Countdown to the Leading Change Summit in San Francisco
JUNE 30, 2014
Launching this September 3-6 in San Francisco, LCS is not your typical conference with hundreds of workshops to choose from, and parties every night. You’re invited to NTEN’s inaugural Leading Change Summit in San Francisco. Guest post by Joleen Ong, Marketing & Publications Director, NTEN. ————-. Digital Strategy. More like this.
Are San Francisco Nonprofits Getting Priced Out?
DECEMBER 9, 2014
Dozens of nonprofits have applied for public funding in response to a rise in commercial rents corresponding with San Francisco’s growing status as a tech hub. San Francisco’s increasing status as the center of the tech universe has strained many of the city’s residents—and that includes nonprofits, too. appeared first on Associations Now
We Are Not Angry Enough (MIX Mashup Notes)
JULY 19, 2012
That was the first line in my notebook from the MIX Mashup event I attended in San Francisco a month ago. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. We Are Not Angry Enough (MIX Mashup Notes). Posted July 19, 2012. in Change , Humanize - 4 comments. Tweet. We’re not angry enough. Terri Kelly, W.L.
Goodwill Modernizes the Donation Bin in San Francisco
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
But with a little redesign, a little technology, and a little collaboration, a new Goodwill initiative in San Francisco aims to make it painless for the public to donate textiles. The post Goodwill Modernizes the Donation Bin in San Francisco appeared first on Associations Now By the way—the recycling isn’t just limited to still-wearable clothes. Their solution?
See You at NTC 2012 in San Francisco Next Week!
Beth Kanter's Blog
MARCH 29, 2012
Next week should be officially be named “Nonprofit Techie Week” in San Francisco! Next week should be officially be named “Nonprofit Techie Week” in San Francisco! Flickr Photo by Star Dust. You can find the details here. I’m speaking at three events as follows: Monday, April 2, 2012, 11:30 am. Innogive Conference. The NTC Conference.
Counseling Association Chooses San Francisco as New Host of 2017 Annual Meeting
JUNE 21, 2016
With 10 months to go before its 2017 conference, the American Counseling Association has selected San Francisco as its host city. Following the decision to relocate its meeting from Nashville because of the passage of discriminatory legislation, the American Counseling Association has moved its 2017 Conference & Expo to San Francisco. The space is the space.
San Francisco Backs Down on Cellphone Radiation Law
MAY 8, 2013
After a legal challenge by CTIA-The Wireless Association, the city of San Francisco has decided to halt its plan to enforce an ordinance requiring warnings to consumers about the dangers of cellphone radiation. Latest developments: On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve a settlement allowing for a permanent injunction against the ordinance.
San Francisco Here We Come
APRIL 24, 2009
So we're about to head off to sunny San Francisco for NTEN's NTC09 conference. I know some of you will be there and I'm very excited to meet a bunch of NTENny peeps in person for the first time, as well as hang out with Brian Solis , Chris Carfi , Margaret Francis and any other local Tweeps we can find! If you are local and want to meet up, please contact us via Twitter ( @maddiegrant and @lindydreyer ). I've also set up a YAPpy group inside the event network (NTConnect - login required) in case any association folks will be there, so we can meet up and hang out. Thanks! --.
Anti-Tobacco Group Plays Small Ball, May Win Big in San Francisco
APRIL 28, 2015
Now, the group is taking a grassroots approach and could score its first win this week in San Francisco. But, in a major vote expected this week , San Francisco could become the first city to ban the substance from all baseball fields—including AT&T Park, where the defending World Series Champion Giants play at least 81 times a year. Further, 14.7
Events Next Week
APRIL 10, 2013
I will be in San Francisco all of next week, which will include two different speaking events. The event will be at the PG&E building in downtown San Francisco, starting at 6pm. This event will be at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, and obviously you have to register for the conference to get into this one. This event is open to the public.
Musings from the RSA Conference
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
RSA Conference is this week in San Francisco. This event is like the annual prom for the security industry—part conference, part trade show, part “place to be.” In the midst of all the Diet Cokes that I shared with various conference participants, a few musings about the world of security have become clear. First, the level of threat exposure has never been higher. SAFECode. securit
What the Sharing Economy Means for Association Meetings
AUGUST 7, 2015
Late last month the San Francisco Travel Association (SFTA) made headlines when it became the first destination marketing organization to partner with Airbnb. As the destination marketing organization for San Francisco, we’ll continue our strong relationship with the hotel community as we leverage this new way of doing business. Potential Meeting Effects.
Four Community Newsletters You Need to Subscribe To
JANUARY 26, 2017
Even if you don’t go to the monthly Community Manager Breakfast meetups (in San Francisco and New York City), sign up for this weekly newsletter. Where do you turn to for information? Community management is a growing industry, with more resources than ever before - but sometimes it can be hard to find the golden nuggets within the ever increasing sea of content. Community.is.
