Author Archive

Best Memories of Boot Camp

Posted by | January 10, 2012 | Blog, Events | 0 Comments


Check out these photos from past Boot Camps – find yourself, your friends and your most inspirational moments.

Share Your Boot Camp Ideas

Posted by | November 30, 2011 | Blog, Events | 0 Comments

We’re getting ready for Boot Camp 2012 (and will share the date with you very soon!!) already, and we’re excited to involve you in the process.

We loved the results of our crowdsourcing game from last year so much, we’re offering two games this year – two (more) ways for you to shape what happens at Boot Camp.

Camille Busette

Posted by | October 18, 2011 | B, Speakers | 0 Comments

Camille leads EARN’s policy arm, the Asset Policy Initiative of California. Before, Camille served as Deputy Director of Government Relations where she managed PayPal’s advocacy efforts for the Americas. In addition to state and federal legislative advocacy, she worked closely with several national central banks and U.S. Federal regulators on financial services issues. Prior to joining PayPal, she headed the privacy function at Intuit, and the consumer and market research division at NextCard. Camille is a former Ford Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellow, and holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

Julie Castro Abrams

Posted by | October 18, 2011 | A, Speakers | 0 Comments

Julie is a national leader in microfinance and women’s issues. She has been CEO of Women’s Initiative since 2001, following a non-profit career that spanned 20 years in Chicago. Julie currently serves on the Board of the California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), on the OneCalifornia Bank Advisory board and is a highly sought after speaker and expert on microenterprise in the U.S. Julie is the recipient of the League of Women Voter’s “Women Who Could Be President” Award, SBA Advocate of the year 2009, Human Rights Award from the Commission on the Status of Women, the Women of Color Action Network Award.

Storytelling Skills: Interactive Call on Oct 5

Posted by | September 27, 2011 | Blog, Events | 0 Comments

You asked us for more time with the leaders and innovators who spoke at Boot Camp. We listened.

Join a one-hour interactive conference call on Storytelling Skills on Wednesday, October 5, at 12 pm PST.

New Resources: “Top 10 Fundraising Tips” & “Someone’s Done That…”

Posted by | September 14, 2011 | Blog | 0 Comments

As promised, we’ll be adding new resources to our library weekly. This week we have two new Boot Camp 2011 sessions for you to discover, enjoy and learn from.

photograph by David Lim

Top Ten Fundraising Tips, led by Darian Rodriguez Heyman and Nicci Noble, was one of the most popular sessions at Boot Camp (and the slides are already a hit at!) We have video, podcast and slides of the full session available.

Someone’s Done That Already: The Best Practices of Sharing Best Practices, was presented by our own Arthur Coddington, WiserEarth’s Peggy Duvette and Leo Romero of OurBlocks.

New resources: Aimee Allison & Code for America

Posted by | September 6, 2011 | Blog, Site News | 2 Comments

It’s a big week – we’re launching the new resources section of our website and we’re kicking it off by sharing two Boot Camp 2011 session resources with you.

Chip Conley

Posted by | August 29, 2011 | C, Speakers | 0 Comments

Chip is the founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre, California’s largest boutique hotel company consisting of over 40 award-winning hotels, spas and restaurants. Chip and his company’s time-tested techniques and transformational leadership practices have been featured in Fast Company, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal. A best-selling author, Chip illustrates the theory that transformed his business and shares his unique prescription for success (even in turbulent times) in PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow. Honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the “Most Innovative CEO” in the Bay Area, Chip is the founder of San Francisco’s annual Celebrity Pool Toss fundraiser, which has raised more than $4 million for families in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.

Cindy Gallop

Posted by | August 29, 2011 | G, Speakers | 0 Comments

Cindy’s background is brandbuilding, marketing and advertising – she started the US office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year. She is the founder and CEO of, a radically simple web platform designed to help change the world one microaction at a time, which launched at TED 2010, and of, launched at TED 2009. She acts as board advisor to a number of tech startups and consults, describing her consultancy approach as, “I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.”

“The New Normal” with Aimee Allison, a Craigslist Foundation Campfire Conversation

Posted by | June 29, 2011 | Announcements, Events | 0 Comments

You asked us for more time with the leaders and innovators who spoke at Boot Camp. We listened.

Campfire Conversations are conference calls where you can help shape the agenda, hear more from your favorite presenters, explore topics you may have missed at Boot Camp, and more.

Aimee Allison, former host of KPFA’s morning show and founder of Oakland Seen, was our Boot Camp keynote presenter on June  2. If you attended, you know how inspiring Aimee can be and how transformational her thinking is.