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

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.


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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.

Anti-Tobacco Group Plays Small Ball, May Win Big in San Francisco

Associations Now

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. The post Anti-Tobacco Group Plays Small Ball, May Win Big in San Francisco appeared first on Associations Now

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: 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: 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: 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.

Dreamforce: Four big reasons to attend the Salesforce annual conference

Nimble AMS

With over 1,000 sessions you can curate by your industry, role, and interest, you won’t want to miss the annual event, scheduled for September 20-22 in San Francisco. If you can’t make it to San Francisco this year, don’t worry!

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Musings from the RSA Conference


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)!

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

As the Calendar Page Turns.It's Tech Conference Season


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. Having gone to more of these than I can count, here are a few musings on getting the most out of these events: Have a plan.

GSMA, CTIA Bringing Mobile World Congress Vibe to U.S.

Associations Now

In a partnership that could create a major new event for the American technology sector, CTIA: The Wireless Association and the GSM Association announced plans to bring a version of Mobile World Congress, the popular European event, to San Francisco next year. On Wednesday, CTIA: The Wireless Association and the GSM Association (GSMA) announced that they will bring a version of Mobile World Congress to San Francisco in September 2017.

Associations Make Their Winning Predictions For Super Bowl Sunday

Associations Now

While some in San Francisco are worried about the costs of hosting the Super Bowl and events leading up to the game, other city business leaders are touting the potential gains in tax revenue. million in tax revenue, Jim Lazarus, vice president of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, told the San Francisco Examiner. This Super Bowl will be a cost benefit to the city of San Francisco,” Lazarus said.

Three Simple but Powerful Social Media for Nonprofits Tips

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: The Social Media for Nonprofits Conference is returning to San Francisco on October 11th. I’ve been honored to be a speaker at the past events held in San Francisco and would be there next except it conflicts with a NYC Measuring the Networked Nonprofit book tour dates. If you are in the San Francisco area, work in the nonprofit sector, and work on social media, you should attend this event.