June 8, 2009: San Francisco - Eventbrite today announced its relationship with the Craigslist Foundation as a sponsor, provider of online event registration services and marketing partner for the 6th Annual Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp. Eventbrite is working with the Craigslist Foundation on this year's Boot Camp to help maximize attendance and visibility for the historic event happening on June 20th, 2009 in Berkeley, CA.
The Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp is a one-day conference that will bring together thousands of socially-conscious people from all over the world, including representatives from business, government, philanthropy and nonprofits. The over-arching goal of the event is to help connect people to the resources and inspiration they need to effect positive change in their communities. The event program includes instructive workshops on such timely topics as how to take advantage of technology and social media, and fundraising in a down economy. Keynote speakers include craigslist.com Founder Craig Newmark, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post and Randi Zuckerberg of Facebook. In the past Boot Camp programming has focused primarily on emerging nonprofit leaders, but this year anyone committed to making positive social actions for change will have a place at the Boot Camp.
"This is a critical time for us all to work together to strengthen our communities," said Arthur Coddington, Senior Program Manager for the Craigslist Foundation. "President Obama has called upon all of us to step up and strive for positive change. This year's Boot Camp is a perfect place to start for anyone interested in making a difference. We've brought together some of the brightest, most passionate people working for good in the country today. You will come away from the 2009 Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp inspired, connected, and ready to act."
"In 2009, we are shifting our role from capacity-builder for nonprofit professionals to community-builder for all who care about improving our communities and society," said Lynn Luckow, Executive Director of the Craigslist Foundation. "Nonprofits can't do it alone. It will take all of us - individuals, government, business, nonprofits, and philanthropy - working together to tackle our biggest challenges and strengthen our communities."
"We are delighted to be a part of this year's Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp," said Kevin Hartz, CEO of Eventbrite. "Eventbrite is a committed supporter of the National Call to Service and the nonprofit sector, and we are honored to be working with the Craigslist Foundation towards the success of such an important event."
To register, visit the Eventbrite registration page: http://clfbootcamp.eventbrite.com
Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp official page: http://craigslistfoundation.org/bootcamp
Craigslist Foundation Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6951220691
Craigslist Foundation on Twitter: http://twitter.com/craigslist_fndn
Eventbrite is an online events marketplace where tens of thousands of individuals, businesses and organizations of all sizes manage, promote and sell out their events. With over five million registrations to date and over ten thousand new events published every month, Eventbrite is bringing explosive growth to the events industry by making it easy for anyone to host a successful event. With a suite of free and easy-to-use online tools, Eventbrite empowers event organizers with everything they need to create a professional online presence and to effectively promote their events on the Web. Eventbrite collects a fee only if you sell tickets, and free events are totally free. As the World's Marketplace for Events, Eventbrite proudly serves event organizers from almost every industry, as well as thousands of non-profits, universities, libraries and faith-based organizations from all over the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and additional information is available at www.eventbrite.com.
Contact: Tamara Mendelsohn, Community Manager, Eventbrite at press [at] eventbrite.com.