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New INFOGRAPHIC I made this week, to show some of the most innovative and inspiring nonprofits and charities across the country! I hope you enjoy it!

GooGooDolls and Michelle Branch, plus many more artists, play in the park for this huge, free concert for the city of San Francisco!  I went to RadioAlice’s June concert and it was a blast… nothing beats drinking sangria on beach blankets and listening to live music in the masses! 

And biggest perk of all? It’s benefiting the San Francisco Parks Trust and San Francisco Recreation and Parks! These are two organizations that need help desperately, so check out the booths at the concert, and remember that the free ticket leaves a little room for a friendly donation for the beautiful venue :)

Well, this is by far the most fattest yet fittest nonprofit event I’ve ever heard off…

Attention all Biking/Cupcake Enthusiasts (I know there are PLENTY of you out here in San Francisco, cycling AND cupcake mecca of urban locales…):

The Tour De Cupcake is back in action for the long-awaited round two! On Sunday, October 9th, starting PROMPTLY at 1pm, the cycling tour begins throughout the city, as bikers weave through the streets in a scavenger-hunt-style alleycat race.  In 2008, 400 cyclists showed up to ride, eat sweets at various “pitstop” locations, and rack up points by noshing on cupcakes and taking frosting shots! EEK!

The 2008 event raised over $2,000 for Bike Kitchen, a volunteer-run 501c2 nonprofit in San Francisco that helps people of all ages learn how to repair bicycles. This year, the race had to be capped at 300 riders, which sold out in less than 6 days (so be sure to keep an eye out for next years’ registration)!

Still want to be a part of this year’s event? Plenty of options there! Join racers, volunteers, friends and family at Sports Basement (Potrero) from 5-7pm for free beer, wine and snacks (not to mention 10% off all merchandise!!), or sign up to donate or volunteer as a cupcake pitstop worker! I can’t imagine that being a dull way to spend a Sunday afternoon…

For more information, please check out the Bike Kitchen’s site.  Here’s to sweet cycling for a local nonprofit!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year Beats for Boobs is finding its roots and returning to the Bay for a charitable throwdown on October 14th!

In it’s 8th year, Beats for Boobs has raised money and awareness for the cause by hosting fashion shows in some of the hottest urban venues, including LA and Seattle.  This year, the flagship event will return home to its city of origin, San Francisco, for an all-out feast of music, fashion, food and philanthropy at Mezzanine.

All proceeds of the event will benefit the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, Breast Cancer Fund, and Shanti.

Tickets and further details will be coming soon, so keep an eye out and check out beats4boobs.org as the date approaches!

Upcoming San Francisco Event!!
The Nonprofit Cloud Computing Summit is coming to town towards the end of August, and it would be a shame to miss this action-packed day of tech learning!
Cloud systems make so much sense for nonprofits, with their unlimited storage space costing very cheap for unlimited solutions. This one-day workshop, which sprung from the organization’s 5-part webinar series, promises to be beneficial for EDs and nonprofit employees alike, to both learn new things and expand their tech savvy in the ever-changing technology sector, especially in the Bay Area.
This FREE all-day event on Monday, Aug 29th promises to…
Educate regarding the various Cloud solutions available and applicable to nonprofits, like email and office organization programs
Weigh the costs of a switch to Cloud computing solutions
Tips and tricks to identifying and avoiding Cloud computing risks
Please take advantage of this opportunity if time permits… could add some beneficial fluff to your organization!

Upcoming San Francisco Event!!

The Nonprofit Cloud Computing Summit is coming to town towards the end of August, and it would be a shame to miss this action-packed day of tech learning!

Cloud systems make so much sense for nonprofits, with their unlimited storage space costing very cheap for unlimited solutions. This one-day workshop, which sprung from the organization’s 5-part webinar series, promises to be beneficial for EDs and nonprofit employees alike, to both learn new things and expand their tech savvy in the ever-changing technology sector, especially in the Bay Area.

This FREE all-day event on Monday, Aug 29th promises to…

  • Educate regarding the various Cloud solutions available and applicable to nonprofits, like email and office organization programs
  • Weigh the costs of a switch to Cloud computing solutions
  • Tips and tricks to identifying and avoiding Cloud computing risks

Please take advantage of this opportunity if time permits… could add some beneficial fluff to your organization!

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Good restaurants in the bay?? I'm dying to try something new! :)
sanfranthropic sanfranthropic Said:

I can definitely give a few recommendations in San Francisco! I’ll try to send a few per neighborhood that I love:

NorthBeach: The Stinking Rose (garlic restaurant) or Pellegrini, both on Columbus St.  My favorite wine bar here is Dell’Uva on Green!

Marina: Bin38 is a great wine bar near Chestnut, good food too! Mamacita has amazing mexican food and a great bar atmosphere!

