The Craigslist Foundation held their annual Non-profit Bootcamp
this Saturday in Berkeley. This event brings together more than 1,500 people who are "passionate about changing the world". The opening keynote speaker was Arianna Huffington
- who shared some wonderful stories about the importance of volunteering in improving our own lives along with the lives of folks we're helping.
I had the opportunity to participate in a panel on "Future Tech", along with Peter Deitz from Social Actions
, Rayma Raghavan from YouTube
, and Marnie Webb from Techsoup / NetSquared
. Their was a nice turnout for the session (maybe 125+ folks). My goal was to get the audience excited about investigating open source tools by explaining the benefits of the open source model and the alignment between open source development and non-profit process and values. Of course I also spread the word about CiviCRM and some of the cool implementations folks are doing.
You can download my presentation slides
from our wiki. Feel free to re-use, re-mix etc. :-) You can also read some more about our session, as well as some of the other happenings at the boot camp on Beth Kanter's blog