Author Archives: David Neff

Austin’s Journalism Hackathon

The UT School of Journalism and the Statesman are hosting a Journalism Hackathon on Thursday, March 12 at the Austin American Statesman. Their goal is to foster opportunities for students and professionals to work together. From their site “Don’t let the term “Hackathon” scare you. This doesn’t have to be a technical thing, though it certainly can be. Think of ...

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What’s the State of the Union in Austin Nonprofits?

Now this is something I love. This “state of the sector” report from our friends at Greenlights shows the numbers behind our social sector and has implications for not only nonprofits, but also philanthropists, high-dollar donors, social businesses, board members and more. From national and local data, the report details employment data, sector growth, financial health, and wages in comparison ...

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It’s go time. Seriously.

The next two weeks are pretty insane. Even for someone who doesn’t sleep. I’m speaking four times at the two largest digital conferences in the world. SXSW and NTC Here’s my topics at NTC on Digital Currency/Cryptocurrencies and Social Impact Startups. And at SXSW I’m speaking about Crowdfunding Bill of Rights and The Future of Nonprofits. We published our list ...

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Hackathon Against Cancer : SXSW Style

As someone who worked at the American Cancer Society for 9 years I’m really behind this cause. There are 14 million Americans and 32.5 million people worldwide living with cancer. These patients and survivors of cancer, as well as their caregivers, face a myriad of challenges beyond directly battling the disease. The practical and psychosocial impacts of battling the disease ...

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