July 12, 2012
Is your nonprofit focused on digital inclusion and working with communities of color and low-income populations? Are you looking to learn how to use social media to reach and better serve constituents, as well as advance your fundraising, marketing, advocacy, and recruitment efforts?
If so, we have some exciting news for you: The Knight Foundation is underwriting 50 scholarships for the upcoming Social Media for Nonprofits Silicon Valley conference in Mountain View on July 26, 2012, featuring keynote speaker Beth Kanter. The scholarship includes access to the full-day of program, plus breakfast, lunch, and entry to the evening networking cocktail reception. Apply now!
Social Media for Nonprofits is the world’s only conference series devoted to social media for social good. We provide nonprofits with the tools and resources to create, manage, and maximize their social media presence and we focus on sharing practical, actionable insights, vs. vague concepts or theories.
Aside from Beth Kanter’s keynote, check out Libby Leffler of Facebook, Meg Garlinghouse of LinkedIn, Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez, CEO of Goodwill, Sarah Dines of Change.org, Dawn Andreas of Eventbrite, Dave Boyce, CEO of Fundly, Lee Fox of KooDooZ, and CNN media contributor Amy Gahran. This stellar lineup will provide attendees with concrete insights and takeaways, showcase best practices and pitfalls to avoid, and provide free, helpful resources for nonprofits and causes.
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June 14, 2012
By Ritu Sharma, Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits
Facebook now boasts over 901 million active users, making it the world’s third largest country. But how exactly can nonprofits use it and other platforms to raise money, grow their base of supporters, change policy, and recruit volunteers and board members? After answering this question at eight of nine sold out conferences and earning a 92% approval rating from over 2,500 nonprofit leaders in our first conference series, we realized that there are a lot more community leaders out there still wrestling with this question, and we’re here to help.
To meet this huge need, we’re doubling our audience and impact, with plans to tour 12 cities across three countries in our second series (see below for dates or visit http://SM4NP.org), enabling us to reach over 5,000 nonprofits in person. We’ll continue to maintain our strong focus on sharing practical, actionable insights, vs. vague concepts and theory, and on keeping the conferences accessible- tickets are just $95 - $175 (save $20 with the “SM4NP” discount code) and include access to the full-day programs, plus breakfast and lunch.
Check out our new website featuring a video of Guy Kawasaki’s SF keynote, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay tuned, and here’s our schedule of upcoming events:
Toronto, Ontario– June 26
Silicon Valley, CA– July 26
Los Angeles, CA– August 14
Boston, MA– August 28
San Francisco, CA– Sept TBA
Chicago, IL– Sept 19
Washington, DC– Oct TBA
Austin, TX– Oct 23
Seattle, WA– Nov 1
New York City, NY– Nov TBA
New Delhi, India– Dec TBA
Vancouver, British Columbia– March 2013 TBA
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February 9, 2012
Guest Blog Post by Dylan Nord, We-Care.com
1. Tell stories
Think like a journalist; your followers are counting on you to entertain and inform them with relevant content, and the best way to give your message power is by telling a genuine story. Tell your supporters about your recent campaign to raise awareness, or your recent delivery of text books to Africa, or the $10,000 grant you just received. Charity: Water found that their most successful content was “Stories from the Field”. People connected to stories like that of Helen Apio who felt beautiful for the first time in years thanks to her accessibility to clean bathing water. (more…)
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November 15, 2011
Guest Blog Post by Joy Scott & Jaci Dahlvang, Children's Home Society's North Seattle Family Center.
Last month, two staff members at North Seattle Family Center had the privilege to receive scholarships to attend the Seattle Social Media 4 Nonprofits conference. Here are some of our lessons learned!
Videos are awesome.
Our biggest takeaway from Justin Ware's presentation on Online Video Done Right is JUST DO IT! Videos help nonprofits connect to individuals and media outlets like no other medium can. Don't worry about the tools! Tripods are great, but they can be cheap (or jerryrigged). Audio clarity is more important than video quality. Smartphones are our friends! Use the tools you already have to create a new method of engagement. Most of all, have fun and keep the video under 5 minutes! (more…)
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November 13, 2011
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, a limited number of full scholarships are available for small nonprofits looking to attend the upcoming Social Media for Nonprofits conference in Atlanta, November 17, 2011. The scholarship is good for one full registration only, it doesn't apply to travel, lodging or other incidental expenses.
Interested candidates should post no more than three sentences as a post on our Facebook page, describing how your organization hopes to benefit from better leveraging social media. You also need to get 5 people to "like" your post! Preference will be given to organizations with budgets under $500,000. Please be sure to include the following pieces in your post:
- Your organization’s name
- Your organization’s website address
- Your email id, so we can inform you if you are selected or you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
So let us know— how can a better understanding of technology, and social media in particular, help you
better serve the community? And as a bonus, if you get 10 of your friends to like or comment on your post, we'll give you another ticket!
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