Madera Group has been working in collaboration with the Berkeley Unified School District over the last few months to review current district wide communications and begin to suggest the most relevant, best practices for the district’s communications.
Please join Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Honorary Co-Chair Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and ITIF President Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D at their Commonwealth Club panel discussion at 6:30 pm on January 19th, 2011.
Since its inception in 2006, Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has worked towards formulating public policies to boost and promote the widespread “digitalization” of the economy. The topic of energy technology is becoming increasingly important to the public eye as a result of the recent coal and oil safety disasters and the U.S. military’s excessive energy expenditures.
Amy Sample Ward with Netsquared wrote a good roundup in February 2010 of the social media response to the Haiti earthquake in January. She writes that "the way we think about and turn to social media in a time of disaster is changing." Amy's article discusses how mobile technology is impacting the process of mapping, fundraising, and missing persons.
This weekend, I was reading the interview of Techcrunch with Gina Bianchini (CEO of Ning) in Davos. In it, Gina argues that that she doesn't see Nign as a competitor of Facebook or Twitter.
Recently, I had the great opportunity to deliver a couple of sessions of a workshop titled Social Media for Nonprofits to approximately 20 small nonprofit groups in the Bay Area. These are the slides from the presentation (with a few enhancements I made to them thanks to the feedback I got from participants). You can download the presentation if you prefer watching it offline.
Our good friends at Network for Good offers us their view into the crystal ball of online fundraising in 2010 in this good article about upcoming trends for the year. Here's the high level summary:
The Madera Group partnered with Strategen Consulting to co-host a special fundraiser celebrating Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner’s first year in the California State Assembly and to support her re-election in 2010. More than 100 friends and supporters gathered at the David Brower Center last Friday evening to honor Nancy’s hard work and success in passing several key bills through the legislature.