June 4, 2009

Craigslist Foundation’s 6th Nonprofit Boot Camp

Beth KanterThe 6th annual Craigslist Foundation’s Nonprofit Boot Camp takes place June 20 in Berkeley, CA. The day includes workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and keynotes by Arianna Huffington, Randi Zuckerberg and Craig Newmark.

For years, I’ve been wanting to attend and this year, finally, I am!  And, I’m leading a workshop on social media strategy.  My colleagues Britt Bravo and Eric Leland are also facilitating a workshop about getting started with social media and Peter Deitz is talking about future technology.  The content is not all social media.  Organized around the theme “connect, motivate and inspire greater community impact,” you will find a schedule and speakers with expertise on evaluation, governance, management, strategic planning and more!  There is also ample time for networking.

You can read the full description here and check out the schedule and speakers.  The registration is only $75 and you sign up to attend here.

See you there!

April 12, 2009

Kiva: micro-loans to entrepreneurs abroad


Kiva from JD Lasica on Vimeo.

JD LasicaHere’s a 4 1/2-minute interview with Premal Shah, president of the nonprofit microfinance lender Kiva.org, conducted at the Craigslist Nonprofit Bootcamp in San Mateo, Calif.

The next Bay Area Craigslist Nonprofit Bootcamp will be held June 20 in Berkeley. Register now — it’s always an inspiring gathering.

In our conversation, Premal discusses not just Kiva but other online services that are of great help to nonprofits, including myc4, microplace, prosper.com, Google Checkout, techsoup and Salesforce’s program for nonprofits.

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