Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, Aug 14, UC Berkeley

Hey folks. I went to this bootcamp a few years ago and found it pretty worthwhile for the cost. It's mostly about starting and managing non-profits but there was a lot of useful info about collaboration, marketing, and general biz methods. Plus there are a ton of networking and story-finding opportunities. Check it out.


Boot Camp Earlybird Registration through June 30
Tickets start at just $75. Ten reasons to
register now for Boot Camp:

1.   an action-packed day with inspiring leaders, live music, and hands-on workshops

2.   morning keynote
3.   four breakout sessions (select from more than 36 topics in three tracks)

4.   afternoon closing panel featuring Craig Newmark

5.   yummy food (breakfast, lunch and snacks)
6.   access to exhibit plaza with exhibitors, activities, facilitated networking, bookstore and more

7.   a half-hour, private coaching session with a Coaches Training Institute coach ($150 value)

8.   facilitated, "everyone is an expert" activities
9.   post-event cocktail party at The Hub Bay Area
10. networking with peers, colleagues and fellow change-oriented, passionate professionals

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Volunteers Needed
Volunteers make Boot Camp happen! For instance, Buckley White, a critical marketing volunteer, put together our first newsletter last week. And Clayton Gaddis is seeking in-kind donations. Thanks to Clayton, Clif Bar, Adina World, Hansen and others will keep your appetite sated on Aug. 14! We are so thankful for Buckley and Clayton's support. If you'd like to join our volunteer team, in advance or on the day of the event,
learn more here.

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Everyone is an Expert at Boot Camp
With an emphasis on fun and lively interaction and a belief that everyone is an expert, this year we are introducing two new types of facilitated activities to empower attendees to identify additional challenges and solutions, and share knowledge in a collaborative environment.

One new activity will be the Tech Campfire, where we invite you to propose a burning tech issue and then provide facilitators to address YOUR questions in a one-on-one or small group format.

The other is the Idea Bazaar, a free exchange of ideas loosely scheduled into mini-sessions. You are the experts. Some will be group problem solving exercises, others will be about sharing on-the-ground experiences and solutions to collaborative educational experiences. It's up to you.

If you have a burning tech question or mini-session idea then please let us know! We have set up online forms to gather your suggestions. Share your ideas for
Tech Campfire or Idea Bazaar topics.

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Boot Camp Presenters Author Two New Books
Veteran Boot Camp presenter and social media guru Beth Kanter has co-authored a new book,
The Networked Nonprofit. Coming out June 21st. Join a virtual book launch and support Cambodian kids.

Peter Block and John McKnight, both best-selling authors and experienced community builders, have authored, The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods.

Beth, Peter and John will each speak about their book topics and more at Boot Camp. Don't miss their workshops. Read more about Beth's session. Read more about John and Peter's session.

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Proud to Announce New Partnerships
We believe everyone should work together to build stronger communities.  For the first time, Boot Camp has collaborated with our partners to create sessions that demonstrate the power of ALL sectors to empower and enrich communities. Partners include
International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), Urban Libraries Council, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Center for Nonprofit & Public Leadership – Haas, UC Berkeley, and HandsOn Network. In their powerful Boot Camp sessions, these partners and others will discuss how they work with the nonprofit and business communities to jointly build stronger communities.

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Coaches Training Institute Special Offer for Boot Campers
All Boot Camp registrants are eligible for $200 off Coaches Training Institute's Co-active Fundamentals Course just for attending! Please call 800-691-6008 to register and mention "BootCamp2010".

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One thought on “Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, Aug 14, UC Berkeley”

  1. Mia,

    Thanks so much for sharing Boot Camp! In addition to the great info you gave, we also have expanded our focus to include everyone who wants to make a difference in their community – regardless of whether they work for a nonprofit, government, business or are doing it out of personal passion. Hope you can join us! Paige

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