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Mike Lanza

Presenter: Mike Lanza

Children hardly play outside on their own in their neighborhoods. Most parents lament this fact, but feel powerless to change it. This session will give parents and neighborhood activists the tools they need to give children a life of neighborhood play, every day. Learn about six innovative communities in the US that have successfully addressed this problem, and then get a comprehensive set of step-by-step solutions.

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Presenter: David L. Kirp

Based on his highly acclaimed new book “Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children’s Lives and America’s Future,” David Kirp provides participants with practical insights into what’s worked in other locales and the essential roles governments, businesses, nonprofits, parents, citizens, and residents can play in preparing the next generation for life in America.

Victoria Fine

Presenter: Victoria Fine

The editors of online news portals scour the web seeking leads and stories to publish every day. Victoria Fine, Causecast managing editor, discusses how editors look for content and how you can increase the chances of your story getting their attention. Learn what types of content and media you should have publicly available, to outline concrete next steps to make your content easier to find and generally more appealing to editors of cause-based news outlets, and understand of how publishers choose stories and news.

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Presenter: Ed Everett

In today’s environment the public and government most often are at odds with each other. However, the current economic realities combined with the complex problems we face means separation between citizens, business and local government is a major liability for all players. Partnering between the public, business and local government is not an “interesting concept” or “nice vision,” but rather an essential reality we must achieve.

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Presenter: Bob Johansen, Chip Conley, Craig Newmark, John McKnight, Lateefah Simon, Marsha L. Semmel, Rachael Myrow

Don’t miss this cross-sector panel for a discussion about and how we can shape the future that we want for ourselves and where we live.

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Presenter: Aimee Allison, Chris Gates, Craig Newmark, Ed Everett, Lucy Bernholz

Panelists discuss the trends, issues, emerging opportunities and challenges of being a community leader. Each address two key questions: * What’s the one most significant thing you have come away with from today? * What’s your advice to boot campers going forward?

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Presenter: Craig Newmark, Lucy Bernholz, Perla Ni

We have more options than ever about how to give our money, our time, and our wisdom. How can we make more informed decisions about the organizations that work on the issues we care about. How can we learn from experts and crowds and use both data and relationships to improve our own work and our communities? How can each of us take you from “success to significance” and make a greater contribution to the public good?

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Presenter: Aimee Allison

In Craigslist Foundation's inaugural Campfire Conversation, Aimee Allison, founder of Oakland Seen and keynote of the 2011 Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, joined more than a dozen participants in a discussion about community.

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Presenter: Charlotte Hill, Matt Silva

Digital storytelling and social media have taken the communications world by storm. Bay Area nonprofit EARN has harnessed these innovative tools to transform and bolster their communications and outreach efforts. EARN leaders walk through their best practices, powering your communications strategy and building your network in the process. Learn to articulate the importance of storytelling and social media to key organizational decision-makers, begin building a story database and social media presence for your organization and create a strategic communications timeline around an upcoming moment of opportunism.

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Presenter: Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Nicci Noble

You dream of a strong, vibrant community and have a sense of how to make it real. But how can you rally the funds you need to connect your vision to action? Join us as we move past conceptual theories and concepts into the practical, tactical solutions that can and will help you get dollars in the door. Learn concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, earned income, and online and peer-to-peer campaigns.

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Presenter: Aimee Allison

Aimee Allison, former host of KPFA Morning Program and founder of OaklandSeen shares her thoughts on how the “normal” way of life has been forever shifted due to three global problems swirling around us – economic inequality and decline, global warming, and the mounting costs of war and militarism.

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Presenter: Hanmin Liu

This session discusses the lessons to be learned from the diverse communities in America, and the importance of cultivating a sense of belonging, meaning, and place in every community.

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Presenter: Kary Schulman, Regina Miranda

This lively discussion describes the unique role of the artist as public figure, relaying stories and strategies to make best use of this often under-utilized community resource.

