On June 2, 2011, hundreds of people who are passionate about their communities – from local government to neighborhood activists to nonprofit leaders – will gather for Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp to connect with one another, grow their skills and expand the tools and resources they use to strengthen and enrich their neighborhoods. Boot Camp includes keynote presentations, more than 20 workshops and discussions,Â and interactive sessions where attendees get to [...]Read more ›
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As you’ve probably seen, we at the NEN have been more than a little busy recently. With my imminent departure for New Orleans, the recent Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, NENfm’s big launch, and more, it’s been another action-packed month. Here’s the highlights… Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp 2010 The NEN was proud to be a partner at this year’sÂ Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, which featured dozens of speakers, workshops, a resource fair, [...]Read more ›
Neighborhood organizers get a real energy boost when they come together. In fact, it’s essential to community work. That why, on Saturday August 14th, we at the NEN were so excited to be part of theÂ 2010 Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp, an event that focused on capacity building within communities in the Bay Area and across the nation. The event united hundreds of activists, together with dozens of speakers, workshops, resources, and [...]Read more ›
When community groups examine their neighborhoods for valuable resources, libraries and museums are often overlooked. But Marsha Semmel, Acting Director of theÂ Institute of Museum and Library Services – and a speaker at theÂ Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp on August 14th, explains to NENfm how local library/museum branches can be leveraged to start a new chapter in your neighborhood. Episode Length: 25:09 Download this episode (right click and save) Show Information Guest: [...]Read more ›
As more community groups start improving their neighborhoods, many feel they lack the resources to do the job. Our guest on NENfm, Dr Gerald Eisman from the Institute of Civic and Community Engagement at San Francisco State University (and a speaker at theÂ Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp on August 14th), explains how the academic community could make a massive impact. Episode Length: 25:56 Download this episode (right click and save) Show [...]Read more ›
Embracing Web 2.0 tools, the City of San Francisco has started making its data more open to the public. NENfm interviews Adriel Hampton, web specialist and speaker at the upcoming Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, about the potential of this move and if it’s actually possible to make sense of so much data. Episode Length: 26:02 Download this episode (right click and save) Show Information Guest: Adriel Hampton, investigator with the SF [...]Read more ›
Over the last few years theÂ Craigslist Foundation has produced a series of popular â€œboot campsâ€ across the country. The focus of these events has been to build capacity within the non-profit community and increase its ability to achieve its missions.Â Over time, the Foundation determined that, while of the highest quality, the boot camps were in some respects duplicating the work of a variety of organizations that were equally committed [...]Read more ›