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The Role of Community Foundations in Change and Sustainability


Quick hits from the Social Media for Nonprofits NYC conference


I had the pleasure of learning, teaching, sharing, and absorbing lots of great ideas at Social Media for Nonprofits, a conference series curated by Darian Rodriguez Heyman and Ritu Sharma and sponsored by NTEN. The conference made its New York debut, after passing through San Francisco and Washington, DC, where it similarly drew large crowds of eager nonprofit staffers, enthusiastic consultants, and yes, even a few services.

Enchantment: Resisting Guy Kawasaki Is Futile


The Social Media for Nonprofit Conference series kicked off in San Francisco in War Memorial Green Room with support from Microsoft. The conference shared practical tips and tools with expert speakers including, JD Lasica, Social Brite, Susan Gordon of, Jonah Sachs of Free Range Studios, Charles Porch of Facebook, Susan Tenby of TechSoup Global and Kellie McElhaney, founding faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

What Nonprofits Really Want (from a Conference)


Each month, subscribers of GuideStar's free e-newsletter are invited to share their responses to the Question of the Month. February's newsletter asked readers what topic they would find most useful at a nonprofit conference. Answers fell into three categories: