September 28, 2009

Social media for social action


And a day of workshops devoted to blogging best practices

JD LasicaI‘ll be among the trainers on hand on Oct. 23 for Social Media for Social Action, a day of training and workshops geared especially for Oakland nonprofits and community organizations.

Interested in blogging, Twitter, Facebook & other social media tools for your organization, but not sure how to measure results, plan a campaign, or whether you have the time? Start here: Join us for a day of high-quality, low-cost workshops tailored to your needs.

Look for a full day of workshops led by a team of social media and multimedia experts from Public Media Collaborative,, Oakland Local,, The Center for IndyMedia and

When: Oct. 23 (a Friday), all day

Where: Tech Liminal, 268 14th St., Oakland (510) 832-3401

Cost: $10; no one turned away for lack of funds

Register: On Eventbrite or purchase your ticket on the Techliminal site

Volunteer: [email protected]

East Bay blogging workshop

The following day, it’s the Return of East Bay Bloggers.

Get together with other East Bay bloggers for a day of workshops, meetups and talk. Learn hands-on skills with multimedia, talk about growing your community, and ponder making money. Join us in knitting our communities together and celebrating individual voices in the East Bay! Continue reading

September 8, 2009

eduFire: Real-time Web learning

Guest post by Katrina Heppler

Want to learn a foreign language from the comfort of your home? Want to meet up with fellow students around the world? Or are you a teacher or trainer who wants to share your knowledge for a fee in an online setting with live interaction?

In this 4:50 video interview, founder and CEO Jon Bischke shares details about his new company, eduFire (tagline: “Live video learning”), an online platform that provides learning on subjects from A to Z by teachers around the world. More than 5,000 instructors are teaching more than 30,000 students. About two-thirds of the students are in the United States but word is quickly spreading internationally. Continue reading

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!