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Presenter: Chip Conley

Chip shares his remarkable personal story and offers perspectives on how we connect our businesses, our social initiatives, and our daily lives to our unique communities.

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Presenter: Kay Sprinkel Grace

Through collaborations and informal partnerships, and by learning to speak about our larger mission and not just about our organization, we can inspire much greater community investment from a much wider constituency. Join a provocative and interactive session that guarantees to give you a new perspective on your true mission and how to engage donor-investors at all levels.

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Presenter: Anne Diaz, Joel Bashevkin, Natasha Matusova

This workshop assesses the unique challenges facing organizations, and helps brainstorm ways to meet them in a low-to-no-cost way.

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Presenter: Camille Busette, Julie Castro Abrams

Learn how a laser focus on EARN's mission and core competencies, plus strong partnerships have enabled these organizations to accomplish far more than the sum of their parts, successfully and permanently lifting people out of poverty, while uplifting their communities in the process.

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Presenter: Jim Keddy

This session provides participants with a wide range of examples of how religious congregations are involved in community building, including direct service projects with children and the homeless, interfaith dialogue and racial healing, faith-based community organizing, street ministry and violence prevention, support for immigrants and economic development.

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Presenter: Meredith Walters, Nora Silver, Peggy Duvette

This panel discusses strategies to inspire and build and encourage collaboration between social entrepreneurs, discussing how web tools, leadership programs and collision rich co-working spaces can encourage alliance and knowledge share, and further the principle that we do indeed work better together.

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Presenter: Adriel Hampton, Chris Vein

This session describes ways we can stop thinking of our government as a transactional service provider, and start thinking of it more as an interactive service, or what Tim O'Reilly describes as "government as a platform".

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Presenter: Ben Rigby, Diane Sanchez, Joe Cullinane, Lucy Bernholz

A look at how individuals and institutions are finding new and innovative ways to give both time and money in communities.

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Presenter: Marsha L. Semmel

During this session you will hear about current examples of cultural institutions making a difference, and explore connections between community change and the work of libraries: public, school and academic and museums: art, history, sci-tech, children’s, zoos and botanical gardens.

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Presenter: Gerald Eisman

Tom Ehrlich discusses how colleges and universities can equip students with the understanding, motivation, and skills of responsible and effective citizenship, and how communities and nonprofit organizations can benefit from neighboring institutions of higher education to promote their civic goals.

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Presenter: Eva Martinez, Geoff Link, Jen Gilomen, Whitney Wilcox

This panel of active community journalists offers an overview on trends affecting community and ethnic news media, and discuss how “hyper local” community and nonprofit media are changing the journalistic landscape for good.

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Presenter: Cindy Gallop

IfWeRanTheWorld.com is a simple, playful platform that harnesses good intentions and downloads them into tangible, do-able Microactions that anyone and everyone can do. This session discusses how this pro-active, incremental approach to change can yield results much greater than the sum of their parts.

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Presenter: José Cisneros, José Quiñonez

In this session, panelists discuss effective strategies for increasing access to the financial mainstream by undeserved communities, and the implications these approaches have for local and national policy.

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Presenter: Cathy Sanford, Douglas Smith, Melinda Cervantes, Rivkah Sass, Susan B Benton

In this interactive session, ULC and its library members engage participants in a lively discussion on libraries as an anchor for community engagement and share innovative partnerships to further civic discourse.

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Presenter: Dr. Gretchen Van Der Veer, Lori Jean Mantooth

This session explores tools to help you turn ideas for change into impactful projects that solve problems, build community, and fulfill lives.

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Presenter: Rubén Lizardo

Led by PolicyLink Associate Director Rubén Lizardo this workshop gave BootCamp participants the opportunity to share and discuss strategies for community building and leadership in neighborhoods and cities that are experiencing rapid demographic change.

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Presenter: Maikhanh Nguyen, Neal Patel, Peggy Duvette, Sudeep Motupalli Rao

This panel presents several community leaders who have taken just such steps to revitalize and green their neighborhoods, and will offer case studies of successful change and tips on kick starting community growth in your area.

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Presenter: Rem Hoffman, Steven Wright

This session addresses the importance of measuring social impact, and the crucial need to design common language and standards, reduce overlap and redundancy, and create new possibilities for collaborative growth and assessment moving forward.

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Presenter: Joseph Smooke, Pat Scott

This session discusses the importance of neighborhood centers, the multi-service, multi-generational, place-based community organizations that meet and identify the changing needs of our communities.

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Presenter: Tina Lee

This session discusses ways to access and contribute to the rich pool of information at Open311, and tell stories of how this knowledge is already being put to good use in providing opportunities for community change

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Presenter: Karen Kidwell, Phil Ginsburg

In order to sustain our public space and maintain a high quality of urban life, we need to consider new options to grow revenue from both private and public sources, and engage a new generation of volunteers concerned with enhancing community health and beauty.

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Presenter: Jessica Dally

This participatory session will teach you how implementing community change for free is not only possible but also extremely rewarding and even fun.

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Presenter: Barbara Finnin, Barbara Wenger, Daniel Homsey, Mohammed Nuru, Suzi Palladino

This panel discusses the educational, health and aesthetic benefits of school and community gardens.

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Presenter: Bob Johansen

We need new leadership skills to succeed. Combining research-based forecasts, real world examples and astute analysis, this session presents ideas to help you cope with and thrive in the extremely uncertain world around you.

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Presenter: Joe Lambert

This workshop aims to help you successfully express your organization's story through your own story and the story of others.

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Presenter: Gail Jara, Janie Holland, Kristin Leimkuhler, Mollie Hazen

Three neighborhood activists share their experiences and challenges in Oakland, El Cerrito, Berkeley and Richmond in a journey to build stronger neighborhood organizations using both Internet and front stoop strategies.

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Presenter: John McKnight, Peter Block

Peter Block and John McKnight discuss the limits of systems and the marketplace to deal with our concerns about education, health care, safety, our economy, the environment and those who are vulnerable.

Presenter: Paul Jansen

Paul Jansen discusses his study, "And the Winner Is..." which explores and documents the ways in which governments and philanthropists employ prizes to produce social benefit and drive innovation.

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Presenter: Beth Kanter

Social media has broken free from the marketing communications and fundraising silos, changing the way nonprofits deliver programs, lead, manage, and even govern. This session will take a look at these trends and how organizations can equip themselves to be fully networked.

Presenter: Robert O'Neill, Jr.

This session explores how to effectively engage with local government officials to create change in your community -- not just with elected officials, but with senior appointed officials and line staff.

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Presenter: Jim Keddy, Lester Strong

This session talks about how Experience Corps tutors and mentors and The California Endowment are working to achieve measurable and significant reading improvement for 20,000 elementary school students struggling to read.

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Presenter: Lily Kanter

This session discusses fun and educational ways to engage children and families in transforming their community.

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Presenter: Cindy Gallop

IfWeRanTheWorld.com is a simple, playful platform that harnesses good intentions and downloads them into tangible, do-able Microactions that anyone and everyone can do. This session will discuss how this pro-active, incremental approach to change can yield results much greater than the sum of their parts.

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Presenter: Rubén Lizardo

Learn strategies for community building and leadership in neighborhoods and cities that are experiencing rapid demographic change.

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Presenter: Beth Kanter

Social media has broken free from the marketing communications and fundraising silos, changing the way nonprofits deliver programs, lead, manage, and even govern. This session will take a look at these trends and how organizations can equip themselves to be fully networked.

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Presenter: Chip Conley

Chip Conley is the author of "PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow", and founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second largest boutique hotelier in the world. Chip shares his remarkable personal story and offers perspectives on how we connect our businesses, our social initiatives, and our daily lives to our unique communities.

