Countdown to the Leading Change Summit in San Francisco


After over a decade of planning the Nonprofit Technology Conference and observing the innovation that can happen when great minds come together, we knew that we had to take it a step further – and that’s precisely why we created the Leading Change Summit (LCS). Future of Technology.

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. Designed with a large opening, the new goBIN also relies on technology.

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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! Next week should be officially be named “Nonprofit Techie Week” in San Francisco! Flickr Photo by Star Dust.

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 we have the technology to help reduce the need for so much travel, it is also very important to have these face to face meetings. Work ASAE GDC IGDA San Francisco

Thursday Buzz: Let Technology Bring Ease

Associations Now

Don’t let technology complicate your relationship with members and event attendees. Recent research by the National Restaurant Association indicates that diners want restaurant operators to harness the power of technology to improve the dining-out experience, not complicate it.

Nonprofit Technology Conference: NTC 2012 – Day 1

Beth Kanter

I’m here at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco this week and hope to share some brief nuggets. The conference got off to an exciting start this morning in a very unique way. Flickr Photo by The Inadvertent Gardener.

Conference Circuit: Information Overload

Associations Now

The Association for Information Systems’ International Conference on Information Systems 2018 begins next week in San Francisco. Venue: San Francisco Marriott Marquis. City: San Francisco. Rundown Attendees: 1,500. Sponsors: 30. Exhibitors: 15.

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.

Beyond Cookies: Industry Groups Work on New Ad-Tracking Technology

Associations Now

Much of this traffic cannot be tracked through cookies, as mobile browsers don’t support the technology. Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle , privacy researcher Jonathan Mayer said that the newer tracking methods could take more control away from the user. “It’s

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

Association Management

I’m a fan of Beard Papa Cream Puffs by the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Technology Conference PlanningAs 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.

Musings from the RSA Conference

Association Management

RSA Conference is this week in San Francisco. On a related note, people remain the weak link in the “security triangle” of “People, Process and Technology.” This event is like the annual prom for the security industry—part conference, part trade show, part “place to be.”

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


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.

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.

Realtors Expand Reach of Accelerator Program

Associations Now

Mark Birschbach, NAR’s senior vice president of strategic business, innovation, and technology, said the program reflects the association’s desire to help its members stay in front of innovation efforts.

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.

Pi Day Hits a Landmark Anniversary for Number Crunchers and Pastry Lovers

Associations Now

It was a sincere wish driven by organizations like IEEE, TechAmerica, the American Chemical Society, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Association for Competitive Technology, and TechNet.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: What the Researchers Say

Associations Now

A recent flurry of studies on artificial intelligence paints a picture of what the technology means for research, the human race, and the global economy—and notes where the field has room for improvement.

Conference Circuit: It’s Cellular

Associations Now

The American Society for Cell Biology’s 2016 Annual Meeting begins this weekend in San Francisco. Location: San Francisco. Rundown Attendees: 6,000. Exhibitors: 250.

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.

Join the “Human Revolution” at Work

Associations Now

While technology certainly makes it easier to communicate, find information, and conduct business online, the tools we use are also creating detachment among people and the world around us.

What Makes Lyft Different

Higher Logic

And technology is often blamed for this trend. Rather than letting technology distance people from each other, Lyft emphasizes the power of technology to bring people together and “reconnect communities.”

Arts Organizations Digital Strategies Master Class and Train the Trainers

Beth Kanter

I’m teaching a master class today in San Francisco for arts organizations for Theatre Bay Area. My master class here in San Francisco will be video taped and shared in other cities by a local facilitator using a lesson plan that I have developed.

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NTEN + Planet = Better Place


Just heard that my favorite association of all time, the Nonprofit Technology Network ( NTEN ), is having a SUMMER SALE on their membership dues. From their website: “ Join the Community and Put Technology to Work Today.

Mobile Task Force Develops Password-Free Security Tool

Associations Now

The task force highlighted a prototype of the mobile ID technology at GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Americas, the second edition of which was held last week in San Francisco. The mobile providers are currently looking into ways to launch the technology to their users.

