
Lara Galinsky, Echoing Green (Moderator)
Angela Coleman, Sisterhood Agenda
Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Craigslist Foundation
Taz Tagore, Reciprocity Foundation
Anthony Lopez, APRENDES Foundation, Inc.

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The Tailored Board: How to Custom Fit Governance For Your Organization

2008-01-14
Length: 1s

Leyna Bernstein of The CBO Center and Melissa Breach of Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership of Marin (CVNL) led this vibrant discussion about Boards governance. Tired of one-size-fits-all approach to your board? This is a rare opportunity to reflect on your board’s size, make-up, and structure through the lens of your mission and history. While there is not one right board, there is a board that is right for you.

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Mal Warwick: Developing A Message To Win Supporters For Your Cause

2008-01-07
Length: 56s

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The Reality Of Starting A Nonprofit

2007-12-04
Length: 53s

Moderator: Bill Somerville, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
Panelists: Nínive Clements Calegari, 826 Valencia; John Killacky, The San Francisco Foundation; Yolanda Nunn, Brilliance Strategies, Inc. & California Association of Nonprofits

Why start a nonprofit? There are an estimated 1.4 million charities so it's important to ask yourself some hard questions before you do. Are you cut out to be a Founder and Executive Director? Do you have an original idea? Is a new nonprofit necessary? This powerful panel addressed these questions, provided alternatives to starting a nonprofit, and shared insights from years of wisdom learned in the trenches.

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Andrew Mosawi: A Practical Approach To Fundraising Online

2007-11-30
Length: 58s

Andrew Mosawi's entertaining and informative discussion of online fundraising received an astonishing 100% approval rating from workshop attendees.

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David La Piana: Keys To Success As A Nonprofit Executive Director

2007-11-13
Length: 1s

Keys To Success As A Nonprofit Executive Director

Few jobs are as difficult as that of running a nonprofit. Whether it is a grassroots, all-volunteer start-up, or a multi-million dollar operation, the job is tough, frustrating, and often incredibly rewarding. At the 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp, David La Piana, Founder and President of La Piana Associates, Inc. shared his personal experience in nonprofit leadership roles and spoke about how to get hired and then succeed in this critical role. Visit craigslistfoundation.org for more podcasts from Nonprofit Boot Camp. Take notes from the podcast and share them here.

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Ana Oliveira

2007-11-05
Length: 32s

Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women's Foundation gave the afternoon keynote address at the 2007 New York Tri-State Nonprofit Boot Camp at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Allen Gunn: Weaving the Internet Into Your Nonprofit Strategy: Best Practices for Communicating, Campaigning, and Organizing

2007-10-24
Length: 1s

"Weaving the Internet Into Your Nonprofit Strategy: Best Practices for Communicating, Campaigning, and Organizing"

At Nonprofit Boot Camp at UC Berkeley this August, Aspiration's Allen Gunn led an entertaining discussion around making good technology choices and creating a solid, sustainable internet presence.



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Ami Dar

2007-10-15
Length: 34s

In the morning keynote at the 4th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp, Idealist/Action Without Borders Executive Director Ami Dar shared his observations about starting nonprofits, working with boards of directors, building lasting teams and investing in the tools to achieve your mission.



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Priya Haji: Innovations In The Business of Being Not For Profit

2007-10-08
Length: 43s

In her "Innovations In The Business of Being Not For Profit" workshop, Priya Haji uses examples from her own experience as CEO and Co-Founder of World Of Good to illustrate different approaches toward doing business while doing good.

Some great discussion from the question/answer portion of this workshop did not fit into the format of the main podcast. To listen to the entire workshop unedited (warning: audio quality not guaranteed), click here.



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Aimee Allison

2007-10-01
Length: 28s

Community organizer Aimee Allison delivers an inspiring afternoon keynote at the 4th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp.

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