[Cool Infographic Friday] Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
2. San Francisco. Women in San Francisco are active in the bustling entrepreneurial scene of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley — 30% of the city’s businesses is run by women. San Francisco also boasts the highest median year full-time female earnings of the 50 largest cities in the country at more than $60,000. Whoo hoo! See the full list here.
Three Simple but Powerful Social Media for Nonprofits Tips
Beth Kanter's Blog
OCTOBER 4, 2012
Note from Beth: The Social Media for Nonprofits Conference is returning to San Francisco on October 11th. We hope you can us in San Francisco on October, 11th or that you can make it to Austin 10/23, Seattle 11/5, or thereafter in New Delhi , NYC , Silicon Valley , Vancouver , LA , and Chicago. Guillaume Decugis, CEO, Scoop.it 1- Timing is Everything.
Study: Your Knitting Hobby May Improve Your Job Performance
APRIL 22, 2014
A new study by San Francisco State University psychologists shows the positive impact that creative hobbies can have on workers’ productivity and on-the-job performance. According to a new study by psychologists at San Francisco State University, pursuing a creative hobby outside of work boosted employees’ job performance. Want to be more productive on the job?
The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us
Beth Kanter's Blog
JANUARY 26, 2017
Tue Jan 31 – SAN FRANCISCO 12:00pm-1:30pm. TechSoup Lunch Time Brown Bag , 435 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107. Thu Feb 2 – SAN FRANCISCO 3pm-5pm. 312 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94108. Starting next week, we’ll be visiting a few cities on the West and East Coasts – dates below – and would love to see you. Won’t you join us? link].
The Best Times To Post To Social Media: Introducing the Burrito Principle
Beth Kanter's Blog
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
Note From Beth: Next month I’m lucky enough to be doing the keynote at Social Media for Nonprofits Conference in San Francisco to share some ideas from my book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ,” winner of the 2013 Terry McAdam Nonprofit book award. Flickr Photo: Mr. T in DC. Darian and Ritu have been organizing this conference for two years now. Conferences
Fighting Homelessness: Libraries on the Front Lines
AUGUST 21, 2015
And the association made poor and homeless patrons a key focus of its 2015 Diversity and Outreach Fair in San Francisco in June. Dedicated social workers: Libraries in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, have hired social workers to help the homeless, especially those who are mentally ill. When people think of libraries, they think of books.
Finally, A Clear Shift in Attitudes About Measuring Social Media
Beth Kanter's Blog
OCTOBER 16, 2013
Last week, I was honored to be the keynote presentation at the Social Media 4 Nonprofits Conference in San Francisco on why and how to measure impact for your social media integrated strategy. For past couple of years, I have been blogging , speakin g, facilitating peer trainings , and writing about using measurement methods for nonprofits to measure impact and to learn from their data.
Why the advertising industry needs radical change
APRIL 5, 2012
” See what you think of this slide deck by Gareth Kay at Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, and ad agency based in San Francisco. “We all know we’re living in a period of massive, accelerating change. Yet how we think, how we work and what we produce as an advertising industry has changed remarkably little. Time for true radicals. View more presentations from Gareth Kay.
Conference Circuit: It’s Cellular
DECEMBER 1, 2016
The American Society for Cell Biology’s 2016 Annual Meeting begins this weekend in San Francisco. Close to 6,000 researchers in areas that include cell biology, biophysics, genetics, and immunology are headed to San Fran in the next few days to hear about the newest advancements in science, network with colleagues, and see the latest technologies in action. Get gifting.
Wednesday Buzz: Facebook Ups Its Events Game
JUNE 29, 2016
Fresh off its launch yesterday, the feature can be seen by iOS-based users in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The massive social network will now curate hot events in a new feature box. Plus: how to team up with others to design your meetings. Need to promote your next conference or fundraiser?
The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations
Beth Kanter's Blog
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
The Best Place to Hear from Tons of Social Good Organizations Using Lean, All In One Place: The Lean for Social Good Summits in New York (Dec 5) and San Francisco (Jan 23). Our first-ever Lean for Social Good Summits will be held in New York on December 5t h and in San Francisco on January 23rd. Not in New York or San Francisco? No worries! and finally….
Customer Success Should Strive for Empathy - And Community Helps
JUNE 14, 2016
Here’s an excellent example of how listening to customers can help you respond with empathy, rather than sympathy (or worse -- apathy): how BART (the San Francisco/Bay Area’s public transportation system) responded to angry riders. Here’s the situation: you can’t figure out the new software your company is making you implement. That’s empathy. That’s sympathy. Which would you prefer?
Airbnb’s Business Travel Fortunes Rise
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
On Tuesday, Airbnb lost a bid in federal court to block a similar law from taking effect in the company’s home base of San Francisco. According to statistics from the travel expense firm Concur, corporate travelers significantly increased their use of Airbnb in a recent quarter. The growth, however, comes at a time when legal pressures are on the rise.
