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This page links to notes from the Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp, held in Berkeley CA on August 18 2007, and in New York NY on September 15 2007. Session titles are highlighted in blue (and are live links) if there are notes associated with them. They're red if no one's posted notes on them yet. To turn the red links blue, click on the red links and post your notes. Even if notes already exist, chances are you can make them better. If you've never edited in Wikia or Wikipedia before, you can read the Beginner's Guide, or just email me your notes and I'll post them for you (please let me know how you want to be credited, e.g. full name, web address).

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Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Ami Dar

Aimee Allison

Nancy Lublin

Ana L. Oliveira


Grassroots Fundraising for Social Change

Manish Vaidya - Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) (Moderator) Rona Fernandez - Californians for Justice Dolores Garay - Fundraising Consultant; Development Executives Roundtable (DER) Janet Upadhye - San Francisco Women Against Rape; Community United Against Violence

Reality Grantmaking

Susan Fox - Trainer & Author (Moderator) Angel Fabian - United Way of the Bay Area Christopher Herrera - Tides Foundation Anne Valley - The James Irvine Foundation

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Scott Ullman - The Foundation Center

Introduction to Fundraising

Judy Levine & Greg Cohen - Cause Effective

Grant-Seeking Basics

Luz Rodriguez - The Foundation Center

Traversing the Grantor/Grantee Divide

Michael Seltzer - NYRAG (Moderator) Charles Lai - Museum of the Chinese in the Americas Yvonne Moore - Daphne Foundation Kevin Ryan - New York Foundation

Nonprofit Basics

Keys to Success as a Nonprofit Executive Director

David La Piana - La Piana Associates - Inc.

The Reality of Starting A Nonprofit

Bill Somerville - Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (Moderator) Nínive Clements Calegari - 826 Valencia John Killacky - The San Francisco Foundation Yolanda Nunn - Brilliance Strategies, Inc.; California Association of Nonprofits (CAN)

The ABC's of Tax Exempt Status

Joe Kroll - IRS

Critical Financial Knowledge for Nonprofit Leaders

Kenneth Rogers - Financial Management Associates

501(c)3 Tax Exempt Status

J.J. Harwayne Leitner, Esq. - Holland & Knight, LLP

The Reality of Starting a Nonprofit

Leonard Glickman, FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds Aimee Holtzman - rock CAN roll, Inc™ Kim Sanders - Community Resource Exchange (CRE)

Big Ideas

The Leadership Deficit: Challenge or Opportunity?

Daniel Stid - The Bridgespan Group (Moderator) Marla Cornelius - CompassPoint Nonprofit Services Yarrow Sandahl - Young Nonprofit Professional Network (YNPN) Lateefah Simon - Office of Kamala D. Harris, City & County of San Francisco

Community Building In the Real World & Online

Joseph Mouzon - Network for Good powered by (Moderator) Atashi Chakravarty - East Bay API Coalition to End Domestic Violence; Narika Melinda Kramer - Natural Capital Institute; Women's Earth Alliance Ben Rattray -

Innovations in the "Business" of Being Not for Profit

Priya Haji - World of Good

Generational Changes in Nonprofit Leadership

Frances Kunreuther & Caroline McAndrews - Building Movement Project

It's How We Live: Branding Strategies for Nonprofits

Mitch Baranowski - Bemporad Baranowski Marketing Group (BBMG)

Community Building: Where the Real World and the Internet Meet

Ami Dar - Action without Borders/ (Moderator) Jeff S. Merritt - Grassroots Initiative Harish Rao - EchoDitto Inc. Barnabas Shakur - Ben Stuy's Project Re-Generation, Inc. (PR-G)

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship 101: Industry Case Studies

Nora Silver - Nonprofit & Public Management Program, Haas School of Business (Moderator) Lee Davis - NESsT Holly Harbour - World of Good Development Organization Ben Mangan - EARN

Social Enterprises & Earned Income Strategies for Nonprofits

Sheila Warren - Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP (Moderator) Caroline Pappajohn - New Door Ventures Kirsten Gagnaire, Social Enterprise Group

Elements of Start-Up: Entrepreneurial Principles

Xavier Helgesen - Better World Books Dan Mitchell - GOOD Magazine Jayson Morris - Room to Read

Social Enterprises & Earned Income Strategies

Mike West - Council of Community Services of New York State (CCSNYS) (Moderator) Zena Nelson - South Bronx Food Coop Julius Walls, Jr. - Greyston Bakery, Inc.

Social Entrepreneurship 101 – The Leading Edge of Social Change

Joanna Opot - StartingBloc (Moderator) Oona Chaterjee - Make the Road by Walking Freda Richmond - College Summit Jenni Wolfson - Witness

Be Bold - Creating Careers with Impact

Lara Galinsky - Echoing Green (Moderator) Angela Coleman - Sisterhood Agenda Tony Lopez - APRENDES Foundation, Inc. Taz Tagore - Reciprocity Foundation Lucas Welch - Soliya


The Power of Storytelling: How to Give Passionate Presentations

Catherine Ogilvie - Edelman

Developing a Message to Win Supporters for Your Cause

Mal Warwick - Mal Warwick Associates

Making Media Headlines

Stephen Buel - East Bay Express Ron Wolf - AScribe/The Public Interest Newswire David Talbot, Fenton Communications

Designs on Democracy

Design Action Collective

Social Media Marketing and Campaigning for Nonprofits: Your Place on MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, and More

Beka Economopoulos - Greenpeace Daniel Hartman - See3 Communications


Tech Basics: Free & Low Cost Resources

Holly Ross - NTEN (Moderator) Jamey Frank - STOPAIDS Kami Griffiths - TechSoup Eric Leland - Leland Design

A Practical Approach to Fundraising Online

Andrew Mosawi - IATS, Tickemaster and ePhilanthropy Foundation

Weaving the Internet Into Your Nonprofit Strategy: Best Practices for Communicating, Campaigning, and Organizing

Allen Gunn - Aspiration

Free & Low Cost Tech Resources

Cristine Cronin -

Planning and Enhancing Information Technology

Mark Topping & Alex Wilkinson - NPower

ePhilanthropy: The Power of the Internet: Solid Advice for Succeeding Online

Ted Hart - ePhilanthropy Foundation

Board of Directors

Governance Essentials - Build Your Board Right the First Time

Matt O'Grady - Taproot Foundation

The Tailored Board: How to Custom Fit Governance for Your Organization

Leyna Bernstein - The CBO Center Melissa Breach - Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership of Marin (CVNL)

Making the Most of the Executive Director/Board Chair Relationship

Bruce Truitt - Interaction Institute for Social Change

Board Governance & Recruitment

Rhoda Barr - Volunteer Consulting Group (Moderator) Michael Davidson - Governance Matters Tanya Lewis-Kelly - Heather Shaw - Time Warner


The Quality of Experience: Can Older Adults Bring New Talents To Your Program?

Janet Oh & Michael Funk - Experience Corps

Youth-Adult Partnerships

Mike Graham-Squire - Youth Leadership Institute Jamey Frank - STOPAIDS Kami Griffiths - TechSoup Eric Leland - Leland Design

One-On-One Coaching