Archive for February, 2011

All Your Ideas – Lessons from a Crowdsourcing Experiment & Game

Posted by | February 23, 2011 | Blog, Events | 6 Comments

For this year’s Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, we expanded on past efforts to include the community in what Boot Camp should include. We decided to invite our community – past attendees, newsletter recipients, twitter followers – anyone and everyone who cared to participate, to share what THEY wanted Boot Camp to be this year.

Thank you to the hundreds of you who participated in this experiment. We received tons of great ideas, learned a lot in the process, and heard from many of you who want to know how we did it and what it was like.
Wordle: Top Boot Camp Ideas

(a word cloud of ideas for Boot Camp)

Art in Storefronts Returns to Our ‘Hood

Posted by | February 18, 2011 | Blog, Commentary, Community | 1 Comment

photo via flickr, public art in Dumbo

The San Francisco Arts Commission and some other clever folks at the mayor’s office had a creative idea for reducing the sense of urban blight in neighborhoods with vacant storefronts. Beginning in October 2009, artists have displayed works or transformed storefronts or boarded up buildings into visually stunning displays in the inner Mission, Bayview, SoMa and Mid-Market neighborhoods.

Apply to the 2011 SVN Innovation Awards

Posted by | February 7, 2011 | Announcements, Blog | 1 Comment

After 24 years connecting, promoting, and inspiring the pioneers of socially responsible business, SVN is looking to honor and support the “next generation” of social entrepreneurs with its 2011 Innovation Awards. Check out if you meet the requirements and send in an application! The deadline in April 17, 2011.