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Presenter: Kevin Hickey, Nayantara Mehta, Sheila Warren

This presentation discusses the importance of nonprofit organizations' participation in public policy and ongoing threats to their ability to do so. Building blocks of advocacy campaigns are also reviewed in context of how to get started.

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Presenter: Ami Dar, Arianna Huffington, Craig Newmark, Jonathan Greenblatt , Michael Krasny , Rich Harwood, Shirley Sagawa, Steven Wright

Listen in on Craig Newmark's afternoon All-Star Panel featuring Ami Dar, Jonathan Greenblatt, Rich Harwood, Arianna Huffington, Shirley Sagawa, Steve Wright, and guest moderator Michael Krasny

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Presenter: Annette Cook, Jonna Hensley, Pamela E. Davis,, Prudy Kohler

In this session you will learn about your options from providers of "back office" services such as human resources management, risk management, payroll services, and other key administrative services available to help you focus on your mission.

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Presenter: Sylvia Warren

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about some playful interactive practices to help you feel more balanced: Discover what a balanced work/life really means to you with a quick self-assessment. Learn three secrets to balancing your professional and personal life. Find out which tips and tools work best, starting now!

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Presenter: Ed Everett

The session looks at the role of local government in building community and will refer to the recent study by Hardwood Institute on how NGOs approach community building. As a local government practitioner, Ed Everett provides some lessons learned that are universal in how to help build community

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Presenter: Eugenie Harvey

Hear from the editor of London-based community organization called We Are What We Do, Eugenie Harvey, and learn how to you can take action today for a better world.

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Presenter: Doug Overman, Nancy Hornor

Through shared purpose, bold vision, and intensive community involvement, Crissy Field was transformed in 2001. In this session, hear how a cross-sector partnership healed the land.

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Presenter: Rich Harwood

This session details what it takes to turn outward toward the community and make hope real. We’ll explore what it means to know our community context and how to authentically engage with the community to create impact and sustainable change.

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Presenter: C. Davis Fischer

You've decided you are a good candidate for foundation funding - now what? This workshop covers strategies for effective communication with grantmakers, taking you from initial contact to what happens after you receive funding.

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Presenter: Beth Kanter, Susan Gordon

A social media strategy takes more than setting up a Facebook fan page or writing a blog. In this session, you'll learn the secrets to crafting and deploying an ultra successful strategy. The session will include some practical tips for getting started with listening as well as using popular social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Presenter: Amanda Berger, Linda Wood, Marla Cornelius

Hear from three nationally recognized, leadership development programs breaking new ground on approaches to developing leaders and organizations that focus on collaboration. flexibility, personal mastery, technical capacity, cultural competence and emotional intelligence.

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Presenter: Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington welcomes 2009 Boot-Campers

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Presenter: Cindy Ward , Jose Cartagena, Karen Erickson

The Family Eviction Prevention Collaborative helps families maintain affordable housing by preserving long-term tenancies and preventing homelessness through the provision of rental assistance and long-term housing advocacy to low-income families facing evictions in San Francisco.

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Presenter: Michael O’Neill

This session draws 10 lessons from this history that nonprofits and other organizations that work alongside them can use in building the future and the community.

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Presenter: Jonathan Greenblatt , Nora Silver

This session provides insights on the trends and opportunities in the dynamic and exciting field of socially-committed, successful firms.

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Presenter: Deborah “Deb” Jospin, Shirley Sagawa

This presentation shares the secrets of successful nonprofits that know how to build and use social capital to survive and thrive. Authors Shirley Sagawa and Deb Jospin share the findings from their new book, The Charismatic Organization.

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Presenter: Christopher Vaeth

This workshop focuses on the basics of advocacy, using principles and real life examples that can apply to local, state, and national levels.

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Presenter: Medea Benjamin

This session pays tribute to community organizers (and small town mayors) around the world, and emphasizes the need to build a sense of global citizenship and a global consciousness that will allow us to rejoin the world community.

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Presenter: Marc Ruben

Whether you’re a well-established organization or just starting out, this session will give you the tools you need to get the most out of your online fundraising. Learn what works – and what seems like it should work, but actually won’t.

