MAY 19, 2014
MicROsoft’s NERD Center, Cambridge

Join us at the NERD Center on May 19th for a day of connecting, networking, and learning how to leverage social media to meet your mission. The Boston conference will be co-hosted by John Haydon and SM4NP’s Executive Director Ritu Sharma. Register now to save your spot!

You can check out the 2013 conference agenda below, and please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates on our 2014 program. As always, the 2013 conference was packed and featured insightful keynotes, workshops, seminars, and panels from a variety of dynamic experts, all sharing practical tips and tools for nonprofit leaders.

Social Media for Nonprofits- May 19th, 2014
Conference Program

8.30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30 am Welcome & Introduction

Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & Executive Director
Social Media for Nonprofits

John Haydon, Author, Facebook for Dummies, Conference Co- Host

9:45am Digital Community Building For Nonprofits

Cody Damon, President, MediaCause

Twitter Handle: @CodyDamon

10:20 am Digital & Visual Storytelling

Julia Campbell, Principal, J Campbell Social Marketing

Twitter Handle: @JuliaCSocial

10:55 am Break for Coffee and Conversation
11:15 am Tech, Mobile & Social Trends to Leverage for your Next Event

Laura Huddle, Senior Category Manager, Eventbrite

Twitter Handle: @LauraColtrin

11:50 am 10 Fundamentals of a Creative Strategy on YouTube

Matt Koval, Programming Strategist, YouTube
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12:25pm Break for Lunch, Emails, & Fresh Air

1:25 pm Raise More Money Without Asking, Begging or Calling

Joe Waters, Founder & Blogger, Selfish Giving

Twitter Handle: @JoeWaters

2:00 pm Genius Bar!

Breakout Sessions

In this highly interactive and hands-on breakout we will tackle a few things that you can get your hands dirty with! You’ll learn how to build awareness and reach new supporters through Facebook Ads, How to Maximize Pinterest and How to Create Facebook Contests. Come prepared with your laptop, your Facebook access information to maximize your participation in this session.

3:25 pm Break for Stretch, Emails, & Fresh Air

3:45 pm Panel: Common Mistakes and Pitfalls to Avoid with Social Media

Moderator: John Haydon, Author, Facebook for Dummies


Joe Waters, Selfish Giving

Bree Simmers, Foundation for Metrowest

Seanna Dowling, Animal Rescue League of Boston

Join our roster of expert speakers and guests from local nonprofit organizations to learn about common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid in social media. Come prepared with your burning questions about social media marketing in nonprofit sector to get answers from our panelists.

4:30 pm Closing Remarks

Ritu Sharma, Executive Director,
Social Media for Nonprofits

4:30 pm-



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