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7th Annual Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp Motivate and Inspire Greater Community Impact

Saturday, August 14, 2010
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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University of California, Berkeley campus, Lower Sproul Plaza

7th Annual Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp Empowers People to
Connect, Motivate and Inspire Greater Community Impact

What: Craigslist Foundation announces its 7th annual Boot Camp—a one-day, high-energy conference that brings together and showcases effective community leaders. Through a series of inspiring panels, interactive workshops, collaborative programs and networking opportunities, Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp (“Boot Camp”) cultivates conversation and empowers people to affect a positive impact in their neighborhoods and communities. More than 1,500 are expected to attend this year.

Boot Camp programs span all sectors—nonprofit, government, philanthropy and business—and are within three tracks—“Elements of Vital Communities,” “Community Building Fundamentals,” and “Leadership and Impact.” Registration includes: an inspiring opening keynote; a closing panel of leaders from major sectors discussing community building; more than 36 workshops from regional and national thought leaders; free 1:1 coaching from professional Coaches Training Institute (CTI)-trained coaches; additional peer-to-peer, self or community-led workshops; access to exhibits and community resources; and facilitated and informal networking and collaboration with attendees.

Confirmed speakers to-date include: Peter Block, author and consultant; Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre hotels; Cindy Gallop, founder of IfWeRantheWorld; John McKnight, co-director, asset-based community development institute at Northwestern University; Rachael Myrow, host of KQED's California Report; and Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist. Additional speakers to be confirmed.

When: Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: University of California, Berkeley campus

Who: Boot Camp attracts individuals who are professionally or personally passionate about creating positive change in their local communities. Boot Campers are: emerging and experienced leaders in social and nonprofit sectors; aspiring and accomplished social entrepreneurs; professionals; and decision makers from government, business and community building sectors who want to enrich and empower local communities and neighborhoods.

Why: Craigslist Foundation believes that strong communities and neighborhoods are the cornerstone of society. The focus of Boot Camp is simple: to connect, motivate and inspire greater community impact. The event will focus on “community-building” and programs span all sectors: nonprofit, government, philanthropy, and business.

Cost: Early bird prices available until June 30 —tickets are 25 percent off the regular price — $75, $150, and $225 each. Registration is kept at a low cost and offered on a sliding scale of $99-$299, based on individual and organization budget.

To register, visit Speakers, topics, event agenda, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. Stay apprised of Boot Camp news by signing up for our newsletter, visiting our blog and following us on Twitter (@craigslist_fndn), and Facebook (Group: Craigslist Foundation).

Craigslist Foundation is an operating foundation which brings together individuals and organizations and connects them to the resources, tools, technology and ideas they need to effectively engage in community building and see the impact of their actions. Craigslist Foundation is a publicly supported, non-endowed 501(c) (3) operating foundation and, as such, does not award grants. The organization focuses on producing events and resources that create the greatest possible community impact.

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Hwang, jenn.hwang [at], 415-420-3259
Dana Young, dana.young [at], 415-378-7998
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