From yesterday, an announcement which I think is very cool. There truly is a ton of opportunity for nonprofits to harness the social web as well as build their own communities. These communities will further strengthen the bond between them and their supporters as well as offer a way for the supporters to network as well. IMO, the later is leaps and bounds the most valuable part. You give them another reason to champion your cause; because they love the likeminded people they meet through your social network.

It’s also a great way to generate relevant content which with the search engines and other ways of sharing (tagging, bookmarking, rating, etc) that’s more chances for interested parties to find your site/organization.

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kintera Inc. (NASDAQ:KNTA - News) today announced Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org), will be the keynote speaker at the annual Kintera User Conference 2007: “Unleashing the Power of Social Accountability.”

To be held Feb. 4-7, 2007, in San Diego, Kintera’s User Conference offers three days of provocative strategy, implementation and best practices sessions designed to advance nonprofit clients’ ability to reach their objectives for the coming year. Conference attendees will also learn from keynote speaker Larry Sanger how nonprofits can use Web 2.0 to develop their own collaborative communities, leveraging user-generated content to rapidly grow their fundraising and constituent engagement efforts.

Info available at: http://www.kintera.com/userconf2007