SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 1, 2009 — Craigslist Foundation announces its 6th annual Boot Camp for nonprofit organizations and individuals interested in making a difference in their communities nationwide. It will be held on Saturday, June 20th, 2009, on the University of California, Berkeley campus. 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.
April 17, 2009, San Francisco Business Times — A green nonprofit center has grown in Berkeley.
Bernard Amadei, founder of Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA), has been named one of 25 newsmakers for 2008 by ENR (Engineering News Record) magazine, a publication of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York City.
In their paper “Reversing Burnout: How to Rekindle Your Passion for Your Work,” which appeared in the Winter 2005 installment of Stanford Graduate School of Business’ “Stanford Social Innovation Review,” Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter discuss the elements of career burnout, its causes and how to fix it. Burnout, the authors write, stems from a misfit between people and their work, and reversing it requires looking at both the individual and the organization. Most of these mismatches fall into one or all of the following six categories: 1) Too much work and not enough resources. 2) Control issues such as micro-management, lack of