Countdown to the Leading Change Summit in San Francisco


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. The post Countdown to the Leading Change Summit in San Francisco appeared first on SocialFish - Social Media for Associations and Nonprofits. Guest post by Joleen Ong, Marketing & Publications Director, NTEN.

Are San Francisco Nonprofits Getting Priced Out?

Associations Now

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. The city of San Francisco has attempted to help nonprofits priced out of their current locations: This year, it launched a $4.5


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Goodwill Modernizes the Donation Bin in San Francisco

Associations Now

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. Having made it a goal to produce zero waste by 2020 , the city offered a grant to the San Francisco Apartment Association, a building-owner trade group, and Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties (SFGoodwill) to work on a program devoted to improving the recycling of textiles.

San Francisco Here We Come


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 ).

San Francisco Backs Down on Cellphone Radiation Law

Associations Now

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. But the city of San Francisco, which passed a first-in-the-nation measure to compel mobile providers to provide information on alleged radiation dangers of the devices, appeared ready to scrap its cellphone law on Tuesday afternoon.

Counseling Association Chooses San Francisco as New Host of 2017 Annual Meeting

Associations Now

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. San Francisco will serve as an attractive and easy-to-market destination given ACA only has 10 months until the meeting, Yep said.

A night away? We sure did pay.

Aaron Wolowiec

The next three top-dollar locations: Oahu Island in Hawaii ($221 a night), San Francisco ($207) and Miami ($185). Filed under: Associations , Meetings Tagged: Atlanta , Denver , event , hospitality , Hotel News Now , hotels , Miami , Nashville , revenue , ROI , San Francisco , STR Inc. Associations Meetings Atlanta Denver event hospitality Hotel News Now hotels Miami Nashville revenue ROI San Francisco STR Inc

See You at NTC 2012 in San Francisco Next Week!

Beth Kanter

Next week should be officially be named “Nonprofit Techie Week” in San Francisco! The centerpiece is NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference which will take place from April 3-5th in San Francisco and is book-ended and surrounded by many educational and social events geared for nonprofits techies. If you have not registered for the NTC, it is sold out, but they are offering the opportunity to participate virtually with NTC Online.

The Big Picture: The Gripman Cometh

The Big Picture

My family and I just enjoyed a spring break vacation in San Francisco (or we enjoyed two days and then we endured the cold rain during the others anyways). Had similar experiences in San Francisco. I also had a cab driver in San Diego spend our whole ride telling us all the things he hated about the city. Yep, we had both types of experiences on our last trip to San Fran. The Big Picture.

We Are Not Angry Enough (MIX Mashup Notes)

Jamie Notter

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. The notebook has been sitting in my bag for a month. I never did a formal recap post.

Getting Ready for the MIX Mashup

Jamie Notter

Next week, Maddie and I will be in San Francisco for a one-day conference called the MIX Mashup. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Getting Ready for the MIX Mashup. Posted June 13, 2012. in Announcements , Books and Reading , Humanize. Tweet. And this time, we’re NOT speaking. We are actually going to attend a conference for a change!

Game Developer Conference 2010

Moving through the Association World

Last week I attended my second Game Developer Conference in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. While I had a great time at San Francisco I am happy to get back home. Check out some pictures from my week in San Francisco! Work ASAE GDC IGDA San FranciscoThis is the largest gathering of video game developers with an average attendance over 10,000.

Progress in Progress

Robert M Barnes

Apple Store, San Francisco. Every time I look at this photo it makes me smile. So simple, yet so powerful. Innovation Wobbly Jelly Stuff

Conference Circuit: Western Economics

Associations Now

The Western Economic Association International’s 94th Annual Conference begins this weekend in San Francisco. More than 2,300 academic, business, government, and research economists from around the world are headed to San Francisco this weekend to share their research, discuss industry trends, and get to know one another. Venue: Hilton San Francisco Union Square. City: San Francisco. Rundown Attendees: 2,300 plus. Papers: 1,300 plus.

