ITIF Energy Innovation 2010 Event

Since its inception in 2006, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has worked towards formulating public policies to boost modernization 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.

The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti

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.

Social Media for Nonprofits (presentation)

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.

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner Represents California at Climate Conference in Copenhagen

IMG_7329The 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.