Jewish Community Center
3200 California St, San Francisco CA

Are you ready to take your nonprofit to the next level? Join us as we build on ten years of impact, this year we’re reinventing Nonprofit Boot Camp, with the goal of helping nonprofit decision-makers learn the keys to promoting innovation, including how to embrace change… and even failure.

Instead of gearing the program toward the needs of organizations, we’re honing in on the key to successful impact and evolution: people.  There’s no shortage of resources for nonprofits interested in best practices, but what about tips and tools designed to make nonprofit leaders more effective?  Join us and learn the keys to work/life balance, finding and sustaining your passion for fundraising, and tapping into the passions of your board, staff, and supporters.

So don’t miss Boot Camp this year.  We’ll have insightful conversations from top speakers that will help you reignite your passions and connection to what drove you to work in the field, and provide ample time for networking with like-minded peers, one-on-one coaching, massage, creativity exercises, meditation and yoga.

The day will be structured in the classic SM4NP format, with Twitter-meets-TED-style sessions in a single track. Leave your laptop and iPad behind, and disconnect with technology for a single day of reflection, inspiration, and mindfulness, and reconnect with yourself, fellow attendees and nature to rediscover why you joined the sector.

Rediscover balance.  Ignite passion.  Gain a new perspective on your work and impact.  All of this and more awaits you at Boot Camp, so sign up now!

Nonprofit Boot Camp- San Francisco, October 2nd
Conference Program

8.30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 am Welcome & Introduction
Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & Executive DirectorSocial Media for Nonprofits
Lens of Failure & Success in the Mission Driven Work
Arthur Coddington, Leadership Coach, World Champion Athlete & Author 
Twitter Handles: @ritusharma1 & @ACoddington
10:00 am Keynote: Digital Inclusion & Building a Pipeline to Change the Face of Tech in the Bay
Susan Mernit, Founder & Executive Director, Hack the Hood
Twitter Handle: @SusanMernit

As we all know, the tech sector is exploding in the Bay area–but not everyone feels–or is–included–in the growth. How are local grassroots organizations and tech companies addressing these issues, together and seperately? What foundations and local non-profits are staking out career education and inclusion as critical components of their programs?

Join Susan Mernit and the Hack the Hood team, winners of the 2014 Google Bay Area impact Challenge, for a review of Bay area groups addressing these issues–and find out how you can be involved.

10:35 am Getting Social with Google Ad Grants
Eric Facas, CEO, MediaCause
Twitter Handle: @EricFacas

Learn the basics of Google Ad Grants along with more advanced techniques including supporter growth and how this program can help supercharge your online presence. Eric will share the elements of the $10K grant that your nonprofit is eligible for and how to best maximize it.

11:15 am Break for Coffee and Conversation
11:35 am Mission Minded Minute Message Model
Jennie Winton, Founding Partner, Mission Minded
Twitter Handle: @MissionM
Join Jennie to learn how your nonprofit can incorporate Minute Message Model in your communications, the model offers a framework to guide nonprofit leaders in creating the clear, compelling messages that move their audiences to action.
12:00 pm Break for Lunch, One-On-One Coaching, Creative Exercises and Professional Headshots!
1:15 pm Mindful Moment
Megan Keane, Membership Director, NTENTwitter Handle: @PenguinAsana
We’ll share meditation and mindfulness activities that you and your entire team can incorporate in your work to allow you to be more grounded, manage high levels of stress and create a more productive and positive working environment.
1:45 pm Top Ten Traits of High Performing Nonprofit Boards
James Lee, Managing Partner, Schaffer & CombsTwitter Handle: @JamesVLeeJames will share how to identify, cultivate, develop and manage a high performing board. He will share strategies to manage upwards and how to manage the common issues with managing highly skilled but volunteer nonprofit board positions. If managed well, they can be your biggest asset and if managed poorly can be a very underutilized resource.
2:15 pm Music that Moves & Inspires Giving: Chamber Music Performance
Ruth Kahn, Founder, Musica MarinJoin us for this duo live chamber music performance with a Violin and Viola. Ruth Kahn organizes fundraisers for arts organizations and will provide information on how nonprofits can partner with them and also utilize this for raising high dollar amounts through house concerts.
2:50 pm Break for Conversation & Activity
3:15 pm Panel: Hacking for Social Good
Join this diverse panel of leaders in the community to learn about how can your nonprofit participate in various hackathons and leverage the incredible talent pool of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley tech firms to design and develop functional apps and more for your nonprofit. The panel will discuss the types of projects that make for a good fit, resources needed for the nonprofit participation and how to set this partnership for success.
Marnie Webb, CEO, Caravan Studios
Susan Mernit, CEO, Hack the Hood
Jason Yun, Partnerships Manager, DonorsChoose
April Kyle Nassi, Development Community Manager, Salesforce
3:50 pm Closing Activity: Embracing & Learning from Failure
Arthur Coddington
4:00 pm Closing Remarks
Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & Executive Director
Social Media for Nonprofits
4:15 pm – 6:00 pm Social Impact & Changemaker Networking Reception with Partner Organizations Recharge, decompress, and connect with peers over live music, beer, and wine.
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