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Presenter: David Taylor

Learn the basics about Content Management Systems (CMS), Constituent Relationship Management Systems (CRMs), eAdvocacy tools, and how to work with vendors, developers and consultants to give your organization the best, cheapest and most sustainable online web presence possible.

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Presenter: Britt Bravo, Eric Leland

In this session, we discuss where and how to discover opportunities to enhance your offline strategies with online tools, and best practices for achieving a strong and affordable mix of the two.

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Presenter: Nayantara Mehta

This workshop explains, using plain language, the laws governing lobbying by 501(c)(3) organizations.

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Presenter: Dennis Quirin, Kristi Kimball, Ronald Rowell

The session covers the do's and don'ts in approaching grantmakers.

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Presenter: Ben Rigby, Jacob Colker

The term “Web 2.0” sends techies running and makes nonprofit staffers scratch their heads. Learn why the term is actually useful - and what’s behind successful (and unsuccessful) campaigns that use Web 2.0 to engage young people in civic life and politics.

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Presenter: Cheryl A. Clarke, Elizabeth Curtis, Ellen Clear, Karen Topakian, Lorne Needle, Susan Fox

Craigslist Foundation’s take on American Idol! Applicants were screened by the session moderators to ensure diversity of causes and proposal styles and finalists were selected. Listen as their proposals are reviewed and scored by an expert panel of real-world funders.

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Presenter: Craig Newmark

Comments and thoughts on the San Francisco 2008 Boot Camp.

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Presenter: Florence “Flo” Green, Frank J. Omowale Satterwhite, Goro Mitchell, Huong Cheng, Jan Masaoka , Rachel Paredes Paras, Roni Krouzman

This inspiring session builds on that custom as seven insightful and experienced nonprofit leaders of different generations share their experiences as they look ahead to those who will follow in their footsteps in the nonprofit world.

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Presenter: Leila Chirayath

Some of the key questions this talk explores include: What is business process and IT outsourcing? What sorts of functions do organizations typically outsource? What does “socially responsible” mean in the context of outsourcing? How can outsourcing play a role in economic development?

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Presenter: Premal Shah

Join an informative and inspirational discussion led by the president of Kiva, a 3-year-old microfinance organization that Fortune magazine recently called the “hottest non-profit on the planet.”

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Presenter: Scott Ullman

Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about getting your board involved with fundraising.

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Presenter: Ana Oliveira 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Laura Galinsky (moderator) with Lucas Welch, Angela Coleman, Taz Tagore & Anthony Lopez 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Ami Dar (Moderator) with Harish Rao, Jeff S. Merritt & Barnabas Shakur 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Kenneth Rogers 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Cristine Cronin 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Greg Cohen & Judy Levine 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Nancy Lublin 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Mark Topping & Alex Wilkinson 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Michael West, Esq. (Moderator), Julius Walls, Jr. & Zena Nelson 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Joanna Opot (Moderator) with Oona Chaterjee, Freda Richmond & Jenni Wolfson 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Daniel Hartman & Beka Economoulos 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Michael Seltzer 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: J.J. Harwayne Leitner, Esq & Steven Kang 2007 NY Tri-State Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Joe Kroll 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Aimee Allison

Presenter: Aimee Allison 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Andrew Mosawi 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Mal Warwick

Presenter: Mal Warwick 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Xavier Helgesen, Dan Mitchell & Jayson Morris 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Priya Haji 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Stephen Buel, David Talbot & Ron Wolf 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Bruce Truitt 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Ami Dar

Presenter: Ami Dar 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Bill Somerville (moderator) with Ninive Clments, John Killacky & Yolanda Nunn 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Sheila Warren

Presenter: Sheila Warren (moderator) with Caroline Pappajohn & Kirsten Gagnaire 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Nora Silver

Presenter: Nora Silver (moderator), with Lee Davis, Holly Harbour & Ben Mangan 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Leyna Bernstein and Melissa Breach 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: Allen Gunn 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Boot Camp

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Presenter: David La Piana

Consultant David La Piana shares his own experiences and useful advice on the continuous strategic planning needed for an organization to build its competitive advantage without compromising core values.