As iPhone Thefts Drop, “Kill Switch” Pressure Rises for Wireless Industry

Associations Now

The industry, through its trade group, CTIA: The Wireless Association, has dragged its feet on the technology in the past, but there’s growing evidence that the strategy works.

Google Brings Nonprofit Funding to the Polls

Associations Now

The organization aims to use technology to tackle problems ranging from renewable energy to crisis response. The Google Impact Challenge is awarding funding to local organizations in San Francisco, France, Japan, Australia, Brazil, India, and the United Kingdom.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Heads West To Help Silicon Valley Back East

Associations Now

Technology industry trade associations and advocacy groups have been popping up left and right and left again over the past few years, all with an eye toward advancing the industry and positioning it a little closer to the folks on K St. Earlier this year, the U.S.

This Week’s Association Membership & Marketing Jobs


The Enrollment Marketing Manager will develop and optimize digital recruitment communications utilizing CRM technology, update web and social media channels, and oversee the development of print collateral, adhering to brand and style guidelines.

Conference Circuit: Meeting of the Minds Heads to Detroit

Associations Now

The organization “focuses on the people and initiatives at the forefront of the latest efforts in urban sustainability and connected technology,” according to its website. ′s How To Conference in San Francisco are all the more important.

Non-Profits and Political Campaigns Turn to Mobile Fundraising


Are you using mobile fundraising technologies? ———————— If merchant services can go mobile with credit card processing, why can’t non-profits and politicians tap some of that technology to raise money?

Investing in Yourself: Professional Development for Community Managers

Higher Logic

Rachel has spent the last 20 years helping organizations implement emerging technologies to advance their business strategies. Many cities have monthly meet-ups including Boston's Community Manager Meet-up , Octribe in San Francisco and Austin's Community Manager Breakfast.

Mobile Industry Knee-Deep in Efforts to Solve 911 Problems

Associations Now

Last week, CTIA announced the third stage of efforts by 911 Location Technologies Test Bed LLC , an independent research firm started by the association with the goal of working out the not-insignificant kinks with the system.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

Reid All About it

This pasta al limone from Bon Appetit reminds me of a dish I had for lunch one day in a restaurant in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. Joe Buehrle, vice president of organizational planning for Social Advocates for Youth, San Diego.

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Can AI & Bots Help Create A More Positive Nonprofit Workplace Culture?

Beth Kanter

At another workshop I did for a different organization, the staff came up with the idea of using technology to help support and sustain a culture of resilience and build relationships with remote staff.

Top 3 Live Streaming Apps to Humanize Your Organization [Part I]


A San Francisco Startup two-years in the making, Meerkat hit the streets of Austin, TX at South by Southwest (SXSW) in March 2015. Consequently, they swiftly embraced change as the needs of their audience adapts, requiring the technology to morph and change with them.

Conference Circuit: Real Estate Gets Political

Associations Now

The San Francisco-based event will grant attendees free access to online tutorials , on issues such as data analysis, optimization theory, computing technology, and policy.

Internet Association’s Plan to Expand Influence: Focus on the Left Coast

Associations Now

The trade group’s new office in California, a state often at the forefront of technology issues, puts the association both in the heart of Silicon Valley and in Sacramento—complete with a brand new lobbyist to help influence tech policy in the state.

Have you written your Humanize review yet?


Brown , technology consultant, Dallas, TX. a session at ASAE’s Technology Conference. Beth Kanter , Co-Author at The Networked Nonprofit and Visiting Scholar: Nonprofits and Social Media at David and Lucile Packard Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

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VR for Good: Oculus Launches New Nonprofit Initiative

Associations Now

Eyeing a plan to bring virtual reality to the masses and drive its potential for social change, the Facebook-owned virtual-reality headset maker Oculus is launching a new program to bring the technology to both students and nonprofits.

Conscious Computing: 7 Apps and Tips That Help You Focus, Reduce Stress, and Get Work Done

Beth Kanter

I’m facilitating and presenting on a panel session at the Opera America National Conference taking place in San Francisco this week with Guillaume DeCugis, CEO of Scoop.It and Sean Waugh, San Francisco Opera.