October 29, 2014
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Join us  for our Chicago program, generously hosted by Northwestern Memorial Hospital. We are excited to have Beth Kanter keynote this event. Register now! to save your spot and join us in Chicago!

Thanks to the hundreds of nonprofit leaders who made it out to Columbia College for our September 19, 2012 program, and to all the great sponsors and partners who made it possible!

We are excited to circle back to the Windy City in 2014 and registration is live here.  We’re currently recruiting speakers, sponsors, and marketing partners.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay tuned for our plans and updates, and you can also access our 2012 conference program or see the agenda below, which featured insightful keynotes, workshops, seminars, and panels from a variety of dynamic experts, all sharing practical tips and tools for nonprofit leaders.

2012 Chicago Agenda

8:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:10 am

Welcome & Introduction

Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & Executive Director, & Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Co-Founder & Head of External Partnerships, Social Media for Nonprofits

Sponsor Remarks

Shelley Stern Grach, Central Region Citizenship & Public Affairs Director, Microsoft

Thom Clark, Executive Director, Community Media Workshop

9:25 am

Getting your Social Media Strategy off the Ground

Demetrio Maguigad, New Media Manager, Community Media Workshop

10:05 am

Identifying and Working with Influencers and Ambassadors

Justin Ware, Director of Social Media, Bentz Whaley Flessner

10:40 am

Break for Coffee, Conversation, & Tweetout

11:00 am

Google Plus for Nonprofits

Amy Ravit Korin, Community Manager, Google+

11:35 am

Leveraging Social Media for Events

Ritu Sharma & Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Social Media for Nonprofits

12:10 pm

LinkedIn for Nonprofits

McKinzie Kandel, Marketing Manager, LinkedIn

12:35 pm

Break for Lunch, Emails, & Fresh Air

1:35 pm

Solutions Salon: Executive Roundtable Discussions

2:45 pm

Social Fundraising: Best Practices and Key Metrics

Todd Levy, Founder & Managing Partner, DonorDrive

3:15 pm

Building Social Media Engagement: It’s About Me, Not You

Heidi Massey, Founder, Chicago Counts

3:50 pm

Break for Coffee, Conversation, & Tweetout

4:10 pm

The Intersection of Online Video & Social Media

Michael Hoffman, CEO, See 3 Communications

4:40 pm

Blogging for Nonprofits

Lovette Ajayi, Founder, The Red Pump Project

5:25 pm

Closing Remarks

Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder, & Executive Director, & Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Co-Founder & Head of External Partnerships, Social Media for Nonprofits

All sessions provided attendees with concrete insights and takeaways, showcasing best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and free, helpful resources for nonprofits and causes.

Again, follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay tuned for our plans in 2013 and thanks much for your interest!

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