Darian Rodriguez Heyman, managing partner of the environmental consulting firm Code Green Agency, recently released the book “Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals.” He’s also the former Craigslist Foundation executive director and conducts a conference series, “Social Media for Nonprofits,” that will tour six cities this year.How did you built the Craigslist Foundation from offices in your bedroom? Read More
Josh Klinger, the owner of San Mateo-based Caked, an online clothing company whose wares are based on the theme of baking and lifestyle, is including Caked T-shirts inside gift bags for the MTV Movie Awards. The bags will be handed out Saturday and Sunday to many celebrities at the Universal City Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood. Read More
The owner and founder of Flip Slips, a company selling Mary Jane shoes that fold in half and collapse into their own pouch, is one of five San Francisco entrepreneurs who recently received mentorship services and financial support for their small businesses. This is part of a new partnership between Youth Business America and the Arthur Guinness Fund. Read More
Marty Becker, the veterinarian of 31 years who appears on the “Dr. Oz Show” and “Good Morning America,” will be coming to San Francisco on Monday and Tuesday. His bus tour, “Healthy Pets Visit Vets,” will be stopping in Petco at 1150 El Camino Real in San Bruno on Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. He has recently launched a book, “Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual.” Read More
Jim Sowers president of the San Francisco Cultural Arts Traditions will be emcee at this year’s San Francisco Carnaval Festival and parade to be held Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The festival is on Harrison Street from 16th to 23rd streets. Sunday’s parade starts at 9:30 a.m.
What can people look forward to during the festival?
It’s free. There will be three stages featuring the best local talent with a mix of Latin bands, samba and West Indian music, and space to salsa dance. Read More
Ed Decker, the founding artistic and executive director of the New Conservatory Theater Center, is one of four LGBT Pride Month honorees. He will be honored alongside Selisse Berry of Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, Max Philp of the Gay Straight Alliance Network, and Mike Smith of AIDS Emergency Fund/Breast Cancer Emergency Fund on June 2 at the KQED-TV studios. Read More
The senior fellow at the Center for the Health Professions at UC San Francisco, who’s also a professor of health education at San Francisco State University and the founder and executive director of the Welcome Back Initiative, will be honored with a $25,000 Champion of Health Professions Diversity Award from the California Wellness Foundation in Los Angeles on June 1. Read More
Dennis Bartels is the executive director of the Exploratorium, which makes science more visible and accessible to everyone. He is excited about the new After Dark event which is becoming a big hit, with more grown-up topics being addressed.Explain your background. Read More
Kevin Reeth is the CEO of Outright, a simple online bookkeeping program designed for small- and self-employed business owners who have no time to do their accounting. The program can be found at Outright.com.
What methods do you use? We automate all of the drudgery. We connect directly to web services and applications such as your bank accounts, credit cards and PayPal. Then we do the data entry for you as well as putting the information in the proper tax categories so that you can get back to running your business. Read More
The San Francisco State University professor, who specializes in industrial interface design, founded the iDo Outreach program nine years ago with a team of university students. Last week, this year’s project was unveiled at Thurgood Marshall High School. What is the focus of the iDo program? The focus is to foster curiosity, promote creativity and build self-confidence in students in underserved urban high schools through hands-on, experiential, project-based learning. IDo is unique in that it develops university students from San Francisco State into mentors. Read More
Janet LeesThe director of programs and communications at the nonprofit SFMade is producing the first San Francisco Made Week, which runs Saturday through May 27. SFMade focuses on building and supporting the manufacturing sector in The City. What is the aim of San Francisco Made Week?
To increase awareness of the SFMade brand and the SFMade member companies. We want people to recognize the brand and find out where they can support the companies and buy products at large.What can people expect from the San Francisco Made Week? Read More
Jeri Joseph-Hover, a teacher at Hoover Elementary School in Redwood City, started the Redwood City annual Pet Parade 10 years ago. This year, it will be held Saturday at the Courthouse Square from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More
The Bay Area attorney and best-selling author of crime novels will speak on the authors’ panel of the “2011 Public Defender’s Justice Summit: Justice by the Book” on Wednesday at the San Francisco Main Library. The summit is free, but registration is required at sfpublicdefender.org.What is the focus of the 2011 summit? We will discuss the current state of the justice system and what we can do about it to make it work a little better. It’s co-hosted by Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who will be joined by the new District Attorney George Gascón and Police Chief Greg Suhr. Read More
The accounting major will be coming from Massachusetts to compete in the 14th annual Bay Area Classic yo-yo contest. Finals are Saturday at the north side of Washington Square Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.How long have you been a yo-yo player? I’ve been a yo-yo player for about 12 years since I was in elementary school. Everyone played with yo-yos during recess. Luckily for me there was a store close by to me that sold yo-yos and a yo-yo school that had lessons three days a week. There were instructors for teaching tricks and incentives for getting them. Read More
The founder and CEO of Kidlandia started the San Francisco-based company in 2004. The online company allows children to create personalized maps with their own kingdoms. Read More