Follow-up: Innovations in Giving Funder Conversation

Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media, along with Northern California Grantmakers, ZeroDivide and NTEN, hosted a lively discussion for grantmakers at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco on April 5th. This intimate discussion, featuring Craig Newmark, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen (author of Giving 2.0) and The Knight Foundation's Judith Kleinberg, touched on trends and practices in giving shaped by the new wealth and changing communications dynamics that have resulted from the growth of the Internet and social media.

Some key topics included:

  • Shifting to collaborative, strategic giving for greater impact

  • Using social media to get real-time feedback from donor constituents

  • Social media as a way for people to communicate with nonprofits

  • The impact of mobile donations on philanthropy

  • Using technology to make giving more transparent, to share best practices, and to crowdsource solutions


Session highlights: Catch the full line-up of session recording and materials from the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference by purchasing an Online NTC pass for $50 at

The Story of Stuff: How an Environmental Campaigner Became a New Media Mogul - And So Can YouThe Story of Stuff Project is a multi-media platform and growing community that has amplified public discourse on critical issues. In this session, moderated by GFEM’s Vincent Stehle, Annie Leonard and Christina Samala shared lessons about how to create compelling messages that engage broad audiences and grow your community of change makers. See presentation and notes.

How Nonprofits Can Defend Digital Rights in a Post SOPA EraJoin EFF activism director Rainey Reitman and craigslist founder Craig Newmark for a frank discussion about the biggest dangers facing online rights today and why nonprofit organizations should be worried about these threats to the Web. Read the notes and background


Keep the conversation going - COF #fundertech sessions in LA:

  • The Future is Mobile: Leveraging the Power in Everyone's Hand

  • Games for Social Innovation and Impact: A How to & Exploratorium

  • Post-Modern Communication for 21st Century Foundations

  • Philanthropy & the Digital Public Dialogue: New Opportunities

  • Hands on Innovation: Game Theory & Mechanics for Social Impact

  • GFEM's Film & Video Festival