Thanks to the hundreds of nonprofit leaders who made it out to Microsoft’s HQ in Redmond for our 2012 Seattle program, and to all the great sponsors and partners who made it possible!
Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay tuned for our registration for April 28th conference 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.
Social Media for Nonprofits- April 28, 2014
|8.30 am||Registration & Continental Breakfast
|9:15 am||Welcome & Introduction
Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & Executive Director
|9:30 am||Strategy + Strategy: Integrating Social Media Strategy with Organizational Strategy
Peter Drury, Director of Strategy, Splash
Twitter Handle: @SeattleDrury
Does your organization support your social media strategy — and does your social media strategy support your organization’s core strategy? Learn how to identify key factors that will make-or-break the buy-in of your CEO, Board and Marketing/Fundraising Leadership for a win-win relationship.
|10:05 am||How Social Turns Your Employees Into A Secret PR Army
Aki Kaltenbach, Hootgiving, Hootsuite
Twitter Handle: @AkiKaltenbach
Leveraging employee PR power is no groundbreaking concept, but its potential is higher than ever thanks to the proliferation of social media. This session will share tips on how to get your employees collaborating more effectively and share examples of nonprofits doing it well.
|10:40 am||Crowdfunding 101
Alex Kouts, Senior Director of Product, Razoo
Twitter Handle: @AlexKouts
Crowdfunding is the new buzzword. Get the best practices for successful online fundraising campaigns. Plus learn the nuts and bolts of social media to tell your story effectively, spread the word and thank your donors.
|11:15 am||Break for Coffee and Conversation|
|11:35 am||Grow Your Nonprofit with Email & Social Media
Tracey Warren, Regional Development, Constant Contact
Nonprofits need to leverage every tool to get new members, dedicated volunteers, and donors, donors, and MORE donors!
Learn how to integrate email marketing with social media to broaden your social footprint. This interactive session will feature live case studies, tips, tools and new technologies that will help your email “go social”— inspiring broader reach, instant action and long-term engagement.
|12:10 pm||Break for Lunch, Emails, & Fresh Air
|1:15 pm||Storytelling in Sensitive Situations
Colin Downey, Director of Communications, The American Red Cross, Western Washington Region
Twitter Handle: @ColinD15
|1:45 pm||Solutions Salon: Executive Roundtable Discussions
In this highly interactive, intimate session, every attendee will not only have the opportunity to introduce his or her work, but more importantly, to identify and meet current needs. Come prepared to discuss your most pressing challenges, and witness the power of community in action as everyone leaves with their needs for resources, contacts, and ideas fulfilled.
|3:00 pm||New[er] Kids on the Block: Some Social Apps Nonprofits are Testing
Amy Sample Ward, CEO, NTEN
Twitter Handle: @AmySWard
|3:35 pm||Break for Stretch, Emails, & Fresh Air
|3:50 pm||Tech, Mobile & Social Trends to Leverage for your Next Event
Ritu Sharma, Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits
Twitter Handle: @RituSharma1
Join Ritu for this session to learn about the latest event technologies to leverage for your next event or fundraiser. She’ll cover top trends in the industry and cost-effective tools to immediately apply to your next event to save time and dollars, and even improve your event experience.
|4:30 pm||Closing Remarks
Ritu Sharma, Executive Director,