SOURCE: Craigslist Foundation

Craigslist Foundation

June 16, 2009 11:05 ET

Arianna Huffington to Keynote Craigslist Foundation 6th Annual Boot Camp

Huffington Also Joins All-Star Closing Panel Moderated by KQED's Michael Krasny; "All for Good" -- Newly Launched, Free, Open-Source Service Application Among Featured Training Workshops

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Craigslist Foundation (www.craigslistfoundation.org) today announced that Arianna Huffington will be the keynote speaker at Boot Camp 09, to be held Saturday, June 20th, on the University of California at Berkeley campus.

Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of twelve books. She is also co-host of "Left, Right & Center," public radio's popular political roundtable program.

Huffington joins a nationally renowned group of speakers and panelists from the volunteer and non-profit worlds, including craigslist founder, Craig Newmark; Randi Zuckerberg, leader of marketing, political and social change initiatives for Facebook; Ami Dar, founder Action Without Borders; Jonathan Greenblatt, former CEO of GOOD Worldwide and current Board President of Our Good Works (a newly formed non-profit which governs AllforGood.org); Rich Harwood, founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation; Shirley Sagawa, co-founder of the sagawa/jospin consulting firm who has been called a "founding mother of the modern service movement" in the United States; and Steve Wright, Director of Innovation for Salesforce.com Foundation.

In addition to her keynote and all-star panel participation, Arianna Huffington, along with Craig Newmark and other innovators, plans to address All for Good (http://allforgood.org) -- the newly launched, free, open-source service application which brings together listings from a number of service organizations, companies and nonprofits to help people engage in service and help meet President Obama's charge to get more people to serve.

Twenty-four innovative workshops, including a special session introducing All for Good, will be led by experts on topics such as fundraising, future technology, advocacy and lobbying, community building, marketing and messaging, strategic planning, and measuring success and impact. The workshop on All for Good titled "Smarter Service in a Web 2.0 World" will share how organizations can use All for Good to help distribute volunteer opportunities across the Web and on social networks.

This is the 6th annual Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp for nonprofit organizations and individuals interested in making a difference in their communities nationwide. This year, the all-day program focuses on skills for connecting, motivating and inspiring greater community involvement and impact. Boot Camp '09 will place a special emphasis on community-building and the opportunities for collaboration among individuals, businesses, government, philanthropists, and nonprofits. Boot Camp precedes the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering & Service, in San Francisco.

Boot Camp has drawn more than 10,000 passionate people since its inception in 2004. More than 1,500 are expected to attend this year. The cost of the day-long event is $75.

Anyone interested in registering for Boot Camp should visit www.craigslistfoundation.org/bootcamp. A full list of confirmed speakers, workshop topics and the day's agenda are viewable on the site. Additionally, prospective Boot Campers can stay apprised of the most current Boot Camp news by following Craigslist Foundation on Twitter (@craigslist_fndn), Facebook (Group: Craigslist Foundation) and LinkedIn (Group: Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp).

About Craiglist Foundation

Founded in 2000 by Craig Newmark and others, Craigslist Foundation connects people with the resources they need to build stronger communities. Our free and low cost events and online resources promote community building at all levels. Craigslist Foundation is a publicly supported, non-endowed 501(c)(3) operating foundation and, as such, does not award grants. Instead, the organization focuses on producing events and resources that create the greatest possible community impact.

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