PacHeights: Dosa has AMAZING indian food, and is in the fun Fillmore district (my neighborhood!). Also, definitely try Dino’s for really relaxed atmosphere and great pizza and beer!

SOMA: So many to choose from… great happy hour at Cosmopolitan, and Palomino on the Embarcadero! Ritzy seafood at Waterbar (pretty pricey!), and great outdoor atmosphere at Paragon.  Looking for a quick lunch bite? The Great American Grilled Cheese place is CLASSIC, so delicious! Oh, and 21st Amendment is a great brewery near the ballpark as well.

Hayes Valley: STACKS. So delicious… best breakfast spot. Definitely share a huge pancake with a friend.

Haight: Little Chihuahua has some of the best mexican food in the city, in my opinion… pretty cheap too. Toronado has an awesome beer selection as far as bars go, and there is a GREAT pizza place next door that hits the spot after a few drinks!

Castro: Awesome bento boxes and bottomless mimosas at Barracuda on Market.

Mission: I’ve only been a few places in the mission, but the ones I’ve been to I’ve loved! Tokyo GoGo had awesome sushi, and we followed it with huge specialty Martinis at Blondies down the street.  Heart is also a great wine bar with yummy snacks.

I hope this helps! Happy eating/drinking!

August 8th marks the start of San Francisco Fashion Week, hosted by Bay Area nonprofit SFFAMA (San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance), an organization focused on business and technology education for fashion and creative industries. 

This event, in multiple locations throughout the city, ends August 14th after a plethora of runway shows, fashion workshops integrated with Apple and Wix.com, and more techie fashion than SF is ready for! Get tickets now!

Today’s Bay Area Nonprofit SuperStar is The American Red Cross, who has recently pledged another $1 million of support to the Horn of Africa (read more details here)!
The dire state of affairs in Eastern Africa right now has been amplified by the significant shortage of water this year, as the Red Cross continues their partnership and commitment with the area that so desperately needs a helping hand.
The population of the Horn of Africa is struggling for survival on multiple levels.  The shortage of food, water, resources and medicine are even more debilitating due to the overpopulation issues the region has struggled with for the past few decades.  Children are fighting for their lives, parents are running out of options, and the elderly are barely hanging on.  The area has pleaded for international intervention and aid, and thankfully the Red Cross is stepping up to the plate.
Feeling your heartstrings being tugged yet? DONATE HERE and do your part to contribute to the relief efforts via the American Red Cross!
(Photo courtesy of The Telegraph, UK)

Today’s Bay Area Nonprofit SuperStar is The American Red Cross, who has recently pledged another $1 million of support to the Horn of Africa (read more details here)!

The dire state of affairs in Eastern Africa right now has been amplified by the significant shortage of water this year, as the Red Cross continues their partnership and commitment with the area that so desperately needs a helping hand.

The population of the Horn of Africa is struggling for survival on multiple levels.  The shortage of food, water, resources and medicine are even more debilitating due to the overpopulation issues the region has struggled with for the past few decades.  Children are fighting for their lives, parents are running out of options, and the elderly are barely hanging on.  The area has pleaded for international intervention and aid, and thankfully the Red Cross is stepping up to the plate.

Feeling your heartstrings being tugged yet? DONATE HERE and do your part to contribute to the relief efforts via the American Red Cross!

(Photo courtesy of The Telegraph, UK)

This post is way overdue, however for those of you who have not experienced the Gilroy Garlic Festival, mark it on your calendars NOW for next July 27-29!
As an Italian girl myself, raising money for charity by eating gourmet, GARLIC-BASED delicacies was a true treat.  Top food items I tried: garlic ice cream, garlic fried green tomatoes, scampi, garlic peanut butter cup, and garlic stuffed mushroroms.
Other highlights: meeting Angelo Sosa from Top Chef, watching live cooking competitions on their extravagant main stage, and hearing loads of summer music and entertainment acts across their many stages!
The best part is that the Garlic Festical has raised over $8.5 million for local charities over the past 33 years! With tickets at $15 per person, and food reasonably priced for it’s scrumptiousness, totally worth the drive down south of San Jose!

This post is way overdue, however for those of you who have not experienced the Gilroy Garlic Festival, mark it on your calendars NOW for next July 27-29!

As an Italian girl myself, raising money for charity by eating gourmet, GARLIC-BASED delicacies was a true treat.  Top food items I tried: garlic ice cream, garlic fried green tomatoes, scampi, garlic peanut butter cup, and garlic stuffed mushroroms.

Other highlights: meeting Angelo Sosa from Top Chef, watching live cooking competitions on their extravagant main stage, and hearing loads of summer music and entertainment acts across their many stages!

The best part is that the Garlic Festical has raised over $8.5 million for local charities over the past 33 years! With tickets at $15 per person, and food reasonably priced for it’s scrumptiousness, totally worth the drive down south of San Jose!