June 3, 2009

Foundation Center: a deep resource for philanthropy

by JD Lasica

Foundation Center: philanthropy info galore from JD Lasica on Vimeo. • See a more recent interview with Sarah Jo Neubauer: Helping nonprofits master the art of grant writing (2011) If you’ve spent some time in the world of nonprofit philanthropy, you’ve no doubt heard of the Foundation Center. The venerable organization, which has been around for more than 50 years, … Continue reading

May 22, 2009

Helping nonprofits grapple with technology

by JD Lasica

Nonprofits + technology = NTEN from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Holly Ross, executive director of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), talks about the organization’s mission in helping nonprofits learning how to effectively use technology and social media. She talks about three new reports that should be of interest to nonprofits — including the just-released 2009 Nonprofit Social Network Survey Report … Continue reading

May 20, 2009

Mexican arts center ‘saves lives’

by JD Lasica

Mexican Arts Center ‘saves lives’ from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Socialbrite isn’t just about social tools, it’s about stories — stories of people and organizations that are making a real difference in people’s lives. One of the best ones I’ve come across in the past year is the story of Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center. Instructors there teach young people … Continue reading

May 19, 2009

Hope meets phones

by kiwanja

It’s been another landmark day in the short history of FrontlineSMS:Medic. For those of you who don’t know, today saw the launch of their latest initiative — Hope Phones — which, generally speaking, encourages people to dig out their old phones and give them a new lease of life in the hands of a community health care worker (CHW) in … Continue reading

May 16, 2009

Sloane Berrent on the cause-filled life

by JD Lasica

The cause-filled life from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Sloane Berrent, who publishes TheCausemopolitan and blogs at LAist and GirlsinTech.net, talks about causes and building community in this 3 1/2-minute video interview. I caught up with her a few minutes after the LA tech scene session she co-moderated at South by Southwest 2009 in Austin; the session drew about 120 people. … Continue reading

April 29, 2009

Secrets and sex education

by JD Lasica

Secrets and sex education from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Hannah Cordero, program coordinator for the Education Theatre Program of Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, tells about the Secrets program geared toward teens through theatrical performances. Educational Theatre Programs served over 360,000 people in Northern California in 2008. Hannah spoke at the recent sex::tech conference in San Francisco. To see upcoming … Continue reading