Report: What Lies Ahead for Meetings in 2017
DECEMBER 7, 2016
But costly hotel rooms are still abundant in cities such as San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, DC. A new report suggests that events will continue growing next year, but due to narrowing GDP growth, planners should work to rein in costs. This year has been fairly consistent for the meetings industry , and next year promises to be more of the same—but with a couple of wrinkles.
City-Based Manufacturing Groups Promote Their Economic Might
MAY 4, 2016
In the past five years, such groups have sprung up in San Francisco , Portland , Cincinnati , Seattle , and elsewhere, taking advantage of Americans’ growing interest in locally sourced products. In San Francisco, for instance, SFMade promotes workshops for apparel businesses looking to understand zoning, permitting, and other legal issues.
New Style Guide Helps Journalists Cover Diversity Topics More Accurately
MAY 9, 2016
The Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism (CIIJ) at San Francisco State University, with help from The Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ) Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, released an updated Diversity Style Guide to help journalists writing about diverse subjects and issues. “We’re The Diversity Style Guide helps ensure accurate and respectful language.
Come to #12NTC – the best nonprofit conference of the year. Seriously.
JANUARY 31, 2012
Where: Hilton San Francisco, 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco. Register before February 17th to save $100: We’re only two months away from the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference that brings together nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate, and maximize effectiveness. Check out the breakout sessions here. . Event Details.
As the Calendar Page Turns.It's Tech Conference Season
JANUARY 26, 2016
I’m a fan of Beard Papa Cream Puffs by the Moscone Center in San Francisco. As the calendar page turns, it starts to become conference season. The period from February to June is stacked with industry conferences of all kinds in the tech space. Starting with CES , but moving on to the RSA conference and dozens of others. How far apart are the sessions? Unplug. Meet people your way.
Tuesday Buzz: The Membership Plight of a Secret Society
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
What’s the San Francisco-based Latitude Society all about? The organization’s transformation began with an email delivered to all members: “For some time now, your provisional membership with the San Francisco House of the Latitude Society has been sponsored by an endowment bestowed by an honored member. The Latitude Society is finding out the hard way.
The Latest Battleground for Uber and Lyft? The Airport
JANUARY 20, 2015
All the other options for ground transportation pay some fee to the airport, and these guys are not now doing that anywhere, except (San Francisco International Airport),” CAC Executive Director Jim Lites told the Orange County Register last week. It’s just one of the battles heating up around the companies nationwide. The reason? ” Riders at Risk?
Meeting Zen: Boosting Attendees’ Mental Well-Being
OCTOBER 23, 2015
Knowing that waiting in airports and flying are not always the most pleasant experiences, airports such as San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Chicago O’Hare offer complimentary yoga rooms in their terminals so flyers can relax, meditate, and recharge before or in-between flights. If done right, it could allow for deeper learning experiences. ALA is not alone in this idea.
Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention
Beth Kanter's Blog
MARCH 3, 2015
For empathy, Parr uses the example of the BatKid story from Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco. If you recall, Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco made a wish come true for Miles Scott, a young boy with Leukemia. The book shares how and why our mind pays attention to some events, ideas, or people and not others. It is based on reciprocity. Books
Should You Go “Speed Dating” for Board Members?
MARCH 3, 2014
Earlier this month more than 150 organizations gathered in San Francisco to go hunting for board members. According to the San Francisco Business Journal, for the past nine years the Volunteer Center has been hosting the speed-dating-style event , where potential board members of charitable nonprofits can connect their skills with an organization that matches their interest. “It’s
Thursday Buzz: Event Planning for a Million People
JANUARY 12, 2017
Event-planning pro Jarno Stegeman, also known professionally as The Event Tutor, spoke with George Ridgely , the executive director of San Francisco Pride, about how he and his team prepare for the world-renowned San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration. Take a look at the tremendous effort it takes to produce a world-famous event. Check out Stegeman’s post for more.
Hello, Perfect Community Manager - Are You There?
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Currently there are 114, 657+ open positions for community managers on LinkedIn – New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles rank as the top three cities in the United States. Are you looking to hire a community manager for your online community? You’re not alone. In fact, the search is on. So what's your status? It’s a big job and you want to find the right person. Culture matters.
What Makes Lyft Different
MAY 25, 2016
In San Francisco, their home city, Lyft highlighted the most popular restaurant and bar but also the most popular transit stop and neighborhood. The other week, in San Francisco, the weather was incredible and Lyft sent out an email: 15% off ride to or from your nearest park. They compete with community and culture. Lyft was founded on community. So far it’s worked.
Hotel Group Takes on Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals
MAY 6, 2014
” Headaches in its strongest markets: The fresh lobbying campaign by the hotel industry comes as Airbnb is facing regulatory conflict in two large markets—the city of San Francisco and the state of New York. San Francisco is considering a ballot initiative that would place strict limits on short-term rentals in the city. Is there room for both?