May 2, 2011

Social change & nonprofit calendar: May

by JD Lasica

SOCAP Europe will contain a track on the Middle East & North Africa region.   Events guide for nonprofits & social change organizations Here’s a roundup of conferences and events scheduled in the nonprofit and social change sectors for the month of May. I’ll be heading to British Columbia for the first time on May 18 to take part in … Continue reading

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June 19, 2010

Live stream from Do Something bootcamp

by Guest

Produced by The Do Something bootcamp takes place all day today from 9 am to 4:30pm PST (noon to 7:30 pm EST) in San Francisco. The bootcamp provides how-to sessions on starting and running your own community action projects or social enterprises. will stream the event live, and Socialbrite viewers can follow the proceedings above. Here’s the schedule: … Continue reading

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May 25, 2010

The Hub SoMa: Open for business

by JD Lasica

San Francisco has a new co-working space for “radical collaboration”: The Hub SoMa. There is poetry here: The Hub SoMa is located on the revamped first floor of the Chronicle building at Fifth and Mission. While one institution falters, another is born as a collaborative incubation space for new social enterprises. The 8,600-square-foot space, dubbed a Social Innovation Complex, will … Continue reading

May 18, 2010

Openbook: A new way to search on Facebook

by John Haydon

An article on TechCrunch last week shared information about a new Facebook search engine called Openbook at Apparently, two developers built the site to demonstration how public our Facebook information really is. Search gap filled? In a perfect world, where everyone understood Facebook’s privacy settings and was OK with how Facebook used their public data, this would a very … Continue reading

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May 11, 2010

‘Open Government’ review: Big & beautiful ideas

by JD Lasica

  Book chronicles how the Gov 2.0 movement is slowly becoming a reality We’ve known for years how social media and Web 2.0 have been transforming the way political campaigns are run, the way we interact with big institutions, the way news is reported and distributed — indeed, practically all facets of modern society. So it comes as no surprise … Continue reading

April 22, 2010

4 examples of corporate social responsibility done right

by JD Lasica

Here at Socialbrite, we’re always looking for sterling examples of how the corporate sector is contributing in genuine ways to the social good. Those bridges between the for-profit and nonprofit/social good sectors are becoming increasingly vital. So I was jazzed to see the presentation by Beth Kanter and Kami Huyse of Zoetica yesterday at NewComm Forum in San Mateo, Calif., … Continue reading