Conference Circuit: Nuclear Cardiology

Associations Now

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology’s 23rd Annual Scientific Session begins next week in San Francisco, with more than 1,000 healthcare professionals in attendance. More than 1,000 cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, practice administrators, nuclear technologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will head to San Francisco next week to explore the latest innovations, network with experts and peers in the field, and gain practical knowledge.

Conference Circuit: Information Overload

Associations Now

The Association for Information Systems’ International Conference on Information Systems 2018 begins next week in San Francisco. About 1,500 academics and information systems professionals will make their way to San Francisco next week to discuss cutting-edge research, get to know their peers, and hear from industry leaders. Venue: San Francisco Marriott Marquis. City: San Francisco. Rundown Attendees: 1,500. Sponsors: 30. Exhibitors: 15.

Conference Circuit: American Psychiatric Association

Associations Now

The American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting begins this weekend in San Francisco. More than 15,000 psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals from around the world are headed to San Francisco in the coming days to learn from thought leaders, get up to date on the latest research, discover new technologies, and connect with colleagues. City: San Francisco. Rundown Attendees: 15,000 plus.

Rentals required: New law restricts California HOAs’ ability to limit rentals


A California law that went into effect Jan. 1 restricts homeowners associations’ ability to limit rentals and requires boards to remove certain provisions in their governing documents by the end of the year. Gavin Newsom signed AB 3182 into law in late September.

Field Report (March 19, 2020)

Moery Company

A team member of ours this morning said, “Hey, I called an advertiser of ours in San Francisco, they’re on quarantine. Transcript: Hi, guys, it’s JP. I wanted to give you an update from the field here on the 19th. First of all, I’m thinking about all of your organizations and your members and yourselves as you’re navigating this. And, what I’m trying to do is, give you almost a daily step-by-step.

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Events Next Week

Jamie Notter

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. The first will be on Tuesday, April 16th, and it’s a public event being put on by the Bay Area Organization Development Network.

Membership Hack: Super Bowl Wager

Associations Now

To up the ante for Super Bowl LIV, two member companies of the Home Furnishings Association—Crowley Furniture in Kansas City and Hoot Judkins Furniture in San Francisco—placed a friendly bet on their NFL home teams: the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Members of the Home Furnishings Association placed a friendly wager in advance of Super Bowl LIV.

50 Things That Shaped Our World in 1969

Association Adviser

On August 21, Donald and Doris Fisher opened the first Gap store in San Francisco. On September 22, San Francisco Giant Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first MLB player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 career home runs. Naylor was founded in 1969 in Winnipeg, Canada, and while we like to think that event constitutes important world history, there were a lot of other notable events happening around the world.

Association Spotlight: Western Independent Bankers

Association Adviser

September 2010 -- Association Spotlight This month's spotlight on association communication excellence falls on the San Francisco-based Western Independent Bankers for its groundbreaking efforts to raise the profile and capabilities of community banks during the nation’s prolonged credit crisis.

Conference Circuit: Auto Dealers

Associations Now

The National Automobile Dealers Association’s 2019 NADA Show begins next week in San Francisco. More than 20,000 auto industry professionals are headed to San Francisco to find solutions to their everyday dealership issues, learn about new products and services, hear the latest updates on legal and regulatory affairs, and get to know their colleagues. City: San Francisco. Rundown Attendees: 20,000 plus. Exhibiting companies: 500 plus.

Musings from the RSA Conference

Association Management

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. It wasn’t long ago that security meant PC security. Now it’s mobile and every connected device in your home.

Come to #12NTC – the best nonprofit conference of the year. Seriously.


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. With a wide mix of social events, seminars, trainings, and resources, the 2012 NTC will help you put technology to work to further your cause.

