6th Annual Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp Empowers Community Volunteers From Across the Nation
"Nonprofit Boot Camp gave me opportunities to learn how to best structure my new nonprofit in advance of actually filing for 501(c)(3) status. There were also opportunities to network with others and to learn about various aspects of operating a nonprofit. There was no wasted time." 2008 Boot Camper
The intentionally low registration fee of only $75 includes workshops by leaders in social change, one-on-one coaching, and facilitated networking. Another unique hallmark of Boot Camp is that attendees are encouraged to float from one session to another as often as needed to maximize their learning experience. For some, this means leaving a presentation after 20 minutes to join another -- a practice Craigslist Foundation embraces to put the power in the hands of each participant.
"Boot Camp has always been much larger than any one organization and was conceived as a hub for bright minds to share, interact and learn from one another," said Luckow. "Every decision we make -- from speaker selection to workshop topics -- is based on the feedback we have received from the inspired and driven community that makes this event possible."
After Boot Camp, Craigslist Foundation will host podcast recordings of the workshops online to give everyone a taste of the Boot Camp experience, even if they weren't able to make it to Berkeley on June 20. Donations and sponsorships from all sectors of the community pave the way for Boot Camp's success each year. Craigslist Foundation gratefully acknowledges craigslist, DLA Piper, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership - Haas School of Business, Green960, KRON4, Nonprofit Suite, Yelp, and all of its 2009 Boot Camp sponsors. In addition, volunteers throughout the city have contributed hundreds of hours to make the event a success.
"This event exceeded my expectations. I found a whole community of like-minded people that I suddenly felt a part of. Thank you for helping me to connect." 2008 Boot Camper