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Presenter: Mal Warwick

Clear communication is the key to informing and inspiring supporters for any cause. Mal Warwick shares some tried-and-true, gimmick-free methods for getting the message across.

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Presenter: Dee Dee Nguyen, Gerald Richards

Gerald Richards and Dee Dee Nguyen reflect on how to reach across the divides of ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and other differences to strengthen bonds and create new opportunities for donors and organizations.

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Presenter: Sojeila Maria Silva

Sojeila Maria Silva covers different approaches to financial management, what finance and budgets entail in real terms, and how to analyze most commonly used financial statements.

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Presenter: Jim Pitofsky, Randy Chun, Susan Rae Ross

In this panel discussion, participants discuss the importance of nonprofit-corporate partnerships, the various types of relationships that are possible, and the benefits and challenges of such partnerships.

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Presenter: Kay Sprinkel Grace

Kay Sprinkel Grace explains what inspires donors to invest in an organization and offers principles that can help an enterprise communicate its aims.

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Presenter: Kevin Danaher

Dr. Kevin Danaher delivers an energizing call for the next generation of leaders to connect with other organizations and with the powers of nature, recommending creative ways to shake off the "us versus them mentality and expand networks.

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Presenter: Heather Carpenter, Jennifer Chien

If you're fairly new to running a nonprofit, getting a grip on basic operational procedures can seem like an overwhelming task. Heather Carpenter and Jennifer Chien offer a wealth of useful advice and concrete steps to help you establish basic organizational procedures and best practices.

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Presenter: Brent Blackaby, Favianna Rodriguez, Jeff Patrick

In this panel discussion, experts use case studies to share their technological and marketing know-how to help nonprofits plan effective web and communications strategies.

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Presenter: Scott Ullman

In this second installment of an introductory course on fundraising planning, Scott Ullman provides a wealth of practical information and how-tos for developing your fundraising campaign.

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Presenter: Scott Ullman

In this first part of the two-part program, Scott Ullman introduces many fundamental fundraising planning issues that affect nonprofit organizations.

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Presenter: Charlie Crystle, Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Craigslist Foundation's 2006 San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp brought together an enthusiastic crowd of aspiring and seasoned nonprofit professionals to help each other learn and succeed. This opening keynote welcomes participants, providing an overview of the day-long, multi-track program, and an introduction to the nonprofit work of Mission Research, the sponsor for the Boot Camp.

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Presenter: Van Jones

Van Jones, executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, opens the 2006 Craigslist Foundation Bay Area Boot Camp with a compelling look at life in the nonprofit sector, sharing his own story and some key tips for making a real difference.

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Presenter: Cherie Evans

If you are thinking about starting a nonprofit, don't miss this step-by-step guide from corporate tax attorney Cherie Evans on the legal aspects of setting up and running a charitable organization.

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Presenter: Joe Kroll

Joe Kroll, of the Internal Revenue Service, discusses the benefits and responsibilities of 501(c)3 status.

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Presenter: Pamela Hawley

Social entrepreneur Pamela Hawley describes her trials and successes in creating UniversalGiving, an organization that matches volunteers and donors with international NGOs, and discusses her philosophy for approaching potential funding sources, outlining activities that anyone starting a social entrepreneurial project must undertake.

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Presenter: John Kenyon

Information technology consultant John Kenyon gives invaluable guidance on the planning needed for small and medium-sized organizations to get the most out of their tech investment.

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Presenter: Jan Masaoka

Jan Masaoka shares practical advice on how to start and develop a career in the nonprofit sector, including how to make your own job description, why volunteering matters, what compensation to expect, which fields are getting the funds, whether to start your own organization, and how to grow into leadership roles.