Conference Circuit: Mental Wellness

Associations Now

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s 2017 Annual Conference begins next week in San Francisco. More than 1,000 global leaders and experts in mental health are headed to San Francisco in the upcoming days to learn about cutting-edge thinking in research and clinical practice, connect with their peers, and discover new patient treatment options. Venue: Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Location: San Francisco.

2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference Focus on Tools and Strategies

Wild Apricot

Nearly 1200 people working in nonprofits and technology will come together from around the world for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, April 26-28, 2009. More than ever, technology is helping nonprofits tap into and build communities to create social change. Now, more than ever, our stakeholders are able to connect, share, and act on our behalf from around the globe or around the corner.

Fighting Homelessness: Libraries on the Front Lines

Associations Now

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. Leah Esguerra became the the first social worker of her kind when she was hired by the San Francisco Public library in 2009.

Claim Your Nonprofit Scholarship for BoxWorks

Beth Kanter

BoxWorks 2018 is just over three months away on Aug 29-30 in San Francisco and the nonprofit sessions are a great place for learning about digital transformation (and networking too.). Is your nonprofit grappling with digital transformation of its programs and operations? The good news is that your nonprofit can request a full scholarship. The first 800 eligible nonprofit leaders will receive a full scholarship (a greater than $1000 cost savings)!

Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In early January served as an engaging and energizing way to kick off a new year and a new decade. I’ve been a regular attendee and active volunteer in PCMA for over 25 years and continue to be impressed at their willingness to take risks and incubate innovative ideas. Here are a few items that are top-of-mind as I’ve reflected on the recent PCMA CL. Innovate + Elevate Arena.

Why the advertising industry needs radical change


” 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. This talk at the ICA in Toronto is a (hopefully practical) call for the industry to reclaim its progressive, and truly radical, roots.”

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us

Beth Kanter

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. Aliza Sherman and I never dreamed that our book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , would be such a needed resource in the nonprofit field when we started writing it last year.

Round Two: CTIA Fights Another Local Cellphone Ordinance in Court

Associations Now

Roughly two years after ending a similar fight with the city of San Francisco, CTIA: The Wireless Association has sued the nearby city of Berkeley over an ordinance that it says would require the industry to falsely claim that cellphones put users at risk of radiation exposure. The San Francisco ordinance actually went further than the Berkeley one does, according to those advocating for the latter, who say they took the language for the ordinance directly from cellphone manuals.

CompTIA Study Finds Tech Hubs Where You Wouldn’t Expect Them

Associations Now

Yes, you’re probably aware that San Francisco or Seattle are tech hotbeds, but what about Huntsville, Alabama, or Lansing, Michigan? The list put a lean on cities that had affordable costs of living, but even considering that, some of the most expensive cities in the country—including San Francisco, Boston, and San Jose, California—ranked high on the list.

Conference Circuit: Fundraising Fundamentals

Associations Now

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 2017 International Fundraising Conference kicks off in San Francisco this weekend. City: San Francisco. The Peep Show”) to San Francisco. Rundown Attendees: 3,000. Exhibitors: 200 plus. Education Sessions: 100 plus. Close to 3,000 attendees are expected.

What the Sharing Economy Means for Association Meetings

Associations Now

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. One CVB recently became the first to partner with Airbnb. If more destinations decide to do the same, how will it affect association meetings?

The Highs and Lows of Per Diem Rates

Associations Now

reaching a peak near San Francisco. And those cities that do cost significantly more than average—San Francisco’s $547.34 per night, but the food cost, $121.21, is slightly more than that of San Francisco. per night, second only to San Francisco), the pain is lessened slightly, thanks to a food cost of $95.92, which is lower than any other city in the index’s top 20.

Study: Your Knitting Hobby May Improve Your Job Performance

Associations Now

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.

Hello, Perfect Community Manager - Are You There?

Higher Logic

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? Let’s say you did the research and crafted the perfect job description for this new position, thanks to samples like this one from Online Community Results.